The award-winning Brook adds another multifaceted and intense drama to her already impressive Guardian series with the release of Demon Marked. As this heroine has a form of amnesia, her gradual learning about demons and Guardians works as an excellent introduction for the uninitiated. With her attention to detail and compelling characterization, Brook once more demonstrates why her star is on the rise. Come join the ranks of Brook’s readers; you won’t be disappointed.
Knowing that a demon replaced his mother when he was a child, Nicholas St. Croix has waged a war against that demon, called Madelyn. When Rachel Boyle sacrificed herself to save him, Nicholas was consumed with guilt and anger. The woman calling herself Ash regained consciousness in a psychiatric hospital, with no understanding of who or what she is. Nicholas is furious when he realizes that a demon has returned in Rachel’s body, but still he is drawn to her. The tattoos on Ash’s face and body could be part of a plot by Madelyn and Lucifer. Can Nicholas and Ash figure it out, before the Guardians decide to eliminate Ash? (BERKLEY SENSATION, Sep., 336 pp., $7.99)