Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Burn Mark by Laura Powell
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Publish Date:  June 19, 2012
ISBN:  978-1599908434
Pages: 416

I received this book from NetGalley  in return for an honest review.

In this modern world, witches are still hunted down and burned at the stake.  BUT if you develop the fae and agree to be 'bound', you can live and work.  Licensed witches wear iron cuffs to smother their abilities.

There are two main characters:

Gloriana - aka Glory, from a family of witches, they live outside the law

Lucas - son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition

Glory and Lucas both develop the fae - one wanting and waiting for it, one dumbstruck by it.  It will change both their lives.

Glory has been waiting and hoping to develop the fae, her family is one of the oldest and most feared witch gangs.  But now that she's got it, she can't tell everyone she's finally come into her powers, it's too complicated.

Lucas' future is destroyed as he was to become a witch hunter.  So he takes on an undercover role for the government.

Soon, the two are bound together in a crazy world of secrecy.

The writing is seamless, although a little slow on occasion.  Both characters are very introspective and I got a little annoyed with the inner dialogue, but the book was amazing.

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