Review: Shadow Of The Mark

Aug •  14 •  2013

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Shadow Of The MarkShadow Of The Mark by Leigh Fallon
Published by HarperTeen on July 9th 2013
Genres: Young Adult -Fantasy
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher
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Their love could destroy them all.

Through the ages, Marked Ones have harnessed the powers of the four elements: Water, Fire, Earth, and Air. Much about the elements is shrouded in mystery, but one thing is certain: A relationship between two Marked Ones has the potential to cause widespread devastation.

Megan and Adam—Air and Water—are determined to defy the risks.

But the power that swirls inside Megan is growing in twisted ways. And the closer she is to Adam, the closer Megan comes to unleashing a dark force that could spell destruction for the entire Marked line.

Feeling excited to step into this world again, I found it very exciting with lots of action.

Plot: It leaves off where the last book left off, with Megan doing her best to control her powers. Not all is going well and not to mention that Megan is out of the loop a lot. I felt like the plot ran fast leaving the reader trailing behind. I did my best to catch up, but honestly, I hate being out on secrets.

Love: This part I enjoyed more cause of the tension that they give off.  Megan and Adam are not only fighting their on powers but as well as another society. The development of their love and the movement of different forces against them, tested it. I’m hoping and crossing my fingers, more will be resolved in the next book.

Characters: More characters are added and this indeed brings new elements to the story. Also, some characters die. (Don’t worry, I won’t say) but in the end, it left me really sad. New characters answered questions and other characters just brought more in. I’m excited for the new characters cause this in fact, changes a lot of circumstances and things I thought I knew.

Overall, this book kept me on my toes. With every new chapter, the powers got stronger. Alliances were formed. Lies were revealed. I can’t wait to read the last book to see how it will all end. Shadow Of The Mark is a  great sequel pulling the reader in for much excitement. An eventful story that doesn’t disappoint, Shadow Of The Mark is awesome!

I give it 4 BITES!


Happy Reading!


  1. Giselle
    Aug 14, 2013

    Dude I’ve been meaning to read book 1 of this series AGES ago! I won it when I first started my blog and it’s still unread on my reader. Glad that the sequel sounds good, too!

  2. Jen @ YA Romantics
    Aug 14, 2013

    I read the first book and can’t remember anything about it except that it took place in Ireland…
    Glad you enjoyed book two.
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  3. Candace
    Aug 14, 2013

    I remember hearing LOTS of mixed things about the first one and I guess all the ranting I read made me decide I probably wouldn’t read them. It’s nice to hear some good things about them. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  4. Amy @ Book Loving Mom
    Aug 15, 2013

    I’m glad that you enjoyed this one. I started reading it like a month and a half ago, and got halfway through and stopped. I’m not sure why, but I haven’t gotten back to it. I was enjoying it, but I don’t think it recapped enough of the previous things so I had no clue what was going on. Great review hon. I should finish this book sometime soon.

  5. Liza
    Aug 16, 2013

    I’ve been wanting to re-read the first one before I start this one, just because it’s all a little fuzzy because it’s been so long! It took quite a while for it to come out! I think I might try it based on your review. I remember I wasn’t a huge fan of the first book because I felt the love story was unbelievable.