Posts Categorized: marilyn bunderson

The Mark Author Signed Book Giveaway

10 Apr, 2010 by in book giveaway, marilyn bunderson, the Mark, utah authors 30 comments

Marilyn Bunderson has offered us an author signed book and a Mark bookmark to one of our lucky Blog Readers!

To enter to win
: leave your name below as well as twitter name if you have one

additional entries: +3 for every dollar donated to Chile via PayPal
+3 Visit her Goodreads page and add the book to be read
+3 visit her blog and comment
+3 follow us on twitter @FireIcePhotos @Mbunderson
+3 tweet this contest, leave the link
+1 total your entries and leave them in comments with your thoughts on Atlantis or Shambala
Contest ends May 10, and is open internationally!

Photography Friday- Shambala

09 Apr, 2010 by in marilyn bunderson, shambala, the Mark, thule 1 comment

Branch at the Top by Katarina 2353

One of the things I loved most about the book “The Mark” by Marilyn Bunderson was imagining what the world they visited must look like. Shambala, Atlantis, Thule, Kathmandu, Ghunsa.
Here is our photography Friday featuring photos on Flickr that reminded me of this spectacular read! Check out the magical world in our gallery

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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In My Mailbox

02 Apr, 2010 by in marilyn bunderson, mark, Sweep 2 comments

Sweep #4- Dark Magick bought and read Cate Tiernan
Shadow of the Sun– in the mail, ARC to review by Laura Kreitzer
Camp Club Girls and the Mystery at Discovery Lake– in the mail, ARC to review
The Mark- autographed ARC in the mail for review by Marilyn Bunderson
Wonderland Revisited-in the mail to review by Keith Sheppard
Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass-in the mail to giveaway by Bookish Kind Etsy shop
If you are interested in joining the ARC tour and reviewing any of these as well let me know!