Worlds collide in Lindsey Klingele's debut young adult novel, The Marked Girl, an exciting fantasy tale turned upside down. Elissa Sussman, author of Stray, calls The Marked Girl "a magical debut with a big heart".
When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day LA via a magical portal and an evil traitor named Malquin, all they want to do is get home to Caelum - soon. Then they meet Liv, a filmmaker foster girl who just wants to get out of the system and on with her life. As she and Cedric bond, they'll discover that she's more connected to his world than they ever could've imagined...and that finding home is no easy task.
The Marked Girl has humor, heart, and harrowing adventures, perfect for fantasy lovers and reluctant fantasy listeners alike.
©2016 Lindsey Klingele (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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First, the narrator was irritating. I almost stopped listening but she improved the longer I listened.
Then I kept waiting for the characters to grow up and develop past their TSTL phase (to stupid to live). All I got was a cliffhanger ending that I don't care if I ever learn what happens next.
Generally I think this is probably a book I may have enjoyed in Junior High school but as an older reader the characters were just too juvenile and deserved a good slap upside the head for their actions. I cannot recommend this book for readers older than 16.
enjoyable story. nothing complex or deep...entertaining. narrator was appropriate, believable and good. nice part 1
I didn't know what to expect but the story was actually riveting. the characters were engaging and the world was pretty unique. the book made me laugh out loud throughout. I look forward to the next in the series. I believe it is only going to get better. Amanda Dolan is one of my favorite narrators and she did an excellent job as always. the author also did a good job, in keeping me guessing what was going to happen.
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