Marked By Pain (The Marked, #2) by Cece Rose

Marked By Pain (The Marked, #2)

Twelve marks, twelve powers, and the deadly risk that the twelfth mark brings... is having all that power worth it? What if the price is destroying the world? Kenzie's twelve marks have caused her nothing but trouble since she was blessed with them. From getting her treated differently at school, to getting her kidnapped by rebels, her marks have caused chaos in her life. When a familiar face shows up in the warehouse she is being kept in, ...

Details Marked By Pain (The Marked, #2)

TitleMarked By Pain (The Marked, #2)
Release DateFeb 8th, 2018
GenreFantasy, Magic, Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Did Not Finish, Erotica, Menage, New Adult, Shapeshifters, Urban Fantasy

Reviews Marked By Pain (The Marked, #2)

  • Jeanny
    Cliffhanger ending. I really enjoyed book 1 but I found myself losing interest in book 2. I’ll try book 3 though.CG Feb Book Challange: Read an Amazon freebie
  • Jessica
    Who even are you anymore?"Who even are you anymore?" See how awkward that sentence sounds? That's how I felt about this entire book. I enjoyed book 1, the premise and lore are such good ideas, but this book just fell flat to me. The h, while I realize she is young, just felt so oblivious and ridiculous. The sex scenes were barely blips and seemed incredibly rushed and not fulfilling. We seem to barely learn anything about the characters and they'...
  • Searcy
    Yeah. Okay. I have definitely been Marked by Pain.Well, apparently I had read a good portion of this book back when it came out and DNF'd it, but never made a note. And I can see why.It. Was. Not. Good.The main character remains a bloody mess, making nonsensical decisions just to drive the plot where the authors wanted it to go. In fact, that was the MO of most of the story - forced, contrived plot and a jumbled confusing mess.Honestly, I dislike...
  • Anna
    I liked this one better than the first one. I don't know if it's the writing, or the story itself, but I felt more connected to everything that was taking place, more in tune. The beginning was nuts! I kept thinking "what the hell? Did everyone lost their marbles , or something?", because I just couldn't wrap my head around everything that was happening and the actions the characters were taking. By the end of the book I was exhausted from trying...
  • Jaime (Two Chicks on Books)
    This one was better than the first! I really liked it! I can’t wait to see what happens next!
  • Siri
    🌟Actual rating 3,5*🌟HOLY MOTHER OF GOD THAT ENDING!!😱😱😱 I don't know where to start but i liked this more than the first one and the feelings at the beginningSo much happend and i don't know how to survive until the third book, it's to much for me.... *faints
  • Sakina Carter
    I really enjoyed this book. I am surprised by all the mixed reviews, I enjoyed this one a little bit more than the 1st. I will admit I was little confused and angry reading the first 25% or so of the books but then all is cleared up and the book flows nicely.I enjoyed finally learning what the 12th mark is and what made Kenzie so special because of it and now we know why. I know some people might think it is sexy that we still don't know Mr. Dani...
  • Erin Thornton
    As alwaysOne of my favorite series to date! Unpredictable, twists and turns, everytime I think I have things figured out you ladies get me again! Hooked fro beginning to end. Always top of my tbr when a new one comes out
  • Jennifer G
    Kenzie's twelve marks have been nothing but a pain since she was blessed with them. Singled out at school, kidnapped by rebels, held against her will, threatened. When familiar faces start showing up at the rebel camp, Kenzie doesn't know whom to trust or what to believe anymore. Resist, escape, time is running out. Will Kenzie be the human's salvation or the cause of their destruction? Marked By Pain was a bit of a disappointment following book ...
  • Natalie
    With the first book endning on a cliff hanger, I was ready to dive into this one. I really enjoyed this book, but a few things stood out to me. In the first book Kenzie wasn’t ready to have sex with any of the guys. And now, all of a sudden she is sleeping with them and having threesomes! It’s just such a drastic change in a short time span. The sex scenes also seemed a little bit rushed. I don’t want all of the details, but don’t make it...
  • Yasmin
    Kenzie's older brother Ryan was knocked down and unconscious throughout most of the story. And the worst part (view spoiler)[He was stabbed to death by his father who betrayed him (hide spoiler)] I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy. I might read more about this story but I really don't like (view spoiler)[tragedies. (hide spoiler)]
  • SJ
    The story continues and is even more exciting! Kenzie has been taken by her brother, she feels so betrayed but that’s not even the half of it!This story has twists and turns galore and is incredibly exciting to boot, well written I was glued to the page and am very excited for book three
  • C.J.
    Plenty of twists and turns in this second book. Lots of action and I was pleased to see the character’s relationships develop. Hopefully the next book won’t be too far away.
  • Avid
    This author is going on my "Do Not Bother Reading" list. I hurt myself with my numerous eye rolls. No "pros" to list here, only "cons". The comma splice-fest continues, with the record being a whopping four full sentences all strung together with commas. Events in the story continue to be predictable, especially since some of them are foreseen via divination. The characters continue to be stupid or predictable. They forget they have these fantast...
  • Nina
    1.5 stars I just need to rant a bit about this book.So this book is the second one in “the marked” series. Let me tell you that the first one was bad enough and I don’t know why I convinced myself that the second one would be any different. So for the plot; this book is about a very very special girl called Mackenzie. She lives in the society of the marked, a magic people that can harness elemental powers through the different symbols on th...
  • Kathryn
