Hello friends! Today I have my book review of
Marked By Pain, by Cece Rose, and G. Bailey.
Marked By Pain is the second book in The Marked series.
Trigger Warnings: Sex Scenes, Torture, Character Death,
Twelve marks, twelve powers, and the deadly risk that the twelfth mark brings… is having all that power worth it? What if the price is destroying the world?
Kenzie’s twelve marks have caused her nothing but trouble since she was blessed with them. From getting her treated differently at school, to getting her kidnapped by rebels, her marks have caused chaos in her life.
When a familiar face shows up in the warehouse she is being kept in, Kenzie doesn’t know who to trust, or what to believe anymore.
With time running out to escape, and the threat of the rebel’s plans looming over her, can Kenzie overcome these challenges?
Love and destruction comes at great price. A price that is marked by pain.
From GoodReads [x]:
“REVERSE HAREM” IS, LITERALLY, THE OPPOSITE OF “HAREM”, WITH A GROUP OF MALES CENTERING ROUND A SINGULAR FEMALE, USUALLY WITH THREE OR MORE MALES. QUITE OFTEN FOUND UNDER THE ROMANCE GENRE.
Marked By Pain is quite a bit more serious than the first book, which in turn brought a heavy feeling to the story.
To my surprise, Marked By Pain starts two weeks after the first book, Marked By Power, ended. Much like the first book though, the plot of this story moves fast. There is no rest for Kenzie.
Speaking of Kenzie–Kenzie feels that she can’t trust anyone in this second book. So there’s quite a bit of trust issues that Kenzie has with literally everyone she knows, and comes across. There’s also quite of bit of scheming behind the Rebels’ back, to get Kenzie to safety.
There’s a lot of back and forth that was essentially a fight between letting Alaric win, versus getting Kenzie out and honestly….it was like that for a good 95% of the book. This seesawing actually pissed me off once I realized it was happening.
Knowing the third book is the last in its trilogy gives me hope that perhaps the next book, Marked By Destruction, will be happier than this one was.
Though overall, Marked By Pain is still a good book.
I give Marked By Pain, 3 stars.
Have you read anything by Cece Rose, and/or G. Bailey? Did you enjoy what you read?
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