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)