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Marked: The House of Night #1

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ISBN13: 9780312360269
ISBN10: 0312360266
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Publisher Comments:

The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire — that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It's tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. 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 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.

Review:

"Cast, best known for her adult fantasy romance titles, enlists the help of 19-year-old daughter Kristin for her first YA book, a teen vampire melodrama that tries a bit too hard to be cool. Zoey Montgomery is 'Marked' by a 'vampyre tracker' while at school one day, meaning that she too, will become such a creature. Vampirism is an accepted fact of life in this world, but her distant mother and clueless, Christian stepfather don't understand, so she flees to her beloved Grandma Redbird's home. After a frightening encounter with the vampire goddess Nyx, Zoey awakens at the House of Night, a surprisingly dull school with all the usual problems and petty squabbles found in the 'normal' world. Girls in this vampire kingdom aren't that different from any other teen milieu: there are fashionista snobs and there are country music fans who have Kenny Chesney posters over their beds. Zoey quickly finds herself running afoul of the former and making friends with the latter. Aphrodite, leader of a group of girls called the Dark Daughters, distrusts Zoey and is jealous of the unusual mark she bears; Zoey learns that the popular girl is using her position for illicit purposes, leading to a power play and ultimately a showdown. There are points of interest along the way-young vampires can die at any moment if their bodies 'reject the Change' and Zoey struggles with early-onset bloodlust-but too much time is spent on endless teen-speak conversations and winking asides to the reader. Ages 13-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

“From the moment I stuck my face in this book it hooked me! Totally awesome new take on vampires! Marked is hot and dark and funny. It rocks!” Gena Showalter, author of MTVs Oh My Goth

Review:

Marked is one of the best coming of age stories to come out of Oklahoma since S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders. It teaches about the beauty of being a social outcast, friendship, and finding your own inner spirituality.” The Beltane Papers

Review:

“Cast reeled me in from paragraph one. I snorted and giggled through the whole thing, and devoured it in one sitting.” MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times best-selling author of the Undead series

Review:

"Readers will identify with many of the characters, especially the protagonist. The story moves quickly...and purposely leaves many unresolved issues." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

JUST BECAUSE YOU WORK FOR THE DEAD DOESNT MEAN YOU WANT TO JOIN THEM.

Drew has just started her second year on the Isle of Night, and the weather isnt the only thing changing drastically. She has ascended to the rank of Initiate. Shes also found an intimate love in the handsome vampire Carden. But most important, she no longer dreams of escape. She dreams of vengeance.

Her friend Emma was brutally wounded by the savage vampire Alcántara and may have been taken to the dreaded castle, from which none of the living returns. With so many different stories from so many people with so many of their own deceits and machinations, Drew cant be sure of anything—except that she must find a way into the castle to discover the truth and take down Alcántara once and for all.

But Drew isnt the only one out for revenge. Someone very dangerous on the island is also out for blood….

Hers…

Synopsis:

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 vampire.  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.

About the Author

P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious Prism, Daphne du Maurier, Affaire du Coeur, and other awards. She lives and teaches in Oklahoma.

Kristin Cast has won awards for her poetry and journalism. She attends Northeastern State University, where she is working toward fulfilling her goal of becoming a biology teacher.

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kellynm1293, November 14, 2012 (view all comments by kellynm1293)
I really like these books but I've noticed that there are alot of typing erros. I might not be one for spelling corectly but I think that if a book is published it should have corect spelling heres some of the stuff I found
"vil"= Eval page 115 in the book chosen

"the" that page 116 in the book chosen

there are other words like this and even though I like the books I strongly think that it's inprofecinal and for me not spelling well I can still katch these typos and I'm not a wrighter but when I right poems I reread everything. It just makes P.C Cast and Kristin cast seem ingronat.
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blackdog0197, August 2, 2012 (view all comments by blackdog0197)
I love this book it is a great read you will love it to
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alatham86, January 1, 2012 (view all comments by alatham86)
This book was by far the best book I read this yeAr. After I picked it up I was obsessed. I finished the entire series in a week.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312360269
Author:
P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Publisher:
Griffin
Author:
Cast, P. C.
Author:
Cast, Kristin
Author:
Wolff, Veronica
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Vampires
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Occult fiction
Subject:
Girls
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
Series:
House of Night Novels
Series Volume:
1 of 12
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.6 x 6.38 x 1.24 in
Age Level:
13-17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Cast, best known for her adult fantasy romance titles, enlists the help of 19-year-old daughter Kristin for her first YA book, a teen vampire melodrama that tries a bit too hard to be cool. Zoey Montgomery is 'Marked' by a 'vampyre tracker' while at school one day, meaning that she too, will become such a creature. Vampirism is an accepted fact of life in this world, but her distant mother and clueless, Christian stepfather don't understand, so she flees to her beloved Grandma Redbird's home. After a frightening encounter with the vampire goddess Nyx, Zoey awakens at the House of Night, a surprisingly dull school with all the usual problems and petty squabbles found in the 'normal' world. Girls in this vampire kingdom aren't that different from any other teen milieu: there are fashionista snobs and there are country music fans who have Kenny Chesney posters over their beds. Zoey quickly finds herself running afoul of the former and making friends with the latter. Aphrodite, leader of a group of girls called the Dark Daughters, distrusts Zoey and is jealous of the unusual mark she bears; Zoey learns that the popular girl is using her position for illicit purposes, leading to a power play and ultimately a showdown. There are points of interest along the way-young vampires can die at any moment if their bodies 'reject the Change' and Zoey struggles with early-onset bloodlust-but too much time is spent on endless teen-speak conversations and winking asides to the reader. Ages 13-up." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , “From the moment I stuck my face in this book it hooked me! Totally awesome new take on vampires! Marked is hot and dark and funny. It rocks!”
"Review" by , Marked is one of the best coming of age stories to come out of Oklahoma since S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders. It teaches about the beauty of being a social outcast, friendship, and finding your own inner spirituality.”
"Review" by , “Cast reeled me in from paragraph one. I snorted and giggled through the whole thing, and devoured it in one sitting.”
"Review" by , "Readers will identify with many of the characters, especially the protagonist. The story moves quickly...and purposely leaves many unresolved issues."
"Synopsis" by ,
JUST BECAUSE YOU WORK FOR THE DEAD DOESNT MEAN YOU WANT TO JOIN THEM.

Drew has just started her second year on the Isle of Night, and the weather isnt the only thing changing drastically. She has ascended to the rank of Initiate. Shes also found an intimate love in the handsome vampire Carden. But most important, she no longer dreams of escape. She dreams of vengeance.

Her friend Emma was brutally wounded by the savage vampire Alcántara and may have been taken to the dreaded castle, from which none of the living returns. With so many different stories from so many people with so many of their own deceits and machinations, Drew cant be sure of anything—except that she must find a way into the castle to discover the truth and take down Alcántara once and for all.

But Drew isnt the only one out for revenge. Someone very dangerous on the island is also out for blood….

Hers…

"Synopsis" by ,
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 vampire.  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.
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