Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Mark

The Mark by Jen Nadol
rating 7/10

Cassandra Renfield has always seen the mark—a glow around certain people reminiscent of candlelight. But the one time she mentioned it, it was dismissed as a trick of the light. Until the day she watches a man awash in the mark die. After searching her memories, Cassie realizes she can see a person’s imminent death. Not how or where, only when: today.

Armed with a vague understanding of the light, Cassie begins to explore her “gift,” seeking those marked for death and probing the line between decision and destiny. Though she’s careful to hide her secret—even from her new philosophy-obsessed boyfriend—with each impending death comes the temptation to test fate. But so many questions remain. How does the mark work? Why is she the only one who sees it? And finally, the most important of all: If you know today is someone’s last, should you tell them?

The Mark is a book that I've been looking forward to for a while, and I'm sad to say it didn't really live up to my expectations. I'm not saying it was bad, not at all. I'm just saying that I was expecting a lot more out of it.

When I first started it, I was really pulled in. Unfortunatly, that didn't last very long. Once I got farther, I just wasn't that into it. It was enjoyable, though. There were parts that were very compelling.

Overall, The Mark was good. It had a good plot, one that really made you think. It deffinatly not one of my favorites, but it really was enjoyable.


  1. Thats a shame you couldnt get into it. It looks quite interesting.

  2. Sorry to hear this didn't wow you. I love the premise.