Review: “The Marked Son” by Shea Berkley

The Marked SonThe Marked Son by Shea Berkley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Review copy from NetGalley

Pre-Order: AmazonBarnes & Noble

Expected publication: August 2nd 2011
Entangled Publishing
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Seventeen-year-old Dylan Kennedy always knew something was different about him, but until his mother abandoned him in the middle of Oregon with grandparents he’s never met, he had no idea what.
When Dylan sees a girl in white in the woods behind his grandparents’ farm, he knows he’s seen her before…in his dreams. He’s felt her fear. Heard her insistence that only he can save her world from an evil lord who uses magic and fear to feed his greed for power.
Unable to shake the unearthly pull to Kera, Dylan takes her hand. Either he’s completely insane or he’s about to have the adventure of his life, because where they’re going is full of creatures he’s only read about in horror stories. Worse, the human blood in his veins has Dylan marked for death…

My Review:

When I requested “The Marked Son” from NetGalley, I requested it because I thought it sounded interesting…but I was not expecting it to be as good as it is.

“The Marked Son” takes you on a journey from the very first page until the very end. You never know what to expect and I think that’s truly the magic in this story, there’s always a surprise – you’re always on the edge of your seat wondering.

Berkley manages to include just the right amount of romance and suspense, something that most writers seem to struggle with. There’s a fine balance between the two. As the reader, you will feel for Dylan. The scene in which he goes into shock after reading the letter from his mother? The emotion in that scene alone is fantastic.

I wish I could truly explain just how much I enjoyed this book, but I’m unable to really put it into words. All I can say is that you need to pick up a copy on August 2nd. Male or female, this is a read everyone can enjoy.

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The covers for the “Keepers of Life” series:

I absolutely without a doubt love them!

I can’t wait for the next two books! 🙂


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