Friday, March 5, 2010

Marked- House of Night #1--REVIEW.

Enter the Dark, Magical World of the House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed. Sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird has just been Marked as a fledgling vampyre and joins the House of Night, a 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 her human ex-boyfriend. 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.

As it may be known that Marked is the first book in the House of Night series. If I am not mistaken there are now eight? Books in that series. I have just completed the first on, Marked. I must admit that when I first started reading this book I did not think it would interest me. The person that recommended it to me told me it "was better than Twilight, and this is coming from a true Twilight fan!". Although, another friend told me that it could not be compared to Twilight, though it was a good book.
So I figured, what the heck, why not see for myself! In my opinion they rushed the book way too fast with the whole Marking process, I tend to like books more that work their way into the climax. This one rushed into it on about page 2, which didn't get brownie points for me. Also, they worked their way into the development of Zoey, which I liked.
Zoey Redbird, was the main character that was casted with special vampyre powers that a normal fledge should not have. She was special from the beginning of her marking, for it was filled in completely the first day at the House of Night.
The character Kayla (unkown last name.) did not strike me as interesting at all, though all good books have to have a annoying character right? Speaking of characters, I must say the names they came up with surprised me. I could barely pronounce them in my head. I liked the uniqueness of the choice of names, like Neferet.
This book was also a book that played a movie in my head, which means they did a good job going into great detail about things. I like that in books. As for the plot, it kept you wondering. Zoey saw things like Elizabeth and Elliot's ghost, and she had a special power over all five elements. (Wind, Water, Fire, Earth and Spirit.)
The bullying character, Aphrodite, surprised me. Of course every book also needs an annoyance of a bully/enemy right? Aphrodite was just that. With her rival with Zoey not only for her special talents, but for the fact she has a higher chance of becoming High Preistest.
Erik Night, what can I say about the dashing prince charming of the book? He is definitely a good character, he shows his affection for Zoey, and isn't a complete jackass about it.
Speaking of jackasses, let's bring Heath into the conversation. Heath, the ex-almost-boyfriend. The star football player, the junkie, the obsesser. Rumor has it she imprinted on poor Heath. When they imprint it means after having a blood lust for them, they drink the slightest amount of blood while holding their mate (Who has to be Human.) under a trance, and you have a chance of imprinting on them. End of lesson one.
Let's see who else is there? Oh, Stevie Rae. The country roomate, hmm. I liked her character, she was loyal to Zoey, and kept her word. Her character definitely caught my attention, that's for sure.
Since it's late, and I'm going to cut this short. Really sorry I couldn't go into deatil about all of the characters, but to be blunt............
I couldn't put it down, and it's definitely something I recommand!  Sorry to cut this short again, I could type on and on, but I must get up tomorrow.
Be sure to checkout this book! Can't wait to continue the series.(;
Until Next Book,
Justanotherauthor. :D

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