Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Burn Mark by Laura Powell
About this book:
Glory is from a family of witches and lives beyond the law. She is desperate to develop her powers and become a witch herself. Lucas is the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition—the witches’ mortal enemy—and his privileged life is very different to the forbidden world that he lives alongside.
And then on the same day, it hits them both. Glory and Lucas develop the Fae—the mark of the witch. In one fell stroke, their lives are inextricably bound together, whether they like it or not . . .
My first impressions of Burn Mark were a bit disturbing. I wasn't a fan of the descriptions of witches being burned alive at the stake. However, I am very sensitive to these types of descriptions, so for others, this may not be an issue. Also, once I got through the couple of descriptions there were not any more, so I was fine. I really liked the characters of Glory and Lucas. They were from two completely differently lifestyles and two different family types. Lucas was from twelve generations of Inquisitors (people who work for the government finding witches who have committed crimes), and Glory was from a long line of Fae, or witches. The society they lived in tried to juggle with how accepting they were of witches. Witches had to be registered and "bridled" with iron to stop them from using their powers. Otherwise they had to be working in a type of government position that allowed them to use their powers, while under supervision.
The general idea of the book, that Lucas, who is the son of a high Inquisitor, becomes a witch is an interesting one. How will he reconcile his life now, when all he has ever planned was to follow in his father's footsteps? And how will his father and family deal with this dilemma? How does Glory fit into it? The book is an enjoyable read, but felt a bit long at times. I was not a fan of the ending, I felt like it was too abrupt and open-ended. Overall a nice read, I give Burn Mark three and a half stars out of five. ( This book contains some cussing)
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I received this book for free. This is my honest review.
Source: Publisher for review
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