Book Review: Marked (House of Night Novels, book 1)

Marked, House of Night Novels, book 1

Marked, House of Night Novels, book 1

Summary: 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.

My Review: The Cast mother and daughter team captures you from the first few pages. I loved the fact that they incorporated Pagan views and traditions and not follow the typical, Hollywood steryotype society has placed on the religion. I was left wanting more. I cannot wait to see what is next for Zoey within her journey of becomming a vampyre and I’m curious to know what the Goddess Nyx has planned for this special fledgling.

Favorite Quote from the Book: “[D]arkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.” ~ Goddess Nyx (pg 41, ch 5)

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