The Marked Girl by Lindsey Klingele
Once upon a time, in a land far, far away (Los Angeles)…
When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day L.A. via a magical portal and an evil traitor named Malquin, all they want to do is get home to Caelum—soon. Then they meet Liv, a filmmaker foster girl who just wants to get out of the system and on with her life. As she and Cedric bond, they’ll discover that she’s more connected to his world than they ever could’ve imagined…and that finding home is no easy task…
Publishes in US: June 7th 2016 by Harper Collins
Genre: ya fantasy
Source: Harper teen via Edelweiss
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free.
Series? yes Marked Girl #1 no info on 2nd
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I have done this several times on my blog. Books that just don't work for me. I know my reading style pretty well, and I can tell whether I will like the book or not accurately about 80-90% of the time. If I finish a book, then there are aspects of that book that I enjoyed. I never talk about the author in a negative way, I only say what doesn't work for me. Normally if I finish a book, I give it at least 3 stars, meaning that I liked it.
stopped at: chapter 6
The cover as well as the theme of location via magic portal drew me to this one.
this one's told in third person and it goes back from Liv to Cedric. I think I misunderstood in the synopsis because I was expecting it to be a normal girl all the sudden plopped into a fantasy world rather than the characters from the fantasy dropped into real life.
Liv is into film and directing and we start the book with her working on a project and it also through quite a few people at me from her end. And then when Cedric comes into it we get another cast of characters throw into the mix and I was just a little confused and I wish that I would have read it right because I would prefer the other way around.
My question to you, my lovely readers:
Where do you want portal?