Book Review: Marked (The Soulseer Chronicles, #1) by Sue Tingey
(The Soulseer Chronicles, #1)
Pub May 7th 2015
by Jo Fletcher Books
ARC for Review
With no family and very few friends, Lucky’s psychic ability has always made her an outcast. The only person she can rely on is Kayla, the ghost girl who has been with her since she was born.
But Kayla is not all that she appears.
And when Lucky is visited by a demonic assassin with a message for her friend, she finds herself dragged into the Underlands – and the political fight for the daemon king’s throne.
Lucky, trapped in the daemon world, is determined to find her way home… until she finds herself caught between the charms of the Guardian Jamie, the charismatic Daemon of Death Jinx – and the lure of finding out who she really is.
Every Jinx Needs Some Luck
First things first. Did I enjoy the book? Yes. Is it a new fave? No. Will I continue this series? Not sure yet. Okay so although I liked the book it had some things that I just couldn’t ignore. Though the authors writing was fun it was also quite chaotic. The main character was all over the place. One minute she would be angry than not that questioning then not. A lot going on. There were several unexplained things…we don’t even find out who Lucky is until way late in the book. If the author give us another soon and there is a clear path of what is supposed to happen I will probably pick up a copy. If the next is like a year from now I’m not sure if I’ll have the same feelings. I really enjoyed Jinx and I think he and Lucky belong together but again nothing is very clear in the book so I cant say for sure.
The Story, I don’t want to give away too much but Lucky and Kayla have always been together. Someone from the other side beckons Kayla and the mystery begins. No one tells Lucky anything even when she asks point blank. I tried to get over that fact but when its 95% and there are things being kept from her it got a bit tiring. I want to get a feel for where this story is going once that happens I’ll enjoy it much more. We do find out some things about Kayla and Lucky so its not all kept from us but a great many questions are left unanswered.
The Characters, Lucky has always been an outcast and she is about to find out just how much. She is very wishy washy with her emotions so I’m not sure how she feels about anything. I want her to begin to stand her ground and become some sort of match for these people. James and Jinx are opposites but high ranking and they want Lucky. Personally I want Lucky to choose Jinx their names together are cute, and I don’t feel the same chemistry with her and James. I think Kayla is majorly misunderstood by everyone, I look forward to finding out just what everyone is capable of.
The End, there is some tiny closure but not a lot. Things don’t look good for Lucky but with her new friends they somewhat stand a chance of staying safe until they can figure everything out. Lucky’s situation isn’t safe but she will find a ay to make things right for herself and those she loves. I hope the next comes out soon so I can give it a shot. If it takes about a year I probably wont be so inclined to pick up the continuation.
3.0 Good premise some rough edges to smooth out but an overall exciting new concept with a few flaws but all and all entertaining read.
Sue Tingey spent 28 years with a major British bank before leaving the corporate life to work as Practice Manager for an Arboricultural Consultancy. She lives with her husband (and Koi carp) in East Grinstead, West Sussex.