Friday, February 20, 2015

Death Marked by Leah Cypess

Ileni is a sorceress who has lost her magic.  She almost died while trying to hide her loss in the Assassin stronghold and she runs when she gets a chance.  But where she ends up is no better...

Greenwillow Books and Edelweiss allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 3rd, so watch for a copy then.

No matter where Ileni is, people are trying to get her to join their side.  Her problem is that she can't decide which side is the right side.  Both have told her stories that have proven to be false.  She can't even trust her own heart.

This is a world of danger and death.  Even in the walls of the compound no one is safe.  And it doesn't take long until she recognizes an assassin there.  Nobody is quite what they seem.  She could actually be killed in training sessions if someone wasn't watching out for her.  

Ileni is an interesting character.  She knows she's destined for great things but she doesn't know what it is.  She's conflicted on that and mixed up in love, too.  I wish she'd been a bit stronger but the author uses her weaknesses to make the story more interesting.  The war between the two governing groups adds to the pressure and problems.

I'm glad that Ileni finally finds her skill, even if it's by accident.  I just wish that so much heartbreak didn't have to happen along the way.  Of course, that's what most of us would like our lives to be like, too, right?

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