The Mark and the Match (Struck Series) Book Review

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Title: The Mark and the Match
ISBN:  978-1641112710
 Author: Rachel Langley
Price: $13.99 Paperback | 253 pages
Available: Amazon

Struck introduced readers to Laney and Leela, twins who, except for a birthmark, are identical. When the people from their small town disappeared, they traveled to a different dimension—Antonia—to save their friends and family from slavery. Antonia strives to be a perfect society, but beneath the surface, there’s an underground resistance, rumors of a sickness spreading among the people, and a king who is trying to maintain the chaos by breaking an ancient curse. To complete the mission, Leela traded herself for her family’s lives, promising to marry the Antonian king in order to break the curse that is killing the Antonian people.

The Mark and the Match follow the twins as Laney tries to return to Antonia to save her sister and as Leela prepares to marry a man she doesn’t even know. The danger is never far from either of them, and they soon learn that safety is an illusion.


'The Mark and The Match' is an intense novel by Rachel Langley. This novel is the sequel to the book 'Struck' and it picks up right where 'Struck' left off. In this book, Leela has just traded herself for her family, as she is the one who must marry King Gigandet to save Antonia from a rapidly spreading sickness. Meanwhile, Curzon, Laney, and Hollister are trying to find their way back to Antonia in order to save Leela from her possibly dangerous fate. As tensions flare both in the kingdom of Antonia and between Hollister and Curzon, Laney and Leela soon realize safety doesn't exist. Will Laney be able to find a way to get back to Antonia and will Leela be able to find a way to save Antonia's citizens and escape marrying the king? Only readers of this vehement novel will find out.

This book was a pleasant surprise, as when I finished reading the first novel 'Struck', I had no idea that there would be a sequel, and I'm certainly excited for the next book in this series. The thing I loved about this book is that I genuinely had no idea what was going to happen next. I was on the edge of my seat from the first page all the way to the last. I loved the fact that they brought my favorite character, Sheldon, back in this book as I thought that he had been killed by Whirl. Speaking of Whirl, I also enjoyed what they did with his character. In the first book, he just came off as a malicious jerk. However, in this book, they tell us more about his intentions for Antonia and the main character, and most importantly, they tell us more reasons to hate him. I would certainly recommend this book, but only if you're okay with being unable to put it down, as the mystery and tension will keep you reading until you run out of pages.

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