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Burn Mark by Laura Powell

Saturday, May 5, 2012
Glory is from a family of witches and lives beyond the law. She is desperate to develop her powers and become a witch herself. Lucas is the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition—the witches’ mortal enemy—and his privileged life is very different to the forbidden world that he lives alongside.
And then on the same day, it hits them both. Glory and Lucas develop the Fae—the mark of the witch. In one fell stroke, their lives are inextricably bound together, whether they like it or not . . .

Goodreads Summary

Glory and Lucas act as foils for each other in this entrancing novel.  Glory has always desired to be a witch, she believes strongly in the "Fae."  Lucas is from a family where witches are persecuted and would like nothing more than to get rid of the mark that proclaims him as a witch. 

The reader will spend some time getting to know Glory and Lucas first.  Glory is a lot less prickly and easier to connect to than Lucas, but Lucas will grow on the reader.  The differences in their upbringing are large and it is hard to believe that these two characters could possibly both be witches.  Glory learns more about her past as the story progresses and desperately wants to discover what happened to her parents.  Lucas might have the answer or access to some of her questions, but how will the new information affect the pair?

Overall, this story was pretty good.  The characters, for the most part, were easy to like and get to know.  The plot was slow in some places, but picked up in others.  This book is recommended to teen/middle grade readers.

3 1/2 Stars

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  1. Lalaine said...:

    umm slow? its okay as long as the story was pretty good and the characters were likeable atleast. I might have to check this one out. Great review Krystal x