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346 pages, Kindle Edition
First published October 1, 2019
A page-turner from start to end, this dystopian novel was easily able to capture my attention from the get-go with the magical creative writing style the author was able to displayed, refreshing and unique characters, and storyline that captivated me. With this novel being the first I have read from this author, I can't wait to see what else she has in store for us.
We fear magic and those who are tainted by it. So quick to exile these doomed souls, be they innocent youths or beloved spouses. We expel those who fall prey to their own blood and yet use the castoffs, the remnants of twisted fauna and corrupted flora, to cure our ills. Survival has made hypocrites of us all.
Armin was newly tainted. He would be led out, thrown to the mercy of a world crawling with monsters until he became one. Alone.
”I know I’m not like you, sister mine, but we both know you need me. Otherwise, you’d have left me behind, no matter what I said.”
ℑ𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐥𝐬𝐢𝐡 𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐰𝐡𝐨 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐚𝐭𝐞. 𝐋𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐩𝐨𝐰𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐝𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐥𝐥. 𝐇𝐞 𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐧'𝐭 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐌𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐜 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐚 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐲. 𝐈𝐭 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐟𝐮𝐥, 𝐜𝐫𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐨𝐬. 𝐈𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐮𝐩𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐜𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐞."Marrow Charm is set in a world where a door was open and magic was brought into the human realm. As a consequence, humans started to get sick, and to avoid the transformation into monsters, underground cities were created to prevent more individuals from getting infected.