Marked – Book Review #6

Marked by P. C. and Kristin Cast

Title: Marked
Series: The House of Night
Book one
Author: P. C. and Kristin Cast

Publisher:  St. Martin’s Press
Published: 1st May, 2007

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Young Adult

Rating: ♣♣♣♣

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‘So the bad news was that I had to move to the House of Night, a private boarding school, known by all my friends as the vampyre finishing school, where I would spend the next four years going through bizarre and unnameable physical changes, as well as a total and permanent life shake up. And that’s only if the whole process didn’t kill me.

But the good news was that I wouldn’t have to take the geometry test tomorrow.’

When sixteen year old Zoey is marked by a vampire tracker, she knows her old life is over. Now she has to leave her friends and family to join the House of Night  school, where there’s only one subject Zoey needs to study: Vampyre 101.

Of course there’s always a catch, and this one’s nice and simple: If you fail, you die…


I loved this book. And finally! A book I have nothing to complain about!

Everything was fleshed out, all the characters were well rounded, the readers weren’t thrown a tonne of information all at once and the writing style was easy to read and interesting.

The storyline is so cool, the ideas about vampires used in this book are entertaining. You can tell that P. C and Kristin Cast have gone over the finer details of the world they’ve created. The one thing I hate is reading a book and getting confused about what is gonig on because it is unclear what the world is about and what the characters are talking about.

You are instantly drawn into this story. Zoey is a likeable character, she in interesting to read and very real and down to earth. I didn’t find myself cringing at her decisions or shallow thoughts or rolling my eyes and how stupid and naive she is. That is a major plus comparing to the other books I’ve been reading lately! She is strong and independent and I love that she doesn’t need a man to lean on or to ‘survive’.

The writing style is easy to read, there are no long winded descriptions and half of the book isn’t explaining what the world is about, the history of it or what state it is in at the moment. You find all of that stuff out as you read the story, which I like way better than when the whole first half of a book is explaining what world the story is set in and what’s happened up to that point…

The storyline is clear and entertaining. And the ending although it ties up the story the book had been following it also makes you want to move on to the second book to find out what happens next in The House of Night.

I’m looking forward to book two of this series!

Miss J


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