When natural disaster strikes Joyal, Madeline is tossed from her planet into the hands of the Kireg. Madeline has always feared the Kireg, an alien who can bend—or snap—a mind with only a thought. What she found on their home planet is even more frightening. Civil unrest has exploded and enemies are everywhere. But the one thing she never expected to find was her mate, the rebellion leader who started the war.
*THIS IS A STANDALONE NOVELLA WITHIN THE MARK SERIES*
Kat’s rating: 3 of 5 stars
*** Gifted in exchange for my honest review ***
I enjoyed this book, the story was interesting but it being a novella means that there is just not enough time/ word count for the storyline to be full enough to give the story Arc justice.
This is Book 2 but it is sold as a standalone so as such you should be given enough information to get the reader involved.
There are 3 worlds Joyal which is where the descendants of Earth live, Kireg where the white haired skinned inhabitants can mind read/ manipulate and Mian – not sure what they did other than attack Joyal at some point of the story.
Madeline the main character is sent off as a tribute to the feared Kireg, but when she arrives she finds a Civil war and although at first she is ‘rescued by the rebels’ they are then captured by the Dynasty, the current rulers… experimented on and paired with the leader Geo of the rebels has some unexpected revelations.
The first part up to chapter 10 had me turning the pages gripped into what Madaline would do to survive, she was a gutsy character that managed to deal with a lot considering Joyal do not touch/embrace or have sex anymore ( Yeah shudder lol) but then at chapter 10 it just Skipped into the future… Was I confused – yes, I went back a few pages and nope I didn’t miss anything, we just skip to where she is escaping Kireg…
She is helped by Braita what I am assuming is the character from book 1 by the looks of some of the reviews I have read.
This is where writing a novella can sometimes be a hindrance to a story, if this book had a little more background information it would have made more sense for me and would have more than likely gotten a higher score.
But in the end, I did enjoy the read, but personally, I think you would be better reading book 1 in this Mark Series.
I will have to go check out book 1 as I did enjoy this world, the characters, and the fast paced action.
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New York Times bestselling author and award-winner, Scarlett Dawn is the author of the Forever Evermore new adult fantasy series, the Mark new adult science fantasy saga, and the Lion Security contemporary series.
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