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Marked for Ruin by Lissa Bolts

    Hey… it’s Nora. Again. And this time, I’m in way over my head.

    The jinn are being hunted right and left, and as their unwitting leader, that paints a sparkly neon target on my back. 

    Yay, me. 

    The druids are my biggest threat—dark sorcerers who fuel their filthy magic by feasting on the souls of others like they’re at an all-you-can-eat buffet. As for me, well… I’m the main course. 

    But I’ve got news for them. This jinn is off the menu because I’m done running. 

    Rafe and I are finally on the same page and although I want nothing more than to get lost in those depthless grey eyes, we’ve got work to do. He’s sacrificed so much to ensure my survival but the other jinn doubt my ability to lead and what’s worse, I’ve gone and allied myself with the fae.

    The fae!

    They’ve forced me to see the cost of the druids’ magic—a plague of darkness spreading across the land. If left unchecked, it will consume everyone and everything in its path. 

    And the only one powerful enough to stand against them? The one with an actual chance at making them pay?

    You guessed it. Me.

    This is the third and final book in an all-new urban fantasy series: Stones & Curses. It’s got dragons, fae, vampires, jinn, shifters, and a whole lot more. If you love fierce heroines, heart-pumping adventure, a hint of swoony romance, and lots of mind-bending twists, then this is the series for you!

    Book review for Marked for Ruin by @lissabolts
    Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫
    Steam: Dumped into melted chocolate and sprinkled with sugar – that’s how sweet it was.
    Genre: Romantic Fantasy

    You’ve already seen my two previous posts about Stones & Curses books, so I’ll skip the list and have a quote instead.

    “I care about you. I care about what happens to you. I want to keep you safe and protected because the mere thought of you getting hurt makes me murderous because I…”

    As you might have already guessed, I loved Marked for Ruin as much as I loved the previous books. Really enjoyed the whole world building and character growth throughout the trilogy. In the end, all of my questions got answered. If there are any loose ends I’m oblivious to them. For once I feel like I got a satisfying ending— the first two books left me baffled to say the least. I am so damn glad there wasn’t a big ass cliffhanger at the end of this one, because I wouldn’t have survived it.

    Nora is done running from her enemies, but Rafe refuses to let her fight. Not given the chance to truly prepare several jinn in Lorath that disagree with Nora’s status among them take matters to their own hands. While Nora has got a sense of how her powers work she’s struggling with her depleted magic reserves that have no time to restore themselves after she’s thrown into more dangers and rescue missions while trying to earn the trust and respect of her people.

    “Nora, we need to have a serious chat about the types of things that fit the description of vitally important details.”

    The only place where I felt like the plot was a bit rushed was before the last battle when preparations were being made. I wanted to know more about certain aspects of jinn power that ended up being the key strategy in the fight and it was skimmed over. I also would have loved to see more of the actual fighting. That being said, the conclusion was satisfying and everything up to that point was gripping. I never wanted it to stop. I got a hint that there’s a bonus Rora chapter on the author’s website so I’m gonna go and stalk her now.

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