Marked by PC and Kristin Cast

Posted June 7, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Rural, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Marked by PC and Kristin CastMarked by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night #1
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on May 1, 2007
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 306
Format: Paperback
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Also see: Alternate Cover Editions for this ISBN [ACE]
ACE #1

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).

My take on this book: CAUTION! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!!

I read this book back in my sophomore year of high school and I thought it was good. I still think that thought today after I just finished this book once again. I mean the main character is only SIXTEEN-YEARS-OLD so of course she would be dealing with some weird things in the book. Especially with being a new kid at a new school in the middle of the new school year. I know about this because I had to deal with that too but then again I also didn’t have to deal with a new boarding school or being a vampyre as well. This book series shouldn’t get hate just because of how the writing seems to be like what a normal teenage girl would write when she is experiencing new things in her diary or anything like that. I think that this mother and daughter duo did a good job on capturing the teenage voice.

I mean every teenager let it be girl or guy goes through issues on boyfriends and learning new things and trying to fit in. I mean I know I sure did even if I never had a boyfriend since I had to deal with friends and other things that a normal teenagers go through.

Zoey is a young teenage girl in Tulsa, Oklahoma who looks more of her Cherokee heritage than anyone else of her family. She got Marked toward the end of the school day one day at her old high school and she didn’t want it to happen. But her grandma’s family came from a Wise Women line and so she has that in her blood as well.

She is just mostly worried about what will happen throughout the whole book after she met the Goddess Nyx and ended up getting her Marked filled in already. She just wants to make it through the school and through the Change.

This book is pretty good and I recommended it to anyone that loves Young Adult paranormal books. I also gave this book a five star review because granted I could put it down while not worrying about my place but that is mostly because I was also thinking about what would happen when I start to read it again. I started to do that a lot today and yesterday and even more on the night I started it as I was dreaming about the book. Yes I know it’s weird to dream about a book but I do that on occasion. Especially if I am writing one. I did that a lot in my high school years and I am trying to do it again now. But yes please comment about this review if you want to.

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About Kristin Cast

Kristin Cast is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the House of Night YA series. She has stand alone stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits. Currently Kristin attends college in Oklahoma where she is focusing on attaining her dream of opening a no kill dog rescue shelter in midtown Tulsa.

About PC Cast

P.C. Cast was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. Ms. Cast is a New York Times Best-Selling author. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. P.C. Cast is an experienced teacher and talented speaker.