Friday, 6 July 2012

Review: Marked

I'm planning on my next trip to the library to get Betrayed.

The House of Night series is so popular it had been bugging me that I haven't even read the first book yet.
Can't say I totally get what the craze is all about, yet.
But of course, it's only the first book and the fact that I wanted to read on makes it really promising, right? ;)

What really got me to read on is the concept of the vampires are treated and the process of turning into a vampire, I guess.
I wonder if there are certain requirements as to who trackers mark.
If they're just gonna die from the change soon, I mean, aren't they supposed to know who can make it before they Mark them?
Otherwise I don't know why the adult vamps even sense their coming at all.

Zoey Redbird led a normal teenager life with nothing much to worry about except for the geometry test coming up.
She had a cutie boyfriend who got wasted every moment he could, a loser stepdad and the mother she knew died three years ago when she remarried.
It was almost a relief she didn't have to face them anymore.
Except that she didn't really know what her future entails.
What does it mean to be kissed by the Goddess of Night?

It was quite surprising how fast she got herself together.
She's almost fearless even though she's only been at the House of Night for less than a month.
Of course, with the help of her friends she was able to adapt more easily, not to mention her mentor who happened to be the High Priestess of Nyx.

P.C. and Kristin Cast has created a world I am deeply interested in.
This series can go well with Zoey slowing discovering her abilities and her destiny.
Why is it that Zoey has been marked by Nyx as her eyes and ears in the world today?
How does her grandmother come into all this?
What is the secret behind the Change?
I am filled with questions and intend to unravel them with the sequels to come.
Please do not disappoint me!

Title: Marked
Author: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night
Genre: Paranormal YA
Goodreads Description: Enter the dark, magical world of the House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed.

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.

darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.

The House of Night series is currently set to have 12 books and 3 novellas so for those who have finished all the published books, you still have 3 books and 1 more novella to look forward to!
Speaking of which, the 10th book in the series, Hidden, would be released 16 October this year so watch out for it.
For more news on the series, visit the official website and the FB page.
To stalk the authors, go here, here and here.

While you guys do that, I'm off to the library!

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