Marked: A House of Night Novel. by P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast

marked.jpgZoe Redbird is not having one of her better days. She’s trying to break up with her boyfriend, her best friend is driving her crazy, and then, a vampyre Marks her. Zoe enters The House of Night where, as she undergoes the change, she will train to become an adult vampyre. Of course not everyone makes it through the change. To top things off Zoe discovers she’s no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nix. This is the first novel in The House of Night series, and wow, what a great beginning. This is aimed at teenagers but adult fans of all things that go bump in the night will also love it, especially if you’re already a fan of P.C. Cast’s adult novels. Zoe is a wonderful character who you root for throughout the book. The secondary characters are also fantastic, even the villains. Best of all, unlike some books which are co-authored the chapters flow seamlessly from mother to daughter. There’s also quite a bit of humor and I found myself laughing out loud several times while reading. One word of caution. There’s at least one somewhat graphic sexual scene in the book. It’s all in keeping with the storyline, but I don’t know if I’d feel comfortable recommending it to middle schoolers. The second book “Betrayed” will be coming out in October.

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