Prized is the second release in the Birthmarked series, which follows the story of Gaia, who recently lost both her parents, has never known her brothers whom were taken away before Gaia was born and only has her newborn sister left. Gaia has faced prejudice since at two years old, was deliberately burnt by her parents so that she couldn't be advanced to a wealthy family inside the walls of the Enclave, and she still carries the scar to this day. Now, she's fled to the Dead Forest to seek refuge for her and her baby sister.
I've really enjoyed the Birthmarked series so far, and Prized is quite entertaining. For the most part, the storyline is engaging and characters are well developed, but I felt it ended too soon, wrapped up within a few chapters. It's almost as irritating as a cliffhanger, but it was anticlimactic. It was good, but not great. I can only hope that the final in the trilogy will be as intense and entertaining as the original.