Glory is from a family of witches and lives beyond the law. She is desperate to develop her powers and become a witch herself. Lucas is the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition—the witches’ mortal enemy—and his privileged life is very different to the forbidden world that he lives alongside.
And then on the same day, it hits them both. Glory and Lucas develop the Fae—the mark of the witch. In one fell stroke, their lives are inextricably bound together, whether they like it or not…
In the Burn Mark world, being a witch means a burn appears on your body as you come of age and your powers settle in. It can be a blessing or a curse, depending on your outlook on life. Witches are tracked by the government and are forced to register. The entire premise behind Burn Mark is fascinating. It’s told in an alternate version of modern-London and is such a unique idea behind witches.
Glory is from a long line of witches and is worried she might not get her mark. Lucas, on the other hand, is from a very powerful family and dislikes witches and everything they stand for. When each get their Fae (what the mark is called), fates have teamed them up. Burn Mark is told from each of their point of views, as always, this is one of my favorite aspects. I was fascinated with Glory and Lucas.
Powell has pulled off an intricate world filled with various criminals and government meddling. There are many side characters, often times they blurred together for me. Simply because there were just so many of them and none were really “stand outs”. But the story is nicely propelled with Glory and Lucas, that I felt they were really just there to add to the story.
Burn Mark is intense, the opening scene alone had me hooked and wondering just what was going to happen. But at times it was a bit confusing, although, I would like to note that I read an advanced e-galley and that easily could have been the cause. (This obviously didn’t deduct from my thoughts on the book, because as of writing this review I have yet to see a final copy.)
I plan on picking up a final copy and reading it again, and urge you to check out Burn Mark if you enjoy witches, criminals, and incredible details.
I received my copy of Burn Mark from the publisher in exchange for my honest opinion.