Book Review: Marked by: P.C. and Kristin Cast


Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Origins: Purchased

Format: Hardcover, signed edition

Blurb: One minute, sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is a normal teenager dealing with everyday high school stress: her cute boyfriend Heath, the school’s star quarterback who suddenly seems more interested in partying than playing ball; her nosy frenemy Kayla, who’s way too concerned with how things are going with Heath; her uber-tough geometry test tomorrow. The next, she’s Marked as a fledgling vampyre, forcing her to leave her ordinary life behind and join the House of Night, a boarding school where she will train to become an adult vampyre. That is, if she makes it through the Change—and not all of those who are Marked do. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no average fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. Zoey discovers she has amazing powers, but along with her powers come bloodlust and an unfortunate ability to Imprint with Heath, who just doesn’t know how to take “no” for an answer. To add to her stress, 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 group, is misusing 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.

Review in 5: Snarky, Exciting, Dark, Beautiful, Vampires

Review: I think this book is a unique and pretty entertaining new spin on vampires. I found Zoey to be a tad whiny in some parts of the book but she is a teenager and she did just turn into a completely different creature so I cut her some slack on the whiny. I love Zoey's friends even if a couple of them are sort of weird, like I wouldn't expect any teenager to act the way a couple of these characters do. Erik...*sigh* is adorable, delicious, and awesome. I have read the whole series and this is a re-read but I still like Erik. I am re-reading for 'Burned'.

The plot of the book is perfect, just enough going on and just enough suspense and mystery to keep you hooked and reading. There is a lot of beautiful Earth based religion in the book as well, I really love that. I think this book is good, I will post reviews for the rest of the series as I read them.

Series: Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, Tempted, Burned

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  1. Awesome review! I definitely love this series :)

  2. I just picked this up today. Can't wait to jump in. I am glad it was good.

  3. Great review! I loved the series, including the latest installment, Burned. Can't wait for the next one! (My review of Burned will be up tomorrow :) )

  4. I've only read the first two books in the series, but I'm definitely planning on reading the rest of the series. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  5. I have books to send, I've just been super busy! But I'm glad you read this because I was sort of embarrassed to admit that I read it since it's aimed for "teens" but I thought it (and the other books) were great. I'm currently reading the Black Brotherhood series, I'm not sure if you've read them, but I'm in love!

  6. This is a series that I've totally fallen in love with. I love the world and characters that Cast and her daughter have breathed life into. It's a very fast paced series with each book beginning right on the tails of the previous book. This is a series that MUST be read in order. I was a bit dissatisfied with "Tempted"
    as I didn't feel like it progressed the storyline much but have "Burned" on it's way to me as we speak. Can't wait for another visit to Zoey's World of Night.

  7. Awwww...I loved the early books in this series.


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