Novella Mini Reviews: Tortured and Fallen From Grace

Tortured (Birthmarked #1.5) by Caragh M O’Brien  

Rating: 5 stars

“But what about Leon?”  Now, in this new story that bridges the gap between Birthmarked and Prized, Caragh M. O’Brien answers her readers’ most common question with a tale of suffering and determination from Leon’s perspective.  Be warned.  The story is a spoiler for the first book in the award-winning trilogy. This promotional e-book includes this exclusive bridge story, as well as a teaser chapter for Prized, book two in the Birthmarked trilogy, available wherever e-books are sold November 2011.

I really loved this one. Since I first read Birthmarked, I just loved Leon and still think he is one of the greatest YA boys. Tortured by Caragh M. O’brien was such a treat, as it was a look into what happened to Leon and answered a lot of questions I had after reading Prized. It’s the tide over between Birthmarked and Prized, and just so much fun to read. If you are a fan of these books, you have to read this one! This series is one of the best dystopians out there, which I don’t say lightly, as I’m not a huge dystopian fan.

Fallen From Grace (Dark Mirror #0.5) by MJ Putney

Rating: 4.5 stars

Fallen From Grace A Bonus Dark Mirror Short Story

Allarde, a gorgeous, wealthy noble has hidden his true nature. Discover his diary and witness his sudden fall from grace.

What a fun look in Allarde’s mind! He is one of my favorite characters of the series and I just loved getting into his head and finding out a little more about him and his past. The pages breezed past til I was done reading all too soon.

(If you want to read both of these novellas, they are free. I linked to Amazon in case you are interested)


  1. says

    uhm… apart from your reviews can I comment on the cover of Fallen from Grace… This boy on this cover?!?!? This jaw and ..those lips? … Can I please see the whole face of this boy?
    Yeah, I know I’m being ridicilous here over this … upper part of this pretty face.. Now, I need to read this book.. Thanks for this Erica!!
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