Sunday, June 26, 2011

Review: Marked

Enter the dark, magical world of the House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed.
One minute, sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is a normal teenager dealing with everyday high school stress: her cute boyfriend Heath, the school’s star quarterback who suddenly seems more interested in partying than playing ball; her nosy frenemy Kayla, who’s way too concerned with how things are going with Heath; her uber-tough geometry test tomorrow. The next, she’s Marked as a fledgling vampyre, forcing her to leave her ordinary life behind and join the House of Night, a boarding 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 with Heath, who just doesn’t know how to take “no” for an answer. 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.- from goodreads

I didn't really like this book, but I did find it interesting. I usually don't like vampire books, but a friend let me borrow it and I gave it a chance. The way the authors built the world of the book was very interesting and it might be what held my attention for so long. What I didn't like was the way the authors wrote the dialogue. I can see that they were attempting to make the characters sound like today's teenagers but I couldn't help but think it sounded cheesy. Another thing that sort of bothered me was the worship toward Nyx. It felt like witchcraft to me and that didn't settle well with me. Also some of the stuff that went on in the book was a little weird, and I mean inappropriate weird.

Rating: 5

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