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4.14  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  16 reviews
A Breaking the Darkness Series Novella...

While Kasha gets ready to graduate from college, her grandmother, Magenta Alexander, prepares for her return. Mage wanted Kasha to grow up and have a normal life, even knowing there was a possibility that Kasha would be anything but normal. Mage has kept things from her granddaughter, secrets that she must be told.

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Published May 24th 2014 by Crushing Hearts Black Butterfly (first published May 23rd 2014)
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Susan  Owensby
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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You must read this AFTER~~~ TAKEN!! This is a Novella!!

Kasha is packing all her stuff up she is graduating and will be heading home soon to Gram. She is excited to see her Gram its been two years since she has been home but first she has some things to finish up at school then she can go. It's always been Gram and Kasha, Gram raised Kasha after her mom disappeared when she was 9 years old. She doesn't know why her mother left or what happened to make he
Leigha Perlewitz
Apr 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I had the great pleasure to read this as a beta reader. This is a great story that sheds some light on the events that lead up to Taken. Many new plot lines are introduced and the plot really thickens. This is a novella and like many novellas, it gives a lot of background information and answers some questions that arose in Taken. It is written from both Kasha and Gram's point of view and gives us an idea of what life was like before Kasha was abducted in Taken. I really enjoyed this story, as I ...more
Roxanne Kade
Dec 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Even though this was only a novella, it was filled with so much back story and so much interesting information, much of which sparked even more stories as moments from book one were given more clarity, whilst even more suspense and intrigued was added to the mix.

Although I knew the inevitable outcome of this story, I still hoped that Gram would have been able to stave off her attacker. The events of this novella have fueled my need to read the next book, and I only hope that those evil enough to
Venus Turosky
Jan 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I got the opportunity to be a beta reader for this book and am so excited about it! I loved Taken and this book brings everything to a whole new level. Marked is about the series of events that occurred before Kasha was taken. It enlightens the reader and brings a new understanding of what might really be happening to Kasha, who may be involved, and how everything and everyone is connected. It is a short book and a very fast read as you will find yourself at the edge of your seat racing to find ...more
Rae Stoltenkamp
Mar 30, 2018 rated it liked it
This is a good concept and has interesting possibilities. However, the writing style is clumsy and didactic. There is too much back story and repetition to make it completely enjoyable. It needs a great deal of editing to become the story it can be.
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Marked
Series: Breaking the Darkness Series
Author: Felicia Starr
Publisher: Rockti Publishing
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: March 16, 2015
Genre(s): Paranormal Suspense
Page Count: 106 pages
Heat Level: 0 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5

A Breaking the Darkness Series Novella...

While Kasha gets ready to graduate from college, her grandmother, Magenta Alexander, prepares for her return. Mage wanted Kasha to grow up and have a normal life, even knowing there was a possibility t
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Some answers answered, but new questions arise!!!

So warning for ya, this was a novella meant to be read AFTER Taken by Felicia Starr <--- that book so if you haven't probably best not to read this review or this book

Second warning I received this in exchange for an honest review, and that is what I do so yeah *boop* runs away

Okay since this would be really hard to figure out a song for I am not going to, well I will say "Murder in the City" by the Avett Brothers, but that is my only choice ;)

I am
Sabina Bundgaard
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Make sure to read Taken before you read Marked, otherwise there will be spoilers for Taken.
Marked is the story about both gram and Kasha, and the events that leads up to Taken.
Kasha is about to finish up college, and is packing up the last four years of her life.
Her grandmother, Mage is getting ready to have Kasha home again and preparing for the Herb and Lavender Festival.
But things are about to change; a storm is brewing in the horizon will change many things for both Mage and Kasha. Will the
Candy Cassin
May 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Make sure to read Taken first because there are spoilers in this prequel.

In Marked we learn more about Kasha’s Gram, Mage. The timeline is set in the days before and during the terrible accident. Some questions are answered and more is created. Signs are given and danger lurks in the shadows. Find out what really happened to Kasha’s Gram.

Marked is a nice addition to the Darkness series. I was taken in by this vibrant grandma who would do anything to protect her beloved granddaughter. Felicia Sta
Mar 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

Magenta “Mage” could feel that something was coming. It was bad and she knew her time was running out. Her granddaughter Kasha had no clue to her family tree or secrets. Mage did her best to bring up Kasha right. Kasha’s mother, Aurora was sort of a trouble child. She struggled with her gift. When she was older Aurora took off and then returned with baby Kasha. She soon left Kasha with Mage and they haven’t heard from her since. No
May 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
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This little novella was a great insight into what happened to Mage (Kasha’s Grams) before Taken. It made me suspicious of a few characters I had started to question while I was reading Taken and it also filled in some blanks about Grams’ intentions with taking to Kasha before she died. It did answer a few questions about a few other side characters but also left some still unanswered and left some whole new ones. It definitely has spoilers to Taken so even though the events of Marked take place ...more
Miranda Hofmann
Mar 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*This book was provided to me by the publisher for an honest review. I am a new fan of this author (after reading the first book in the series)
Marked is the novella in the Breaking Darkness series between the first and second books. This book was well written and added greatly to the storyline and answered a lot of questions and helped fill in some gaps that the first book had you wondering about.
It was a quick and lovely read that helped gear you up for the second novel in the series.
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Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

"Marked" has a great hook. It filled in the blanks from the first installment "Taken," while setting up new questions and mysteries. What are Phaela's true motives? Does Patience really know what is going on? What the heck happened to Axel? Who is Nate, really? I have my suspicions...
Will we see more of Kasha's friends and acquaintances in later installments? I think some of them are more connected than we realize...
We need to know more about Aurora. Is she really good, evil, or jus
May 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

If you liked Taken then you shouldn't miss this book. I was glad to read about Kasha living a normal life and learn more about how and why she ended up in the dark basement. I just wish Mage could tell her first and prepare her for what was to come.
Kimberly C. Winslow

Would be better as the first book in the series or combined with Taken! It's not stand alone and reading after Taken made it predictable and unnecessary.
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Boring and adolescent

It was very tedious and uneventful and I was yawning from boredom. Half if the book was about granny and totally lame, the other half was about h but mostly through descriptive characterization.
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Author Felicia Starr lives five miles from her favorite Jersey Shore destination with her amazingly supportive family. She loves to spend time creating special memories with her husband and two young boys
Everyone expected her first publication to be a cookbook, but her love for writing has surpassed her love for cooking.

Felicia graduated magna cum laude from Kean University with a bachelor’s degr

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