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Marked by Sin (The Gatekeeper Chronicles #1)

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In an alternate London, where ancient Hindu gods rule, one woman holds humanity’s fate in her blood-stained hands...

Adopted by Brahma Corp’s Assassin Guild and raised as one of their own, Malina Hayes is about to make her fiftieth kill. After bringing down forty-nine of London’s worst criminals, this latest job shouldn't be a big deal. But if Malina is successful, she’ll
Kindle Edition, 239 pages
Published June 15th 2017 by Dynamo Press (first published 2017)
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Jun 08, 2017 Y-Phi rated it it was amazing

After reading the blurb I was a bit hesitant, because "fate of the world at stake" kind of stories usually pack too much drama for me 🤦🏼♀. By the same token, I never read a book by Jasmine Walt I didn't like (though I'm new to Debbie Cassidy). So I gave it a shot (that is I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review) 👩🏼💻. And boy am I glad I did 💃🏼!

"Marked by Sin" turned out to be a fast-paced, action packed, uber original new-adult paranormal with kick butt characters and numerous plot t
May 31, 2017 Amanda rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book and I'm SO GLAD I did! I have read all of Jasmine's collections thus far and I have yet to be disappointed. This is yet another amazingly well written book with such an exciting storyline! It kept me guessing all the way through. The main character Malina is vibrant, headstrong and of course a total badass! I will say I can't decide if I'm on "Team A" or "Team G"! I highly recommend this book and any of Jasmine's other literary works.
3 solid stars an excellent beginning to what has potential to be a very unique & interesting series.
If you are looking for a book with non stop action that is also an urban fantasy then you should really give this book a try.

There was so much I liked about this book. Malina is a very strong female lead, one that won't give up no matter what. Malina also refuses to let anything negative run her life. She wants the good to triumph over the bad, which makes her a beautiful soul.

In this book we discover what Malina really is. She has been lied to all her life about everything, and she also has be
Marked by Sin by Jasmine Walt and Debbie Cassidy is book one in their Gatekeeper Chronicles. In this book we are introduced to Malina, an assassin for Brahma Corp’s Assassin Guild. She has been raised as one of them for as long as she can remember and now she is just a step away from Ascension. She's been given the kill order for her 50th victim. All she has to do is complete the job successfully and she's on her way to better pay, a better place to live and moving up in the ranks of the Guild. ...more
Jun 20, 2017 Lene rated it it was amazing
I have read many books written or co-written by Jasmine Walt lately, and I almost can't decide which one is my favorite. This new treasure is no exception, and I utterly enjoyed reading the book.
Malina is an assassin, hard, trained and proficient. Her skills are appreciated by the Guild and her carrier approaches fast an important milestone. With her fiftieth kill, she will ascend to a new level. But before she can be marked, hidden secrets are revealed and her world is shattered to pieces. Mal
Jun 15, 2017 Bella rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC in return for an honest review. I had high expectations for this book, having previously read Ms. Walt's Baine Chronicles, and I must say, I was not disappointed! Marked by Sin was an incredibly enjoyable read. Jasmine Walt and Debbie Cassidy have teamed up to bring us this remarkable world of old Hindu gods and monsters with modern London sensibilities.

I found Malina to be a dimensional and likeable heroine. I admire her wit and candor, and she's very emotionally
Jun 10, 2017 Tasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marked by Sin by Jasmine Walt and Debbie Cassidy

I was fortunate in receiving and ARC for this fine book. Marked by Sin is a fast paced novel with an intriguing heroine, and it has all the elements of a good read: keeps you consistently interested, original characters, plot twists, and a little titillation here and there. I enjoyed watching the progress of the energetic heroine as she grew into her powers. One of my markers for a well-written book is the growth of the characters as they move thro
Jun 10, 2017 Tasha rated it it was amazing
Marked by Sin by Jasmine Walt and Debbie Cassidy

This is a fast paced novel with an intriguing heroine, and it has all the elements of a good read: keeps you consistently interested, original characters, plot twists, and a little titillation here and there. I enjoyed watching the progress of the energetic heroine as she grew into her powers. One of my markers for a well-written book is the growth of the characters as they move through their story. This one gets an A Plus from me. I don't want to
V.L. Cooke
Jun 17, 2017 V.L. Cooke rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone
Shelves: amazing-uf-books
I don’t typically write a lot of reviews, but this book and these authors deserve one heck of a shout out. Jasmine Walt & Debbie Cassidy’s latest book Marked by Sin is a roller coaster ride and one of the best books in the urban fantasy genre in recent years. The book introduces us to the world of Malina, an assassin with the Brahma Corp’s Assassin Guild who is one kill away from Ascension. Also known as a raise, better apartment, and better rank within the Guild.

