Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Burn Mark Review

407 pages
In a modern world-where witches are hunted down and burned at the stake-two live interact. Cleo is from a family of witches, and is desperate to develop the 'Fae' and become a witch herself. Lucas is the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition and his privileged life is very different from the witches he is being trained to prosecute. And then one day, both Cleo and Lucas develop the Fae. In one fell stroke, their lives are inextricably bound together, whether they like it or not.

Review (ARC):
This novel had a pretty interesting alternate reality concept. A modern day world where when someone having magical powers is basically known to all yet they are discriminated against and heavily regulated. There is also a sort of "mafia" feel to this novel and it definitely makes things more interesting.Lucas is part of a long line of Inquisitors with no history of witchcraft on either side of his gene pool. Yet he ends up developing the Fae. Cleo on the other hand grew up on the wrong side of the law and all she wants is to develop the Fae. I really liked how Lucas and Cleo end up being bound together and I think it is especially interesting how they test each others prejudice about each other's lives. Parts of this novel did get tedious at times but it was overall a good read. I recommend this book to anyone who likes stories about alternate realities, magic, witches and gangs.


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