By Bianca Scardoni
My Copy: Ebook from Netgalley for Honest Review
Welcome to Hollow Hills where the secrets and lies are as thick as the fog that blankets the town.
17 year-old Jemma Blackburn knows vampires are real. She watched one murder her father eight months ago. They tried to convince her otherwise, tried to tell her she’d lost touch with reality due to the trauma, but she knows what she saw was real. And now they’re after her again.
What she doesn’t know is that there’s a lot more to the seemingly coincidental bulls-eye on her back. These vampires—or Revenants as they’re called—are seeking her out for a reason. Because she’s Anakim; a powerful Descendant of Angels, and she isn’t the only one. That gorgeous guy who keeps showing up everywhere? He’s one too, and he’s got a secret that's about to turn her world upside down.
What she soon discovers will force her to come face to face with a far more sinister world than she ever knew existed. A secret caste of ethereal bloodlines, a love-triangle chock-full of lies and deceit, and an unrequited destiny that would place her in the perils of the very darkness she has worked so hard to outrun. Can she forge her own future and change that which has been fated? Or will she find that some things are inevitable, no matter where you go…or how fast you run.
INCEPTION is the enthralling first installment in The Marked series. Full of atmosphere, supernatural adventure, and jaw-dropping twists that will leave you hungry for more.
Inception took my on a little jaunt down memory lane. The similarities to the beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series were very nostalgic. Jemma has just learned that life is not quite what she believed. The late death of her Father at the hands of something that is not supposed to exist will do that to a girl. After a short little stay in the "nut house" she is off to move in with her rich Uncle. This is her chance, and she knows were the boundary lines exist so she will never let anyone discover her past. Only everyone is keeping secrets, and she is about to enter a dangerous war she didn't even know existed. With each opportunity for answers Jemma soon learns every one is harboring ulterior motives, and the deceptions and betrayals begin to pile up. The conclusion leaves us with a major cliff hanger where the lines are blurred. This was a breath of fresh air the genre, and an excellent debut novel for this adventure.