Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Review: Marked

  • Title: Marked
  • Author: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (May 1, 2007)
  • Genre: Fantasy/Fiction
  • Cover: A-
  • Overall: A+
  • ISBN-10: 0312360266
Enter the dark, magical world of the House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed. 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.

I really enjoyed reading this book. When I first started reading it I found it to be a mix of two things I love; Vampires and Harry Potter. As I kept reading I noticed how similar it was to Harry Potter with Zoey going to school for what she has become and no one in her family liking her except her grandma, where as in Harry Potter no one liked him in his family except Sirius. Also you can not forget about the special mark that they both had in common.

I really enjoyed reading a YA vampire book that the female was the vampire, I also enjoyed the new world they opened up. I found it very interesting that when they start to become vampires they are marked. I was a little confused when they started to incorporate witch craft in with the vampires but I feel the authors did it very tastefully. I also enjoyed how interesting all of the characters were, especially Neferet the High Priestess, I found her to be sweet yet powerful.

I definitly recommend this book not just to people who like fantasy and vampires but to everyone! I really think this is one of those books that can be universal to any type of reader, this book just has a quality about it where you want to route for the good guys. While getting caught up in all the magic!

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