Friday, February 12, 2016

FFBC Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: Marked (Laura Williams McCaffrey)

by Laura Williams McCaffrey
Publisher: Clarion Books
Release Date: February 16th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia

Sixteen-year-old Lyla lives in a bleak, controlling society where only the brightest and most favored students succeed. When she is caught buying cheats in an underground shadow market, she is tattooed—marked—as a criminal. Then she is offered redemption and she jumps at the chance . . . but it comes at a cost. Doing what is right means betraying the boy she has come to love, and, perhaps, losing even more than she thought possible. Graphic novel–style vignettes revealing the history of this world provide Lyla with guidance and clues to a possible way out of the double bind she finds herself in.

If you liked the hunger games then you will probably like this book! Lyla and her sister Hope are both in the Bright program at school, trying to get out of the life as a digger (miner). They live in a time where the government controls everything! People are segregated based on education and profession. There is a radical group called the Red Fist trying to expose all the governments secrets. Lyla just can't quite let go of her curiosity about the shadow market and what exactly the Red Fist are trying to accomplish. What will she find out?! This is a trilogy and I look forward to reading the next book to see what happens with Lyla! I give Marked 3.5 stars.

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Follow the Marked by Laura Williams McCaffrey Blog Tour and don't miss anything! Click on the banner to see the tour schedule.

I read, I write, I teach. I've published short stories in Cicada, YA Review Network, Solstice Literary Magazine, and Soundings Review. Clarion Books will release Marked, my YA dystopian fantasy, in February 2016. My other fantasy novels are WATER SHAPER and ALIA WAKING (both published by Clarion Books). For more information, it's best to visit my website:

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