Review! The Inquisitor’s Mark by Dianne K. Salerni

inquisitorThe Inquisitor’s Mark
By Dianne K. Salerni
Series: The Eighth Day (Book 2)
352 pages – ages 8+
Published by HarperCollins on January 27, 2015

Synopsis- Jax Aubrey is unique. He and his guardian Riley Pendare/Pendragon are Transitioners – people who are able to experience a special eighth day (nicknamed “Grunsday”) between Wednesday and Thursday, and have a family magic talent (Jax’s is inquisition, Riley has the voice of command, etc.). They are able to protect (and fight) the Kin – super-powerful magic people, all with different talents. Some Kin, like Evangeline, are good, while some Kin are evil and want the eighth day to be the only day.

All was going well, until Jax (who was in hiding)’s former best friend, Billy, was kidnapped because he knew Jax. Not only that, but he was kidnapped by Jax’s uncle. And Jax’s dad had told Jax that he had no other relatives, besides his mother’s cousin, so what is going on? When Jax is forced to join his family, and the evil Transitioners that they serve, he can’t believe it. They work for the enemy and they want Jax to join them. But, Jax is loyal to Riley and Evangeline.

What I Thought- This was a very thrilling book. It explains a lot about Jax, and Transitioners in general. There is a lot of mystique added to the plot and the characters. Jax, especially in this book, is a character you can care for. His family is working for the enemy, and they want Riley and Evangeline in their clutches. The story draws you in, and gets you asking questions. The story is appropriate for all ages, and the publisher rates it for ages 8+. But there is a lot going on in the plot that may make it a bit hard for younger readers. This is a great series, and I cannot wait for Book 3!

I give “The Inquisitor’s Mark” five out of five bookworms!fivebooks

Categories: Age 9+

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16 replies

  1. Yay for The Inquisitor’s Mark! And yay for the series. I’m also eagerly looking forward to Book Three.

  2. Great review. Sounds like an exciting read.

  3. Some weeks are so busy that I wished I had a Grunsday. Sounds like a great read!

  4. This was definitely an enjoyable follow up novel. I loved it and also look forward to book 3 🙂

  5. Wow, Grunsday. I just read about a book where an extra room – that only one person knows of – is involved. and now a whole extra day!! Pretty awesome!

  6. I cane feel your excitement about this one. Clever idea having an extra day!

  7. My son loved the first one, and he’s ready for the second. Great review, Erik!

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