Marked Duology Book 1
By Jennifer Snyder
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
A mysterious stranger she can’t stay away from. A birthmark with a hidden meaning and one bite that changes seventeen-year-old Tessa Morganton’s destiny forever…
Life for Tessa had been steady and calm—with the exception of her overly jealous boyfriend—until the moment Jace Fowler walked into her life.
Jace—incredibly charming with boy band good looks—is someone whom Tessa can’t seem to stay away from… no matter how much she knows she should.
After surviving a strange animal attack, Tessa learns just how mysterious and secretive Jace really is and that his secrets not only involve himself…but her as well, making Tessa question everything she’s ever believed regarding her life and those around her.
I noticed him the first moment he stepped into the diner, along with every other female both young and old. There was something about him that made it hard to look away. Maybe it was the smooth confidence in his stride, or his boy band good looks. Whatever the reason, I found it nearly impossible to not stare, even in the presence of my boyfriend.
His eyes shifted to mine and lingered long enough to make my heart flutter. There was something in their glint that struck me as lonely, but it was overshadowed by something else swirling beneath the surface of the rich honey color, something intriguing I couldn’t name.
Marked Duology Book 2
By Jennifer Snyder
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Would you fight to the death to prove you are worthy to stand beside the one you loved?
Eighteen-year-old Tessa Morganton’s life has flipped upside down. After learning Jace’s secret and discovering the man she’d thought all her life was her father isn’t, she must also cope with the reality of what she’s now become—a werewolf.
Tessa tries to maintain her normal life while her body changes more and more each night as the full moon grows closer, but when Shelby comes back to pay her a visit, Tessa soon realizes turning into a wolf may not be the only dilemma she will have to overcome.
As the Wolf Moon draws near, Tessa uncovers some things about Jace and Shelby’s relationship and exactly what Pack Law entails in the untraditional situation Jace has created for them all.
An itch began to spread slowly from my bite mark and across my entire body. It never seemed to be satisfied, and I worried that if I continued to scratch it the way that I was, I might draw blood. My eyes flickered toward my bedroom window while I anxiously awaited Jace’s tapping. When was he going to be here? I didn’t want to change in my bedroom!
And then he was there—his smiling face filled with excitement, staring at me through the glass. I pushed the window open, but didn’t smile in return.
“Ready?” he asked, his amber eyes twinkling in my bedroom light as he removed the screen from my window.
I shook my head. “No, I’m not feeling so well.”
“You’ll be all right; it’ll go away shortly. Trust me, Tessa, come outside,” he whispered into the night, his gaze shifting toward the full moon.
Even though my legs were trembling beneath me, I still managed to climb out my window without falling on my face thanks to Jace. The cool night air gently swept across my skin, cooling my itch upon contact. Jace took my hand in his and slowly we began walking away from my house and out into my darkened backyard.
Jennifer Snyder lives in North Carolina were she spends most of her time writing young adult fiction, reading, and struggling to stay on top of housework. She is an instant coffee lover with an obsession for spiral bound notebooks and smooth writing pens. Jennifer lives with her husband and two children, who endure listening to songs that spur inspiration on repeat and tolerate her love for all paranormal, teenage-targeted TV shows.
Ok, this is the first time I’m gunna do this, but I’m gunna do a double review. This means I’m gunna review both books together with one review. Though it’s two books, and they aren’t short, the first one stops and the second one picks up directly where the first stops. If you put them together, you would get one large book. I will not get spoilery, so I don’t ruin either book for you 🙂
The first book starts with Tessa who works in a local diner, is in high school and is a normal girl, with a normal family-or so she thought. One day, while working in her diner, and her boyfriend being quite rude, a stranger walks in, and he is GORGEOUS! He’s sweet, and beautiful, and her boyfriend totally loses it just by her waiting on him. I will tell you right off, I was NOT a fan of her BF, but I WAS a fan of Jace. And I do really like her best friend, Rachel. So, that how she sees him. Then, Rachel and Tessa see him again at a store, and he wiggles a date out of her-this was actually funny. She feels terrible that she is attracted to Jace while dating someone else, but she can’t seem to help it.
Now, I like these characters. They are fun, and interesting, and Tessa doesn’t really figure out what Jace is til the almost end of the first book, which of course he is a werewolf. And wouldn’t you know that Tessa meets his EX who is a total piece of work, but beautiful, so Tessa doubts herself. I will tell you this doubt is believable because I don’t know a single teenager that isn’t unsure of herself. 🙂 And as some strange things happen, Tessa becomes completely wrapped up in some crazy things.
By the second book, I was in shock of what was being asked of Tessa to keep Jace. I’m not sure if I would be able to do what she did. Most of her choices become drastic and crazy to me, but then again, I’m not in a supernatural world where I would have these choices to make in the first place. The second book is where you get to meet the “pack” and some of them I love, and some of them I want to strangle. I also completely feel sorry for Tessa’s family. At first, I was furious with her mother, but after some of those secrets come out, I completely understood why she made the choices she did.
I read both books in the matter of a few hours together, and I loved them. Werewolf life is complicated, which it always is, but sometimes, they are forced to make decisions I don’t think anyone should have to make. I hope I don’t anyways. This two book series was fun for me, and had me wishing that there were more than just two books. I want more. I am hoping that maybe one day there will be an addition to them 🙂
This series is well written, face paced, fun, sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and has some great teenage life lessons- like NEVER put up with a boyfriend who treats Tessa like her’s did. No person should have to be talked to like that. And I’m so glad she learned her lesson this time.
I’m so glad I opted to participate in this blog tour, as I almost didn’t. And then I wouldn’t have gotten to read these wonderful books! Thanks so much for that!! 4.5 PAWS!! 🙂
Grand Prize – A signed set of the Marked Duology books ( one copy of both Marked and Changed) to one person. U.S. only please.
Second Prize – An e-book set (one copy of both Marked and Changed) to one person. Open international.
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