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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  7,341 ratings  ·  649 reviews
In a broken landscape carved by environmental collapse, Boston paramedic Cacia Ferry risks life and limb on the front lines of a fragile and dangerous city. What most don’t know—including her sexy new partner, Eli Margolis—is that while Cacy works to save lives, she has another job ferrying the dead to the Afterlife. Once humans are “Marked” by Fate, the powerful Ferrys ar ...more
Kindle Edition, 332 pages
Published January 1st 2015 by 47North
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Feb 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review posted at Ja čitam, a ti?

Tanja: I strongly believe that you've heard of Sarah Fine and her Sanctum book, which was highly praised when it came out. I wanted to read it ever since, but somehow something else was always a priority. So when my girl Glass told me that Marked is on NG I had to have it. Now I am happy that Claimed was available too.

Glass: Oh, me too. Especially because story picked up the pace in last 30%. I know that a lot of our friends from blogosphere love Sarah Fine and he
Sarah Elizabeth
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Amazon Publishing and NetGalley.)

“I feel like I failed you,” he said.
She shook her head. “You were amazing, and you did all you could.”

This was an okay story, but I didn’t love it.

Cacy was an okay character, and she worked really hard as a paramedic, Eli did all he could to look after his sister, and was also a good paramedic, but I just didn’t connect with them as much as I wanted to.

The storyline
Dec 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Yes, the book had some intriguing (albeit deeply flawed) world building. It also had logical consistencies so profound they insult not only insult the reader, they actually could cause neuron death.

The entire premise of this book is that (view spoiler) want to cause the (view spoiler) of a young woman who is (view spoiler) in a post-apocalyptic global warming scenario where Boston is the new Veni
Fun read

I didn't expect a dystopia when I started (and I loooove dystopias), so it was a pleasant surprise.

It feels like the kind of book you read between 2 complicated, heart-breaking series. It was fun and interesting and (I'm sad to say) pretty short. I would have liked to see more of this series (I know there are 3 books, but that's not nearly enough for what could have been, IMHO).

Still, the characters were pretty good, although annoying and whiney from time to time. It's what I call a 'ju
Danielle (Love at First Page)
It's been a while since I've read a PNR, and Marked by Sarah Fine is the perfect welcome back. Guys, this story is seriously so much fun. There's something for everyone: action, romance, mystery, and fantasy elements. The world Sarah Fine has created is like nothing I've read before, a totally unique blend of Greek mythology (with a twist), dystopia, and urban fantasy. I don't know if that sounds like a lot(?) but it blended seamlessly for me. I think, if anything, the world building could have ...more
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-book-read
Sarah, Sarah, Sarah, let me count the ways I love thee....

I fell in love with Sarah's writing after reading her Guards of the Shadowland series and that love has been fueled and grown with each new book she writes.

Time and time again she proves just how well she can write, in any genre she chooses next.

Her latest release Marked, is no different.

I loved this book. This story. And all the characters so very much, and even though I was expecting greatness from this read, I was still blown away by
Marked is the first book in the Servants of Fate series. In it, you will meet Cacy and Eli. Honestly, I liked them and thought they were cute... but I didn't really love them or this book. Maybe it was the romance that "blossomed" between them.. or maybe I just couldn't back them up 100%. I just kept flipflopping on if I liked them or not.. and I just don't want to think about it anymore.

After reading the synopsis, I was a bit intrigued. I just thought that people being marked for death was an i
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
World: This urban fantasy takes place in Boston and weaves mythology into a dystopian world. Fines’ twist on the Fates and supernatural creatures was fascinating from the Scopes to the Fates themselves. Power struggles, romance and timeline threads held me spellbound. While we do not get all the pieces of this world, it was fleshed out enough to have me craving more.

Characters: From the very first chapters I was swept up and each character drew me further in. Cacy Ferry is tenacious, inquisitive
Rashika (is tired)
***This review has also been posted on The Social Potato

This is the first adult book by Sarah Fine. I repeat. IT’S THE FIRST ADULT BOOK BY SARAH FINE. When I first heard about it, all I could think of was how much I wanted to read it and about how awesome I thought it would be and I wasn’t let down. But then again, it IS Sarah Fine. When has she ever really let me down?

What first drew me to the book, aside from it being written by Sarah Fine, was the concept. The blurb doesn't give you much of a
*P*u*r*p*l*e* Masochist
This review is posted on Way Too Hot Books.

After finishing Burned (Fever, #7) by K. M. Moning I've realized how much I missed and kind of neglected one of my favorites, if not No. 1 favorite genre- urban fantasy/pnr romance. Since I've been seeing praising reviews of this new series a lot lately on both GR and Twitter, I decided to give it a shot.

It turned out that the story is not only a mix of urban fantasy and pnr romance, but also of mythology and dystopia with the setting in a post-apocalyp
Althea Ann
Feb 12, 2015 rated it liked it
I picked this up because I was curious about this whole "new adult" genre. I think that this was the first book I've read to be marketed under that category. And - it was pretty much what I expected: occasional explicit sex scenes mixed in with the tropes popular in YA today.

Eli and his sister Galena have managed to get out of the desolate wasteland that is a near-future Pittsburgh. They've both got jobs in Boston - which is better-off than much of the US, but still pretty dystopic. Galena is a
nick (the infinite limits of love)

Fair warning, there will be LOTS of gushing in this review! I know you all are probably already pretty sick of my constant fangirling over Sarah Fine's books! But guys! She continues to amaze me and make me fall in love with her characters over and over again. With Marked, her new adult UF/post-apocalyptic series, she has once again managed to impress me.

