Posted by DB Product Review on Sunday, August 17, 2014 Under: Books
Production Date: June 25, 2014
Dissimilar and THE HUNGER GAMES fans have found BRANDED.
"Marked was an arresting and energizing tragic read that will have you at the edge of your seat. I couldn't put it down and was spellbound by this dull and one of a kind world!" -Ben Alderson, Booktuber at Benjaminoftomes
"Quick paced and fun, BRANDED has something everybody will love. Abi Ketner and Missy Kalicicki have made an extraordinary tragic sentiment that is certain to emerge in today's business!" -Lindsay Cummings, Author of The Murder Complex.
"Marked is a quick paced, heart beating and swoon commendable read that will make you go gaga for this dim and curved world." -Sasha Alsberg, Booktuber at Abookutopia
Fifty years back The Commander came into force and killed all who restricted him. In his twisted personality, the seven savage sins were the destruction of society.
To rebuff the blameworthy, he made the Hole, a spot where miscreants are marked as per their transgressions. Delinquents are compelled to carry on a short of what human presence in terrible conditions, under the watchful eye of gatekeepers who are prepared to execute any individual who steps out of line.
Presently, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, undermining to stifle the life out of me. I've been blamed for a wrongdoing I didn't submit, and the Hole is my new home.
Severe and savage roughness.
Consistently is a battle for survival.
Yet I won't let them win. I won't pass on destitute.
I am more than my brand. I'm a warrior. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.
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Marked is an activity pressed read that is basically difficult to put down once begun. The characters are astonishing, so elegantly composed that I fell head over heels in love for them (even the ones I scorned). This novel focuses on the individuals and how they adapt to their sad lives. It's the characters that make this novel great,
The plot itself is a tad befuddling and never clarified in a manner that fulfilled me. I couldn't figure out whether this Commander administered a state, a region, or a nation. The way the story is introduced, it appears the Commander is fixated on The Hole, lives neglecting it, his own particular individual corruption. Anyway then I didn't comprehend in the event that he additionally governed more. He changed the whole legal framework, so he must have complete control somehow. Maybe it was just me, however now and again I was lost. I adored the reason, the marking of those blamed for sins; its so dreadful and out and out unnerving. Yet I truly needed more information on the world itself and how it wound up along these lines, and how huge the Commander's domain is. It is safe to say that he is the main government? At any rate, my inquiries are unending.
Lexi and Cole are awesome characters. I fell head over heels in love for both of them quickly. Since the novel is told from Lexi's perspective, we comprehend what's in her psyche, her considerations and emotions. I delighted in the way her story was drawn out. We know from the earliest starting point that she's guiltless of her wrongdoing, however not her whole backstory. When its all uncovered, its a doozie. What we don't learn much about is Cole's backstory. He's a gatekeeper at The Hole. While most protects are terrible, coldblooded individuals, Cole is an extraordinary gentleman. Why? How could he have been able to he wind up a watchman when he so clearly doesn't fit in with them. I have my plans focused around the story, however I'd have wanted to hear it from his mouth.
Marked is loaded with tension, disaster, horrendous acts, and shows a portion of the most exceedingly awful of mankind. I hollered through a considerable amount of this novel, and now and again it was depleting. This is not a book to take out openly however to peruse in the security of your room, unless you like noting unlimited inquiries regarding your steady wailing. As I expressed prior, the characters make this novel worth perusing. At whatever point I put the book down for a break, they filled my brain. To be completely frank, I think Zeus was my most loved character. After the interminable human monstrosities, this puppy was wildly devoted and adoring.
I prescribe Branded to ages 18+ because of the roughness, violence, physical and mental torment, and general anxiety. The sentiment in the middle of Lexi and Cole was stunning and moving, more so since it was taboo. While the plot appeared to need enough data now and again, I still truly delighted in it.
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