When Callie Rycroft wakes to find purple flames flickering on the ceiling, she believes she’s still dreaming. But soon she’s forced to accept that she has magic―a special magic that grants her entrance into the Faery Realm.
For centuries humans have been banned from Faery, but dangerous times call for dangerous measures. Declared Champion by the Faery Queen, Callie is assigned a Guardian, and tasked with finding the Cordial―a magical elixir needed to keep the portal to the Faery realm a secret from humans.
The downside? She's in a race not only against time, but against another Champion, and a rogue Guardian―a Guardian who stands to threaten her developing relationship with Reece.
Magic, mistaken identities, and hidden agendas are the least of Callie's worries when she learns that the Cordial requires a sacrifice. Will Callie be willing to risk everything―even Reece―to complete her task as Champion? Or will she let the portal open, and doom both realms?
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About the Author:
YA author Mary Waibel’s love for fairytales and happy-ever fill the pages of her works. Whether penning stories in a medieval setting or a modern day school, magic and romance weave their way inside every tale.
Strong female characters use both brain and brawn to save the day and win the heart of their men. Mary enjoys connecting with her readers through her website: marywaibel.blogspot.com
Faery Marked begins with us meeting Callie, a student in high school and she's complaining about having to get up early because her brother has freshman college classes at the butt crack of dawn so she had to go to school a little early. She only does that a few days a week because the other days her crush Reece takes her to school so she gets to sleep in. That's her biggest worry for now is getting up early after having nightmares. All that starts to change when she starts having weird feelings around certain people and then as the blurb says she wakes up from a nightmare one night to purple flames on her ceiling. What!? Purple flames...I thought to myself, how cool! Anyways, someone finally tells her what’s going on and that she's the Champion that the faery realm needs to keep their secret and save everyone in both realms. She steps up and does what needs to be done. She's got great character and strength to go into something as blind as she did. With Reece by her side as Guardian there isn't anything she can't conquer or is there? Is someone going to lead her down a different path that could have horrible consequences? I figured out way ahead of time where the ending was headed, well sort of because I was still surprised about a couple of things and now I can't wait to read the second book.
Ms. Waibel has a way of telling a story that will suck you right in and leave you wanting more. Her characters are super fun to read about. I loved the plot and the magic was out of this world awesome. Imagine just thinking of something and being able to do it. I don’t read much YA but this is definitely a great start to a new YA series and the next book can't come soon enough.