Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review: Marked for Vengeance by S. J. Pierce

Paranormal Romance

Alyx Rayer’s existence in Atlanta, the eternally bustling capital of Georgia, is one of routine and blending in among the worker bees. But her ‘normal’ life is actually a fa├žade for a higher calling; she's a three hundred year old soul, encased in a human vessel and sent from the darkness between heaven and Earth to capture her Marked when summoned by her superiors.

During the initial, routine stake-out of her Marked, a dream prophet named Isaac Walsh, Alyx is thrown for an emotional loop when his allure captivates her heart from two rooftops away. The event marks the very instance when her sense of what’s right and what’s wrong is brutally challenged as her contact with him is strictly forbidden.

While already trapped between honor and desire, her emotional struggles are further challenged by a man in a black suit who continually pops up when she least expects it, his presence evoking a strange response from the scar she was branded with at birth. The scar tingles like a warning beacon, alerting her that something is amiss. Because her superiors never told her what this would mean, or much of anything except what to do when they summon, she can only conclude to try and keep her sanity, and her life, from completely shattering to pieces.

This engaging first book of the series is a Paranormal Romance novel interlaced with twists, turns, and thrilling suspense that is sure to satisfy readers of any genre.

May not be suitable for YA

Source: Book was given by the author in exchange for an honest review. Reviewer was not paid for review.

Alyx has a seemingly normal life in Atlanta. She has a great boyfriend who just happens to be a doctor, and a job she likes well enough. The only thing is, Alyx isn't human. She had been sent to earth for a purpose. She needs to see if she can finally find her Marked After all , this is her third time at life on earth and three tries is all that they allow her.

Once she locates her mark, things goes from confusing to royal mess. She is immediately drawn to Isaac, and he quickly becomes an obsession. Knowing that contact or relationships are strictly forbidden, Isaac becomes the center of het obsession.

How do you fight what you were born to do when your soul is attached to another? This story is a great blend of paranormal, romance and the struggle that is cause by denial of the heart. While each Isaac and Alyx have their own inner demons and pasts to work out, or is an great story of love against all odds. This is one of those books that just suck you in. Finally a novel with real characters that are flawed and do make mistakes. I love real characters, because face it none. of us are perfect. They were believable and had depth. The story was a true original that I seriously enjoyed developing as the story was told.

I do think due to the content I would place this as a mature ya 16 + as a definite read for that genre. It is the start of a series so I am curious to know where the author takes this story.

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