The Summer Marked (The Winter People #2)
Release Date: 09/22/15
Summary from Goodreads:
Fresh off a break-up with her boyfriend, Kadie's glad to be home from college for Thanksgiving. All she needs is a rebound guy, a box of chocolates, and some girl time with her best friend, Salome. Problem is, Salome isn't returning her calls, and her family won't say where she is. Feeling sorry for herself, Kadie ends up at Club Blade, a place filled with pumping music, dangerous guys, and promises of a good time. However, when midnight strikes, Kadie's fun turns into a nightmare as she's ripped from the human world into Faerie by a vengeful Winter Prince named Etienne. For the first time in her life, she realizes the monsters Salome always spoke of are real, and they'll stop at nothing to destroy her friend.
Salome thought the winter curse was behind her. But winter has left its mark. Not just on her, but on the whole summer court. The Kingdom of Summer is falling apart, and Nevin is hanging onto his throne by a thread. With war on his doorstep, he has no choice but to send Gareth into enemy territory, which means Salome will be left alone--vulnerable in a world she doesn't understand. A place where beauty is deadly and humans are pawns in the macabre games the Fae play. Both Kadie and Salome will have to call on all their strength to survive in a world where humans aren't meant to be. With death and enemies all around them, it'll be a miracle if they can survive.
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About the Author:
Rebekah Purdy grew up in Michigan, where she spent many late nights armed with a good book and a flashlight. When not hiding at her computer and getting lost in her stories, she enjoys reading, singing, soccer, swimming, football, camping, playing video games and hanging out with her kids. She loves the unexplainable like Bigfoot, the Dogman, and the Loch Ness Monster (lots of good story material)! She admits to still having all the books she bought throughout her childhood and teen years, and she may or may not have an obsession with anything chocolate…
SUMMER MARKED was incredible! I read this one over my vacation at the Outer Banks in August and I simply couldn't put it down. I LOVED The Winter People and when I saw the sequel on NetGalley I nearly broke my keyboard in half trying to get it. I couldn't imagine what the sequel would entail but I assure you it did not disappoint.
To recap on The Winter People, we meet Salome who is tied in this family curse, falls for more than a few guys, breaks the curse, sets the Summer King free, and rides off into the sunset with Gareth... or so we think. And that's what sequels are for!
In Summer Marked the reader is taken into not only more of Salome's world within the kingdom but we get a serious glimpse into her best friends, Kadie, world. By the end of the book, let's just say that you hate Kadie, but you get it... you understand what put her on the destructive path she has currently found herself on. So sad... and that part with Salome's dad... very tragic.
And now onto Salome's grandmother... wow, oh wow. I did not see that coming. I believed her to be someone significant in this marvelous world, but not that. And that leads me to my next rant... Salome herself.
Of course Salome is important, she's the main character, but I loved what Ms. Purdy did with her character. I loved the back story and how that weaved together in Summer Marked and how that prepares the reader for what I'm sure will be an incredible third book.
There are more sources of romance in Summer Marked than just one. I loved reading about all the different kingdoms and ultimately how Salome's return (oops... did she go away in the first place? *wiggles eyebrows*) is affecting them.
And, the Winter Queen.... let me tell you, if you thought the witch in The Winter People was scary... the Winter Queen makes the witch look like a tame kitty. Villainista to the max!!!!
Overall, Summer Marked by Rebekah Purdy was a wonderful blend of romance in the world of the Fae. There was never a dull moment. Not one. The only disappointment I had was when it ended.
If you're a lover of young adult and delicious stories about the Fae, I promise you snatch up The Winter People and Summer Marked. You will not be disappointed.