Mark of Royalty

Mark of Royalty

by Jennifer Clark


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ISBN-13: 9781598117752
Publisher: Covenant Communications, Incorporated
Publication date: 02/01/2011
Pages: 225
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Mark of Royalty 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
mjmbecky on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
As far as historical reads go for teens, this was a pretty cute one. There is a definite Ever After vibe to the story that keeps you flipping pages, routing on Sarah from the very beginning. Having been passed off at birth, marked with a tattoo that was the insignia of her royal lineage, Sarah grew up knowing nothing about her past. All she knew was that Miranda, her adopted mother, was her protector and biggest fan. Going against the grain of other "Cinderella" tales, in this one it is her step-father who comes to resent her, especially after Miranda's death. Sarah then has to try to impress the king's nephew, Lord Chad, who seems more bent on her step-sister. Along the way she meets a different, mysterious young man, who she meets while out on one of her outdoor adventures. Little does she know, this young man might just be the real key to her happiness and freedom.In characteristic fairytale-like style, this story has a bit of royal intrigue, a bit of romance, and a bit of history all rolled into one. While the use of descriptors in the story (adjectives and adverbs) were used in odd ways and too often, you soon become accustomed to them and focus more on the story than some of the language issues. Honestly, I think that teen girl readers would really love this book for its ease in storytelling and sweet romantic tale. I have no doubt that girls would really enjoy this slightly different telling and wouldn't think twice about how the story was told.
WishEnd More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars Mark of Royalty started off really well in the first few pages. I was pulled in by the intrigue of what was going on and why this baby was being taken away. The next several chapters of the story were a little slow for me. I liked getting to know the family and I could see that the authors were trying to pass on some information, but I thought it could have been handled a little differently. Then about a third of the way through the story began picking up for me and continued to engage me the rest of the way. There were a few things that did bother me a little. There were a few places in the dialogue or with the characters where there were inconsistencies (such as when Chad explained the celebration to Sarah like she hadn't been living in his country since practically birth) and where things were too unrealistic. These would be my only gripes. I really liked Sarah, even though I did feel she was pretty head strong. I liked her sister as well in the beginning, but then began to not like her as she seeks more prestige and power and betrays her sister. I continually hoped that these sisters would mend their relationship and that Felicia would support her sister more fully again. I won't say what ends up happening. Then you have Lord Chad and Alex. Chad was the usual spoiled royalty in many ways, but was also a friend to both girls at one point or another. I liked Alex immediately and also figured out who he was right away. It was interesting seeing how his relationship with Sarah grows. I did feel they feel in love rather quickly. There was plenty of intrigue, some political maneuvering, some suspense as to what was going to happen - who would be in danger, and when Sarah would realize who she was. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Alex and Sarah and the intrigue. They made this story for me. Overall Mark of Royalty was an enjoyable read. It's one I can recommend to my nieces and friends and anyone who enjoys sweet, but intriguing, historical romance. I'm excited to pick up the next book, Bonds of Loyalty! Content: Clean Source: Purchased
lovingthebooks More than 1 year ago
This story is SO GOOD! A babe born to fulfill a prophecy is given the royal birthmark... Only to discover she is a daughter, not the son that she was suppose to be... And when her twin brother is born right after her... He is also given the royal birthmark and the daughter is whisked away to save her life. The girl is raised by a woman who is determined to love her and give her all the advantages she might have had had she remained at the castle. She gives her the name of Sarah, but her royal heritage is fully kept from all. As time goes on Sarah has a chance to marry the king's nephew...but her heart is set on another. "As plots against the crown unfold, someone accidentally discovers Sarah's secret mark of royalty—setting the stage for discoveries that will shake the kingdom to its core." Sarah has a chance to run... Will she take it~ OR will she be given the chance to fulfill the prophecy as she was born to do? What would YOU do? A FUN read! Watch for my review of the sequel BONDS OF LOYALTY :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best book EVER!!!!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love this book
Tenni10 More than 1 year ago
I loved this story. It was so cute and I couldn't put it down. If your looking for a quick, easy read this is perfect!!! :)