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Marked: A Dystopian Romance (Sins of Our Ancestors Book 1) Kindle Edition
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"Baker's prose is sharp and vivid, and she manages to immediately plunge her readers into the world of the novel. The story is swiftly paced and features some surprising twists and intriguing characters. The combination of sci-fi, mystery, and teen romance makes for a compelling adventure.
A promising YA debut about a girl's search for a future in the wreckage of the past."--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B07GSRLWBD
- Publisher : Purple Puppy Publishing (September 15, 2018)
- Publication date : September 15, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 3567 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 296 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,085 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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"Marked" tells the story of Ruby Behl, a survivor of a disease apocalypse that wiped out most of humanity. My favorite parts of this book revolved around how the doomsday disease was created and spread. It reminded me of the world of the movie "12 Monkeys." I also appreciated all the thought the author put into how a post-catastrophic-disease society would function. The idea that a cult of religious zealots harnessed and steered the disaster-in-progress to overthrow the government and essentially take control is fascinating to me.
I'm looking forward to checking out the rest of the books in the series!
This book was full of twists and turns, surprising me several times. And I loved the character development, watching Ruby and Sam grow and change through the process. While there were lighter or more thoughtful moments to balance out the action, this story never dragged. Looking forward to seeing what happens next!
This book 1 lays the basis of the main characters and the plots that run through the stories. The growth of them and the mind bending events that they continually face, develop their characters and keeps one guessing what is next, how can they keep on going.
Probably the main character is a young lass named Ruby just 16 years old but not far off her adult years of 17. Her past and developing years are very chequered which has a big influence on her present day feelings, beliefs and behaviour. She very much loved her Uncle and Aunty who were foremost involved with her upbringing, however, life in this sphere was about to change too and she found this extremely difficult to deal with. Just another blip on who she was, and an unwanted influence on her in many ways and made life very difficult but as she grew older she was able to form her own opinions and endeavours to be like she thought she should in spite of the efforts of several elders in her life.
She secretly had a love but her circumstances and experiences committed her to having difficulty dealing with this as she wished. One night much changed when a special event in their village gave her the opportunity to have a dream come true and her heart went into overdrive with the thought of what would or might happen. Part of her dream came true when what she wished for happened but could she follow through with her dreams? or did it all turn sour like many things in her life had.
At this time on earth there was an event similar to what the world is going through now, probably worse than we have but still a disaster. The earth comprised of Marked and Unmarked beings and they could not be further apart even though they were both humans, well one lot isn't according to the other section, but who is who? This had seriously affected Ruby's wishes and as a result her life was thrown into a turmoil when the really happy occasion turned toxic. Poor Ruby was so distressed her levels of fear and uncertainty went off the charts, what was she to do? This affliction on earth seriously divided the worlds population and particularly in America where it turned family members against each other as well as counties, no one was safe at all, enemies all round and who could one trust?
In spite of her best efforts and support of close friends, life kept getting worse and she did not know where or who to turn to. Her past father challenges her life and again throws her mind into turmoil to the extent she does not know who she is or where she is going.
Ruby discovers some very unsettling information regarding her father and along with friends and relatives wants to make amends and put the world right again but this is easier thought than done and so she is faced again with another dilemma, something else she does not need in her life.
Her best friends and some relatives try to work with her to rectify the very bad news they have discovered but nothing seems to go in the right direction for very long. She finally meets someone who believes in her fully and wants to support her but she has trouble accepting that someone would want to be with her, maybe this time she is incorrect but who is this person. Friend, relative or lover, who knows? Ruby maybe finds a soul mate but can they get through the adverse life in front and surrounding them and can Ruby accept someone totally believes in her, based on her life until the moment, she does not think so.
She meets a couple informing her they are her family but she already knows her family so who are these people. This couple are very influential in the land so who are they really and is she confused by the information that she knew about her family already, so what is going on? This couple do not act or appear to be like what Ruby wants as parents so what does she have to learn.
There is much more in this book called Marked but I feel it is better to read it than have a synopsis presented to you, it is much more enjoyable to read the story in it's entirety so I leave it to you obtain this story and I trust you enjoy it as much as I have, don't forget there are additional books in this series so get reading and enjoy.
I have written this review of my own accord without promise or offering from any person or company.
Reader is from NZ.
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Bridget E. Baker leads her diminutive teenager heroine and her guardians through the tragic world of the Marked. They leave everything behind. Safety, comfort and perhaps even life itself. Somewhere between guilt and hope, the truth is waiting. But it may not be what they expect.
I was spellbound by the drama and endearing tale of Ruby’s journey as she discovered who she was. Who she is. Perhaps who she will be. Unexpected twists kept me coming back for more.