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Grades 8 - 12n/an/an/an/a

Worlds collide in Lindsey Klingele’s debut young adult novel, The Marked Girl, an exciting fantasy tale turned upside down. Elissa Sussman, author of Stray, calls The Marked Girl “a magical debut with a big heart.”

When Cedric, crowned prince of Caelum, and his fellow royal friends (including his betrothed, Kat) find themselves stranded in modern-day LA 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.

The Marked Girl has humor, heart, and harrowing adventures, perfect for fantasy lovers and reluctant fantasy readers alike.

Hardcover, 400 pages
Published on June 7, 2016 by HarperTeen
ISBN-10: 0062380338
ISBN-13: 9780062380333
1 Book Review
  • urbangirlreview
    urbangirlreviewSaturday, April 16, 2016 at 9:47 am
    Not that the book was written bad it's just that I felt that it was written more for middle grade or young YA. I probably would have loved the book when I was in middle school or 9th grade but now not so much. Honestly, the book felt I like I'd read a hundred books with a similar plot. Special girl (aka special snow flake), forgettable secondary characters, and a Thor-like love interest. I would recommend this book to an older middle schooler or a young high schooler. *Thank you to Edelweiss and Harper Collins for the opportunity to read and review this book.