- Title: Marked ( A House of Night #1)
- Authors: P.C Cast, Kristen Cast
- Year Pub: 2007
- Type: Paranormal, Vampires, Fantasy, Fiction
- I was given this book Via BookMooch
About the Book: 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.
My Review : On the back of the book it looks like a good read but the book itself…well not so much and i usually just love Vampire books. The book Marked is different then the average Vampire books. There was very little parts that i did enjoy of the book but like i said Very little. it had a LOT of awkward parts that had me putting down the book for a while. Zoey goes on about oral sex more then what i would want to read in “YA” Book actually i rather not read about oral sex at all and i am 22 years old and that stuff just bugs me. the book would’ve been good if they just left those parts out all together.
The writing was such a bore that i kept glancing at the words instead of actually reading it. Now this is just what i thought about the book, I know someone who just loves the series..but everyone is different so i am not gonna judge. so i guess it doesn’t completely suck, if you can get passed the awkward parts. It kinda reminds me of Twilight if Bella went to a all “vampyre school” Zoey is really boring and plan like bella.
It took me a while to actually getting myself to get this book because of mix reviews and now i completely understand why a lot of people didn’t enjoy the series.
Here are some quotes from the book
“Actually, since I’m gay I think I should count for two guys instead of just one. I mean, in me you get the male point of view and you don’t have to worry about me wanting to touch your boobies.”
“You are old beyond your years Zoeybird. Believe in yourself and you will find a way. But remember darkness does not always equate to evil just like light does not always bring good.”
“I’ve found that the way a person feels about cats-and the way they feel about him or her in return-is usually an excellent gauge by which to measure a person’s character”
“The problem, of course, was that turning into a monster was the brighter of my two choices. Choice Number 1: I turn into a vampyre, which equals a monster in just about any human’s mind. Choice Number 2: My body rejects the Change and I die. Forever.
So the good news is that I wouldn’t have to take the geometry test tomorrow.”
All in all this book is worse then Twilight. Read at your own risk.
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