A Marked Past was a great (and fast) read for me. It kept me interested so much that I actually woke up a few hours early for work one morning and heavily considered not going back to sleep and picking up my kindle to read it. Sleep did win in the long run, but not for long. It did, however surpass me catching up on my Grey's Anatomy so that is definitely saying something.Leslie's writing style, as well as her ability to create believable characters was very apparent in A Marked Past. I can't wait to read the next in the series and any future books that she may also write. I was so enticed by her story and she kept me interested. With romance, a little mystery, and a great plot this YA novel is a great first from Leslie Deaton. Keep up the great work Leslie!! I can't wait to read the next one.