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The Marked (Delcroix Academy #2)

3.83 of 5 stars 3.83  ·  rating details  ·  756 ratings  ·  120 reviews
„Night Academy“ wartet mit Nervenkitzel und unerwarteten Wendungen auf. Wie die Hauptperson weiß der Leser nie genau, wem er trauen kann. Und da Dancia sich zwischen Cam und Jack entscheiden muss, bleibt’s auch in der Liebe spannend. Schon immer war es Dancias sehnlichster Wunsch, ihre Fähigkeit, die Kräfte der Natur zu beherrschen, für das Gute einzusetzen. Auf der Night...more
Published April 3rd 2012 by Hyperion
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Another disappointment. All right, I’ll be honest. I mildly liked the first book, I didn’t love it but it was good enough for me to read the second one. After this book I do not care about this series at all.

The things I liked in the first one? Jack and the relationship she had with her grandmother. They were almost completely absent in this addition. Jack is always firmly in the background and outside of a few brief appearances you don’t see him until the end. I totally hate what the author did...more
the golden witch.
Overall, though the first book was passable, this one just kind of disintegrated into a mess of paranormal love triangles and supernatural vendettas. The characters devolved, and there was the sense of the storyline being repeated with slightly different elements. I just couldn't get into "The Marked", even though I did valiantly struggle to the end.

While some authors can make love triangles work, unfortunately, I felt that Scott could not. If anything, I think what really bothered me the most w...more
Morgan Walsh
The first book wasn't great, but not terrible either. Unfortunately, it's not something you'd like to read much more than once, so waiting eight months for a sequel to a book that wasn't exactly awesome is going to be hard. It's like when you read a series and love it, you want the book to come as fast as possible because you love the series. This series is the kind where you want the book to come out as fast as possible, because otherwise you're going to forget the whole story.

The plot was boring, the main character was an insufferable bitch, the romance was blah and it was all so predictable and unimaginative.

-Dancia was a dull, indecisive, whiny, unremarkable girl yet everyone around her thought she was speshul snowflake..ugh. She was so dumb and annoying all she did was throw herself into dangerous situations and make everything ten times worse.
I really started to hate the bitch when she ditched her friend to hang out with her boyfriend, Cam. She felt guil...more
I basically felt this book was pretty much a repeat of the first book with just a slightly different scenario - only thing time Jack is not physically by Danica's side and we have an introduction of a new character Barrett. In book 1, Danica was initiated into Delcroix Academy, and in this book, she was initiated into the program. Cam kind of watches over her and guides her through, while Jack is a constant doubt in her mind. I don't think very much changed in this book, and I'm disappointed to...more
Cassandra (The Book & Movie Dimension blogger)
Here is why I enjoyed this book so much. Dancia has real thoughts and feelings. I don't understand when people say she's weak or is mean to her friends. Her thoughts come naturally to her. She is strong in that she tries to use her power when she knows she can accidentally injure people in the process. Her thinking her friends have quirks is only natural because I honestly observe people around me and honestly don't have the best thoughts of people and I never state them because they will hurt f...more
Janus Vielle (The Blair Book Project)
Well, what do you know? This book actually turned out better than I thought. Yay!

I wasn’t really thrilled over the first book, the Candidates (or the Talents), from Inara Scott’s Delcroix Academy series. There really wasn’t anything new to the idea of the whole school for kids with special abilities. Yes, very X-Men-like, but the Marked turned this typical urban fantasy story to a whole other level. Not exactly as ground breaking as I want a book to be but this was better and more eventful than...more
Kristi-The Book Faery

The Marked (Delcroix #2) by Inara Scott is the second installment in the The Delcroix Academy series. The first book, The Candidates, was one of my favorite books of 2010. Ms. Scott does a spectacular job in this paranormal romance filled with danger, thrills, mystery and intrigue an oh, let's not forget swoon worthy romance!

The Marked is one of those books that is difficult to put down, most of the same characters are present from The Candidated (Delcroix Academy, Book # 1) so I...more
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As becomes evident in my original review of "The Candidates" by Inara Scott I was very excited to get my hands on this novel, its sequel. However, after having finished it I must admit that I am a bit disappointed.

The largest problem that I had with this book is that I felt that there was a disconnect between what was going on in the plot of the book and the emotional development surrounding these parts. There was one specific part of the book (chapter 15) where Danica was training in the woods...more
pg 191 progress comments "I beginning to hate all the characters. Hennie - too crazy in love (not bad though) Esther - becoming all depressed JUST because she doesn't have a BF. She's 14, for goodnessakes, you're not getting married any time soon so stop acting like THAT girl. Cam - clueless. Dancia - sits there and does nothing. Cam and Dancia - terrible relationship. Jack - I liked you... but... Barret - He's probably evil, haha..."

I got pissed at everyone, because I thought all the c...more
Joan{missing the vampire bunny slippers!}
Dissapointed and bitter! I had higher hopes and expectations from this...

Now why did you have to go and do that, huh?
I read this book with half the enthousiasm I had for the first and I couldn't help finding it lacking for me. The story was good and the training scenes were interesting, but I missed Jack! I missed Jack waayy too much!
When he left in the end of The Candidates I knew that he would probably get involved in something like that, but not that they would make him into this! He's ruthl...more
Rating: 2.5

I really liked the first book enough to pick up the second book. But God the second book. All I can say is that I had my hopes up only to have it crushed and pulverized into dust.

