A Marked Past is the first book in a soon to be GREAT series. I wasn't sure what to expect after seeing the creepy cover but
I was quite pleasently surprised, with the riveting tale of Lyla Mercer and the dark history of her family.
When Lyla discovers a plot to rid Salem of Mercers, she's forced to chose between defending her family, or fighting to save the boy she loves. In a battle where Lyla is forced to use skills she never knew she had, survival is her only goal.
Well written, fast paced, and a real page turner is how I would classify A Marked Past. As a teen novel, it's told from Lyla's perspective in her own narration and I liked living in her world for a while.
I would recommend this novel to anyone above the age of 11. I'll gladly read the sequel. If it sounds good to you, pick it up. You'll love it.