Inception (The Marked, #1) by Bianca Scardoni

Inception (The Marked, #1)

Be careful who you trust, for even the Devil was once an Angel.My name is Jemma Blackburn, and I have a secret. I know vampires are real. I watched one murder my father eight months ago, and even though they tried to convince me it didn’t happen—that I’d lost touch with reality due to the trauma, I know what I saw was real.Hollow Hills is now the place I call home. It was supposed to be my chance at a normal life. My chance to bury my secre...

Details Inception (The Marked, #1)

TitleInception (The Marked, #1)
Release DateSep 30th, 2015
PublisherBianca Scardoni
Number of pages394 pages
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Young Adult, Romance, Angels, Paranormal Romance

Reviews Inception (The Marked, #1)

  • Bianca
    I may be a tiny bit bias, but I definitely think this book deserves 5 stars :)
  • Millie
    Incredibly stupid and willfully ignorant main character. Flowery amateur writing that was laughable at times--right before I DNFd it a character "rattled her head" at someone. Rattled her head! Lololololol. Did she. Did she really. The book was a lot of unedited trying-too-hard nonsense like that. While none of the characters were likable, the main character was downright hate inducing. She has little to no connection to the brutal events of her ...
  • Debbie
    The writing and feel of this one is exceptional, usually I'm all about the characters and there were some good ones, but mostly I enjoyed the flow and the feel of these lovely words. If I'm being really honest Jemma kinda annoyed me, she was a little whiny and a little bit of a pushover but what she lacked in kicking ass she made up for in sarcasm and sass. It also felt like all the male characters melded into one, basically the same person with ...
  • Michelle Madow
    Ahhh that ending! Totally caught me by surprise. Now onto Book 2.... <3
  • KatReads
    I hate not finishing books + giving them bad ratings because I feel like I judge them too quickly. Being almost halfway through the book, I lost interest. Which is surprising because this sounded like a perfect combination of paranormal creatures, action and a love-triangle that would make Edward and Jacob jealous. Being an avid fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and True Blood - I was looking for a vampire/paranormal read that would blow me away.Ye...
  • G.K. DeRosa
    No! Trace you couldn't have!! *GASP* Ok I won't give away too many spoilers here, but this was a great read and I absolutely recommend it. There was just so much of everything - vampires, angels, demons, witches, slayers, oh and did I mention time travel? This story was action packed and kept me at the edge of my seat the entire time with so many twists and turns I totally did not see coming. And that cliffhanger ending... Geez! When's the next o...
  • The BookWhisperer
    Inception took my on a little jaunt down memory lane. The similarities to the beloved Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series were very nostalgic. Jemma has just learned that life is not quite what she believed. The late death of her Father at the hands of something that is not supposed to exist will do that to a girl. After a short little stay in the "nut house" she is off to move in with her rich Uncle. This is her chance, and she knows were...
  • Andrea Heltsley
    This book was a total surprise! WOW! I had no idea what to expect from this new author. I'm glad I gave it a chance. t was so good! The vampire and angel concept the author weaved was interesting. The characters were well written. The ending was epic. It was a cliffhanger and now I am dying for more. I can't wait for the next installment!!! Five glittery stars!
  • Mathilda
    Four stars for the twisted-plot!I didn’t expect to be absorbed. I expected even less to be surprised. Here’s the deal: I'm not an easy person to ‘dupe’ when it comes to plots- I’m being quite cocky here in saying this but I have a tendency to know from the start where the story is heading, and this sometimes bothers me because I’m not often surprised. Also, I’m every so slightly blasé when it comes to Vampires, and I absolutely try...
  • Wendi Wilson
    I really, REALLY want to punch someone in the face right now. That being said, this book is amazing. I was a little thrown off at first by the descriptive verbiage- it seemed a little grandiose to me at the beginning- but soon, the feel of it swept me away into this world of magical and mythical beings mixed with high school drama. The story is well developed and well-written with very few typos (not enough to even blink an eye at, which is rare ...
  • Nathalie*
    4.5 stars ;) I can't believe that douche bag! I hope he gets what coming to him and I hope I don't like him again cuz he doesn't deserve it! Lol I really liked jemmas character, I really liked Taylor. The story is interesting and keeps u engaged
  • Julie
    Amazing. One of the best debut novels I've read all year - probably one of my favourite books this year. Although I can understand why some people might be upset with Jemma, she grew up really sheltered. At least she shows promise towards the end. I can't wait to see how she grows throughout the series. (view spoiler)[ You go girl. Get Trace and make sure he suffers. (hide spoiler)]I loved all the side characters, especially Taylor, Ben, and Nikk...
  • Kendall Berg
    THE BETRAYAL MAN!If this book was aiming for shock and awe with this ending - they succeeded.That being said I had some mixed feelings for this book in general (hence the 4). Cons: I totally knew he was a vampire.Jemma - her whole family are liars. A bunch of lying liars with lies.Her "friends" - unimpressed.Her forced relationship with Trace... I mean you know where it's going from page one with their attraction and yet they fight it unnecessari...
  • Aira Cabrera
