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The Marked

(Delcroix Academy #2)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  945 ratings  ·  133 reviews
„Night Academy“ wartet mit Nervenkitzel und unerwarteten Wendungen auf. Wie die Hauptperson weiß der Leser nie genau, wem er trauen kann. Und da Dancia sich zwischen Cam und Jack entscheiden muss, bleibt’s auch in der Liebe spannend. Schon immer war es Dancias sehnlichster Wunsch, ihre Fähigkeit, die Kräfte der Natur zu beherrschen, für das Gute einzusetzen. Auf der Night ...more
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Hyperion Book CH
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Dec 01, 2010 rated it did not like it
Another disappointment. All right, I’ll be honest. I mildly liked the first book, I didn’t love it but it was good enough for me to read the second one. After this book I do not care about this series at all.

The things I liked in the first one? Jack and the relationship she had with her grandmother. They were almost completely absent in this addition. Jack is always firmly in the background and outside of a few brief appearances you don’t see him until the end. I totally hate what the author did
usagi ☆ミ
Overall, though the first book was passable, this one just kind of disintegrated into a mess of paranormal love triangles and supernatural vendettas. The characters devolved, and there was the sense of the storyline being repeated with slightly different elements. I just couldn't get into "The Marked", even though I did valiantly struggle to the end.

While some authors can make love triangles work, unfortunately, I felt that Scott could not. If anything, I think what really bothered me the most w
Jul 08, 2012 rated it it was ok

The plot was boring, the main character was an insufferable bitch, the romance was blah and it was all so predictable and unimaginative.

-Dancia was a dull, indecisive, whiny, unremarkable girl yet everyone around her thought she was speshul snowflake..ugh. She was so dumb and annoying all she did was throw herself into dangerous situations and make everything ten times worse.
I really started to hate the bitch when she ditched her friend to hang out with her boyfriend, Cam. She felt guil
Morgan Walsh
Jan 12, 2011 rated it liked it
The first book wasn't great, but not terrible either. Unfortunately, it's not something you'd like to read much more than once, so waiting eight months for a sequel to a book that wasn't exactly awesome is going to be hard. It's like when you read a series and love it, you want the book to come as fast as possible because you love the series. This series is the kind where you want the book to come out as fast as possible, because otherwise you're going to forget the whole story.
Dec 27, 2011 rated it it was ok
I basically felt this book was pretty much a repeat of the first book with just a slightly different scenario - only thing time Jack is not physically by Danica's side and we have an introduction of a new character Barrett. In book 1, Danica was initiated into Delcroix Academy, and in this book, she was initiated into the program. Cam kind of watches over her and guides her through, while Jack is a constant doubt in her mind. I don't think very much changed in this book, and I'm disappointed to ...more
Jan 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Here is why I enjoyed this book so much. Dancia has real thoughts and feelings. I don't understand when people say she's weak or is mean to her friends. Her thoughts come naturally to her. She is strong in that she tries to use her power when she knows she can accidentally injure people in the process. Her thinking her friends have quirks is only natural because I honestly observe people around me and honestly don't have the best thoughts of people and I never state them because they will hurt f ...more
Janus the Erudite Artist
Sep 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Well, what do you know? This book actually turned out better than I thought. Yay!

I wasn’t really thrilled over the first book, the Candidates (or the Talents), from Inara Scott’s Delcroix Academy series. There really wasn’t anything new to the idea of the whole school for kids with special abilities. Yes, very X-Men-like, but the Marked turned this typical urban fantasy story to a whole other level. Not exactly as ground breaking as I want a book to be but this was better and more eventful than
Kristi-The Book Faery

The Marked (Delcroix #2) by Inara Scott is the second installment in the The Delcroix Academy series. The first book, The Candidates, was one of my favorite books of 2010. Ms. Scott does a spectacular job in this paranormal romance filled with danger, thrills, mystery and intrigue an oh, let's not forget swoon worthy romance!

