markedTitle: Marked
Author: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
# of pages: 306
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin; (May 1, 2007)

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 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 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 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.

Marked starts off on a normal day–Zoey at school about to leave, but she has to get her geometry book from her locker. At her locker, there awaits a undead-type-thing waiting to Mark her. She doesn’t chose to be Marked, and now has to leave behind her life to go live at the House of Night to be able to live longer. She’ll have to live at the House of Night till she becomes an adult vamp, if she survives the Change. Her Mark is quite unusual being filled in when it’s only supposed to be an outline. Her Mark makes her fellow young fledglings disapprove of her and nervous thinking of her extraordinaire powers she possess causing her to soon become an outcast. She’s soon accepted by her roommate, Stevie Ray, and her friends. Her uniqueness delivers an invitation to join the Dark Daughters. However, the leader, Aphrodite, thinks of Zoey as a threat to her leadership. Zoey will soon have to learn to trust and accept the Goddess’s Nyx’s guidance, her loyal friends, and her own strength.

Marked sums up to be an original, fascinating read. A little messy at times with some random thrown in thoughts. But overall, a nice readable book.

Listening To: Youth Of The Nation by The P.O.D.
Thinking: hmmm…