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Ever Marked

(Shadow Guardians #1)

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Everything you thought you knew about Shape-shifters is a lie.
Shape-shifters are Shadow Guardians, ethereal animal spirits who protect humans from darkness. But not all Guardians are good.

When 17-year-old Leila discovers a tattoo-like spiral on her arm, she learns she's been marked to become a Guardian. With fatal animal attacks and missing people on the rise, Leila fears
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Kindle Edition, 321 pages
Published October 6th 2018 by DJB
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Kalli Bunch
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. Leila discovers a spiral tattoo and goes on a wild goose chase to find out who put it there. People in her school are disappearing or ending up with the same tattoo, and she is on a time limit to figure things out. If she doesn't get it figured out in time, she may die. This book was fun, interesting, and kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved it.
Becky Moynihan
Mar 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I flew through this book in a day, it was a fast, easy, and super fun read! The humor was quirky and adorable, the plot kept you guessing, and I was pleased to discover that my guesses were wrong! My favorite character would have to be Riley. He’s my sweet cinnamon roll and I was on pins and needles the whole time, wanting everything wonderful to happen to him.
This is a creative take on shapeshifting and yet there’s still some endearing tropes sprinkled in that are very familiar. Fans of Twilig
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Jenness Jordan
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Where I've never been before

I have been a fan of Elle Scott for a few years now. It all started as a journey out of my comfort zone and into the future. A future that is known as dystopian in the literary world. Normally I wouldn't explore that genre but I figured that I would give it a go. Her first book "Ray of Light" is part of the "Incandescent Series" and I signed up for her newsletters which is how I found out about "Ray of Light" and became an instant fan. Her newsletters and her stori
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Kanyon
If you’re looking for a unique urban fantasy/paranormal romance that delivers plenty of mystery and action then you should read this! I absolutely loved it. Not to mention it has a drool worthy cover! With disappearances and attacks on the rise, there’s no doubt that more danger is near. When Leila discovers a spiral shaped tattoo on her arm she soon finds herself on a mission to find out what it means and why it’s there. And if she doesn’t find out soon it might mean her death. What an exciting ...more
Kimberly
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The news reports people are being attacked and killed in her town by 'animal attacks'. One day a mysterious marking of a spiral on Leila's lower forearm appears. She and her best friend Riley research the mark and learned she was marked by someone and she will become either a Guardian who protects people or a Fallen who attacks and kills people. I love that Leila is kind, intelligent, protective, scared and determined to find out who marked her. Will she protect people or become a dreaded Falle ...more
Lejla
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So this was amazing read for me I really loved it.

Name of the main character is similar to mine. She is Leila (Leilani) and I am Lejla.
She is like my spirit animal. Full of sarcasm, jokes when they are unnecessary....
Her life is amazing , I adore her. She even has amazing boyfriend and then she becomes a shifter (powerful one). I want that tooo

Riley is so cute, kind and unreal. I am so happy Leila found him.

She also has amazing friends.....
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Kimi
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What an awesome story! I absolutely loved reading this story! I am a fan of supernatural and paranormal stories. This one has shifters or in this case they are called guardians. There’s good ones who are True and evil ones who are Fallen. I was hooked from the very start. I am totally loving the characters! So much suspense and action and romance it’s just AWESOME! I highly recommend this story. I really hope there will be another book soon! I need more of this story. It’s so GOOD. I love how in ...more
Jadyen
Oct 20, 2018 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the way she changed the dynamics of what a shifter is and what animals people can turn into. It made for a very interesting twist.

I enjoyed the overall storyline it was a great adventure to finding out what had happened and why. The only thing I didn't like at times was Leila's inner monologue.

