Books | Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
P. C. Cast
Enter the dark, magical world of the House of Night series by bestselling authors P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, 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.
P. C. Cast
St. Martin's Publishing Group
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"I just love vampires. This book was good, in a way. I really enjoyed the "new" take on vampires and stuff. The only thing that is kind of hard to imagine, for me at least, is the markings they have on their foreheads, it's just a little too weird for me. I thought this was a YA story and don't get me wrong it is but there's a certain scene that happens early on and I got to say that wasn't very YA, especially when they kept referring back to it. I could definitely tell this was story written in the early 2000s so some of it was kind of cringe worthy but it's still good. Side note here: I also somehow became delusional towards the very end of this book because I thought a characters name(Erik) was spelled Eryk, I went all they way back to the beginning and scrolled through the book to find that spelling and I couldn't. I was completely shocked and a little terrified of my brain conjuring up that misspelled name. I now wonder what other names or things I've been misspelling without noticing. Anyways, this was good, I'm going to read book 2 soon!"
"This is a vampire series that isn't really about vampires. There's no traditional vampire lore or a lot of talk about sucking blood. There's way more this series brings: elemental magic, Native American infusion, friendship, romance, mystery, and more. Those who are Marked with a blue tattoo could die in the process of being turned. Zoey is unusual. Everyone has an elemental affinity but she has one for all five and her tattoo appears as that of a full fledged vampire. "
"One of my favorite series! Started it when the first book came out and just read it all over again beginning to end! Has another series that links to it as well"
"The book started off cringy, but then it slowly got better by chapter 6. It's very means girls meets vampire. There isn't much to say about it. It kept me entertained, but it was all surface level entertainment. Took me about 4 to 5 hours to read and I have nothing to look forward too in the next book so i will not be continuing this series. It's too predictable. "