Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Review and Giveaway - The Mark by Marilyn Bunderson

She's had it forever. A tiny mark on her hand. No big deal, right? But when Tori discovers that her ordinary freckle is really some kind of microscopic tattoo, she doesn't know what to think, especially after meeting Eric, a guy she feels strangely connected to--and not just because he has a mark too.
All too soon, Tori and Eric realize that atheir marks are only the first clue to a mystery that will change everything. And with each new discovery, Tori finds herself pulled deeper and deeper into a world she could never have imagined.
The premise of The Mark intrigued me. The book capitalized on that premise. Each new discovery made me want to read more. There was a bit of suspense, a whole lot of mystery, and times when I just had to ignore my cute boys and keep reading.
The romance reminded me a bit of Twilight. A young girl who's never been in love, then falls so hard she can't handle being apart from her boyfriend. Thankfully Tori has her own talents and abilities so she isn't completely dependent and Eric is really cute, even if I could be his mother (it's hard getting old).
As an adult I really enjoyed this book, but I'm betting it's going to explode in the YA market. I will definitely share it with my nieces.
The book is set up for a sequel. I'm excited to see what happens to Eric and Tori next.
Win your free copy of The Mark: Marilyn has generously offered an autographed copy of The Mark to one of my followers. Just leave a comment on this blog post to be entered.
For extra entries:
1 extra entry for new followers
2 extra entries if you refer someone to this blog (just tell me who you referred in the comments section)
2 extra entries for sharing the giveaway on Facebook or Twitter
4 extra entries for sharing the giveaway on your blog (either as a post or a sidebar)
Contest closes June 6, 2010
Thanks, friends. I hope you enjoy The Mark. If you've read it, please share your own thoughts.


  1. I follow, and I've really wanted to read this book.

  2. I'm a follower! You've sold me on it.

    estrella8888 at roadrunner dot com

  3. I'm a follower and this book sounds great! I would love to read it.

  4. Sounds like a great read—please enter me to win!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  5. Sounds awesome!


  6. I'd love to own this fabulous story. Thanks for doing a giveaway.
    I am a new follower.
    I referred msdarcy22 to your blog.

  7. This looks like a great read. Thanks for the review and the contest! You might also enjoy a new science fiction book coming out June 18th called, "Minder," which is about psychic espionage. It's the first one in a series and should be very exciting.

  8. I enjoyed your post and i'm interested in this book.

    I posted on my blog.

    robinribbit at yahoo dot com

  9. Thanks for the entries, my friends.
    Audrey - I'll check out your link to Minder. Thanks!

  10. I can't wait to read this book. Enter me in the giveaway please.
    I am a new follower too.

  11. Wow, sounds great! (And your mom comment cracked me up! I swear I still feel just 20 years old in my head... Do you feel the same way?)

    Twitter: http://twitter.com/heidisblog

    Blog sidebar: http://heidisblog.biglaughs.org/

    Thanks, Cami!!

  12. I sense mystery/suspense in this story.

    entering for contest #2


  13. I follow
    entering for contest #2


  14. The Mark sounds like a wonderful read. Please include me in your giveaway.

    Cindy W.


  15. I am also a follower.

    Cindy W.


  16. Sounds like a great book.

    Heidi of Heidisblog sent me here!

  17. please count me in ... thanks :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  18. Fun to see more entries.
    Heidi - I completely agree with you. My husband just got put in as 1st counselor in the bishopbric. I said, "We're not old enough for this." Then I realized, darnit we are!

  19. If I'm not too late please enter me


  20. I'm a NEW follower


  21. I'm a new follower

  22. I have been on the library waiting list for a while now to read The Mark, so it'd be awesome to win it! :)

  23. Thanks, Christy and Jan for following.

    I just realized I hadn't put a date on this contest. It will close June 6th so there's still plenty of time to enter.

  24. Brand new follower-- just because I wanted to enter for this give away. I also shared the give away on facebook... so that's all worth a few entries, right? I REALLY would love to read this book!


  25. So, I just posted the contest and your blog on my blog: http://scangie.blogspot.com/
    That counts for something, too, right?

  26. Thanks, Angicle. Glad to have you follow.
    I'm heading to integer to pick a winner right now. I'll let you all know soon.


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