Sunday, July 25, 2010

Marked & Betrayed

By: PC and Kristin Cast

In Marked 16 year old Zoey Redbird has been Marked as a fledgling vampire.  She must leave her school and family and move into the House of Night, a boarding school for young vampyres making the Change into adults.  Not all the fledglings will survive the Change. 

From the very first day it's obvious that Zoey is different, her mark is different.  She has been bestowed special gifts from the Goddess Nyx, the Goddess that watches over vampyres. 

Zoey's arrival shakes up the status quo in the cliquey group called the Dark Daughters and she becomes the leader. 

The story continues in the second book in the series called Betrayed.

In Betrayed Zoey is settling into her life at House of Night and loving her new friends.  Things are rolling along smoothing until a series of murders of human kids occur, kids that she knew.  The murders appear to be committed by vampyres, but were they really?

My neighbor gave me these books, but I really didn't think I was going to like them too much.  I figured I needed to hurry up and read them before she got back from vacation.  Once I picked up the first one I couldn't put it down.  I thought they were great!  I know they didn't get great reviews on Amazon but I think those are people that want the super serious Twilight like love story vamp thing and these just aren't it.  They're fun and light and teenybopper. 

Great beach reads I'd think!  I read both books in a day and a half.  Now I just need to track down the rest of the series!!

Check out the House of Night Website.  Pretty Cool!  There's an ebook special on Marked on there too.


Jinky said...

I'll have to try these out. Thanks for the review. :)

Annette said...

I like this series *so* much more than Twilight. The slap/pages ratio is much improved! LOL

I finished all but the latest before I finally got Kylie to read them. (She did not like Twilight at all, and was leery of another uber-angst series). She devoured them all in a week ;)

Anne said...

I have been meaning to read this series. It just keeps getting pushed back. Love the review though. I am a new follower. If you want to check out my blog and possibly follow me back I live here:

*snicker* ok I was not sure how to say that and now I think it sounds strange. oh well...I guess I live inside my blog. lol