Sunday, September 15, 2013

Review: Seventh Mark by W.J May


Like most teenagers, Rouge is trying to figure out who she is and what she wants to be. With little knowledge about her past, she has questions but has never tried to find the answers. Everything changes when she befriends a strangely intoxicating family. Siblings Grace and Michael, appear to have secrets which seem connected to Rouge. Her hunch is confirmed when a horrible incident occurs at an outdoor party. Rouge may be the only one who can find the answer.

An ancient journal, a Sioghra necklace and a special mark force life-altering decisions for a girl who grew up unprepared to fight for her life or others.

All secrets have a cost and Rouge’s determination to find the truth can only lead to trouble…or something even more sinister.

My Rating: 4.5

My Review:

Seventh Mark is the YA paranormal novel that you didn't know you were looking for. With excellent characters, a unique plot, and lots of action, May created a new world and a truly stunning novel.
The pacing of Seventh Mark is perfect, as it is not so fast that I couldn't even remember reading it, but doesn't have any boring parts. The plot kept me flipping pages to find out what would happen next, and stayed interesting throughout the entire time.

All of the characters in Seventh Mark were well-developed. Rouge is a wonderful protagonist. Although she has lived a hard life, she continues to be strong, as well as considerate to other people. Even if the reader cannot quite relate to her situation, she is such a strong character that it is easy to feel emotionally attached to her and her story.

The romance is heart-warming, as Michael is also a wonderfully well-developed character. Still able to be clever and tough, he is also sweet. As much as I like the stereotypical bad boy, it is nice to have a love interest that is different. The scenes between the two of them were definitely some of my favorites.

The Grollics were a very interesting concept. May dove into their back story and history, which is usually left out of novels that create their own worlds. The Grollics not only had their own story, but had excellent description. It was refreshing to be able to read about a paranormal story that doesn't have the same creatures that are always used.

Seventh Mark will captivate readers from the very first page, all the way to the cliffhanger ending. Fans of the supernatural and the paranormal will devour this novel. A great start to the series, I would absolutely love to read more.

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