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Tour: Mark of the Wicked by Georgia Bowers

Mark of the Wicked
Georgia Bowers
Published by: Swoon Reads
Publication date: August 10th 2021
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult

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A young witch tries to unravel the mystery of who is framing her for dark magic in Georgia Bowers’ creepy YA debut fantasy, Mark of the Wicked.

Magic always leaves its mark.

All her life, Matilda has been told one thing about her magic: You use only when necessary. But Matilda isn’t interested in being a good witch. She wants revenge and popularity, and to live her life free of consequences, free of the scars that dark magic leaves on her face as a reminder of her misdeeds.

When a spell goes awry and the new boy at school catches her in the act, Matilda thinks her secret might be out. But far from being afraid, Oliver already knows about her magic – and he wants to learn more. As Oliver and Matilda grow closer, bizarre things begin to happen: Animals show up with their throats slashed and odd markings carved into their bodies, a young girl dies mysteriously, and everyone blames Matilda. But she isn’t responsible — at least, not that she can remember. As her magic begins to spin out of control, Matilda must decide for herself what makes a good witch, and discover the truth…before anyone else turns up dead.


About the Author

Georgia Bowers lives in Bedford, a small market town in England. When it was time to decide what to do with her life, she was obsessed with two things: books and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It seemed sensible to follow in the brogued footsteps of Rupert Giles, so she became a librarian, though sadly not the demon fighting kind. But there’s still time.

Ever since her mum told her that witches used to meet in the woods near their village, she’s been obsessed with witchcraft and the paranormal. When she was a teenager, a weekly habit of Point Horrors satisfied her thirst for chilling tales before she moved on to reading Stephen King. These days she likes to give her nerves a break every now and then with a good YA romance.

After completing a course in writing YA fiction she was a winner in the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Undiscovered Voices. Since then she has dabbled with stories of chosen ones and ghostly best friends until she conjured up the magical ingredients for her debut novel, Mark Of The Wicked.

The Tour

August 9th
Westveil Publishing >> Review
The Fantasy Princess >> Guest Post
Moonlight Rendezvous >> Review
The Fictional Journal >> Review

August 10th
Kait Plus Books >> Guest Post
Bookworm for Kids >> Review
SplendeurCaisse >> Review
Jessica Belmont >> Review

August 11th
Books Tea Healthy Me >> Interview
Stuck in the Stacks >> Review
Your Bookish Friend >> Excerpt

August 12th
A Book Addict’s Bookshelves  >> Interview
Reading Tonic >> Review
The Reading Chemist >> Review
Adventures in Writing >> Review
Tien’s Blurb >> Review
Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books! >> Excerpt

August 13th
Reading Stewardess >> Review
The Avid Reader >> Review
Twirling Book Princess >> Excerpt
Jazzy Book Reviews >> Interview
Bookish Jottings >> Review
Rants N Scribbles >> Review