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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Lexile Measure: 730L (What's this?)
  • Series: A Talents Novel (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Book CH (April 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1423116372
  • ISBN-13: 978-1423116370
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #492,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The intrigue deepens at Delcroix Academy in volume two of the Talents Trilogy. This outing is likely to please fans of the series...[I]t's fun to watch as [Dancia] comes into her own, both harnessing her powers and gaining the confidence to stand up for what's right even in the face of danger." -Kirkus Reviews

"I loved Dancia and Delcroix Academy in The Candidates, and I loved them even more in The Marked..." -Lindsi,

"Ms. Scott does a marvelous job of displaying how fear can either bring people together or push them apart."-Kristi-The Book Faery,

"The questions of control and manipulation, of evil cloaked in good, of meglomania and power are riveting... Dancia is reckless at times but her moral compass is nearly infallible. Her force of will and eagerness to jump in a fight to protect those she loves makes her one of my favorite heroines. "
-Kate (VerbVixen),

"Dancia is turning into a remarkable young woman who is going to lay the smack down on the bad guy. . . if only she can figure out who the bad guy really is. "
-Jennifer K Jovus,

About the Author

Inara Scott ( made her YA debut with The Talents. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and children.

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Inara grew up in winter wonderland of Buffalo, NY. Consequently, she spent much of her childhood complaining about being cold. To spare the world her whining, she fled the cold climate and eventually wound up in the Pacific NW, where she practiced law for ten years before getting up the courage to quit her day job and write full time. A proud author of fantasy and romance for adults and young adults, Inara firmly believes that great literature doesn't have to be depressing, true love does exist, and everyone deserves a happily ever after. You can find her online at Twitter (@inarascott), on Facebook, and at her website:

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I look forward to reading about them in the next book in the series.
My Thoughts: I thought this was another pretty good book in this series.
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The first book, The Candidates, was one of my favorite books of 2010.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By KristiS on April 3, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition

The Marked (Delcroix #2) by Inara Scott is the second installment in the The Delcroix Academy series. The first book, The Candidates, was one of my favorite books of 2010. Ms. Scott does a spectacular job in this paranormal romance filled with danger, thrills, mystery and intrigue an oh, let's not forget swoon worthy romance!

The Marked is one of those books that is difficult to put down, most of the same characters are present from The Candidated (Delcroix Academy, Book # 1) so I had a sense that I knew most of the people present that I knew and loved (or disliked). The narrative was fantastic with just the right amount of tension to keep me turning pages deep into the night. In true Inara Scott style there were shocks and thrills throughout and rarely a dull moment.

Dancia remains at Delacroix with her loyal girlfriends and of course, Cam-the love of her life. Dancia still isn't trusted by some of the eldest watchers who believe she helped Jack get away after stealing 2 valuable books from the counsel library from the first book. She still misses Jack who she believes is innately good but had a rough life and holds people at bay for fear of getting hurt.

There is still danger lurking around Delcroix Academy, specifically a powerful group of kids with powers that are out to destroy the Academy and they don't care who gets hurt. They are called The Irin and they form cells that work co-dependently together all over the world under a man named Gregori, the problem is they are getting bolder in their attacks and they have some serious talent.

The fight to save Delcroix Academy and even their very own lives against Gregori and his Irin followers has everyone on edge. Ms.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S Day VINE VOICE on June 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Here's the thing, guys!

I really, really love this series. And I am really, really sad that the publisher is repackaging it (though I understand the reasoning etc etc) because I feel like it is getting pushed back on a lot of shelves (at least by bloggers) because the break between the two books has been so large.

I read the first one in this series because it was set at a boarding school, and I was able to get an ARC of it at BEA (after pining for the book for months after reading the synopsis). I was pleasantly surprised (and ecstatic) over the depth that Inara Scott wove into Delcroix Academy #1 - I had literally just finished the Vampire Academy series (EPIC), and Delcroix Academy, while not as developed obviously since it was just book one, was able to partially fill the hole that my lack of Rose and Dimitri caused.

If you haven't read Vampire Academy you can just ignore that last little rant.

What I'm trying to express is that 1) I wish more people would read this series, even with the large break and repackaging and 2) I think most all readers will be pleasantly surprised at the depth of the story and characters. The problems presented in book one aren't juvenile and easily solved by the end of book one (or two), and, in fact, had me floundering to decide what was actually happening or what was right/wrong.

Dancia is a rocking protagonist, too - she doesn't make perfect decisions (yay realistic), is pretty tough (a la Rose? Kind of?), and is a good narrator. I also love books that have more than one major event, and that is definitely a way to describe The Marked - pretty action packed, really.

SO YOU. YES, YOU. Have you read the Delcroix Academy series yet?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Christina (A Reader of Fictions) TOP 1000 REVIEWER on May 22, 2012
Format: Hardcover
The second installment in the Delcroix Academy series has definitely convinced me that this series is inspired almost wholly by the X-Men. There was a quote partway through when Cam's explaining what The Program does, and it's so obvious that Delcroix is Xavier's school for gifted children, being attacked by guys with comparable powers. That said, I love stories about people with superpowers, so this didn't detract too much from the story for me.

Unfortunately, even more than in book one, I do not like Cam. He's too perfect, which seems to mean lacking personality. I mean, this guy doesn't seem to have a sense of humor or be interested in anything besides Delcroix. Other than the fact that he's super duper hot, I really don't see why Dancia's so into him. Unless, as I personally fear, he's manipulating her with his persuasive abilities. Even if he's not, this is what I've thought about him from the beginning of book one, so I really can't not be creeped out by their relationship. It's not even that I ship her with Jack; she really should find someone else that's neither of them. Too bad since the book is largely about her relationship with Cam.

Speaking of creepy, Mr. Judan freaks me right out. He has way too much power over everyone, with his power of persuasion. Seriously, I don't think anyone can have persuasion powers and not go full-on power hungry. I mean, at one point, it says that if Judan wants a student to leave Delcroix, he can get the parent(s) a new job. What the heck? He has too much power if he can just have people transferred like that!

The best part of this series, which I shamefully neglected to mention in my first review, remains Dancia's grandma. She is one of the spunkiest 78 year old women ever.
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