SBLC: Review of The Marked Son by Shea Berkley
The Marked Son
The Keepers of Life Series
By Shea Berkley
Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC
Expected publication: August 2, 2011
Reviewed by: Kelly H.
Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Dylan Kennedy always knew something was different about him, but until his mother abandoned him in the middle of Oregon with grandparents he’s never met, he had no idea what.
When Dylan sees a girl in white in the woods behind his grandparents’ farm, he knows he’s seen her before…in his dreams. He’s felt her fear. Heard her insistence that only he can save her world from an evil lord who uses magic and fear to feed his greed for power.
Unable to shake the unearthly pull to Kera, Dylan takes her hand. Either he’s completely insane or he’s about to have the adventure of his life, because where they’re going is full of creatures he’s only read about in horror stories. Worse, the human blood in his veins has Dylan marked for death…
The Marked Son was different than any other book I’ve ever read — with its unique world and unique supernatural creatures, its 17 year old male lead, and its switches from 1st person to 3rd person — but those differences only enhanced the story and storytelling, in my opinion.
This book definitely kept me enthralled. Just when you thought you knew what would happen next something different happened. It definitely kept me guessing, and turning pages, with all its twists and turns.
This was an amazing book, which I totally recommend. I’m very much looking forward to reading about what happens with Dylan and Kera in the remaining two installments in the series.
Disclaimer: This book was supplied to me for review as an ARC by the publisher and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion. I have not been paid to review this book.
Check out Kelly’s interview with Shea Berkley during the next Last Bite Podcast!