When Malina’s fiftieth missi
Jemimah  Zafoune
Jun 10, 2017 Jemimah Zafoune rated it it was amazing
What a great, entertaining and enthralling read Marked by Sin was for me. I was a bit apprehensive going into reading this as I wasn't 100% sure if this was a book that I was going to enjoy. However how wrong was I as I just drank this whole book up in one sitting! Food, drink and the need to relieve myself all had to wait until I finished this as I just couldn't put it down. It was exciting. It was something new and it just took me on a magical journey into its world. I floved it.

Malina is a st
Jun 22, 2017 Megan rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

This book had so many feels and I'm still reeling from some of the information that I found out about Malina, her origins and her two sort of love interests.

Malina had always assumed that she was found one day with her origins unknown and was raised to be an assassin. In fact, she soon to do her fiftieth kill which is not only an increase in pay but status. Soon her world crashes around her when learning that not only were the people she kill
Vicki Ramirez
Jun 05, 2017 Vicki Ramirez rated it it was amazing
Marked by Sin begins a new chapter for co-authors Debbie Cassidy and Jasmine Walt. One that I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of. The blend of the two author's styles is seamless, lending itself to a story that is action, adventure, romantic tension and all kinds of surprises.

The story is of a trained assassin, Malina, on the eve of her milestone 50th kill as assigned by the council. She's been raised and trained since her childhood by the head of the Assassin Guild and she's very good at what
Jumms Akintomide
Jun 03, 2017 Jumms Akintomide rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book for my honest review. This was phenomenal. It's one of those books you read straight thru and don't put down till it's done. I have read The Baine chronicles by Jasmine and i think that this surpasses that. Malina is my kind of hero. You know how some write female heroes that you want to shake. Malina was none of that.

You start of seeing what Malina is like as an assassin and that would and you like her spunk and the character right off. From her bestie to who she
Penny Noble
Jun 11, 2017 Penny Noble rated it it was amazing
I am a fan of Ms. Walt’s writing so when I see a book authored or co-authored by her, I am always eager to read it. When granted access to this title, I dived right in expecting a great book. And, yes, that is what I got. The book was well-written, had a very interesting plot, and kept me engrossed the whole time I was reading it. The mythology was very rich, almost to the point I was tiny bit confused at points. However, the authors knew this was going to happen so they very graciously put a gl ...more
Jun 15, 2017 Kimberly rated it it was amazing
This is one very hard to put down book! Malina is adopted by the head of an assassin's guild and taught assassin skills. She is smart, determined, stubborn, and a very good assassin. Malina also has no memory of her past, before she was adopted. She has some great weapons: Vindra (an Indian Jambiya dagger that is 9 inches of curved Damascus steel spelled to always return to it's sheath,) a steel micro-recon blade that flips open to two inches long that is attached to her key chain, poison-fille ...more
Jun 03, 2017 Heather rated it it was amazing
When does the next book come out? I was so broken hearten to see that the Baine Chronicles end even through I read other books from Jasmine Walt which are amazing series. However, I am no longer broken hearten. This series will take the place of the Biane chronicles, keep me wanting for more, and waiting impatiently for the next book in the series. The female lead is strong character that does not have that whiny melodramatic persona that some authors try so hard for a strong character that thei ...more
Jun 12, 2017 Lucinda rated it it was amazing
Book one in the series. I was lucky enough to score myself an ARC and am happily reviewing it because y'know, anything Jasmine Walt and co-writers write is amazing!

A great mixed tale of myths and legends and modern science going too far!

A young woman who was taken from her parents to fulfil a purpose by a god other than what she was born for and finding herself acting as a substitute mother for two children and falling in love with a human in a world where most people are tainted by demon and my
Denise Sherman
Jun 15, 2017 Denise Sherman rated it it was amazing
Shelves: assassins-guild
In Marked by Sin we are introduced to Malina Hayes who was adopted by Brahma Corp’s Assassin Guild and raised as one of their own. After Malina makes her fiftieth kill and is about to receive her fiftieth mark when something happens. Malina has always thought of herself to be a pretty good Assassin and was trained by the best.. she has friends that love her and would do about anything to protect her.
If you want to know what happened you need to read the book
I loved reading Marked by Sin and if
Amanda Smith
Jun 18, 2017 Amanda Smith rated it really liked it
Not a dull moment

This was a wonderfully written book as o have come to expect from jasmine Walt, this is the first book I have read from thee other author. I read this in a day and a half. I was hooked from the chapters I read before it was released. Strangely once I bought the book and started reading it, the story line changed drastically in ways I would not have predicted. This was a very creative, different story that I really enjoyed. Characters were well developed and easy to like. I read
Carrow Brown
Jul 03, 2017 Carrow Brown rated it liked it
I picked up the book and was able to read it in one go while I couldn't sleep at night. I found the concept intriguing and I really enjoyed the world building the authors have in this book. There are no regrets in the purchase on that account.

