Friday, 22 May 2015

Marked (Servants of Fate #1) by Sarah Fine

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Amazon Publishing and NetGalley.

Blurb (from Goodreads):
In a broken landscape carved by environmental collapse, Boston paramedic Cacia Ferry risks life and limb on the front lines of a fragile and dangerous city. What most don’t know—including her sexy new partner, Eli Margolis—is that while Cacy works to save lives, she has another job ferrying the dead to the Afterlife. Once humans are “Marked” by Fate, the powerful Ferrys are called to escort the vulnerable souls to either eternal bliss or unending fire and pain. Unaware of Cacy’s other life, Eli finds himself as mesmerized by his fierce and beautiful partner as he is mistrustful of the influential Ferry clan led by the Charon—who happens to be Cacy’s father. Cacy, in turn, can no longer deny her intense attraction to the mysterious ex-Ranger with a haunted past. But just as their relationship heats up, an apparent hit takes the Charon before his time. Shaken to the core, Cacy pursues the rogue element who has seized the reins of Fate, only to discover that Eli has a devastating secret of his own. Not knowing whom to trust, what will Cacy have to sacrifice to protect Eli—and to make sure humanity’s future is secure?

Marked by Sarah Fine

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Marked (Servants of Fate, #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Amazon Publishing and NetGalley.)

“I feel like I failed you,” he said.
She shook her head. “You were amazing, and you did all you could.”

This was an okay story, but I didn’t love it.

Cacy was an okay character, and she worked really hard as a paramedic, Eli did all he could to look after his sister, and was also a good paramedic, but I just didn’t connect with them as much as I wanted to.

The storyline in this was about certain people being ‘marked’ for death, and a runaway ‘ker’ who was doing the marking? I think? Anyway, I found the world-building in this just not detailed enough for me. I didn’t understand the world they lived in, I didn’t understand why Boston had rivers instead of streets, or exactly what the heck the supernatural stuff was about, and I just lost interest.

There was some romance and a couple of sex scenes, and while I wanted Cacy and Eli to be together, I didn’t really feel the romance all that much.

The ending to this was pretty forgettable, in fact half an hour after finishing I really can’t remember what happened.
6 out of 10

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