The Marked is one of those books that is difficult to put down, most of the same characters are present from The Candidated (Delcroix Academy, Book # 1) so I
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
As becomes evident in my original review of "The Candidates" by Inara Scott I was very excited to get my hands on this novel, its sequel. However, after having finished it I must admit that I am a bit disappointed.

The largest problem that I had with this book is that I felt that there was a disconnect between what was going on in the plot of the book and the emotional development surrounding these parts. There was one specific part of the book (chapter 15) where Danica was training in the woods
Joan{missing the vampire bunny slippers!}
Dissapointed and bitter! I had higher hopes and expectations from this...

Now why did you have to go and do that, huh?
I read this book with half the enthousiasm I had for the first and I couldn't help finding it lacking for me. The story was good and the training scenes were interesting, but I missed Jack! I missed Jack waayy too much!
When he left in the end of The Candidates I knew that he would probably get involved in something like that, but not that they would make him into this! He's ruth
Jan 11, 2013 rated it liked it
pg 191 progress comments "I beginning to hate all the characters. Hennie - too crazy in love (not bad though) Esther - becoming all depressed JUST because she doesn't have a BF. She's 14, for goodnessakes, you're not getting married any time soon so stop acting like THAT girl. Cam - clueless. Dancia - sits there and does nothing. Cam and Dancia - terrible relationship. Jack - I liked you... but... Barret - He's probably evil, haha..."

I got pissed at everyone, because I thought all the c
Mar 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Awesome end! Can't wait for the next one! Review to come.
Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
Nov 21, 2010 rated it really liked it
Ah waiting for the next one is gonna suck!!! Review to come
Jul 11, 2011 marked it as to-read
What happened to the cover? O.o?
"The Marked" by Inara Scott ~ Missed It's Mark For Adult CrossOver

A rather slow-paced book well targeted for a younger reader~preteen to early teens.

Published by: Hyperion/Disney Book Group
Pages: 320
Ebook format @Barnes&Noble

2nd Book in "Talents" series

Cover Story !
Well, darling cover art, isn't it, for "The Talents?" I think the girl model is perfect for the storyline it's portraying, and she's slinking into the creepiest of private school gates! What does happen behind those private schoo
May 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was kinda disappointed with the ending, Im hoping there's a third book.
Feb 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing
******Spoiler Alert******
****There are spoilers from book one in this review. If you haven't read it don't read this review****
My review of The Talents (the name has been changed since I purchased the book) is HERE
You've heard of the Sophomore Slump with secondary novels? Not this one! If anything, it runs circles around the first novel in this series! There was a lot of everything in this novel. Dancia gets training finally to control her talents but it's not easy and her trainers are very unco
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
I read the first book in this series, The Talents (originally called The Candidates) this fall. It was a fun read, full of mystery and romance, so I was excited to get to read an advance edition of the sequel. (Spoilers for The Talents)

The Marked continues a little while after the first book ends. Dancia is being initiated into the Program, and though she is still sad that Jack is gone, she is excited to begin training her talent. And now that she is an official member of the Program her and Cam
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
In this second installment in the exciting Delcroix Academy series, Inara Scott dives right back into the world I fell for in The Candidates. Just like the first book, The Marked is a book that's full of tension, twists and the right amount of romance. I liked that while the first book introduced me to the characters, built up the series's world, and allowed me to see what was going on at the academy, The Marked gave me characters who grew a lot more, unveiled some shocking surprises, and dove d ...more
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
For some reason, the Goodreads page for this book has the summary written in German even though it’s the US version. So I was a little confused. Also, this is the second book of the Delcroix Academy series but apparently, the author and the publisher gave up after this book so even though there is a cliffhanger, the series is done. That annoys me to no end. Really, what is this nonsense? So already this book has a few major no-no’s going on.

