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Sunday, August 7, 2011

Review: The Marked Son

Title: The Marked Son
Series: Keepers of Life # 1
Genre: Young Adult- Fantasy
Author: Shea Berkley
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: August 2, 2011
Book: Netgalley

"Seventeen-year-old Dylan Kennedy always knew something was different about him, but until his mother abandoned him in the middle of Oregon with grandparents he's never met, he had no idea what.
When Dylan sees a girl in white in the woods behind his grandparents' farm, he knows he's seen her his dreams. He's felt her fear. Heard her insistence that only he can save her world from an evil lord who uses magic and fear to feed his greed for power.
Unable to shake the unearthly pull to Kera, Dylan takes her hand. Either he's completely insane or he's about to have the adventure of his life, because where they're going is full of creatures he's only read about in horror stories. Worse, the human blood in his veins has Dylan marked for death..."

I love when dreams come true. A character riddled by images, dreams, a girl who he can't get out of his head. And then, she's real. Alive. This plot line grabbed me from the beginning cause of the great dreams and life he lead.

The main character Dylan, did not grow up easy. He has been lied to,  move a lot, and his mom is not a good mother. It is sort of disturbing but also good, that Dylan can handle himself at such a young age with great maturity. He is not like the other teens his age and knows that. He struggles with who he is. The author Ms. Berkley did a wonderful job of giving a good description of Dylan's back round. I like how an author can provide as vivid back round with out losing touch with the main story line. She didn't give too much away or too little. The back round info was just enough to know and feel the character.

The story line of the book is good. Ms. Berkley presented to reader with mysterious dreams leading on into a world of fantasy. The point of view switches with smooth and transitional. If you know me, you know how picky I am with pov switches. Ms. Berkley writing is very good when it comes to describing the world of Fey in her head. The reader gets a good picture of the different world as well as the characters feelings.

I pretty much liked everything about this book. Questions that popped up in my head about "The First" were answered as well as more about the new world I step into. The creatures, rules, and prejudices made for a great story. If you like fantasy, different worlds, half-breeds, read this book.  I know that you will enjoy this book as much as I have!

I give it 4 BITES!

Happy Reading!


  1. I like it when an author can successfully pull off multiple POVs. This book sounds good!

  2. Oh this sounds just like my kind of book. I hope I get it of NetGalley. Thanks for the fab review.

  3. Oh I'm so glad you liked this one. I have this on my review list so it is coming up quickly. Met the author this weekend and she is sweet!

  4. Ooh, I haven't seen this one before. Sounds intriguing and ditto that I'm a fan of books where the MC's dreams start coming to life. Thanks for the rec! I think I'll have to check this one out!



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