The way the relationship developed was great and Riley was a great character. I look forward to seeing how the overall story arc develops.
Debbie Eyre
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is an awesome start to this series and I just couldn't put it down! Well written I was immediately drawn into this world. I adored the characters, the storyline and the background mythology, this is one Urban fantasy / paranormal romance I just can't wait until the next book comes out!
Lady The Owls
Oct 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh my word talk about a lot going on and mystery and outcomes you think will go one way go another. I was loving every minute of the book. Very much do I recommend this book
SD Jericho
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ever Marked – Elle Scott

Disclaimer: I love Shifter Books. Before I even start reading them I am predisposed to liking them and when I do, the day is a joy to behold; when I don’t, I lay on the couch under a blanket, staring at the ceiling and feeling incredibly sorry for myself.
I love the idea of Shifters and Magic and Mystical things because I have always believed that there’s more to the world than just the little pieces we know of it. The possibility of more-ness is more of a pro
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Marta
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
More like 2.5 stars
Where should I begin?
Hello, I'm really mad, what's your name?
That is the level of jokes in this book. But never mind that.
I liked the cover of the book and decided to read the blurb based on a rather high rating and really liked it, upon reading reviews with glowing recommendations about a smart, quirky heroine full of sarcasam and badass personality I thought:"Wow I could really enjoy this book!"
So long story short I decided to read it.
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Keryn
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
LOVED this!!!

I for one couldn't get enough of this new take on shifters and supernatural lore. Growing up with a mum that's an academic in folklore has never been all that important. Who knew just how ironic her mums work would become to her life? Leila is a typical teen. Crushing on her male BFF Riley, and excited the folks are leaving her big brother Kale and she alone thanks to a conference. How was she to know her entire world would change in an instant? After her brother took her to dinne
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Natasha Clark-French
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Ok, so I have to admit that I'm incredibly disappointed with this book. I've been excited for it ever since I saw the cover reveal and blurb in the newsletter from this author. So when I started it I was almost quivering with excitement and I did enjoy it at first but it slowly started to become a let down and I found myself disliking the main character and the whole book more and more. I really wanted to love this book and I kept finding redeeming qualities, like how the idea if this world is u ...more
Kay
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m thinking Elle Scott has a supernatural ability to write the most satisfying and exhausting books EVER! Ever Marked is such a compelling read. The characters are so...real. Especially Leila, who embodies all that is strong and big hearted. And the bad guys are really really bad. Gotta love that! The idea of shifters being guardians is one I haven’t seen elsewhere, it makes this book unique for me. There’s plenty of action, good battling evil. And who was it who marked Leila with the Guardian ...more
Louise Rachel Malhi
Dec 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this, the characters were what did it for me

I loved the concept and knew it be something I enjoyed. Firstly, the one thing I loved the most was the characters. Their witty humour and closeness, I was totally invested in them. Also, I just loved the writing style. It was so fluid and the dialogue so genuine.

I sort of guessed the twist at the end, but it didn’t matter as it still excited me.

There are lots of shifter books out, but they all have their elements, just like this one did
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Natalia Navarro
Oct 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first Elle's book I have read and I loved it so much!!!... My favorite books are paranormal romance with shifters, but this story is unique, I really loved Elle's approach of the shifters world and how they originated and transform humans into one of them... And, of course, the love story of our main caracthers... Couldn't put it down, amazing start of this series!!! ❤❤❤ ...more
Andrea Heltsley
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019-read
Unique shifter book

I enjoyed the unique and creative spin on shifters! The entire world building is a great start to a new series. If you like shifters and young adult life then this book is for you. Four glittery stars!
Dschaper54
Dec 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow

Awesome but I want more. I need to know what happens next. The characters such you in and there are twists that keep you guessing and you don’t know who’s who in the beginning.
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Elle Scott lives in scenic Huon Valley, Tasmania, Australia with her husband, two sons, three cats and one big, goofy Labrador.

She is a USA Today Bestselling Author and writes fast-paced fiction that stretch reality. Always with a hint of romance.

Elle also tells real stories with her camera, and is a multi-award winning family photographer.

Elle hopes to one day run worksho
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