Friday, June 19, 2015

Review: Dragon Marked

Author Jaymin Eve
Format e-book
Print Length ?
Publisher Self-published
Published Jan. 27, 2015

Book 1 in Upper YA/NA Paranormal Romance Trilogy.

There are supernatural prisons hidden across the globe. Contained within these fortresses are some of the deadliest criminals from the five supernatural races: vampire, shifter, fey, magic users and demi-fey.

Jessa Lebron, twenty-two, has spent her entire life in Stratford, Connecticut, one of the gateway towns adjoining these prisons which protect the fortified borders. She’s a wolf shifter, and her father leads the town council. She learns that much of her life has been hidden from her, secrets which threaten to tear apart the very fabric of her world. Especially the biggest secret of them all.

She is dragon marked.

Jessa only knows what she’s been told about the dragon marked, that they are dangerous and must be eliminated to prevent the rise of the dragon king, the powerful warmonger who had his head removed a thousand years ago. So now Jessa's on the biggest hit list of all. Dragon mark hunters are lethal and her only hope to evade detection is to keep the energy contained.

As more secrets unfold she finds herself locked up in Vanguard, the notorious American supernatural prison. Thankfully she’s not alone. Braxton, the dragon-shifter has her back. Together they must survive long enough to free themselves and the other dragon marked.

Because it’s time for the dragon marked to rise.

My Opinion

Growing up Jessa always believed that her momma left her and her daddy one night. But the reality of the situation is so much more. Maybe even more than Jessa can handle. Jessa doesn’t know she is dragon-marked, doesn’t know that she is in mortal danger. All of the changes may have overwhelmed her if it hadn’t been for the Quads- a group of brothers that possess different supernatural abilities.

The Quads are rare in the supernatural world- as in the last set to be born were born 400 years ago. They have been Jessa’s best friend since grade school. Each brother would gladly give their life for her as she would for them. With the revelation of Jessa’s dragon-marked status comes a separate discovery one involving the Quads. This new discovery could be what breaks them all.

There is something going on between Jessa and Braxton. What it is… is anyone’s guess though. There is an attraction there but it is not explored. He takes care of her almost as if she is his true mate but that can’t be. He is a dragon shifter- they only mate with other dragon shifters.  She response to him as if he is her true mate but again typically wolves true mates are well wolves.

There is very little romance in Dragon Marked and for once I am totally okay with that. There are enough swoony moments between Brax and Jessa to make you believe that there is more going on The story sets up very well for there to be a romance between Braxton and Jessa in the next story.   Hopefully, that is where the author is intending to go.

Dragon Marked is a book I picked up on a whim. Not really going in expecting anything. It is my holy cowziers find of 2015. Seriously it has it all- action, the feels and of course the cliffhanger at the end. Seriously, you need to leave this page and go one-click this book. You will not be disappointed.

My Rating 5 stars out of 5

Favorite Quote “It might be a dog eat dog world, but… a dragon eats everyone.”

Other People

Maximus- vampire brother
Tyson- mage brother
Jacob- fey brother
Mischa- ummm can’t tell you cause it gives away something


  1. Dragon Marked sounds like such a great book Angela! The Quads sound interesting. I would love finding out what their abilities are. I wonder if more than one brother has feelings for Jessa... I love that this one gave you the feels, was full of action, and swoon moments, which sets up for more romance in the sequel! Wonderful Review Angela :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  2. I'm very interested in The Quads and what their discovery is. I'm glad you found this great book. I hate cliffhangers, though. Unless the next book is already out. I hate to wait. Oh, and I love that quote.