The Marked Girl
The Marked Girl #1
Author: Lindsey Klingele
Release Date: June 21, 2016
Rating: 4 Birds
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (Los Angeles)…
When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day L.A. via a magical portal and an evil traitor named Malquin, all they want to do is get home to Caelum—soon. Then they meet Liv, a filmmaker foster girl who just wants to get out of the system and on with her life. As she and Cedric bond, they’ll discover that she’s more connected to his world than they ever could’ve imagined…and that finding home is no easy task…
Worlds collide in The Marked Girl, an exciting fantasy tale turned upside down.
Heed my warning all of you who read using an eReader: be mindful of where you are in the book. Check that status bar more often than you are. If you don’t you might have the same thing happen to you that happened to me while I was reading THE MARKED GIRL.
I swiped for a new page…and there was no more. The book was over and I had no idea it was coming. *headdesk* I literally sat, jaw agape staring at the beginning of the acknowledgements in full blown readers shock. I wanted more. I needed more. How could I let this happen?
Turns out, I know exactly how I could let it happen – I was so engrossed in the book that stopping for anything short of blinking (and even that was pushing it) was not an option. THE MARKED girl is a really fun dimension-travel tale unlike any that I have read. Instead of the character set in our dimension finding a way to travel to another dimension using magic or science – the characters from another dimension come here.
It is equal parts action packed and fun. The hilarity and even sometimes frustration that occurs for Liv as she tries to guide Cedric and his companions through modern day L.A. And, I mean come on – L.A. can be a little strange for any one from this dimension who has never been there before. Think of what it must look like to someone coming from what’s pretty much a medieval world where indoor plumbing is likely the greatest luxury they have.
If you love new and interesting tales, with a dash of mystery, a heaping spoonful of kick ass battle scenes and world building that border on perfect, then I highly suggest THE MARKED GIRL.