Published by Harper Collins on June 7th 2016
Genres: young adult, fantasy
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (Los Angeles)…
When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day L.A. 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…
I received this book for free from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Omg why didn’t I read this book sooner? This book taught me to not judge a book by its cover, because I honestly have been staying away from this book since its cover looks like historical fiction to me! But it’s not. It’s actually fantasy (which is my favorite genre!), so yay to me!
A prince from another world coming into our world? Gimme. I actually love this type of books as I’m forever fascinated by how our world would look like from an alien’s point of view. I mean, cars? Moving thingiesh? Whhuuuut? And then there’s the mobile phone.
BUT anyway, you can prolly see that this book impressed me. And trust me, by the end of it, you’ll know why this book is titled “The Marked Girl”. WOAH. I love that this book still has humor even in the midst of everything going so darn wrong. It was intense, but there were some moments when you need to catch your breath and the humor helped.
The best part about this book was the plot itself. The way it twists and turns such that you can’t even really predict where the story will be going. Each twist will have you like HOLY MACARONI, and then when you thought things have died down, ANOTHER TWIST COME ON.
I actually really loved the main character because she wasn’t instantly curious about the prince. She wasn’t like OH see, a cute stranger, I should prolly get his attention or something. Nope, in fact it took quite a while for them to meet again, which is really refreshing, because I’m sure most of us can agree that we’re sick of instant connection within the characters.
And and and everything was topsy tuuuurvy, especially from Cedric’s point of view, because HELLOOOO HE DOESN’T KNOW ANYTHING about Earth, and it’s pretty fascinating watching him trying to adjust to being here, but at the same time not trusting this weird place we call Earth HAHA. I definitely cannot wait for the next book, but in the mean time, y’all should DEFINITELY PRE-ORDER THIS BOOK.