Marked (House of Night, Book 1)

By P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Publisher:St. Martin's Griffin, (5/1/2007)

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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.
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CherishV.'s thoughts on "Marked (House of Night, Book 1)"
updated on:1/13/2010

Very good. The author's writing style was a little hard to they were trying too hard to sound like a teenager. But the story was good. I'm a true-blue Twilighter, so I was probably more critical since this story is also about vampires. But it was enjoyable to read and I'm definitely looking forward to the next book in the series!

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walkjd3's thoughts on "Marked (House of Night, Book 1)"
updated on:7/6/2009

I'll admit it was a bit cheesy at first. But i really got into it. The events in the beginning lay the foundation for the fictional world. I'm definitely purchasing the book #2 tomorrow.

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updated on:3/18/2009

I loved the whole series.

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updated on:3/15/2009

if you love vampire books,you'll love this series too!

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Slow to get into, but soooo worth it when follwing up with next in series.

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"Marked (House of Night, Book 1)"
By P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Average Rating:
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3.83 out of 5 (6 Clubie's ratings)

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Grade 9 Up—In 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres not only exist but are also tolerated by humans. Those whom the creatures "mark" as special enter the House of Night school where they will either become vampyres themselves, or, if their body rejects the change, die. To Zoey, being marked is truly a blessing, though she's scared at first. She has never fit into the human world and has always felt she is destined for something else. Her grandmother, a descendant of the Cherokee, has always supported her emotionally, and it is she who takes the girl to her new school. But even there the teen stands apart from the others. Her mark from the Goddess Nyx is a special one, showing that her powers are very strong for one so young. At the House of Night, Zoey finds true friendship, loyalty, and romance as well as mistrust and deception. She realizes that all is not right in the vampyre world and that the problems she thought she left behind exist there as well. Readers will identify with many of the characters, especially the protagonist. The story moves quickly (a little too quickly at the end) and purposely leaves many unresolved issues. A good choice for those libraries serving fans of the occult, but be aware that the book contains some suggestive language and sex.—Donna Rosenblum, Floral Park Memorial High School, NY 
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“From the moment I stuck my face in this book it hooked me!  Totally awesome new take on vampires!  Marked is hot and dark and funny.  It rocks!”
–Gena Showalter, author of MTV’s Oh My Goth
“Cast reeled me in from paragraph one.  I snorted and giggled through the whole thing, and devoured it in one sitting.” 
–MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times best-selling author of the Undead series
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P. C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author as well as an experienced speaker and teacher.  Her novels have been awarded the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers, Prism, Daphne du Maurier, and Affaire du Coeur, as well as others.  She lives and teaches in Oklahoma.
Kristin Cast, has won awards for her poetry and journalism.  She also lives in Oklahoma, where she attends the University of Tulsa as a communications major.

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