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
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Vampires, Young Adult, Romance, 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 ...
  • Ashwood (애쉬 우드).
    “Be careful who you trust for even the devil was once an angel.”That quote fits the characters of this story perfectly. I have so many feelings for this book... not all of them good ones. The top two are astonishment and potent anger (towards Trace of course). I loved Jemma, Gabriel, and Taylor but I was suspicious of Trace, Dominic and Tessa.. apparently with very good reason. Dominic I can handle because he was outright and upfront about be...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Michelle Madow
    Ahhh that ending! Totally caught me by surprise. Now onto Book 2....
  • 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...
  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    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...
  • Celeste
    Yeah. No.This book is filled with every last cringe worthy cliche you can imagine. Now sometimes cliches are alright, if handled properly, but in this case not so much. Add to that cheesy dialogue and all the flowery language, bad editing, tstl main character and I just can't.Some of the writing didn't even make sense. How does one rattle their own head? What the actual fuck does ticking one's chin mean or bouncing a glance?Or pump their own jaw?...
  • Tannaz
    کاش دومینیک آدم بده داستان نبود...به قول کرولاینsome girls like bad boys..
  • 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!
  • 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
  • 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...
  • Kayla
    I loved this book and it was just so fantastic and such a guilty pleasure.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Taylor
    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...
  • Olivia
    this sounds like a cross between Hush, Hush and Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Sabrina
    Ohmygod that ending!
  • Ana Esteves
    The Bewitched Reader: Inception (The Marked #1) by Bianca ScardoniEveryone has told Jemma Blackburn that she is crazy. She saw her father be killed by a vampire but no one believed her. They put her in a mental institution and brainwashed her not to believe what she saw, or so they thought. Jemma knows very well what she saw.Now she must move in with her uncle in his giant home in Hollow Hill, the town her father tried to keep her away from. She ...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Felicia
    I really enjoyed this book. I got a major Twilight feel from it in the very beginning. But then as soon as Jemma found out about herself, the Twilight feel completely did a 180.(view spoiler)[I found that Jemma was a very hard character to come to like. She is very fragile. I just wanted her to become this badass Anakim but that never happened. She continued to feel sorry for herself. She did terrible in her training. She was overall completely n...
  • 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.
  • Jennifer H.
    Stumbled across a little gem! The author is self-published and she is doing amazing things in her debut novel. Her writing is lyrical, her world building is fantastic, and a cliffhanger that stays with you long after you've finished. I'm still trying to process it all.
  • 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!