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
GenrePolyamorous, Reverse Harem, Fantasy, Magic, Romance, Paranormal, Did Not Finish

Reviews Marked By Pain (The Marked, #2)

  • 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'...
  • 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
  • Jillian
    So much angst and action! This kept me on the edge of my seat. Another cliffhanger. I can't spend time writing a full review now. I have to dive right in to book 3!Audible: I added the whispersync audible narration to this kindle book. The narrators did a great job. This is enjoyable as an audiobook.
  • 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!
  • Princess J. Antoinette
    This book had some slow moments that made my eyes glaze over a bit but it did have lots of action and some brief but sexy moments....I'm seriously hoping the 3rd book is a little bit better... Overall rating:3.5*~ An Okay Read👌
  • 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
  • Tammy
    I like these three books (though it really could have just been one book).
  • 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...
  • Celeste
    I just can't even with this book. The writing isn't the greatest to begin with, filled with awkwardly constructed sentences, spelling mistakes and wrongly used words. All that I could overlook in the first book because that was entertaining at the very least. We got to find out about the marked and Kenzie's relationship with the guys was just getting started. Sure there was the token mean girl woman bashing, I mean Stella who as a character is ju...
  • 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...
  • Book Addict
    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...
    Marked by PainI read this book straight after finishing the first, and again read it in one sitting. These two authors together have a magical quality to their work. Book 2 in the series jumps straight in with our heroine kidnapped by a man she thought long dead. A book full of betrayal and consequences to actions not carefully thought through, Kenzie once again proves her worth by refusing to give up on what she believes to be right, even when 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...
  • Sara Rossidi
    I couldn't make it past the first chapter. Honestly, I would have stopped at the first few pages, but out of respect for the previous book, I forced myself on. The girl is KIDNAPPED, and all she can focus on is how one of her kidnapper's ass looks in his jeans. He's been holding her for weeks, and yet "she could never hurt him, just as he could never hurt her". Give me a fucking break!!He has her watched 24/7, and again, KIDNAPPED HER, but when h...
  • 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...