Posted by on Feb 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | 18 comments

MARK OF THE THIEF will be released in only two weeks (Feb 24)! I am so excited to share Nic’s story with you, and I hope you will like it.

This quote comes from a scene where Nic has just met a girl named Aurelia. She is street savvy and has had to be tough – that’s all that keeps her from falling into slavery herself. She is also very suspicious of Nic at first. Something about him seems different, and that bothers her. What neither of them know at this point is that Nic has magic.


“You promised me water!” I yelled. And when he didn’t respond, I drove my elbow into the side of the caravan, wanting him to know how angry I was. How desperate my thirst.

Across from me, Aurelia gasped, and then I saw why. My elbow had left a deep dent in the metal wall. I couldn’t explain how. I only knew that I had done it.

She pulled out her knife and faced me as the caravan began to drive. “Stay away from me,” she muttered. “You’re cursed.”

“I’m not,” I said, but the lie sounded insincere, even to me. Every part of me understood that she was absolutely correct.


Also, as a warning, I’ll be posting more often over the next two weeks. Lots of fun news coming up! I have tour news, book trailer news, award news, and probably will have movie news!

(BONUS NEWS: Tell your teachers to watch this blog on Valentine’s Day! Trust me, they’ll want to do that!)


  1. Wow! I cant wait!! It sounds so good 🙂 I’ll be sure to keep checking everyday 🙂

  2. That’s it gimme the book! Like can I grab it from the screen or?! Maybe I have magic too.. :0 lol no. I check your blog like 5 times a day! XD I just love you and your books so much! <3

  3. AH, THE TORTURE. I need this book NOW! Like can I have magic so I can pull it out of the screen? haha I wish! I check your blog like 5 times a day, so hopefully I don’t miss anything! I just think your so talented! How on earth do you think of these perfect amazing ideas?! I hope to be like you one day! 🙂

    • Thanks, Halima. I think of amazing ideas instead of sleeping. It seems to work! 😉

  4. That quote sounds intriguing. Interesting as well. Aurelia seems like a very defensive and powerful person. I can’t wait until we have more book news and movie news!
    And I’ll check on Valentine’s Day, even though I’m not a teacher.
    Two weeks! (23 hours, twelve minutes, fifty-three seconds, fifty-two seconds…_
    – Loreley

  5. OMG, SO EXCITED!!!! Loved Ascendance Trilogy SO much and can’t wait for news of a movie for it and Mark of the Thief to release–this anticipation is worse than Christmas!

  6. You will skypeing with my class this week (im in Brandon’s class) And I was wondering if you could come in person and surprise my class. also I am putting down a couple of other series to read your as soon as I get them also Mark of the Thief sounds great!!

    • I’d LOVE to surprise your class, Jacob – wouldn’t that be cool? There’s just the tiny problem of a few thousand miles. Other than that though…. 😉 See you soon!

  7. i am so exited to read this book and movie news i have to say I’m very causes to read it they turn good books in to horrible movies look at eragon it was a fantastic book but the movie sucked big time i hope it isn’t going to be like that.

    • If they do make the movie, then I hope it’ll be a good one too!

  8. Wow! Looks great! I’m so excited to read the new book, and I’m glad I got to read this quote on my birthday. I’ve already pre-ordered the book at my local book store, and I can’t wait for it to come! I keep checking for movie news too; I really hope they decide to go for it! I’ll keep checking. Thanks for being such an amazing author, Jennifer!

    • Thank you, Emily, and happy birthday! I hope you had a great one!

  9. Yes! I can’t wait!!! It’s hard to top the Acendece Trilogy but I have to say you my just do it!!! I was so excited when I found out you were writing another book! I love them all so much!

  10. Hello! I’ve finished all the Ascendance Trilogy series so far, and I thought it was so awsome! (did I tell you that before? big smiles) Thank you so much for writing these wonderful books! also congratulations for Mark of the Theif-
    I have to tell you, I’m looking forward to movie news. Like you said, I always keep my fingers cross if they really do go for it!
    My heart beats just getting on the Internet too see your quotes!
    Have a nice day, and I’ll never change my love for you and your books!

  11. WHY DO YOU HAVE TO TORTURE US!!!!!!!!!! This is taking suspense to a whole new level. I want to read it RIGHT NOW!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Aw, I don’t have to torture you, Tori. I just choose to do it. Willingness to be cruel is just one of the many personality traits essential for any author! 😉

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