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Scion of the Sun

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  108 ratings  ·  29 reviews
When she least expects it, sixteen-year-old Holly Burton’s unremarkable life is shaken to the core. A vision of the mother Holly never knew leaves her questioning everything she believes.

Eager for answers, Holly enrolls at a boarding school for highly gifted students in Wolfebane, New Hampshire. But Holly's complicated life worsens when she accidentally transports to a pa
Paperback, 340 pages
Published November 5th 2013 by Month9Books, LLC (first published November 2013)
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Ben Alderson
Apr 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun enjoyable read!

Mix between Charmed, Mean Girls which is filled with mystery and action!
Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Nov 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
This book was actually really good!
I was not expecting it to be for some reason.
It was written in such a humorous way.
I liked the general storyline.
The cover has such power to it.
Honestly was very good.

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Jennifer Armentrout
Charmed and drawn in by Holly's spunk and snark, Scion of the Sun will leave you spinning and falling for Joss right a long with Holly. Marsh's unique YA debut packed with action, mystery, romance and suspense. This is not to be missed!

And the cover? Amazing!!!
Nov 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Scion of the Sun by Nicola Marsh
Book One of the Solar Snatchers series
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication Date: November 5, 2013
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

When she least expects it, sixteen-year-old Holly Burton’s unremarkable life is shaken to the core. A vision of the mother Holly never knew leaves her questioning everything she believes.

Eager for answers, Holly enrolls at a boarding school for highly
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
In a word: An adventure full of Celtic mythology, a wonderfully human and flawed main character, lots of sly references to Harry Potter, but not quite enough danger for me.

I couldn’t wait to start reading Scion of the Sun, mostly because of the gorgeous cover that really drew me in. And Scion starts off very strong, as we are introduced to MC Holly, who is telling the story. One of the best ways to throw your characters into uncomfortable situations is to send them to a new place. In this case,
Francine Soleil
Nov 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Originally posted here:

Holly Burton has been the loner queen of the nerds for all sixteen years of her life. She hadn’t really cared much about standing out. She simply wanted to be a good girl with good grades to please her Nan. But when she gets a vision concerning her mother who abandoned her and a monster, her Nan gets a stroke and goes into a coma. And Holly must enroll in a boarding school, C.U.L.T., to find guidance from Brigit, the principal and N
Sandy Emerson
‘Scion of the Sun’ was a unique tale based in mythology and magic. From the very first page, I was introduced to a character that experiences so many disturbing, yet mysteriously exciting things. The world, in this Young Adult novel, felt so familiar and yet I knew it was anything but that.

This novel sent me on an adventure seen only through the eyes of a snarky, yet somehow normal girl named Holly. She had her issues, including being dumped off at a boarding school that isn’t exactly known for
Nov 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing

When Holly starts having visions, she feels like a freak. She's always been an outsider, too smart and a little nerdy for the kids at her school. She transfers to a special school for kids with psychic powers and meets a couple of people that quickly become her friends. Unfortunately she still feels out of place. While she does very well at 'normal' subjects at school, she doesn't get the hang of the 'other' subjects. She starts to feel like a freak there as well. Then, like her life needed more
Oct 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love me some some mythology. And this is druid mythology, which I have not had the opportunity to read anything about the druids. It was really interesting and it was different. Because it was so different, there is a lot of new information, but it never felt like an information dump. I thought Nicola Marsh wove the details and necessary information into the storyline very fluidly. I really liked the combination of action, humor, and romance that Scion of the Sun delivered. Really cool book, a ...more
S.A. Larsen
Oct 15, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Breathtaking Cover. Prose That Flow. And A Hunky Warrior.

Absorbing and heroic, as a triangle of young people accept their place in existence and support each other on an emotional journey to save a world unseen.

From the moment I saw this amazing cover and read the premise, I knew I wanted to read it. Main character Holly finds her world changes after her aunt drifts into a comma and she must move to attend a specialty school for teens with psychic abilities and those who are adopting the New
Nov 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
--I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.--

I really enjoyed this book. I think it was a good coming of age book for the main character Holly. Holly is forced to open her mind and herself to a whole lot of new things when she starts to develop special talents. Holly is also used to being an outcast in her past life, a very book smart nerd so to speak. I liked the fact that
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have read and enjoyed several of Nicola Marsh's romance novels and so it was with anticipation that I picked up her YA title, 'Scion of the Sun'. There is a bit of teenage romance (including much drama over the first kiss!) in it but this book is much more. It has plenty of magical stuff going on and the author has added a heavy dose of Celtic mythology which was frankly quite fascinating. The story had a Potter-esque angle to it, in that the protagonist (Holly) goes to a school for the 'super ...more
Joy D. Fanning
Nov 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
*I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review*

This book was awesome. Just plain awesome. It was a fun read and full of excitement and adventure. I will totally read the next book when it comes out. The characters were well developed, the writing was great, and I could tell a lot of research went into this book.

