Marked (House of Night #1)
P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast
St. Martin's Griffin
September 29 2009
The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But 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 club, 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.
I could barely get through it. Actually, I couldn't even finish reading it. It would be a waste of time to read it. It was gross and I'm surprised it's even considered a YA book. Possibly, it's too much for teens to read. If parents knew about it, most wouldn't let their teen read it. It gave me images that I'd rather not have in my head. If that's how High School is like, then I am so glad I'm home-schooled. The bright side, is that Zoey thinks it's all gross too, so it's not like it glamorizes all that nasty stuff. If anything it shows how bad, stupid, and ridiculous that stuff really is. That's the only thing I like about it.
It was an awesome idea/plot but the nasty stuff did ruin it and no one who is in their early teens/tweens should even consider picking this up. I won't be reading the rest of the series.