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 is a fantastical tale full of action, adventure, a bit of horror (ie - the wraths), some betrayal and a whole lot of fighting off the bad guys as the good guys try to save two worlds from the evil plans of a madman. Has this caught your interest yet?!
I enjoyed the humor and heart that the author wrote into this story. It lightened up the plot and made this a truly enjoyable read!
The book's ending is definitely a cliff hanger so I was happy to read that this book is part of a duology! Needless to say, I can't wait to read book 2.
3.5 - 4 Stars!
Thank you to Harper Teen and Edelweiss for the gift of this book in exchange for an honest review.