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The Summer Marked Hardcover – September 22, 2015
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About the Author
Rebekah L. Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games, and hanging out with her kids. She may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate. Rebekah currently resides in Michigan with her husband, kids, and a gazillion pets.
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Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review The Summer Marked by Rebekah L. Purdy, the second book of The Winter People series! The story opens with a taste of Shakespeare's writing. Salome is now living with Gareth in the Faerie realm and the opening of the book shows us more about her grandmother and her secrets. Kadie receives a message from Salome asking her to meet at a club. Kadie goes, but Salome is not there and she ends up being captured by the Winter Queen's helpers. They demand to know where Salome is but Kadie doesn't know, so they keep torturing her. I love the descriptions of the beautiful tattoos Salome receives as she becomes a part of each season and she gains power to help the Fae. The character pool grows in this second book of The Winter People series, making the story more complex and interesting. As people and their relationships evolve, the danger grows. I'm very happy there is a third book to this series because I am not ready to let these characters go. 5 stars for dialogue that matches and portrays the characters perfectly in this fantasy story!
This is told from the POV of Salome and Kadie and as you see in Kadie’s thoughts you see a different Kadie than what was in the first book. This Kadie is more wanting and green in jealousy and boiling over with anger. Her feelings about her friendship with Salome is really raw and sad. We see her go from survivor to a changed person. She goes from fierce and loyal to mean and nasty. I see why Etienne falls for her at first and tries so hard to protect and help her. In the end though she doesn’t deserve him.
Etienne you will feel for. This poor guy has sacrificed so much for his people and to fall for Kadie only to see her twisted in the end had to hurt. I love how he gains strength and courage again to fight Griselle. Him at the end will leave you wanting to know more and wonder what is up.
Darach wow. His anger is really masked hurt. He gives us more insight into Nevin and their story is so beautiful and sad. His helping Salome is great to see. I hope she can help him and maybe we can see him and Nevin get a happy ending. I think thought the Winter Queen will find a way to ruin this as well. That woman is true poison.
Gareth this is a great guy. What he goes through so endears you to him. He loves his people so much and his love for Salome is so evident. I mean to agree to what he does tears at you. His strength and love is what helps Salome cope with everything.
Salome we see grow leaps and bounds here. She is in a new place but her core character is the same. She is still one to stand for what she believes and her love for Gareth is beautiful. The decision in the end was heart wrenching. Watching the events unfold as to how she is marked is incredible. Her journey is one of growth and character building. We see her learn about herself, her new abilities she is getting, the marks she is coming to have, the history of this faerie land and her gain strength and more compassion for others.
The story is action packed, romance sweet and sad. We truly learn how much people have suffered and endured because of the power hungry Winter Queen Griselle. We get more insight into Nevin and how much he truly sacrifices and loves his people. He is still selfish but he is growing more and more and coming into his own. We see the story grow in depth and deception. There is more mystery behind it that has us with questions but we also have many answers about the faerie history and Salome. We get insight into characters and a little foreshadowing of what is to come. We have betrayal and sacrifice occur that will tear at the heartstrings but the romance of Gareth and Salome truly will endear you to them. War is upon this land and lots of the story is yet to unfold. Rebekah Purdy has done a great job of trickling in what we need to know while keeping you wanting more and wondering more about this land and its people. This chapter in the series is more dark and we get more insight as well.
A book of revenge, power and desire to rule. Of sacrifice and love. One that answers some questions but leaves more and has you wanting the next in the series so that you can see what is going to happen to Nevin, Darach, Etienne, Gareth and Salome.
I really liked this a lot more than the first one, it still got the same rating, cause it's still not enough for me to give it five stars.
I loved how fast-paced this book was compared to the first one. And I also loved that we got Salome's and Kadie's point of view.
I have to say even though I like Salome way more than I like Kadie, I enjoyed Kadie's parts a lot more. Probably because they were so much different. For Kadie everything was painful, she stumbled into this and got right in the middle of a war. I felt so bad for her cause she really went through hell. I have to say that I didn't like how things ended for her, the choices she made towards the end and all that. So I hope things get better for her in the next book.
Salome. I wish the parts about her self would have been more explored than just her being torn between her love for Gareth and how she had to become Nevine's queen, not only to save Gareth's live but also help Nevine and Summer to become more powerful. I mean the first book made you realize that the main focus is definitely the romance element but yeah. There were so many things happening, the fact that Salome has powers, that she could see Darach, that she could help him and that he was kinda anchored to her, and also the fact that she got marked not just by Summer, but also Spring, Autumn and Winter. I just really hope that in the next book that things concentrate more on that stuff. Cause I'm really interested in that.
We got a lot more new character, Etienne (still not sure about this dude), Teodor (absolutely hate him), Darach (love him and loved that we got a bit more insight on Nevine through him), Demetria (it still hurts), and we got more of Grisselle (that one is seriously batshit crazy).
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After being saved by Garret in the human world and in-turn freeing Nevin (a fae prince) from his curse, Salome...Read more
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