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Marked, Soul Guardians Book 1 [NOOK Book]

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***READERS’ FAVORITE AWARD WINNER***

Sixteen-year-old Kara Nightingale is unpopular, awkward and positively ordinary—that is until one day she is struck by a bus and dies...Within moments her life changes from ordinary to extraordinary as she wakes up in a mysterious world with a new career—as a rookie for the Guardian Angel Legion. Kara is pulled into the supernatural where monkeys drive the elevators, oracles scurry above giant crystal balls and where demons feed on the souls ...

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Marked, Soul Guardians Book 1

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Overview

***READERS’ FAVORITE AWARD WINNER***

Sixteen-year-old Kara Nightingale is unpopular, awkward and positively ordinary—that is until one day she is struck by a bus and dies...Within moments her life changes from ordinary to extraordinary as she wakes up in a mysterious world with a new career—as a rookie for the Guardian Angel Legion. Kara is pulled into the supernatural where monkeys drive the elevators, oracles scurry above giant crystal balls and where demons feed on the souls of mortals.

When an Elemental child is kidnapped, Kara is sent on a danger-filled quest and plunges into a situation more dangerous and deadly than anything she could ever imagine.

From the best-selling author comes this captivating, funny debut novel and winner of the Readers’ Favorite Award.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011254918
  • Publisher: Kim Richardson
  • Publication date: 3/21/2011
  • Series: Soul Guardians
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 11,961
  • File size: 705 KB

Meet the Author

Kim Richardson is the author of the best-selling series, SOUL GUARDIANS. Born in Quebec, Canada, she later studied in the field of 3D Animation, and became an Animation Supervisor for a VFX company. For many years she worked on big Hollywood films and stayed in the field of animation for 14 years. Since then, she has retired from the VFX world and settled in the country where she writes fulltime.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    Fantastic!

    The first chapter got me hooked. I wanted to know more about Kara. Kim creates a world I would love to be in, a world full of angels. Kara is a rookie who learns the ropes through David, her mentor. David is so much fun to be around; it's hard for Kara not to have these feelings toward him. Their task is to save a person's life, but they find themselves fighting demons instead, and unable to fulfill their assignment successfully. Later, they found out that Kara has been marked from both sides. The twist and turns of the story captivated me that I couldn't put the book down. The ending was unique and different. I was pleasantly surprised. I hope there will be a book two because I enjoyed the chemistry between the two main characters. This well-written, entertaining, original story was so much fun to read, I would recommend it to all readers.

    86 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    Fantastic story!!!

    I downloaded this book because I loved the cover, and the description intrigued me. What a fantastic and very original story. Who knew in the afterlife monkeys operated the elevators! Kara is a wonderful heroine that everyone will love. The story is beautifully written and action packed. A fast paced adventure of good versus evil. You won't be disappointed.

    42 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    Wonderful! Couldn't put it down!

    Loved it! I was drawn into the story, and couldn't put it down. I was looking for somethin different, and i got it. It's a very captivating book that anyone at any age can appreciate.
    Highly recommend :)!

    31 out of 34 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2011

    Brilliant, original, and very entertaining!

    Kim Richardson's imagination blew me away. Marked - is a `rollercoaster ride' of a book - It's bizarre and weird, funny and clever. This is an inventive, witty, page turner of a book. With some great characters and set pieces. I can't recommend it enough.

    You HAVE to get this book!

    20 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

    A

    This book is a incredible read. It got me hooked on the first page. I love the whole idea of souls and reincarnation and stuff. You enjoy the amazing world they live in and enjoy the main character. This is one of my fav! :) i reccomend this to anybody who likes a good fantasy/adventure.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2011

    So much fun!

    I just finished this book, and i loved it. I can't wait for the sequel! When is the sequel coming out? AH!

    14 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2012

    Excellent action packed story for teens through adults

    Excellent author! Read all three books in the series one after the other non-stop in just a few days. It is a fantasy based on a war between angels and the adversary. Not at all like Harry Potter as someone stated in their review. I felt like I did when I first saw Star Wars back in the 70's, as I read this powerful book. But instead of eating pop corn during the fast action parts I just just read on fast mode. This series would make an excellent film. It surprised me that I enjoyed it so much being that I hardly ever read any fighting/war books. I don't care much for violence but it was uplifting and the sweet/nice way an innocent first love was handled between teenagers was extremely well done and realistic. Can't wait until the fourth book comes out!

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    I loved it!

    This is a great little read. Fast paced and very imaginative. I highly recommend it.

    11 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 8, 2011

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    Simply splendid!

    Overall, Marked: Soul Guardians did captivate me with its humor and swagger. Though I wasn¿t impressed with some factors of the story, I would never hesitate to read the sequels because honestly, at the end of the day, I still want to follow Kara and David in the ride full of mystery and thrill. And last but not least, the spectacular ending had made me to reflect on my own déjà vu moments, which is quite fascinating matter-of-factly.

    10 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2012

    Caution

    Enjoyed the book as fantasy fiction. As an older person, I could keep the fantasy in check. I worry that the reincarnation theme might be misleading to young people. Christian parents beware. If you object to your children reading Harry Potter, you will object to this.

    8 out of 36 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2012

    AHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

    My parents wont let me buy the second book! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHJHHHHHHHH.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Marked review

    I think this book is so good that I could read it again and again and again. This is a good book to read if you like fiction books. That is my opinion.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2012

    Best book ever written!

    I absolutly, pisitively LOVED this book. Kara reminds me so much of myself and how I would handle things. David is the kind of guy that you want to have around and is hard not to fall for. The way the writer tells about "Horizon" is just amazing. I mean I would love to make a visit there. The story is just so unexpected that I wonder where she got all of the ideas. The writer thinks of things that are so out of this world. I mean, birds driving flying cars in the air (because they fly), monkeys controlling elevators (becauase they climb).
    Just what an amazing book. I read alot of free books, but this one was by far the best. I cannot wait to continue on in the series. For anyone thirteen and over this book is a must read.
    I say thirteen because it does have a little cussing (not too bad) and a kiss. I am fifteen and just love the book, though.
    SO READ THE BOOK, it is even free. :-)

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Interesting

    A little bit on the slow side but the ending will make you wanting to read the next book in the series.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 7, 2011

    Great read!

    I just finished this book and I loved it. I've never read anything like it. It was amazing. A real page turner, and so original. I do hope there is a sequel!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 6, 2011

    Higly recommend!

    This is one of the best books i've read in a long time. I can't wait for the second book....i need to know what happens to Kara and David!

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2013

    Utter Drivel

    Marked is a quick young adult novel to read, but somehow not quick enough. The storyline was rife with flaws and idiocy throughout. From unlikeable characters, an immensely imperfect “Horizon”, mild but out-of-place cursing, plot holes, cheesiness, and poorly written dialogue, this one had it all. Apparently the guardian angels sent to save our souls when we die are angsty, arrogant, insolent teenagers. God help us.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Am i reading a different book?

    Dont understand the rave reviews for this book! I am on page 160 and i dont know if i can take any more. There has been no plot or character development and it has alternated between boring and ridiculous. Ugh!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Needs work

    The author rushes it to much. They make big events happen too much for them to seem big or critical. They seem to feel that there is no need to take more the a second to even set up any character background.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    Good plot but..

    Creative plot but poor writing. Too many spelling mistakes and repitive. The author used the word freak soo many times i lost count.

    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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