Thursday, 7 June 2012

Review: Burn Mark by Laura Powell

Burn Mark by Laura Powell
Published by Bloomsbury


Glory is from a family of witches. She is desperate to develop the ‘Fae’ and become a witch herself.

Lucas is the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition and his privileged life is very different to the world of witches that he lives alongside.

And then on the same day, Glory and Lucas both develop the Fae. In one fell stroke, Glory and Lucas’s lives are inextricably bound together, whether they like it or not . . .


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 Burn Mark is one of those books that draws you in and is so good that you don't want it to end of put it down. It's got witches, it's set in the East End of London, it's got mafia-esque rival gangs and a gorgeous boy or two ... what more could a girl ask for?

Burn Mark is the story of a world in which Witchcraft exists. Those with witch abilities are treated as second class citizens and generally seen as a scape goat for all that is wrong in modern society. The story focuses on two teenagers as they come into their powers. Glory is from a powerful witch family and Lucas from a powerful witch hunter family. Both come into their powers within days of each other and due to a series of events the unlikely pair are to work together and reply upon one another even though their families are natural enemies. The follows them as they work to infiltrate one of the biggest covens in the east end as they try to bring it down.

I loved several things about this book.

The writing style is awesome and made it effortless to read. The first section is, in all honesty, quite slow, but as the story was so well told and the ideas and characters so interesting I just found myself utterly hooked to every page and wanting to find out more and the world the characters were in.

I loved the characters and loved the uneasy relationship that was built up between the two as the book went on. I loved particularly how different they both were to each other yet at the same time there was a lot of common ground between the two.

The action in this book when it kicks off is awesome. I was glued to the book as soon as things started to happen and needed to know more.

I really enjoyed how unique this book was. As a book reviewer I have found myself inundated with YA paranormal romance books or dystopian books which after a while bleed into the same book and I forget which one is which and which I've read or not. This one will stand out for me for a long time simply because it was so different. Yay for originality!!

All in all an awesome read which is high recommended!

2 comments:

Bookworm1858 said...

I'm really excited to read this-rival gangs sounds like it has the potential to full of fun action! Thanks for the review as I haven't seen any around yet.

Raimy-rawr said...

Im gutted I havent got round to this one yet but I've just pushed it up the pile after reading your review!!