I’ve been sitting on this review for what seems like forever!
Truth is I have a weird habit: whenever I find a great book I wait to review it until I find another book to capture my enthusiasm, and I do the same for the next one, and the one after that… You got the idea!
But for some time it’s been hard to find something as great to read, but some of the plots leave me bored after the first pages, and others have such a bad writing style that you can’t get which character is which and what they’re doing, how it’s affecting the final outcome and so on.
So after so long I finally decided to give Dragon Marked the review it deserves, even though I haven’t found anything new to read yet.
I’m giving it a rare 5 star, jump to the moon, rating! ^^
*You should know the drill by now! If you don’t want to see spoilers, then go find another reviewer! This one ain’t shy about details and plot reveals!*
The book started out seemingly harmless. A shifter in a supernatural community with mother issues and a father with a high position in their society. Then you meet her best friends, the Compasses, which happen to be every girl’s dream, and to top it all off, each one of them is from a different race: fey, wizard, vampire and shifter.
Of course this community would have a council that isn’t agreeing with our lovely group, and of course there would have to be a lesser villain to distract the reader from the bigger picture, the Dragon marked! The whole framing the boys so that they wouldn’t become the next council leaders was brilliantly placed and staged! Kudos to the writer!!!
I can’t wait to see what Jaymin Eve will do with her next book! The first installment has been a roller-coaster all on its own!
From finding out that her mother left with good reason, to discovering a sister that knew nothing of the supernatural world, to the wizard as old as… maybe not time, but he’s freakin’ old, who’s intentions are questionable at best (I honestly thought he was flirting with Jessa at the beginning), and, last but not least, to the strange vibes Braxton is giving off. I mean, even a blind person can see that Jessa and Braxton should look at one another clearly and they’d get they’re each other’s soulmate, but stubbornness is a common denominator in YA characters… They always think they know how things are going to go down and what’s best for them and the people around them… funny how this is usually the case with most humans, but most don’t want to acknowledge it! =D
Anyway, I can’t even express in words how much I loved this book! ^^ Actually I can say this: I usually don’t contact authors, but in this case I did so I can find out when the sequel is going to be released!!!! *bouncing with glee*
I also peruse (because stalking is such a strong word) Jaymin Eve’s Facebook page for updates, every now and then..
If I could get this sequel for review for my birthday, I’d be the jumpiest, happiest, most annoyingly gleeful person on the planet!!! By the way, my birth date is not important, you can give me the book to read anytime! *gives a smile to rival the Cheshire cat’s*