Dancia was so indecisive it frustrated me to no end. Cameron was being stubborn, the bad kind of stubborn. Jack was being annoying. Anna was being annoying. Everyone was so fucking annoying. I just wanted to punch every single one of them at one point in the story. The plot was boring. The story didn't progre...more
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Ah waiting for the next one is gonna suck!!! Review to come
Awesome end! Can't wait for the next one! Review to come.
Ta§chima Cullen
What happened to the cover? O.o?
Pam Steinke
The Marked picks up a very short time after “The Candidates” finished. Danica is being initiated into “The Program” and will be starting her training. It’s during the initiation that she finds out there is a group of people who are out to cause damage to The Program.

As Dancia continues her training she learns more about the “The Program” and the group they are fighting against. With that knowledge things become shades of gray rather than the “black and white” rules that those who head The Progr...more
Why read: Requested from tour site

What impressed me: I loved how much more in depth the story is becoming. Finding out more about the different talents is totally engrossing. I love the way the school works as well. I really enjoyed how Dancia's female friendships are progressing and the obstacles they've all been facing. It feels very real the way boys can come between female friendships in high school even when you aren't fighting over the same guy. The stakes are getting higher and there was...more

I received my ARC copy of this, this morning. I was really super duper excited to read it, since the first book gave me chills and made me desperate for the second. I have to say I was a bit disappointed, the start of the book was way too slow for my liking. I wanted it to be at a faster pace. By the middle of the book, I felt the flow really well, everything was working it's way up for the climax and the ending. My heart was beating, I was giggling like a school gir...more
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
The second installment in the Delcroix Academy series has definitely convinced me that this series is inspired almost wholly by the X-Men. There was a quote partway through when Cam's explaining what The Program does, and it's so obvious that Delcroix is Xavier's school for gifted children, being attacked by guys with comparable powers. That said, I love stories about people with superpowers, so this didn't detract too much from the story for me.

Unfortunately, even more than in book one, I do no...more
3.5 out of 5 rating

I read the first book in the series last year and LOVED it, so I couldn't wait to read this one. Unfortunately, while I did enjoy it, for some reason it didn't grab me as much as the first one did. I can't really put a finger on why and there's nothing I disliked about it but it was just another book to me.

That being said, I still loved Dancia. I loved that she was herself and kept up with what she believed in. But they boys--Jack and Cam. Neither of them are appealing to me....more
Melissa Simmons
The Marked is the second book in The Talents series by the wonderfully talented Inara Scott. I love all of her work, for young adults or otherwise, so it's not surprising that I adored this book. I read it in 3 hours without moving from the couch once; I couldn't put it down. From the very first line, I was hooked.

We see the action through the eyes of our main character, Dancia and she tells the story with humor and insight. I love her character; she's fantastically real. She may not know the w...more
I read the first book in this series, The Talents (originally called The Candidates) this fall. It was a fun read, full of mystery and romance, so I was excited to get to read an advance edition of the sequel. (Spoilers for The Talents)

The Marked continues a little while after the first book ends. Dancia is being initiated into the Program, and though she is still sad that Jack is gone, she is excited to begin training her talent. And now that she is an official member of the Program her and Cam...more
First Impression:
Book One of the Delcroix Academy series, now titled The Talents, was one of my top 5 reads of 2010. Seriously, that book was amazing! And repackaging of this series aside, I was super excited to finally get aback into this world and figure out what was going to happen next.

While Reading:
The Marked takes readers back to Delcroix Academy. Dancia, in her second year, has a lot of surprises in store. The Watchers are pushing her to gain further control of her powers. Her boyfriend C...more
I still really like this series even though it was changed from a YA to YF. I'll definitely have my kids read it. It has a good message of doing what right even when it's not popular or dangerous or you have to disagree with those you care about. Doing what is right matters most--great message for teens.

I liked how the author recapped the plot and characters in the first 50 pages. She didn't do it all at once and she also didn't expect her readers to remember the details and main parts of her f...more
******Spoiler Alert******
****There are spoilers from book one in this review. If you haven't read it don't read this review****
My review of The Talents (the name has been changed since I purchased the book) is HERE
You've heard of the Sophomore Slump with secondary novels? Not this one! If anything, it runs circles around the first novel in this series! There was a lot of everything in this novel. Dancia gets training finally to control her talents but it's not easy and her trainers are very unco...more
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Kate (VerbVixen)
The Marked (The Talents #2) )- Inara Scott

also known as The Watchers (Delacroix Academy #2)

You know a book is going to be good when it starts with an initiation into a secret society. Really, you can't go wrong there. As for the plot of The Marked, I loved the extended struggle between what is truly right and wrong. The questions of control and manipulation, of evil cloaked in good, of meglomania and power are riveting. There is tons of action as we literally stumble into the midst of a war: the...more
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
I love it when a book begins with a bang. Not even four chapters into the story, and so much goes down. The Marked is a world I wish I had part in. It's so exciting and there is never a boring moment. Each chapter is filled with just enough to keep you glued to the pages.

In the first book, The Talents aka The Candidates, Dancia is just discovering herself. In The Marked, we see her grow and learn to control her talent. Her relationship with her grandmother, Cam, and friends also grow a bit more...more
What I Liked
Dancia finally gets to learn how to use her powers to help rather than to hurt people. They trick her and push and push her beyond her comfort zone. With the hard pushing Dancia questions, what is really going on, are they trying to break her to give them a reason to destroy her very powerful talent or trying to harvest it?
Cam: In book one I liked Cam, but at the same time I was scared to like him because I didn't know if he would end up breaking Dancia's heart and I...more
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“I don't care what kind of grades they give you at Delcroix. I wanted you to go there so you'd have a chance to learn how to use your gifts, and be confident enough to fight for what you believe in.” 2 likes
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