Book Title: Marked
House of Night # 1
Author: PC Cast & Kristin Cast
When sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird gets Marked as a fledgling vampire she must join the House of Night school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change. But Zoe is no ordinary fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the Goddess Nyx and discovers her amazing new power to conjure the elements: earth, air, fire, water and spirit.When Zoey discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite group, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look within herself to embrace her destiny – with a little help from her new vampire friends.
Format: B-format Paperback, 368 Pages
Publication Date: May 01, 2009
Marked is a great book with an interesting plot that kept me hooked. I liked almost everything about it, from the weird and crazy characters to the suspenseful and mysterious plot. It was refreshing and a nice change from other vampire stories that are just plain depressing. I can definitely say I genuinely enjoyed this book.
The characters were definitely not what I expected. They were much like normal teenagers, vampireness aside. It was good how every character was different from one another but they worked so well together and I have to admit, I absolutely loved Stevie Ray. She’s what kept the story good. Although she doesn’t appear as often as I would have liked, when she is around she’s the definition of a true friend, one that Zoey needed, who also kept the story lively.
I loved how everything worked so well and the book suited the characters and the characters suited the scenes. Nothing seemed out of place and I always had a nice understanding of everything.
I always notice in a lot of book that the main characters romantic relationship takes over the whole story and I’ve never liked that. I always love books with action and adventure with a little room for boys/girls on the side. Marked is a good example of that. It doesn’t base the story around the Erik and I was grateful for that.
Marked had a great flow, it was simple and there was nothing there that required you over-think the story-line. It’s both relaxing and exciting at the same time.
I would recommend this story to pretty much anyone. Apart from the coarse language it’s a book that I thought would appeal to anyone raning from pre-teens to post-aged. I thoroughly enjoying and I can almost gaurantee anyone else will like it as much as I did.