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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...
Marked is a REALLY good book. I love the HoN Series, They are just great but sadly in my library they're in the Senior Fiction !!! >:( :(
Awesome as twilight
i love vampyre books. they are like chocolate to me i don't know why but i just love this serise. i can't put the book down once i start reading it. i love it and if u like vampyre book u will love this one.
I personally did not enjoy reading the book, it just kept on going on and on about the same thing.
Vampires. When you hear this word do you think bloodsucking corpses, with sharp white fangs. Or creatures that come out only at night to stalk innocent people, desperate to bite their necks. The myths have some things correct. They come out at night but can withstand sunlight and drink blood, but not directly from people. Most importantly they are identified in society by a tattoo upon their forehead. They are marked.
Marked tells the story of sixteen year old Zoey Redbird, who has been recently changed into a vampire, after a vampire tracker placed a mark on her forehead. Zoey didn't choose for this to happen to her and is upset that she has to leave her family, friends and boyfriend Heath behind. To survive the change she has to move to the House of Night high school, which is filled with vampires. There she meets Neferet, a high priestess that will help Zoey during her time at school.
It is difficult at first, for Zoey to become use to the unusual routine of the school which involves attending classes during the night and sleeping while the Sun is rising. Here she meets Damien, Erin, Shaunee and country-loving Stevie Rae. They become her friends and are known as 'the Nerd Herd,' a name given to them by the mean but incredibly popular Aphrodite. Aphrodite is the leader of the elite Dark Daughters group and has become Zoey's enemy.
In this book society are aware of vampires existence and make it there job to stay away from them. I found this book series to be one of my all time favourites. If you enjoy reading about romance, fantasy and adventure then this is the book for you. After the first page I couldn't put it down.
This review does not spoii the book, but it does give hints as to what happens.
The book Marked, written by P.C Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast is one that has really broadened my imagination. I got hooked from the first page and I am now reading the fifth book in the series, Hunted. The novel is set in a parallel world where humans and vampires co-exist and they know about each other, but they don’t particularly like each other. Although it is set in a fictional world, Marked is based on a real place. Tulsa, Oklahoma is the town where all the events in the book take place. Zoey Redbird, the main character is at South Intermediate High School when her whole life is changed forever. The vampire tracker marks her! This means that she must go to the House of Night and begin her journey to becoming a fully-fledged vampire, or, if her body rejects the Change, she will die a horrible death. Before Zoey can get to the House of Night after she is marked, the vampire goddess, Nyx, shows herself to Zoey. She discovers that she is a very special fledgling and that Nyx will look after her. All fledglings can be recognized by the outline of a crescent moon on their forehead, but Zoey’s is completely filled in, exactly like a grown vampire! Despite her strange mark and the even stranger powers that come with it, Zoey’s new friends at the House of Night become very close to her and stick by her through the many difficult situations she encounters.
I thought that this book was really well written both from a reader’s point of view and from a teenager’s point of view. Kristin Cast is a teenager, so the way she writes is very easy to relate to, as well as creating many hilarious moments. As well as being very funny, Marked is also filled with action and adventure. In the book, Zoey must use her new powers to save someone close to her when an irresponsible and very snobby fledgling, Aphrodite, releases some very dangerous spirits during a ritual to worship Nyx. The authors keep you suspended right until the end of the book and leave a few loose ends as well, making it almost impossible not to read the next book!
Zoey experiences many problems with family, friends and also boyfriends from her old life throughout the book. Her step-loser as she calls him, is part of a religious group called the People of the Faith and makes her life hell before she is marked, and after as well. Zoey also discovers that her BFF isn’t as forever as she thought. On the other hand, Zoey’s human ex-boyfriend is a little too obsessed! As she struggles with these problems, with and without the help of her friends, Zoey becomes more and more a very lovable character even though there are times when I felt like screaming at her for not doing the right thing.
Overall, I found this book very enjoyable. I felt that it had a good balance between page turning action and slow, emotional moments. My favorite part was all of the times when Zoey was talking, or babbling to herself, creating funny lines that would bring me back to earth after reading a heart-pumping scene. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who loves vampire novels, or even someone who hates them. This book explores a whole new world of possibilities in the land of vampire stories and it’s a real page-turner!