Friday, March 16, 2012

Review: Mark of the Seer by Jenna Kay

Title:  Mark of the Seer
Author:  Jenna Kay
Genre:  YA, Paranormal
Published:  March 2012
Publisher:  Crushing Heart and Black Butterfly Publishin
Source:  Bewitching Book Tours
Where to buy: Amazon

Synopsis:

CLARITY MILLER always thought of her life as semi-normal. She had friends that would do anything for her, a boyfriend that was madly in love with her, and a roof over her head that she shared with her aunt.

Everything seemed to be falling into place. That is, until the day she met Sam.

When Sam informs her that he’s her guardian angel and that she has been given the gifts of a Seer, her life starts spiraling out of control. She wants nothing to do with the spiritual realm.

All she wants is to have a normal life as a teenager, but when a tragedy occurs that causes the whole town of Garlandton to fall to its knees she realizes that she has a very important decision to make.

Should she embrace the life of a Seer?
Only time will tell . . .
While it is a YA paranormal - it is definitely for older teens as drugs, alcohol and sex are mentioned through out the novel.

Clarity is a normal (as normal as teens are) 17 year old high school senior.  She has a wonderful boyfriend, the best best friend a girl could ask for and a semi normal home life.  After the death of her parents, Clarity went to live with her Aunt Caroline (aka A. C.) who is a nurse at the local hospital.  While their schedules don't always mesh - they have a great relationship.

Like most teenagers, Clarity has a part time job working a local supermarket.  She ends up doing most of the work as both her co-workers tend to be per-occupied elsewhere during their shifts.  We get to know what her life is like before she becomes the Seer - which I thought was great.

When a new boy shows up - her life in thrown into chaos.  Where did this gorgeous boy come from that everyone thinks is "hawt"?  Why does he show up at the weirdest times?  When Sam finally reveals who he is to Clarity she is stunned and completely thrown.  Does she want to be a Seer?  What does that mean for her?

This story is amazing, there are so many great elements that come together to tell the story of Clarity, her friends and the evil that she is trying to protect them from.  There are so many twists, turns, and those moments of Oh. My. God that I couldn't put the book down.  Like most teenagers there is internal conflict, peer pressure and wanting to grown up too fast - this book I found did a great job of showcasing those elements.

For those who love YA, paranormal, stories of Angels and Demons this is definitely one you should pick up.  I'm really impressed with this authors book and will definitely be checking out more by her as they become available.

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