From the very first page of Marked, I was hooked. I knew while reading that first chapter that I was in for a ride and boy was I right. To acco
Wendy Darling
I mean, it's Sarah Fine. That's enough for me! ...more
Jen (The Starry-Eyed Revue)
I knew going into this that I was going to love it because, duh, it's Sarah Fine. But it's Sarah Fine writing an adult novel, which really ups the ante. It was captivating, suspenseful, thrilling, and unbelievably hot. I could keep listing adjectives, but I think you get the point. Best of all, though, was how the relationship progressed. There was communication. There was a real connection between the characters. And when things got rough, they didn't turn tail and hide; they dealt with those p ...more
Mar 31, 2014 rated it liked it
An adult paranormal romance series by Sarah Fine? It's been touted as Grey's Anatomy meets Ilona Andrews? Yes, please.

So, I guess I'm not as over the moon about this new 'adult' series by SF as I am about her YA. It was surprisingly over-sexed. Horndog thoughts and actions seemed to take up almost half the dang book! I think fans of the Kate Daniels series might enjoy this, the premise was good. I totally called it, no plot twist for me. Obvious red herrings & not even a misstep from the real cu
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Marked by Sarah Fine
Book One of the Servants of Fate series
Publisher: 47North
Publication Date: January 1, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

In a broken landscape carved by environmental collapse, Boston paramedic Cacia Ferry risks life and limb on the front lines of a fragile and dangerous city. What most don’t know—including her sexy new par
Oct 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four and a half stars: A mythological/dystopian story with complex characters and a terrific romance.

Eli is eager to be settled in Boston. It has been a difficult few years for Eli and his sister Galena. They are thrilled to be leaving violent Philadelphia to start a new life. Eli arrives at his new job as a paramedic. Everyone is watching a press conference on tv. One of the city's most famous and powerful leaders, Patrick Ferry is retiring. Eli's eyes are immediately drawn to his youngest dau
Asheley T.
Jun 27, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018-read, audiobook
I loved the author's take on mythology here and the characterization is great. I like the main characters and the secondary cast are all wonderful.

I love urban fantasy but for me, good world-building is essential to the story. The bits and pieces of the world that I could make out are interesting, but I really wish I could make a bigger picture of the unusual future urban setting. There was so much potential here for something great in terms of a really cool world, but I just couldn't get a fir
Beth  (YA Books Central)
"In post-apocalyptic Boston,
supernatural factions battle for human souls."

Ah...I wasn't sure that I could love another book as much as I loved Sarah Fine's Guard of the Shadowlands series...BUT....I not only loved Marked...I am completely and utterly obsessed with it. I literally could not put this book down. I read the entire book in one day.

Marked is an adult paranormal romance that is takes place in a post-apocalyptic Boston. There is desert land everywhere and water is a scarce commodi
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, x2015
Due to his scientist sister's brilliance, EMT Eli and his sister get the opportunity to leave the lawless desserts of Pennsylvania for a new life and new jobs in the canal city of Boston. Eli' s new partner is Cacia Ferry, who is both sister to the Chief and a member of the wealthy and powerful Ferry family - Cacia also secretly carries out her family's sacred duty of leading the recently deceased through the Veil to their final destination of either heaven or hell. But when Cacia's father, the ...more
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Male MC is sex on a stick, best buddy is gay. Female MC is very hot. Check, check and check. Fairly stereotypical paranormal romance? Surprisingly, not so much.

Fate marks people for death and our female main character, Cacia, and her family, the Ferrys, then help the souls of the dead to heaven or hell.

Title song for this book: "Don't Pay the Ferryman" by Chris de Burgh.

The setting is a dystopian, flodded Boston, surrounded by a country ravaged by climate change and disaster. Our heroes are mem
Sláinte Wanderlust
I just couldn't get into it at all.
I had just finished an amazing UF PR series before I started this book and I am not sure if that this book look more mediocre or that book its self was just plain mediocre.
It didn't hold my attention, I hated the beginning and I do not feel that things were explained well.

Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: meh
2.5 Stars. This book would have been better if it didn't mention somebody getting hot and bothered Every. Single. Page. It is hard for me to take the dire situations seriously if they go from near death to wanting to hump the other every five minutes (we get it, we don't need to be bashed over the head with it). Not to mention I guessed the villian/plot twist from the get go.

Fine's YA series is way better and stronger than this.
Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was 3.75 stars for me. It was a good start wish a fresh conception of the way the dead are "Ferry"ied to the afterlife in a pretty original world.

I liked it and am interested to see how this series will play out.
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I have heard such great things about Sarah Fine's books and although I have her YA series already in my shelves and Kindle library, once I got approved for the eARC of the sequel, I decided to start her first adult series!

Marked is fantastic mix of different genres, since it's got mythology, dystopian, paranormal, urban fantasy and some quite awesomely done romance.

We meet Eli once he's just moved to a new city with his sister Galena, we don't know much of their past or the world they live in,
Emma Adams
An engaging, character-driven paranormal romance set in a future world post-environmental collapse. I really liked the twist on afterlife mythology. Cecy and Eli are strong lead characters and the chemistry between them is well-written. I did wish there was a little more focus on the plot rather than on the romance.
Kimberly Vanderbloom
This book is pretty good. It was great to see a female role who isn't helpless and makes hard decisions. Cacy was fun to read about. Now Eli is a deep dynamic character. He has secrets that make him brave and heroic in my eyes. There was a little bit of sexy time which was fine but unneeded in my opinion. I am going to get started on the next book. ...more
Wow just wow I don't actually have any words to describe this book. So I suggest that you read it. Totally different, unique and I'm so happy I read it. A fine Job Ms. Fine. Now bring me the second book please. ...more
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorite-author
It would have been maybe a five-star, if I haven't already read the Guards of the Shadowlands series before: this is more of the same.
Not that I'm complaining, I liked it even if the characters and the worldbuilding were very similar.
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