The only reason I gave it three stars was because of the writing style. In some places, it was really well done where in others it felt rushed or missing the spark the rest of the book had. There were also two points when two characters were speaking, but
Candy Laine
Jul 16, 2017 Candy Laine rated it it was amazing
There is a whole new set of supernatural races running amok on the surface of the planet. Malina is an assassin, and a very good one at that. Unfortunately she has no idea who her parents were. She was adopted by the Brahma Corp’s Assassin Guild. She has no memory of her time before that. Then she reaches the magic figure of her 50th kill...and life as she knows it changes completely. She discovers that her father is alive. All the kills she made were not evil but instead innocent people. Now sh ...more
C. Erani Kole
This is about a 4.5 for me. Absolutely love Jasmine Walt, so reading this book she'd created with Debbie Cassidy was pretty interesting. I loved the setup, the plot and the way it flowed in my head. I really like Malina and the characters. It's a bundle of chaos with the new life suddenly revealed to her and it was like a bomb of magical proportions exploded all over the pages. It felt like a fast-paced read with interesting, complex characters that made the whole thing feel deep for me, which i ...more
Keoki Ki`Ili
Jun 28, 2017 Keoki Ki`Ili rated it it was amazing

Our heroine is caught in a war bigger than anyone knew, her dedication and training leave her confident of her skills but her new knowledge leaves her with more questions than answers. This new world gives us gods and creatures working together to save earth as they currently know it. Our heroine can think fast on her feet and is just now growing into power she wasn't aware of. The action is nonstop, the story line keeps you guessing and the characters compelling. Good start to a new ser
Michelle VanDaley
Jun 16, 2017 Michelle VanDaley rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give more than 5 stars. Once again Jasmine Walt proves why she will always be a One-click Author to me. I have not disliked a single book I have read by her. Marked By Sin may be my favorite story of hers to date. I was captivated from start to finish! Fast past with complex, likable and relatable characters who I want to know more about!! Malina is a great lead, strong and quick witted but stubborn and flawed. She is just trying to do what is right and help whoever she can along ...more
Louise Bowling
Jun 16, 2017 Louise Bowling rated it it was amazing
Great read

Very interesting world fantastic characters and some great laugh out loud moments. Great to read an book that is set in England with an writer that is English its mega frustrating to read a book with British characters that are using American sayings and words. Not so in this book. Awesomeness. Great book well written, good plot and unique world of gods and supernatural monsters. Two hot guys, one nice and one not so nice. What more could ask for? Yay x
Jun 09, 2017 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This is an amazing story!

I enjoyed everything about this book.

Malina is a likeable and badass assassin, who takes charge and handles problems as they come.
The other characters all have their own stories, and personalities that are shared in this book but enough is left out to make you excited to read more!

The plot is exciting, and easy to follow but not predictable which I absolutely love. I was very excited to read this book and I was absolutely blown away by how awesome it is!
Ashley Martinez
Jun 02, 2017 Ashley Martinez rated it really liked it
An adrenaline pumping fast-paced urban fantasy adventure that blends mythology with modern times to weave an unforgettable journey.
I enjoyed the story and the premise behind it. I look forward to discovering more about not only the characters but the world itself.
I'm not sure what to make of some of the characters yet but I did enjoy the main character she was flawed, badass and entertaining.
I voluntarily reviewed an arc from the author.
Jun 02, 2017 Kelley rated it it was amazing
I have never been disappointed by any of Jasmine Walt's books. This was an ARC - if that's relevant. The world building was subtle and all the characters were introduced well. I initially thought the main character was a little too accepting of all the changes, but I decided I liked it better then the typical angsty heroine who can't roll with he flow. I can't wait to see how the story progresses in the series. Excited for the next book!
Tina Courts
Jun 15, 2017 Tina Courts rated it it was amazing
wow, I absolutely loved it. First in the series and I find it refreshing. Very well written and catches my imagination. Full of action, mystery, intrigue and magic. So many things to say but I am not going to reveal as I do not want to spoil it for anyone who has not read it yet. Take my word for it you will want to read about Melina's adventures and revelations. Looking forward to the next one in this series to come out as I want to read it right now.
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