Title: Blood Mark
Series: Blood Mark #1
Author’s Name: JP McLean
Publisher: WindStorm Press
Page Count: 326 Pages
Author or Book Website: Home – JP McLean (jpmcleanauthor.com)
Link to Amazon purchase page: Blood Mark: McLean, JP: Books (amazon.com)
Link to Goodreads: Blood Mark by J.P. McLean | Goodreads
Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
What if your lifelong curse is the only thing keeping you alive? Abandoned at birth, life has always been a battle for Jane Walker. She and her best friend, Sadie, spent years fighting to survive Vancouver’s cutthroat underbelly. That would have been tough enough without Jane’s mysterious afflictions: an intricate pattern of blood-red birthmarks that snake around her body and vivid, heart-wrenching nightmares that feel so real she wakes up screaming.
After she meets the first man who isn’t repulsed by her birthmarks, Jane thinks she might finally have a chance at happiness. Her belief seems confirmed as the birthmarks she’s spent her life so ashamed of magically begin to disappear. Yet, the quicker her scarlet marks vanish, the more lucid and disturbing Jane’s nightmares become—until it’s impossible to discern her dreams from reality, and Jane comes to a horrifying realization:
The nightmares that have plagued her since childhood are actually visions of real people being stalked by a deadly killer. And all this time, her birthmarks have been the only things protecting her from becoming his next victim.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. I thought I knew what I was getting into with this book but what I discovered with each turn of the page pulled me more and more into Jane’s world. Jane has not had an easy life with the blood-red birthmark and being abandoned at birth. Then there are the vivid nightmares that come with sleep paralysis. She is not entirely alone in all of this and she does have her best friend along for the ride. She meets someone who is not put off by her birthmarks. Then something causes the marks to start to fade and this brings a lot of things to light for her. This was such an intense read I want more.
My Rating of the Book: 4 1/2 Stars