08 April 2010

Review: The Mark by M. R. Bunderson

The Mark

Blurb: She's had it forever. A tiny mark on her hand. No big deal, right? But when Tori discovers that her ordinary freckle is really some kind of microscopic tattoo, she doesn't know what to think, especially after meeting Eric, a guy she feels strangely connected to--and not just because he has a mark too.

All too soon, Tori and Eric realize that their marks are only the first clue to a mystery that will change everything. And with each new discovery, Tori finds herself pulled deeper and deeper into a world she could never have imagined.

Tori is a normal girl living a normal life when one day she decides to watch her freckle through a microscope. She discovers that the freckle is a mark and when she tries to show it to her best friend she can't see anything.

A few days later Tori goes in a double date and she meets Eric, she feels connected to him, but the first time they touch they "see" a vision of a woman playing with a baby in an incredible place. When Tori realizes that Eric has a mark similar to hers, she knows that something is wrong, and with the help of Eric and the other people who have the mark, they try to uncover the mystery.

At the beggining everyone is trying to figure out why they have a mark and that's a very interesting part of the book , but when they get separated they novel slows down. I felt like the better parts of this book where when everyone was together.
The romance was light and it got frustrating sometimes.

The mystery of the mark was the best part of the book, especially when they start figuring out things and they decide to take charge of the situation. The action mostly happens at the end of the book, but I wished there would have been more of it.
The end felt like a cliffhanger: the mystery was resolved but what happens next? There were too many questions unanswered.

I liked this book a lot, I read it in one sitting and it was a great debut novel, but I wished the romance could have been more solid and the end longer.

Memorable Lines:

"Amanda," I said slowly, pulling away. She sat staring at her hand. "You have the mark too, don't you?" i asked. She didn't answer and I started to get worriend that this was too much for her. I glanced over at Eric and saw that his hand was still resting lightly on her arm. We exchanged a worried look.
Eric cleared his throat to speak, but then she looked up. Her eyes were wild, and she had a look of shock on her face. "This is fantastic!" she exclaimed as a smile slowly spread itself across her face.

Genre: YA

Rating: 1/2


Melissa (My World...in words and pages) said...

I saw this book over at GoodReads and thought it sounded good. I am going to have to remember it. Thank you for the review. I wonder where it goes with the mark.