It’s time for another one of those must read YA books! I’m not sure why anyone gives flack to YA as a genre, but I know I really enjoyed Dragon Marked by Jaymin Eve. This book was provided to me by the author for a review. [goodreads review]
There is one US supernatural prison and it’s located in a magically hidden city in Connecticut, the same place Jessa has lived and grown up in her entire life. But she and her four quadruplet friends, the Compass boys, find the town may be full of even more deception and lies that they ever accounted for, and that’s saying something about the supernatural. When an ancient prophecy is set in motion, they find their friendship may be the only thing to save them all.
This is one amazing cast of characters. With one leading lady and four different races of men to write, the author was setting herself up for a tricky one. Thankfully, I was not disappointed. Jessa was written to be strong yet still had a heart and emotions to compliment her strength. Two of the brothers, Maxamillion and Braxon were written clearly and with individual personalities, sadly, the other two brothers were not so lucky. Victims of a large cast and Max and Braxon having a more prominent plot role, the other two brothers were described and then less defined as the book progressed. However, the book would have been worse off without them in it.
The town was lightly described and while the inhabitants were described very colorfully, I really was hoping for a deeper world building. The plot was great and I really enjoyed the overall story. Jessa was a wonderful main character and her relationship with the Compass boys is one to admire. As the story progressed I found myself trying to answer the plot points before the were revealed and was always pleasantly surprised. My one gripe was that the ending was very abrupt, it felt more like a chapter break than the end of an entire book.