C. L. Polk arrives on the scene with Witchmark, a stunning, addictive fantasy that combines intrigue, magic, betrayal, and romance.In an original world reminiscent of Edwardian England in the shadow of a World War, cabals of noble families use their unique magical gifts to control the fates of nations, while one young man seeks only to live a life of his own.Magic marked Miles Singer for suffering the day he was born, doomed either to be enslaved to his family's interest or to be committed to a witches' asylum. He went to war to escape his destiny and came home a different man, but he couldnt leave his past behind. The war between Aeland and Laneer leaves men changed, strangers to their friends and family, but even after faking his own death and reinventing himself as a doctor at a cash-strapped veterans' hospital, Miles cant hide what he truly is.When a fatally poisoned patient exposes Miles healing gift and his witchmark, he must put his anonymity and freedom at risk to investigate his patients murder. To find the truth hell need to rely on the family he despises, and on the kindness of the most gorgeous man hes ever seen....
|Title||:||Witchmark (Witchmark #1)|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||272 pages|
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Witchmark (Witchmark #1) Reviews
2 1/2 stars (or 2) really, but since alot of people that i like, really liked this and since there was alot of great reviews don't want to change the average. But i didn't find the people interesting or very like able, not that they were unlike able either, they were just bland and not defined. i must say i didn't like the writing all that much either, the world was interesting, but told in that voice and not detailed, it didn't add to anything.
i will try to stick to my resolution of only readi ...more
Book #38 for 2018
The Messy Middle Summer Reading Challenge: A mystery
The Goodreads Summer Reading Challenge: Take Pride - Read a book written by an LGBTQIA author or that features an LGBTQIA character
My Personal Reading Challenge:
- A book published this year
- A book you picked based on its cover
Possible OFB Summer Bingo Squares:
- A Book Published This Year
- A Book with a Mystery
- A Book by a Female Author
- A Book with Non-Human Characters
- A Book with a One-Word Title
- A Book with a Blue Cover
Delightful magic, an intriguing mystery, a well-shaped world, sweet M/M romance, a sexy shaving scene, and bicycle chases. It's a good one.
Disclaimer: I received an ARC of this book from my place of employment.
My main problem with this is that it reads like fan fiction (I'm saying this as someone who has read more 100k+ fics than I could possibly count). When you start reading a fic, you already know who the characters are, so the author only has to give minimal development of their personalities and motivations, as well as the world they live in, because it's assumed that you already know. I feel like that's what happen ...more
I must admit that the first few pages started off quite slow as the introduction of Dr. Miles Singer and Mr. Hunter seemed to include all these unnecessary details that did nothing more than paint pictures rather than tell the story. This form of writing was present throughout the whole book and took a while to get used to. Nonetheless as the story began to progress, getting to know Miles Singer and his amazing healing ability, this "historical" fantasy/mystery novella started to gleam like star ...more
Prilično dobro napisan prvenac. Donekle ponavlja motive romana Sorcerer to the Crown i napisan je u suštini na talasu društveno angažovane fantazije, ali uspeva da ne bude iritantan - ako već nije preterano originalan. Sve u svemu, sasvim solidno štivo koje se lepo može pročitati za jedno popodne, ali ni u kom slučaju nešto nezaobilazno.
A really lovely, lyrical romantic fantasy novel with an Edwardian feel and a truly distinctive magical system. I was lucky enough to get an ARC, and I enjoyed it so much! It isn't fast-moving, but it's really lush, gorgeously written and full of emotion.
A strong 3 1/2 stars
I really liked this. It was a fun historical fantasy. It felt like a modern urban fantasy procedural, but with a slightly historical time frame. It took place in an alternative world, but during WWI, which gave it a mildly historical feel. The characters, and world building were well done. The queer romance was really fun and engaging. It just worked on so many levels. I was engaged right from the start, and couldn't put it down. It is a bit of genre fiction for sure, but has ...more