Saturday, November 5, 2011

Marked by P.C and Kristen Cast Review

Marked by P.C Cast and Kristen Cast
Book 1 in the House of Night series
Hardcover, 306 pages
 4/5 stars.

Description (from Goodreads)
The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed.  In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire -- that is, if she makes it through the Change.  Not all of those who are chosen do.  It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling.  She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.  But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers.  When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny--with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

I was reading another book when I started this so I only read like the first chapter and then I stopped for about a week. But once I picked it back up and continued to read I really enjoyed it. The only reason I took so long to read it is because of life getting in the way. :) Although the beginning was a little slow, which usually happens with the first book in a series because everything has to be set up, the rest of the book was great! Once Zoey gets to school  things really pick up. We meet Zoey's new friends and her new enemies. This book is mostly about Zoey transitioning into her new life as a fledgling vampyre. But she is a little more special than the average fledgling. 

I would say if you like young adult books and paranormal vampire stories, then give this book a shot. Its a nice quick read too (if you don't have a busy life like I did while reading it. :p)

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