My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: HarperTeen (June 7, 2016)
When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day LA via a magical portal and an evil traitor named Malquin, all they want to do is get home to Caelum—soon. Then they meet Liv, a filmmaker foster girl who just wants to get out of the system and on with her life. As she and Cedric bond, they’ll discover that she’s more connected to his world than they ever could’ve imagined…and that finding home is no easy task.
If you don’t know by now pretty all of the 2016 books have been a disappointment to me. Especially the fantasy ones. The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele is no different. I nearly DNF this book but I kept going because I just didn’t want to have another DNF under my belt.
So here are the 3 reasons why I almost DNF The Marked Girl
1)I’m going to offend a whole lot of people when I say that The Marked Girl read like fanfic. Really bad fanfic. Yes, how many times have we read this tired ass plot? Foster kid whisked away to some magical realm who actually belongs there in the first there. Yawn. Been there, read that. Next.
2)Oh my god the love triangle in this one is bad. I mean I don’t have a problem with love triangles. It’s alright for two guys to fight over a girl and two girls to fight over a guy. I just want it to be done right. Without all the silly clichés associated with love triangles. Besides I didn’t care for the romance one way or the other because I didn’t care for the characters.
3)Speaking of characters, the character in this book were underwhelming. I mean they all were forgettable in my opinion. Seriously, by the end of the book I didn’t care or connect to any of them. Sad to say that they came off as shallow and superficial.
Yep those are the three reasons. The Marked Girl is nothing more than bootleg version of THOR. I know I’m not the only one to think this. With a tired ass plot that has been done over and over and one-dimensional characters that showed no growth, this book just wasn’t for me. Plus the overabundance of nauseating romance and lack of fantasy just hit the nail in the coffin for. Also I’m not one for insta-love and its here ladies and gentlemen. It’s all up in this book.
With that being said there will be some that like this book because the romance might appeal more than the fantasy aspects. So I’m all for you grabbing a copy of this book. I hope you enjoyed more than I did.
As always thanks for stopping by <3
*I received a copy via Edelweiss in exchange for honest review.