Wednesday, May 4, 2011

MARKED by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

From Goodreads: In 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres not only exist but are also tolerated by humans. Those whom the creatures "mark" as special enter the House of Night school where they will either become vampyres themselves, or, if their body rejects the change, die. To Zoey, being marked is truly a blessing, though she's scared at first. She has never fit into the human world and has always felt she is destined for something else. Her grandmother, a descendant of the Cherokee, has always supported her emotionally, and it is she who takes the girl to her new school. But even there the teen stands apart from the others. Her mark from the Goddess Nyx is a special one, showing that her powers are very strong for one so young. At the House of Night, Zoey finds true friendship, loyalty, and romance as well as mistrust and deception. She realizes that all is not right in the vampyre world and that the problems she thought she left behind exist there as well.

This book is said to be for grades 9 and up and is the first in a series.

Rachel's Thoughts: This book is full of 'teen talk', which I didn't mind at all seeing as it's a young adult novel. It was a page turner at times, but the problem I had was that the chanting during ceremonies grew until they were on page after page, causing me to skip those sections all together. I did enjoy this book for the story it told, but the too-much-chanting got in the way, so I don't think I'll read the next book in the series. I gave this book 3 stars.     

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