What we thought: This book is described as YA fiction for the 17+ age group and is clearly written for teens – Marvel comic style. After reading the first few pages I thought OK, just right for a fast read, an easy flick-through... a piece of fluff. But, with just one chapter under my belt I knew I’d been on the wrong track; this old codger was sold, lapping the juicy, totally gripping storyline like a cat with a dish of double cream.
Action packed, vibrant and life affirming, Dragon Marked is a totally compelling read. A wild adventure ride packed with unique characters. The leads: Jessa, the wolf-shifter and her ‘pack’, Braxton the dragon-shifter, Jacob the fey, Tyson the wizard and Maximus the vampire, live in Stratford, Connecticut, one of the supernatural communities magically shielded from Earth’s human populace. Stanford adjoins Vanguard, one of the fortresses that imprison supernatural criminals of the highest order, to keep both ‘supes’ and human’s safe.
When Braxton and Jessa are locked up in Vanguard by a power grabbing, corrupt official, they discover long-hidden secrets. Not only does Jessa find the ability to unleash an unexpected new form and ability, but she and Braxton learn of a cataclysmic secret that threatens not only the supernaturals but the whole world – the Dragon King will rise again.
You’ll enjoy this if you like: Adventure, whizz-bang action and Marvel-type heroes.
Avoid if you don’t like: Adventure, whizz-bang action and Marvel-type heroes.
Ideal accompaniments: Cola drinks and a family pack of toffee popcorn.
Genre: YA 17+
Available from Amazon