That being said, I did enjoy the first book and appare
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
The second installment in the Delcroix Academy series has definitely convinced me that this series is inspired almost wholly by the X-Men. There was a quote partway through when Cam's explaining what The Program does, and it's so obvious that Delcroix is Xavier's school for gifted children, being attacked by guys with comparable powers. That said, I love stories about people with superpowers, so this didn't detract too much from the story for me.

Unfortunately, even more than in book one, I do no
Nov 17, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2012
First Impression:
Book One of the Delcroix Academy series, now titled The Talents, was one of my top 5 reads of 2010. Seriously, that book was amazing! And repackaging of this series aside, I was super excited to finally get aback into this world and figure out what was going to happen next.

While Reading:
The Marked takes readers back to Delcroix Academy. Dancia, in her second year, has a lot of surprises in store. The Watchers are pushing her to gain further control of her powers. Her boyfriend C
Chapter by Chapter
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Let me just say that The Marked gave me a lot more than I thought possible. When I finished up with The Candidates (review can be found HERE), I was thinking that it couldn’t get any better than that. Boy was I wrong! (I meant all of that in a good way). Not only did we get five times the romance but we also got five times the action and five times the mystery. For those of you who have read The Candidates, you know that the novel finished off on a note where Dancia knows about the Program and n ...more
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
2nd in series about a school for gifted, including magic students and one girl from the local community who is trying to fit in.
Sep 21, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Es ist wohl am einfachsten, wenn ich damit anfange, dass in Night Academy das Rad nicht neu erfunden wird. Wie so selten eigentlich in letzter Zeit. Auf das House of Night gehen die Vampyre, nach Mythos Academy die Nachfahren alter Krieger und nach Night Academy eben die Begabten. Ich muss dazu sagen, dass ich den ersten Teil der Serien nicht kenne. Ich war an der Geschichte sehr interessiert und wollte wissen, ob es sich lohnen würde den ersten Teil zu kaufen.

Als ich anfing zu lesen, wurde ich
Oct 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The Marked continues the story of Dancia and her fellow students at the Delacroix Academy. The book opens with Dancia pledging into THE PROGRAM. Dancia has an earth talent which is rare and will begin her training early due to events that happened near the end of the first book, The Canidates. On one hand, Dancia is relieved to be in on the secret at Delacroix but totally unprepared for how to keep the it from her friends. Dancia is a very strong level 3 talent that works on the forces of gravit ...more
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-read
The Marked picks up a very short time after “The Candidates” finished. Danica is being initiated into “The Program” and will be starting her training. It’s during the initiation that she finds out there is a group of people who are out to cause damage to The Program.

As Dancia continues her training she learns more about the “The Program” and the group they are fighting against. With that knowledge things become shades of gray rather than the “black and white” rules that those who head The Progr
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Das Cover gleich bei der Aufmachung in etwa Band 1. Die einzigen Unterschiede sind die Farbe und das Mädchen, man sieht sie aus einem anderen Blickwinkel. Im Hintergrund ist wieder die Night Academy zu sehen.

Zum Buch:
Das Muster auf dem Cover führt sich auch unter dem Schutzumschlag fort. Es sieht toll aus und macht das Buch auch ohne Umschlag zu einem kleinen Schmuckstück. Die Geschichte schliesst direkt an Band 1 an und man ist sofort wieder mitten im Geschehen.

Dancia ist in
Princess Bookie
Oct 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read2011
My Thoughts: I thought this was another pretty good book in this series. I enjoyed it just as much as the first one, but boy did it seem like forever until it had a release date.

We are back at Delcroix Academy where Dancia attends school. Remember, this isn't just an ordinary school. This school educates students with special talents.

We are back with her girl friends, and her boyfriend Cam. Remember Cam from book 1? He was her watcher. Jack is also back throughout the book and he's not even real
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“I don't care what kind of grades they give you at Delcroix. I wanted you to go there so you'd have a chance to learn how to use your gifts, and be confident enough to fight for what you believe in.” 2 likes
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