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Growing up in a sleepy village untouched by distant wars and political conflicts, it was easy for Thia, Mina and Kiara to forget such horrors existed in the Five Corners. That is until the dead child is found; a child that bears the same strange birthmark that all three sisters possess. A Mark their mother had always told them was unique to the girls. Kiara's suspicions gr ...more
Paperback, 294 pages
Published January 30th 2014 by Ink Smith Publishing (first published January 29th 2014)
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Shana Festa
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Bookie Monster received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. My thanks to both Cathi Shaw and Goddess Fish Promotions for allowing us to be a part of this tour.

I really liked this book and see this series being something great. My only frustration with series is that the first book usually serves as the "Who's Who" for all subsequent books....a family tree of sorts.... and by the time you start to get into the heart of the story it's over. But that's good for the author becau
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Carol
Feb 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Cathi Shaw's first book, The Marked Ones, of her Five Corners series is a beautifully written book! Three sisters are marked for a purpose they have yet to uncover. Intriguing characters, plots of death, mysterious powers, strange attractions, and a few challenging journeys mark this debut fantasy novel as a must read!
Cait
Feb 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It was totally wicked! Highly suggest reading it!
KatieBookQueen
Apr 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: high-fantasy
Reviewed at: http://queenofteenfiction.blogspot.co...

There’s a wonderful mixture of action, adventure, mystery, and a hint of romance in this exciting first instalment of the Five Corners series.

For starters, I’m extremely thankful that Cathi had a page at the start of the book that included the proper pronunciation of the names and words included in the story. Without that page, I really would have struggled to pronounce half of them! If more authors had a page like that at the start, I’d be a
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Jen
Apr 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Title -Five Corners: Book 1 of the Marked Ones

Author – Cathi Shaw

Pages – 294

Grade Range -7th and up

Publisher – Ink Smith Publishing

Growing up in a sleepy village untouched by distant wars and political conflicts, it was easy for Thia, Mina and Kiara to forget such horrors existed in the Five Corners. That is until the dead child is found; a child that bears the same strange birthmark that all three sisters possess. A Mark their mother had always told them was unique to the girls. Kiara’s suspici
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Ginny  Gallagher
Feb 10, 2014 rated it liked it
Five Corners, Book One of The Marked Ones, by Cathi Shaw offers a great mix of dialogue, action, mystery, suspense, and fantasy.

We meet three very different sisters linked by a mark and a prophecy. As the story progresses we get to know each sister and have the opportunity to enjoy each of their unique personalities.

The sisters were all adopted when they were babies. They are now sixteen and as different in looks as they are in personality. Thia, is quite and seems fragile. She is a healer, ofte
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Renee
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised with Cathi Shaw's debut young adult novel "Five Corners," the first book in The Marked Ones series. Cathi manages to create a fantastic story with a cast of characters that the reader can't help but fall in love with. The story starts off simple enough by introducing three young women that all bear the same mysterious mark. Before long, the quiet, peaceful existence at their family run in is disrupted when a man and his two young sons, both bearing the same mysterious ...more
Laurie
May 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fast-paced, exciting, with lots of mystery and mostly innocent romance, this book was an easy, entertaining read. The story flows smoothly and the plot starts simply enough, but as the tale progresses and the prophecy begins to unfold, alliances become suspect and even sacred, long-held relationships can no longer be trusted.

Three young women, each baring an odd mark, are whisked away when their sleepy hamlet is threatened. One of the girls, Mina, is viciously attacked and barely hangs on to lif
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Star
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Three sisters, Thia, Mina, and Kiara who share the same strange birthmark live and work with their mother at the Inn. When Kiara learns that there are children who are being murdered who share the same strange mark, she is suspicious. Then Outsiders arrive at the Inn and the girls learn they are part of an ancient prophecy. Their world is shaken upside down and now the girls must discover the truth for themselves.

FIVE CORNERS is the first book in what promises to be an epic fantasy series. The t
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Maggie Thom
Mar 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Five Corners: The Marked Ones is a really good story. I really liked that this story had a bit of a different story line. Three girls who have grown up as sisters were all adopted as babies. The three, who have believed they were the only marked ones, soon learn that they aren’t. But the other marked children are turning up dead. The three soon team up with others and go off in different directions to hopefully save their own lives and to try to figure out what’s going on.

This story is well writ
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Jordyn Riou
Jun 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I picked up this book because the author is a close family friend and she gave me a copy of her book signed for me, and I honestly didn't expect to like it as much as I did (I thought it would be alright). I really like the story and the three girls really caught my attention and I liked the writing style, going back and forth between the three girls. Quick read, and I'm excited for the rest of the series!
Kelesea
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This review and many others can be found on my blog: literatureobsessed.blogspot.com.
Sarah Fisher
In Cathi Shaw’s Five Corners, Marked children are being killed across the land. An ancient prophecy foretells the rise of the Marked Ones, and there are powerful factions that will do anything to make sure that that future doesn’t come to pass. Adopted sisters Kiara, Mina and Thia – all bearing the Mark – have lived a quiet life in the Lowlands, but they find themselves in terrible danger as the prophecy unfolds. As dark forces hunt them, the sisters embark on a perilous journey to the mystical ...more
Chelsey Nichols
Sep 23, 2014 rated it liked it
Five Corners: The Marked Ones by Cathi Shaw tells the story of three adopted sisters being raised in the outskirts of a magical world. Their adoptive mother, Brigit, has done her best to keep them safe—and removed—from any dangers of the outside world. But when three mysterious strangers arrive and threaten the normality of their world, are these girls prepared for the changes that will soon overcome their lives?

Each of the sisters, Thia, Kiara, and Mina are joined together by a mysterious mar
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Ann Ellis
Nov 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
'Five Corners: The Marked Ones'
by Cathi Shaw
5 Fangs


I am an independent reviewer for 'Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock'. I received this book from the author and from 'Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock'. This is my honest review.

The book offers a list of characters and describes their relationship to other characters. There is also a map of Five Corners that is in the front of the book that the reader understand the lay of this world.

Cathi Shaw introduces the reader to the world of
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Elke
I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of fantasy books, so when I started reading Five Corners I was instantly wary of certain features I'm usually put off by with this genre.

I think most books suffer from over-length, and especially fantasy books tend to be overly large tomes. They often get lost in details without stirring from the spot, making me feel like reading in slow motion or with the handbrake on. Fortunately, this was not the case with Five Corners, which is written in a clear, dis
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Leslie OBrien
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Five Corners: Book 1 of the Marked Ones by Cathi Shaw is an epic science fiction/fantasy story geared toward young adults. But this story is crafted to where it is suitable for those who are younger to adult. When the story begins, we meet Brijit, a healer and proprietress of an inn, and one of her daughters, Kiara. We are immersed immediately in what is obviously a murder, but there is much more to it. Five Corners progresses quickly as we meet the other sisters, and a host of other characters ...more
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Cathi Shaw lives in Summerland, BC with her husband and three children. She is often found wandering around her home, muttering in a seemingly incoherent manner, particularly when her characters have embarked on new adventure. In addition to writing fiction, she is the co-author of the textbook Writing Today and the true story, Surviving Logan.