Marked

Marked

Book rating: 03 Paperback House of Night

By (author) P. C. Cast, By (author) Kristin Cast

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  • Publisher: ATOM
  • Format: Paperback | 368 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 196mm x 28mm | 281g
  • Publication date: 15 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1905654316
  • ISBN 13: 9781905654314
  • Sales rank: 9,886

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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. - Not suitable for younger readers -

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P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author. She lives and teaches in Oklahoma. Her daughter, Kristin Cast, has won awards for poetry and journalism. She also lives in Oklahoma, where she attends Northeastern State University as a biology major.

Customer reviews

By Sindre Ellingsen 16 Apr 2012 5

First time I read this one I totally hated it; I only read the first chapters. It is about two years ago. Since that I've been haunted in my dreams & by my friend. So I started at Monday to read it once more... and here's my opinion!
It was a bit slow in the beginning but still I couldn't put it down. When I got to chapter 14, I really had problems to put it down. I overslept two days in a row and got two honorable mentions. So definitely check this one out!

I love the teen language in it. I have heard so many people who don't like it at all, but I think it makes a funny twist to YA- books. What I loved most of P.C & Kristin Cast's writing is when the character Zoey is confused or feel like everything happens too fast, they write in a confusing way, which makes you feel confused. So I really got attached to the story. I like that they get tattooed in their forehead by a tracker that symbols that they're a vampire.

I really got attached to the characters too, if you guys is wondering who my favorite character is, I can't say cuz I love all of them but they I feel most attached to is Erik, Damien, Zoey & Stevie Rae.

All in all, this is a really well written YA book with lots of funny scenes & exciting outbreaks. The end leaves you with questions you almost can kill yourself to find out, so I'll definitely read the next ones.
I think the age limit for this book should be 14+ since there's a lot of strong language and a few sexual scenes.

By MissPageTurner 07 Mar 2012 3

We are welcomed to the House of Night and introduced to all new rules and characteristics of vampyres immediately. So we get the chance to experience a whole new kind of vampire world together with likeable protagonist Zoey. Interesting new elements are marks, cats choosing you as their pet owner or a social system based on the favours of the Goddess Nyx.

I really like the idea of giving many vampyres a special affinity, which can be elemental, psychological or physical. P.C. and Kristin Cast provide a wide range of different personalities, protagonists and antagonists. I also like the idea of mother and daughter as co-authors. The mixture of well developed plot and application of casual language make this novel a fun and easy read.

Marked is about the adventures of a teenage vampyr, making new friends, experiencing love and fighting ancient enemies in the House of Night.

THE VERDICT

If you like to expand your vampire novel horizon, Marked is just the right choice to start with. It is an easy, but fresh and funny read! Let's enter the House of Night together with Zoey Redbird!

By Deniz Birant 13 Nov 2011 1

When I brought this book,I thought I would love it,because I loved the Vampire Diaries (Which you should check out!Oh,and by the way,it came out in 1991,BEFORE Twilight) so I brought it.Big mistake.Zoey Redbird is a 16 year old that is pretty much perfect because her mark is coloured in,can control all the elements and later on in the series has about...5 guys chasing after her.Oh,and I think she said she was 'ugly' and 'unpopular' in this book.Zoey Redbird gets chosen to become a vampire and goes to the House of Night,a school for vampires.When she comes to the school,there is a very inappropriate scene of somebody's night of passion,if you know what I mean.
Zoey is annoying,childish and her friends act like 6 year olds.The author reminds us that Zoey's friend is gay every two pages-OK WE GET IT NOW!You're a really good person just because your book has a gay character.We don't care!In Chosen,Zoey...wait for it...does it with a teacher!And when her boyfriend calls her a sl*t she denies it.
Vampires in this book are called 'vampyres'.Yes,the author is trying to be unique.There are loads of other vampire boarding school books out there that are probably better.House of Night...well,read it if you like reading about 16 year olds that say 'Poopie head' and 'Boogie time' or something like that.

By R.D-Diaz 12 Jul 2010 3

First book of the house of night series, you'll find Marked in the young adult section in your favorite bookshop. Since vampire stories are everywhere following the success of the Twilight Saga, you'll either love this series or hate it. I can't help myself compare it from other vampire series of books i've read and enjoyed. One thing is the spelling of the word "vampyre" (annoying? or just trying to be really different? )I welcomed the new idea of transformation of how to be a vampire for a change (rather than being bitten by one and by morning time you'll be a full pledge one.) As this book appeals for the young adult you'll notice the authors wrote it as such. Although I felt when I was reading this the scene involving oral sex and the overabundance of quite vulgar words are too much for a 13 year old reader. Overall it's a good series to try if you're looking for something easy to read.

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'This promises to be a highly addictive series' Romantic Times