Burn Mark by Laura Powell Published: June 19, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Pages: 416 Series: Burn Mark #1 My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Synopsis: In a modern world-where witches are burned at the stake-two lives intersect.
Glory. She's descended from a long line of powerful witches. The power of the fae is all she's wanted for as long as she can remember.
Lucas. His father is the chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition. All he's ever wanted is to hunt witches.
The fae appears as a dark spot on the skin. Like a kiss from the devil. And for Glory and Lucas, it appears almost simultaneously. Lucas will report himself to the Inquisition immediately. Glory will keep her fae a secret from the authorities. But it is the illegal gangs that hold the real power of the witching world. And it is through them that Lucas and Glory will be drawn together...whether they like it or not.
My Review: Take a moment and look at that cover. Isn't it just stunning? Doesn't it
make you want to pick it up off the shelves and crack it open? Too bad
the inside wasn't as great as the outside. Yet again I judged a book by
So I've been obsessed with witch stuff ever since I
learned about it in school. Something about witches fascinates me and
the Salem Witch Trials are also equally fascinating so when I first
learned of this book I was literally dying to read it. Witches in London
possibly be burned at the stake and coven gangs sounded right up my
alley. But sadly this book wasn't as good as I thought it would be.
prologue was the only good part of the beginning but after that, things
started to drag. I felt like I was just being buried in information and
I had trouble keeping many of the characters straight. There were two
different sets of characters because of the two different POVs. When it
was from Glory's POV there were just so many witches and family members
that I couldn't remember who was who. Then when it switched POVs it
introduced the characters that Lucas interacted with or knew. After so
many names I needed to really concentrate on this book but I found that
Not much seemed to happen until Lucas and
Glory met but even then it still didn't get much better because then
another POV was added. I got extremely bored whenever it was from
Jonah's POV. I was tempted to start skimming the pages until it went
back to either Lucas or Glory but I told myself I might get confused
later if I didn't read everything.
At least the end was loads
better than the rest of the book. There were many twists that I wasn't
expecting but I won't go into detail about those. Don't want to spoil
the ending if you do want to read this.
My favorite character
would have to be Glory. She was strong willed and brave. She didn't take
crap from anyone. She also didn't automatically trust Lucas when he
first came to her coven. It took time for them to actually trust each
Burn Mark wasn't bad it just wasn't my favorite book and if you like witch books then you'll probably like this one.