Monday, December 29, 2008

Review - Marked by Passion by Kate Perry

Marked by Passion
The Guardians of Destiny, Book 1
Kate Perry
January 27, 2009
ISBN# 978-0-446-54100-8

Book Blurb:
Rules for the (Very) Reluctant Guardian of the Scroll

One: Don't lose the artifact you've inherited from your ancestors—no matter how much it starts messing up your life.

Two: Do learn how to control its powers. (And, yes, that means putting up with uber-complicated Guardian lessons from your father's meddling ghost.)

Three: Don't trust anyone. Especially Rhys, the mysterious bad boy who's always one step ahead of you... and irresistible as sin.

Four: Do anything to keep the scroll from landing in the wrong hands—and destroying the world. Even if that brings on a heartbreaking betrayal, an evil you never saw coming, and a choice you may not live to regret.

My thoughts:
When a package is delivered under her full name, Gabrielle Sansouci Chin’s worst fears are realized. The life she left behind has just caught up with her, and with her father’s death the responsibility as a Guardian has been passed on to her. While it’s her birthright, it’s a job that Gabe would much rather see passed on to her brother, Paul.

Gabe’s life tending bar and finishing the paintings for her upcoming show are being pushed down the list of priorities. The appearance of a mysterious stranger could be the answer Gabe’s looking for in getting her life back on track, or he may just be an enemy behind a handsome face.

This is the first book in The Guardians of Destiny series. Gabe is forced into training for a duty she didn’t choose, while risking the future of a career that she’s determined to hold on to. Ms. Perry creates a tale of fantasy and magic, coupled with a fiercely independent heroine who’s surrounded by deception. Marked by Passion has an engaging storyline, entertaining characters, and a romance that builds throughout the story. I’ll be looking forward to the next visit with The Guardians of Destiny.

To learn more about Marked by Passion, please visit Ms. Perry’s website: HERE

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Harry Markov said...

Hah, so you are alive! You went under the radar again, honey, but I knew your hunting spot.

But I can see that the urban fantasy scene is definitely prospering. Although I would have liked a better cover... Either ways sounds goo.

Kimberly Swan said...

Yep, you can't get rid of me that easily. *grin*

At first glance I thought it was a romance, so I can understand your concerns with the cover, but the story is definitely worth the read. :)

samantha.1020 said...

This sounds great too! I'm in series heaven *grin*

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Samantha - This was such a pleasant surprise. Hope you get a chance to read it!