Marked by Bridget E. Baker

Overall: 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam: 💋 make out only
Feels: 😧😥💖😤😱

~QD Story Details~
Tear jerker: No
Paranormal/Fantasy: No
Location: Texas, USA
Character age range: mid-late teens
Lead: Ruby
Love interest(s): Wesley/Sam
HEA: No – Cliffhanger

~QD Book Info~
Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Audible: No
Series: Yes – Sins of our Ancestors Book 1
1. Marked – released 9/15/18
2. Suppressed – releases 10/15/18
3. Redeemed – releases 11/15/18

~QD 🔥~
Sex/kink type: N/A
Possible triggers: Violence, misogyny, mentioned death of a parent

✨Angst + drama + suspense + budding romance + Divergent vibes✨

Fans of dystopian YA, this one’s for you. The story arc itself has been written before: virus wipes out most of the world, there is a potential solution, hero/heroine is critical in implementing the solution and saving the world. What makes this book original however, is where the twists and turns lie. When we’re first introduced, Ruby is the seemingly less “important” figure between her and her crush Wesley, solely based on their social standings. When one kiss between the two of them causes her to suspect she’s infected though, lies start to unravel, secrets are revealed and suddenly her past and present collide, making her a vital piece to finding the cure…

If one touch can infect. . . then a kiss is deadly. 

All Ruby Behl wants for her seventeenth birthday is a good career path match, and to kiss her best friend and long time crush, Wesley Fairchild. Unfortunately, the simplicity of teenage wishes evaporated a decade ago when the Tercera virus nearly wiped out the human race. Transmitted through touch, the slightest contact is prohibited in the safe haven community of Port Gibson.

An innocent game of Spin the Bottle, a rite of passage for Port Gibson’s teens, provides the opportunity Ruby’s been waiting for, but when Wesley winds up Marked, Ruby realizes her first kiss may also be her last. Ruby races the viral clock to uncover long buried secrets about her dead parents, and her once cloudy future becomes clear. She’s the key to finding the cure, but is she willing to pay the price?


Bridget won her first writing contest in first grade with a story about a day in the life of a little spot of air. (Who says you need a good hook?)

She hasn’t stopped writing (or talking) since then, although she was briefly derailed by her pursuit of a legal career. Ultimately, boring words, well, bored her. She quit her job to spend less time counting gobs of ill gotten gains, and more time writing stories. She hasn’t wasted a second on counting money made from writing fiction, which has left her plenty of time for crafting stories.

She loves her husband and all five of her kids (most days). She has a yappy dog, backyard chickens, and a fish. She makes cookies all the time, and thinks they should have their own food group. To keep from blowing up like a balloon, she kickboxes every day. So if you don’t like her kids, her cookies, or her books, maybe don’t tell her in person.