{Book Review} Marked by Jennifer Snyder

August 9, 2012 Reviews 6

Marked by Jennifer Snyder
Pages: 230
Publication Date: February 22, 2012
Age Group: YA
Source: Author for blog tour
Series: Marked Duology #1
Challenge(s): Ebook challenge, Young adult reading challenge, 150+ reading challenge, ABC challenge
Buy this Book: Amazon
Summary(from Goodreads):

A mysterious stranger she can’t stay away from. A birthmark with a hidden meaning and one bite that changes seventeen-year-old Tessa Morganton’s destiny forever…
Life for Tessa had been steady and calm—with the exception of her overly jealous boyfriend—until the moment Jace Fowler walked into her life.
Jace—incredibly charming with boy band good looks—is someone whom Tessa can’t seem to stay away from… no matter how much she knows she should.
After surviving a strange animal attack, Tessa learns just how mysterious and secretive Jace really is and that his secrets not only involve himself…but her as well, making Tessa question everything she’s ever believed regarding her life and those around her.

I read Marked and Changed back to back so it is going to be a little bit hard for me to distinguish between the two books but I will do my best. It helps that there is a very clear turning point between the two. Let’s start with that. I LOVED that Marked did not end with a cliff-hanger. It ended in the perfect spot in my opinion- something big had happened a few chapters back and Tessa was just starting to deal with the reprecussions. It left you read to read the next book but not in the crazy way that cliff-hangers do. I thought it was well done. 

I liked Tessa and Jace. I liked them as individuals and I liked the idea of them together- but I wasn’t head over heels in love with either of them. They each did things to annoy me. I thought there attraction was a little too quick and I don’t approve of cheating. Even though I didn’t like Tessa’s ex at all, I still felt bad for him. (even though his actions later on made me really dislike him) And what Jace did was really selfish. I just wish that he had talked to Tessa about it first. Don’t get me wrong I really like the two of them together but what Jace did just really rubbed me the wrong way and I thought that Tessa was too quick to forgive. But I get why she did- she must have felt incredibly alone! I can’t even imagine! 

Marked is a quick, easy read. I finished it in just a few hours. The writing is inviting and very good. it didn’t make me fall head over heels in love but it was entertaining non-the less. For people looking for a quick werewolf story, Marked and Changed might be the perfect duology for you. 
3/5 gavels
Author Bio:

Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is an instant coffee lover with an obsession for spiral bound notebooks and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.


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6 Responses to “{Book Review} Marked by Jennifer Snyder”

  1. Kelly

    Well, I am not sure about reading this. I have too many books on my tbr list for a 3 rating. I like to fall in love with the characters. But since you read the next book, I will keep it in mind.

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