Book Review-The Mark by Marilyn Bunderson

09 Apr, 2010 by in marilyn bunderson, science fiction, the Mark 13 comments

published March 8th 2010
by Bonneville Books (first published 2010)
details Paperback, 288 pages
isbn 1599553511
4.5 stars
Synopsis from Goodreads- She’s had it forever. A tiny mark on her hand. No big deal, right? But when Tori discovers that her ordinary freckle is really some kind of microscopic tattoo, she doesn’t know what to think, especially after meeting Eric, a guy she feels strangely connected to–and not just because he has a mark too.

All too soon, Tori and Eric realize that their marks are only the first clue to a mystery that will change everything. And with each new discovery, Tori finds herself pulled deeper and deeper into a world she could never have imagined.

I received this book in the mail after being contacted by the author as an autographed copy with bookmark and personal note. Now that is NICE! But that’s not why I gave it 4.5 stars…the fact of the matter is this is an amazing book! The preface was a couple of pages long of background history that I struggled to understand. (go back and read them once you are finished) From Chapter one on I was reeled in hook, line and sinker.

Told from Tori’s point of view, four teenagers soon unravel a mystery that links them as members of an elite society. They are drawn to each other by touch, the small birthmarks on their knuckles and an irresistible comforting pull. Soon they find themselves wrapped up in a dangerous journey of uncovering their past and discovering who they really are. The characters are fully developed and my favorites are Tori and Eric. Their chemistry is off the charts and Eric’s charm undeniable as he becomes a protector of the group. The Mark is completely free of any swearing, sex or questionable material from a mother’s point of view and I loved it for action packed excitement and swoon worthy romance! I sure hope there is a sequel in the works because this one was an absolute treasure!

My favorite quote from the book (spoilers here!) : “Shae snorted. We’re definitely right-and can you tell me one thing we’re doing right now that isn’t hard? We’ve just traveled halfway around the world and we’re backpacking who knows how many miles through the freakin’ Himalayas to get to some secret valley that may or may not exist, while be chased by a homicidal maniac–don’t even talk to me about hard.”

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13 Responses to “Book Review-The Mark by Marilyn Bunderson”

  1. Book Crazy Jenn

    HMM I have not heard of this one, sounds really good, off to add it to my wish list! Thanks for the awesome review!

  2. Mundie Moms

    This sounds like a great book! I’m going to have to mark it down as Mundie Moms must read!

  3. Marianna

    Never heard of this book/author, but from your review it def sounds like one I wanna read!

  4. Brodie

    Oooh great review! I first caught sight of this on Marilyn’s blog and it had me intrigued. This is the first review I’ve read and it’s safe to say – I want to read! 😀

  5. Bere

    Fantastic review! I’ve seen this book before, but
    I had never read a review on it. Sounds fantastic and I
    will definitely love to read it. I’ll be on the lookout
    for this one. Thank you =)

  6. Flo

    this book was already on mu list i so wanted to read it!! ater reading your review (4,5/5 stars wow) i can’t wait to read it!

  7. EVA SB

    I have not heard of this book before but it sounds very readable and suitable for both me and my children

  8. DG

    I am actually intrigued to this book! Sounds a good read!


  9. Vivien

    I’ve had this on my wishlist for quite a while. You definitely made it sound like a fantastic book. I’ll be buying this one soon.


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