Marked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night, #1
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 306 pages
Source: My Copy
Published on September 29th 2009 by St. Martin’s Griffin (first published May 1st 2007)
P.C Cast: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Kristin Cast: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. 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 mis-using 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 (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them)
Marked is the first book of House of Night series. This was one of the first series I started really loving in my early teens but I never actually finished it. I remember trying to finally finish one of the later books a year or two ago but giving up on that– but then I heard the series might become a TV series, so here I am with another re-read. It’s Young Adult book but it also has some sexual content.
This is a story about Zoey. She’s a living a normal life until she gets marked. She hasn’t heard from her father in fourteen years and she really can’t stand her step father. I didn’t even remember that she has siblings since she’s close to none of them. What’s up with books in my early teens with terrible parents? Zoey has no idea where her father is and her mom cares more about what people would think than her daughter. Thankfully she has her grandmother.
Zoey meets a lot of new people who become her friends; her roommate Stevie Rae and her friends Erin (owns a lot of shoes), Damien (sweet and gay) and Shaunee (Erin’s roommate). Then there’s of course a love interest and a popular girl who really dislikes Zoey.
In the end I gave extra star because it surprised me how I wasn’t bored out of my mind like I thought I would be. I was very young when I read this but it’s very interesting to read this series now that I know some things like
how Neferet is really evil.