Yes, it is a teen book, but it reads nicely. I enjoy lots of teen books and I feel the fact that I'm not a teen anymore doesn't matter. The adventure and romance in th
Nov 02, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I could not make it through this book. It left so much to be desired. The opening pages rubbed me the wrong way. I felt that the order of events was so boring and dreary. The only thing that gave me hope was a Ally Carter reference besides that I felt let down. The story took too long to unfold for me. I would say that some people can enjoy it. I don't totally dislike the book, it was mostly the writing that threw me off. Maybe one day I'll give this book another try, but for now it will be sitt ...more
Hannah Schindler
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Great book!!! Holly is a great heroine, here comments are funny and witty, I love her references to characters like Rose Hathaway an Arwen, it adds to her character and makes her great! I love Joss, he is great and he is perfect for Holly! Raven and Quinn are great friends and their relationship with Holly is great. The story line was refreshing with many surprises. I cant wait to read the next book!!!
C.A. Szarek
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved loved loved this book. It had everything you love in a YA! Likeable characters, humor and hot boys! LOL! I love the references of all things awesome in books and movies, and I really loved Holly and of course Joss. I really can't wait for the second one!
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. Can't wait for the next in the series!
Nov 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Enjoyed it- full review up soon!
Caroline Patti
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Can't wait for the sequel.
K. Lincoln
Dec 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
maybe closer to 3.5 stars, actually.

The author's description says she writes "fun and flirty" romance novels for adults as well. I totally can see this.

It's a fun and flirty YA book with your average paranormal-trope heroine who goes to boarding school and discovers she has secret powers.

No vampires or werewolves here. Instead Holly Burton is the youngest female descendant (Scion) of a Celtic Sun God (he whom Beltane is named after).

She goes to a normal boarding school and makes friends with a
Grace Fonseca
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was a unique tale about a heroine who is not perfect by any means, but does her best despite her failings. Holly feels like she is out of place at the start of the book, but learns a whole lot about herself in the process.

Holly feels like she has always been a freak because of her visions. Her visions don’t always come at the most opportune times or in some ways they hinder her from having normal experiences. Nan, her grandmother sent her because Nan says that she has a gift and needs to le
Dec 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Schon als ich das Cover zum ersten Mal gesehen habe schoss mir durch den Kopf - das Buch muss ich haben! Zum Glück hat mir auch die Kurzbeschreibung sehr zugesagt und so wurde das Buch kurzerhand bestellt. Ich muss auch sagen das es mir sehr gut gefiel, auch wenn es durchaus seine Schwächen hat. Holly ist eine sympathische Protoganiste die eigentlich alltägliche Probleme hat. Sie fühlt sich einfach nirgends zugehörig, bezeichnet sich selbst als Nerd und hat auch keine Freunde. Bisher lebte sie b ...more
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
I really enjoyed this book. There were a few minor flaws but I liked the story and characters enough that they didn't bother me much.

Holly begins having visions and ends up going to a boarding school for gifted students. She soon finds out she is a descendant of a sun god who can teleport to a parallel world, has a warrior guardian who can read her thoughts and must learn to use her gifts in order to stop the bad that's coming.

This was a fun read and I wanted more. I liked Holly and it was fun t
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
0 stars - DNF

Where I stopped reading: At 20% on my Kindle.

Why I stopped reading: I just could not get into this book. The premise is something I would normally get in to, but it just didn’t grab me. I can’t even pinpoint one thing that turned me off. I just didn’t get that “read me now” vibe.

What others have rated this book: According to Goodreads, the average rating for Scion of the Sun is 3.86. It looks like a majority of readers gave this book 4 stars. There were 3 4-star reviews on Amazon.
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love the way this book is written it's funny, flirty and honest. Just fun!XD
The tension is a little thin and I'm not interested in continuing the series.
Delanie Slattery
This book was alright, but just fell a little short for me.
Aug 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
I didn't even bother to finish reading this book. There was nothing intriguing about the characters or plot to keep me interested in reading. Some how the author was able to take the concept of traveling to a parallel and make it incredible mundane. The main character Holly's trips to Eiros, a place supposedly with magic, reads like a dull teenager's spring break visiting distant relatives. The lackluster quality of the settings wouldn't be so bad if the characters were engaging and likeable but ...more
This book was really disappointing. I had high expectations and it just did not cut it out for me.
Kim Compier-Kuiper
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USA TODAY bestselling and award-winning author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults.

She has published 64 books with Harlequin, Amazon Lake Union and indie, and sold over 7 million copies worldwide.

She currently writes women's fiction for Amazon's Lake Union imprint and steamy romance for Harlequin Dare.

Her first mainstream contemporary romance, BUSTED IN BOLLYWOOD released to r