Series: House of Night #1
Publication Date: May 1, 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. 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 mis-using 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 (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them)
Holy cow did I enjoy Marked! It only took me a few days to devour the entire book. It had everything I enjoy in books paranormal, vampire, romance, and adventure. Marked checked all my boxes.
Now, while I enjoyed Marked the first part of the book before Zoey arrives at the House of Night I found sort of boring and drawn out. But the rest of the entire book made up for that. From the moment Zoey steps foot into the school her life will never be the same.
Being Marked meant that Zoey was not going to go through the process of being a Vampire. This was a huge shock and the authors, I feel, conveyed that rather well. I like that Marked was from Zoey’s point of view.
Just like any other school there are cliques and loads of drama. Aphrodite is the head of the Daughter’s of Night and in training to become a high priestess, but she is horrible! But when Zoey enters the school, it seems like Aphrodite has met her match.
Erik is totally dreamy but he used to date Aphrodite, but now wants nothing to do with her. If only Aphrodite understood that. But it looks like Erik now has his sights on Zoey.
Overall this book really kept my attention. If you like paranormal books you will probably like Marked. I can’t wait to get started reading the rest of the series. I am really interested to see where to series goes from here.