Vacation Review: The Marked Son by Shea Berkley (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

Posted August 17, 2011 by Felicia S in Uncategorized / 5 Comments


I actually managed to get some wonderful “just because I want too” vacation reading done while I was out of town!  So instead of writing up long reviews of each one, I am just going to give my overall thoughts.

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Overall Rating 3.5
Story Rating 3.75
Character Rating 3.25

Vacation Review: This is one of those book that I wasn’t sure what to expect. I am not a huge fan of YA but this one was a pretty good read. The angst, which I normally expect from the girl, was from the main character Dylan. He is probably my least favorite character in the story. In fact, it is Leo (someone who becomes his friend) that I felt was a more compelling male character. I understood Dylan had a crappy life. In fact, I was worried this was going to be another crappy parents, no adults are worthy book. It is not the case! YEAH! In fact, Grandma and Grandpa are two of my favorite characters in the whole story. Without giving anything away I can’t explain my exact “Go Grandma” moment but trust me you will be cheering. I also really loved how strong and matter-a-fact that Kera was in the story. There is no cliffhanger but I am excited to see what happens in the future!

Shea Berkley

Books in Series:
The Marked Son (Keepers of Life)

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5 responses to “Vacation Review: The Marked Son by Shea Berkley (Rating 3.5 Wine Glasses)

  1. Faye

    Have this on in my TBR pile. Haven't read a lot of books in a guy POV. Hopefully this one will be good! great review 😀

  2. Missie

    Now I'm wondering what I'm gonna think of Dylan. He's so pretty on the cover, how can he be unlikable? LOL!But I do like the idea of a TEAM Grammy and Grampy!

  3. Jenny

    Yay Felicia reading a YA book! *happy dance* Glad you enjoyed it, I might have to give it a try now:) Love the sound of Grandma and Grandpa too, there are so many YA books without parents or with parents who aren't really parents that it's always nice when family is prominent:)

  4. Melissa (Books and T

    Like I said…I like that the crappy mother was CRAPPY! I just think it is something some kids can (unfortunately) identify with and so that is why I was happy she wrote it that way.Loved Grammy and Grampy!! Don't forget Bodog! ;D