House of Night #1

OMG!! It’s like Divergent all over again!!! So recently I found a new series. I’m really into vampire stuff nowadays, so my friend Whitney recommended the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast (mother and daughter). I’ve already finished 4 books, but I’m going to post a review for each one individually.

Marked

P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Marked

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Published: 2007 St. Martin’s Griffin

Pages: Paperback; 306

Series/Stand Alone: Series

Source: Teacher

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.
Review:
One ordinary day 16 year-old Zoey Redbird is marked by the Goddess Nyx, a crescent on her forehead. Zoey is a regular girl dating the star of the football team, and best friends with Kalya. She doesn’t realize that this mark will change her forever. Zoey’s dad left the family leaving her mom alone with the kids. Her mother marries another man named John Heffer, Zoey despises and hates him. She looks towards her grandmother for help. Zoey is a special fledgling, given special powers. But soon later she finds a clique in the group, the leader of the Dark Daughters has also been touched by the Goddess. Zoey must find her true self and make this new world her home.
Likes:
I’m loving this series, it’s amazing! Cast made this book similar to a jump start, it’s very exciting and suspenseful. Though the story flies by quickly, there are many details and descriptions. I love how Cast made Zoey not fit in, she made her different from everyone else. The story just brings the life out of you, I was so captivated into the book I couldn’t put it down. This book is truly a miracle, I must say. It’s wonderful and exciting, also it get’s more interesting as she writes the continuing books. Throughout Zoey’s life at the House of Night a place where fledglings learn and go through the change to become a true vampire or……… die. Zoey makes so many friends and it amazes me how she went from loneliness to being loved. I love they way this book was written, I felt like I could feel her emotions. This book totally drew me in, literally, whenever I opened the book I felt like I was entering the world. I really love books that I can get lost into, I’d really recommend this book to teenage girls or even adults.
Dislikes:
I can never find many dislikes in the books I read. But sometimes I felt like there was something missing, and it seems like there is. I feel like this book could be better or with a little more punch, you could say. If any of you find what’s missing, let me know please. I think that this had an amazing plot, except there was a spot missing.
***MATURE CONTENT***
This overall was an amazing book and I’m writing more reviews about the other ones in the story. You’ll be amazed at how it twists and turns.
I rate this 9.55/10 definitely spicy!!!
This book is sooo amazing and I look forward to finishing the rest of the series!
Stay posted for the next review that may come out in…. 30 min- 1 hour.
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~Lillian
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