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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.
**I received this book for free from (Publisher) via (NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**
*Genre* Young Adult, Fantasy
The Summer Marked is the second installment in The Winter People seri... ...more
***I received the ARC eBook free as a review copy from the publisher Entangled Teen via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***
I’ll be honest when I say that the first book didn’t impress me all that much, so believe me when I say this one did. It’s a slow burner, meaning that I gradually g... ...more
OMG, OMG, OMG!!!
This book was absolutely fantastic, amazing, incredible....just so well done. Literally when I finished reading Winter People I did NOT think there would be a second book when it originally came out, because the way it ended was amazing. But now to get more in depth into the story... ...more
This series continues to blow me away! I purchased The Winter People on a whim and absolutely loved it. It was steeped in romance, mystery and the supernatural.
I wasn't sure about this book since it was dual POV from Salome and Kadie. Soon, it grew on me and I liked knowing what was going on in... ...more
So, I liked the first book pretty good, but the second book, WOW! Yeah, I can't believe I'm gunna say this, but the first book has nothing on the second book. I about lost my mind 48 times in this one. Seriously, this is a major contender for a favorite! I can't believe everything that happened i... ...more
First things first: I received an ARC through NetGalley.
I really liked this a lot more than the first one, it still got the same rating, cause it's still not enough for me to give it five stars.
There are a few spoilers ahead so beware...
I loved how fast-paced this book was compared to the first o... ...more
I did not have a chance to read the first book, The Winter People, before reading this one so I had some catching up and figuring out to do. I was still able to jump into this one and follow along though. This was such a well written book that I loved it. Rebekah L. Purdy sure knows how to get he... ...more
All of my initial reservations about this book disappeared as soon as I started reading it. I loved seeing immediately in to Salome's life with Gareth in the Faerie realm. It was like a glimpse at "happily ever after" until Nevin had to show up and burst that beautiful bubble. But before that, we... ...more
[Full disclosure: I requested and received a free ebook through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.]
While I had been initially skeptical about The Winter People, the first book in this series, I thoroughly enjoyed it in the end. So when I got the chance to read The Summer Marked, I had ab... ...more
This review does not contain spoilers for The Summer Marked, but does have spoilers for the first novel in this series The Winter People.
This picks up where Winter People left off and it is a amazing story. I love how Gareth is with Salome. Those two are so perfect together. Kadie I have some serious issues with. Not issues as in writing issues issues as in she truly is just a not nice person. She harbored all this anger and jealo... ...more
**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review**
Now that Salome has broken the Winter Curse and decided to live in Faerie with Gareth, they believe that the worst of times are behind them. Little do they know that the Winter Queen has big plans for... ...more
The Summer Marked I truly enjoy this series! I loved The Winter People and I love this sequel just as much! The author creates characters that are so complex and so realistic. Even as dark as the story is, it is beautiful with its weaving of our own reality and the dark reality of the Fae world.... ...more
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The Summer Marked is the second book in the Winter People series. I really enjoyed the Winter People last year and I was really interested in seeing what was going to happen next. If I recall correctly, The Winter peop... ...more
(Huge thanks to Entangled Teen for providing a copy to review. All thoughts are 100% my own.)
Salome thought that after breaking the curse on Nevin and becoming a faerie to be with Gareth that life would be perfect. However the Winter Queen will not be so easily deterred and she is determined to b... ...more
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The Review: Pleasantly surprised. Those of you who follow me know that I received an ARC copy of this book without realizing that it is, in fact, a sequel. I didn’t read the first book in the series, but true to this website and my love of good stories I de... ...more
Salome is happy living life in her new home in the Faerie world with her fiance, Gareth. However, her happiness is short-lived. The battle in fairyland between the two kingdoms of summer and winter are still raging war. Salome doesn’t realize that the worst is yet to come. Her best friend, Kadie... ...more
*I received this in exchange for an honest review*
THE 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... ...more
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Purdy presents a beautifully dark and complex array of characters that touch your heart and bring the smell of all the seasons. This is a magical experience that everyone who has ever seen a fairy tale needs to read. The words contained in Summ... ...more
Overall I thought SUMMER MARKED was a great Fantasy YA.
After being saved by Garret in the human world and in-turn freeing Nevin (a fae prince) from his curse, Salome follows Garret (the man she loves) to the land of faerie. She ends up journeying with Garret to Summer, where Nevin is prince. The... ...more
I received this book for free from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
The Summer Marked is the sequel to Rebekah L. Purdy’s Winter People. I never read the first novel, but I assume this novel picks up not... ...more
LOVE LOVE LOVE this series!
Oh, there are so many wonderful feels in this book!
We pick up just after Salome has said goodbye to her newest loves, and she is with her family. Suddenly she KNOWS what she is destined for. She makes her choice and doesn't look back.
Thanks to Kadie, Salome has some BIG... ...more
I loved this book! It was actually better than the first one. I liked the two points of view from Kadie and Salome and getting to see the different sides of Faerie. I also loved the introduction of the new characters (Darach, Demetria, Grisselle). The Winter Queen was something straight out of a... ...more
THE SUMMER MARKED is the second book in author Rebekah L. Purdy's young adult fantasy series, The Winter People. Whereas in the first book the author sweeps readers into a highly atmospheric Winter-landscape brimming with unusual Fae creatures and dangers, this time around it is the Summer Court... ...more