Marked (House of Night, Book 1)

by PC Cast, Kristin Cast | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0312360266 Global Overview for this book
Registered by CdnBlueRose of Lynden, Washington USA on 7/27/2008
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Journal Entry 1 by CdnBlueRose from Lynden, Washington USA on Sunday, July 27, 2008
Grade 9 Up—In 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres not only exist but are also tolerated by humans. Those whom the creatures "mark" as special enter the House of Night school where they will either become vampyres themselves, or, if their body rejects the change, die. To Zoey, being marked is truly a blessing, though she's scared at first. She has never fit into the human world and has always felt she is destined for something else. Her grandmother, a descendant of the Cherokee, has always supported her emotionally, and it is she who takes the girl to her new school. But even there the teen stands apart from the others. Her mark from the Goddess Nyx is a special one, showing that her powers are very strong for one so young. At the House of Night, Zoey finds true friendship, loyalty, and romance as well as mistrust and deception. She realizes that all is not right in the vampyre world and that the problems she thought she left behind exist there as well. Readers will identify with many of the characters, especially the protagonist. The story moves quickly (a little too quickly at the end) and purposely leaves many unresolved issues. A good choice for those libraries serving fans of the occult, but be aware that the book contains some suggestive language and sex.

Journal Entry 2 by CdnBlueRose from Lynden, Washington USA on Sunday, December 21, 2008
Interesting new twist on vampyres - I enjoyed the read though I wasn't as totally hooked on it as I've heard others say. The ending did seem rather rushed after all the build-up.....

Kiri won this in the Series Swap and asked that I send it to shaunie on her behalf (along with the next 2 in the series) so I'll mail as soon as all three are ready.

Journal Entry 3 by CdnBlueRose from Lynden, Washington USA on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Mailing off to shaunesay

Journal Entry 4 by shaunesay from Olathe, Kansas USA on Friday, January 16, 2009
ooohhhh... awwwwww.... thanks so much ladies! I'm really looking forward to these! *hugs*

Journal Entry 5 by shaunesay at Olathe, Kansas USA on Saturday, February 25, 2012
Sending off to Lemonitsa who won them in the Book Obsessed Sweet Reads for the Sweet Read-a-thon!

Enjoy!

Journal Entry 6 by Lemonitsa at Montréal, Québec Canada on Thursday, March 08, 2012
*Happy Dance*

Thanks so very much for this prize! A new series for me to read. Looks good!

Journal Entry 7 by Lemonitsa at Montréal, Québec Canada on Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Very interesting way to build a vampyre world. I liked this one enough so I am going to continue with book 2. I think I am going to send this to another BookObsessed member for a monthly exchange and see if she likes it.

RES

(finished)

Journal Entry 8 by Lemonitsa at Montréal, Québec Canada on Sunday, June 29, 2014

Released 5 yrs ago (6/30/2014 UTC) at Montréal, Québec Canada

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RABCK to a BookObsessed friend...
I'm eager to see what you think :)

Journal Entry 9 by GateGypsy at Chemainus, British Columbia Canada on Thursday, August 14, 2014
these three arrived safely! I'll try to get to them soon, Lemmy!

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