Monday, March 16, 2015
Book Review: "Death Marked" by Leah Cypess
This is supposed to be the conclusion to the story that began in Death Sworn, a novel I quite enjoyed. However, it doesn't quite feel like an ending. I was actually kind of disappointed in this, really, because it just seemed to go on and on with Ileni going back and forth between two options that somehow didn't matter much to me anymore. She makes friends (I guess) with three other students, but I never felt a connection between them at all. Honestly, at one point Ileni is leaning toward helping the Assassins and says she wants to save these three and all I could wonder was why? I could almost understand the feeling toward one of them (and that was kind of a stretch), but the other two made absolutely no sense at that point.
Then after so much ho-hum not much of anything too exciting going on, this crazy action packed conclusion just sort of happens. But it doesn't really conclude everything. I mean the back cover even says "The astonishing conclusion to Death Sworn", but it really feels like it is still leaving the door open for another book. Too bad if that is the case though, because I'm done (not with the author - but with this world/characters.)
by Leah Cypess
Series; Death Sworn #2
Source; Gifted finished copy