    The ending is a cliff hanger and I am interested to see how the authors take the story from here. Even though I also feel that some of the relationships in this book haven’t progressed in terms of “feelings” the characters have for each other with much authenticity. The first book did this much better with the majority of it from kenzies POV. I find it strange too how some of her classmates are shocked at kenzie “getting around” when th...
  • Missy Brown
    As you know I love these two authors and their individual series. Together these two just rock. A guaranteed good read. And I love that we will get more Series from these two. Marked by Pain picks up where Marked by Power leaves off. Kidnapped but not giving in, Kenzie is fighting mad. Her father and brother are trying to get her to their cause. But she is fighting tooth and nail. When she sees she is not alone being held, she has to find a way t...
  • Kerri
    What a great writing combination of Cece Rose and G. Bailey and what a bloody fantastic continuation of this series! This books starts off where the first one finished. It absolutely captivated my attention from page one all the the way to the end. Once again this book finished on a cliffhanger and there are so many questions that I can’t wait for book 3. Kenzie is a great MC, she is strong, independent, sassy and also so loving to her guys, Ke...
  • Jennifer
    So I really really wanted to like this more. The problem is the book opened with a literary device that I have seen used frequently lately that sucked all of the suspense out of the novel for me. It opened with a scene that was clearly something that was going to happen late in the novel then returns to where the last book ended. Then to add to it, several people have visions of other future events in the novel. So very quickly it was like well t...
  • Emma Louise
    I was literally begging someone to kill Kenzie all the way through, hoping someone would kill her so I could stop reading. Kenzie is immature, annoying & is so oblivious to everything. I actually rolled my eyes.The guys - how exactly did they all fall in love?? I wouldn’t know because nothing was shown as to how they fell in love. You literally saw snippets of her time with each guy but it was totally rushed that over the next couple chapters i...
  • Aysha Coleman
    So as you know the rebels kidnap Mackenzie and one of the leaders of the group turns out to be the father she thought died, Alaric. But not only that but another person that is close to her is helping run the rebels as well. Of course that damn near breaks her. Despite that she remains strong sticking to her beliefs that the rebels are wrong in their purity campaign. But it isn’t over yet because with the help of her guys she is able to escape ...
  • Jodie-Leigh
    I'll start by saying this book is so good, that I went ahead and bought the physical copy as well as the kindle.I was totally blown away by the first book, and this book was no different. If anything, it's getting and better. The story line is very interesting. I'm so drawn to it, I'm like a moth being drawn to a flame. I'm so invested in this book, that I felt like I was feeling all of Kenzie's emotions as she was going along. The characters are...
  • Lynn's books
    Quick readAgain, I'm left caught on the fence in this series. Obviously I got enough out of book one to read book 2. The writing was a smidge better but still lacking detail. That said it's a fast read. Do we ever discover absinthe 12th mark is. Umm...kinda. I don't think that what we learn about it in book 2 is all there is. I'm sure there is much more to it which we will learn in book 3. One thing that really bugs me reading a story is when the...
  • Brandie Teagle
    Definitely awesome butI love the series so far, but I wish for two things. 1. We see that Kenzie has a lot of powers and when she lets it loose...she does amazing, sometimes terrible things, so when she is betrayed....locked away and so would think she'd have more... Badassery coming out. 2. The relationships between some of the people are non-exist, this is sometimes the problem in reverse harems when there are too many mates involved. ...
  • LaShanta Charles
    Mr. Daniels...Jacob? Zeke Sebastian??This book delivered the great story that I've come to expect from this duo.I liked that we got a closer look at the backgrounds of Mr. Daniels (WTF is his first name) and Enzo. There's still the mystery involved with them because I still have so many questions, but I got just enough info to be satisfied. I felt like Kenzie let herself be pushed around a lot more than she needed to be. I get that she didn't kno...
  • Jemimah Zafoune
    Marked by Pain is the second book in The Marked series and by golly gosh is it as good as the first one.We jump right back into the story and the tension and nerves are high. The authors of this series really do like to play with their readers nerves as I wasn't sure who to trust or what was going to come out at me next. It was exciting and fun to read as when you're not sure what will happen the endorphins start rising as you're reading.For me t...
  • Anna
    What an adventure! Kidnapped from the Academy, Kenzie finds herself in a tough situation. It only gets worse when she finds out the depth of betrayal she's dealing with. She soon learns that things aren't always what they seem. Who can she trust? What happens when we finally found out about the 12th power? I fell in love with this group in the first book and I've been dying to know what happens next. Now I'm dying to know what happens in the next...
  • Amanda Cash
    So many feels!Rose and Bailey come together again to give us the second book in The Marked Series. Kenzie has been taken by the rebels. Betrayed by the brother she has always looked up to.The first part of this book will have you reaching for tissues. Kenzie is alone and betrayed with only one of her guys that she can turn to. Add in a crazy father and sister and you have an emotional rollercoaster.Then Kenzie finds out she's not alone and that's...
  • Camila Rodriguez
    Alright book two explains more of the problem. It’s hard to connect with the characters. It really is. I’m not crying, I’m not emotionally invested, I’m not dying to know who lives and who dies. If I’m not having an anxiety attack by the middle of the second book then I know it’s not a stellar series. I AM DYING TO KNOW MR. DANIELS FIRST NAME THOUGH. .... And that’s honestly the only thing keeping me going with this series. Can’t ...