Tuesday, 9 August 2016

The Mark of Noba Blog Tour + Review

The Mark of Noba
Written by G.L. Tomas
Genre: Young Adult/Fantasy/Science Fiction
Publisher: Rebellious Valkyrie Press
Release Date: August 12, 2015
Pages: 334
Source: Provided for Blog Tour
Places to Get this Book: Amazon Barnes and Noble Book Depository

Recommended Age: 12 and up!


Sterling Wayfairer has one goal for his senior year: make his mark. He’s been slipping into the background his whole high school career—distracted by his mother’s mental health, unsettled by the vivid dreams that haunt him at night, and overshadowed by the athletic accomplishments of his popular best friends. But this year is going to be different. He’s going to break a few rules, have some fun, and maybe even work up the nerve to ask his crush out on a date.

But things don’t go exactly as planned. Students are disappearing, Sterling starts losing time, and it all seems to center around Tetra, a girl no one else seems to notice but him. When he finally tracks her down for answers, they aren’t what he expects: He and Tetra hail from a world called Noba, and they’re being hunted by a Naga, a malevolent shapeshifter that’s marked them for destruction.

Tetra and Sterling have distinct abilities that can help them fight back, but their power depends heavily on the strength of their bond, a connection that transcends friendship, transcends romance. Years apart have left their bond weak. Jumpstarting it will require Sterling to open his heart and his mind and put his full trust in the mysterious Tetra.

If he doesn’t, neither of them will survive.


I received this book for The Mark of Noba blog tour.

I didn't really know what to expect from this but the cover is pretty cool. I like how they are drawn and not real people. I also like how the girl is in front of the boy and not hidden in the background.

This is also a story that doesn't waste too much time on the backstory and it just pulls you in. The world-building was done well. The young people who populate the world, Geo, are no different than real life people and the world is similar. Sterling is a young adult hero that there aren't many of. He's a regular teenage guy and has regular problems.

Then we have the character, Tetra. She also isn't the typical young adult heroine. She is a little patronizing towards Sterling and maddening at times. She's also a girl on a mission and Sterling is her responsibility.

Overall, this was a pretty good book and I recommend it.

4 out of 5 Crowns


  1. Thank you so much for being apart of The Mark of Noba's tour. As a blogger too, I normally don't like authors commenting on my reviews, but since it was part of a blog tour, thank you so much for giving it a chance =D If you've entered the giveaway, good luck!

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