Division of the Marked (The Marked #1) by March McCarron (Review by Derek – #NerdGirlDad)


Title: Division of the Marked (The Marked #1)

Author: March McCarron

Published Date: July 1st 2013

Genre: YA Mystery / Fantasy


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For all of written history, on the day of Da Un Marcu, fifty boys and girls across the three kingdoms are marked. They become a class apart from society. Taken to join their brothers and sisters, the Chisanta, they enter a culture of knowledge-keepers, martial artists, and possessors of strange and wonderful abilities.

When Yarrow discovers himself marked, he feels lost and lonely; until he meets Bray, a spirited and curious girl with whom he feels uncommonly connected. As the two of them become familiar with their new lives, unaccountable events unsettle the peace. A mysterious murder leaves the Chisanta in confusion. Odder still, one of the fifty children never arrives. In the years that follow, more and more children of the Chisanta go missing.

Ten years later, the devastating truth comes to light. The death of a young marked girl is uncovered. Yarrow and Bray—separated for a decade and grown apart—are thrust back together to investigate the crime. Can they overcome their differences to save the fate of their kind and the peace of the nation?
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***Derek – #NerdGirlDad Review***

This book has everything needed to appeal to a wide audience – not just Young Adults, and all are explored by an expert Wordsmith.

You have the mystery of an increasing number of the marked disappearing each year; you have a romance, spanning over ten years and not approved by the society in which they live (The main characters are brought up to hate each other.)  You have a mystery to solve and you, the reader, know as much as the hero does. All this, while you learn more and more about the world in which the story is set, ready for the next adventure in the saga.


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