Book Review: Marked

Student Reviewer: Thisana P. – Grade 8

Marked by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

St. Martin’s Press,  2007
306 pages
Series: House of Night, Volume 1

Genre: Horror

Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird just got Marked as a fledgling vampyre.  Zoey joins the House of Night, a school where she will be trained to become an adult vampyre.  But first, she has to make it through the change.  Zoey is no average fledgling.  She was chosen as a special vampyre by the vampyre goddess Nyx.

Zoey realizes that she has amazing powers, but along came an unfortunate ability to imprint her human ex-boyfriend.  Zoey is not the only one with special powers at the House of Night.  The leader of the Dark Daughters is misusing her Goddess-given gift.  Zoey must find the courage to embrace her destiny with the help of her new vampyre friends.

  • Did this book hold your attention? Was the story what you expected it to be? Yes
  • Do you think that the book was suitable for your age? Too violent, swearing, sex, etc.  This book was suitable for my age.
  • Did you like/dislike the book? Why?  I liked this book because I like books that have romance, horror and this book has it all. This book caught my attention and the story is very interesting.
  • Even if you disliked the book, would you recommend it to someone else? Give an example: Even if I disliked this book I would recommend it to others because not everybody has the same opinion as me.
  • Was the book part of a series? Is it a book that you have to read the previous/following book to understand the plot? Or is the story self-contained? This book is part of a series and you have to read the other books to understand the plot.

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