    3.5 stars! This was an enjoyable easy read. I kind of missed books like this. I was in love with paranormal romance books when I was in high school, and it makes me nostalgic to read books like this.Jemma has just been released from a mental institution. Now, she’s been sent to her uncle’s house. She has to go to a new school, and she has to act normal. She was prepared to continue that farce until she discovers that her uncle is hiding somet...
  • Amanda
    This book was okay but not my favorite. Besides the main character being internally confused, she didn't seem have any other personal qualities. The supporting characters were bland and irrelevant to the story. The story was confusing with all the different types of angels and demons and what not. They were all introduced in a very rushed manner and then rapidly thrown in throughout the novel. This one just wasn't my favorite.
  • Gillian Murrell
    I did not enjoy this book at all intact it was so bad i keeps zoning out as it just did not hold my interest. What is the point in writing a book only to have almost everything in it turning out to be lies.Maybe the author was trying to combine too many things it was like the Noah's Arc of paranormal.
  • Allison Witt
    Loved this bookThis book has an interesting and unique storyline. Many surprises throughout the story which kept me interested and kept me guessing. Definitely recommend for anyone who likes paranormal books.
  • Faith Russell
    This book was pretty damn awesome. There was so many twists and turns and the ending blew my mind. Can't wait for more!
  • Claire (not Danvers)
    I was listening to this audiobook and IT WAS SO BAD. The narrator reads it AWFULLY SLOW AND FORCEFUL to the point it may have sounded like this: "siiiiiiiiiiiiiilencce...."The book contains flowery language. “He owned the room, and was staring at me through the most striking blue eyes I had ever seen before—piercing cobalt eyes, like the clearest part of the deepest ocean.An ocean I had the sudden urge to swim in.While everyone else was busy...
  • Michelle Johnson
    This book reeled me in from the start. The dimensions of the writing made everything so damn addicting. I needed to know what was going to all the time. It's something beautiful and somewhat disturbing when a book can literally take over your thoughts to make you want more. It's almost like I developed this rocking twitch anytime I was away from the story. It plagued my thoughts! Jemma was a character that I absolutely loved. Her ...
  • Brianna Seaton
    Amazing read to say the least!I am so in love with this book. I originally bought it as something to read until the next book in the series I was reading before this came out, now I'm just as hooked! It's enthralling and detailed, filled with twists you wouldn't expect.SPOILER ALERT!I really was not expecting the end with Trace. I think it was just as shocking as a reader as it was for Jemma to find out that Trace betrayed her this entire time. B...
  • Taylor Robinson
    I had to stop reading at 40%. I could not go any further. If Nikki was not in this book, maybe I would have continued, but she was the absolute worst. No girl actually acts like that, at least none that I have ever met or heard of. She absolutely loathes and makes Jemma's life miserable just because she moved to the town and said hello to her boyfriend? She didn't even flirt. Just enrolled in school and was an instant target because her boyfriend...
  • Brandi Cooper
    "The most dangerous enemy is not the one who lingers behind you in the shadows, but the one who walks beside you as a friend."I was hooked from the very first line of this book. I mean come on how much realer can you get with that statement. I love everything about this book from the way the story is told, the discriptive verbiage that is used even the character development. The only thing I found lacking was Nikki's development, so much went int...
  • Abby
    I was wary of this book because the description said it was a vampire romance with a love triangle. ( I don't typically like love triangles or vampire books) But oh boy am I glad that I read it! This book is my new favorite! The plot twists at every turn had me at the edge of my seat! I did not see that last one coming! It broke my heart! I need the next one! Like now! This is a must read for anyone who enjoys mystery, romance, and paranormals.
  • KarenJo Custodio
    I finished rereading this yesterday night and OHMYGOSH.... It's as addictive as the first time I read it. It's been a while since a paranormal book gave me all the feels. Stayed up until 2 am and read halfway through Invidious (which btw is AMAZING!!!! I'm hoping to finish it today) I'm so glad there will be a third book and it's coming out on my birthday!!! Woohoo.. I seriously could not stop reading. Oh damn that plot twist!!!! Totally didn't s...
  • Anna Davies
    LOVED IT!!!Great read, great storyline! A Surprisingly creative approach to a vampire novel! I loved the way she wove in the different types of characters. Fans of Addison Moore or SJ West should absolutely check it out! You won't regret it! It was such a great book. I am chomping at the bit to get my hands on the next in the series! Let's go book 2!!
  • Mita
    better than anticipated or expected. the main char is a bit whiny and it took FOREVER for her to get even a little tough but the manipulation and deception in this book is on point. tho the book starts off with telling you the girl is gonna get screwed, the how and why, when, where, and by whom is all up for grabs until the very end. Recommend.
  • Megan
    This book sucks you in fast and the ending, OMG. WTF. Can't wait to read the next one!!
  • Robin Brown
    Holy crap what just happened here??? I did not see that coming. This book was so good I need book 2 now!!
  • Sabrina
    Holy fuck that ending. Review to come