House of Night Book Review

So, I want to give reviews a chance for this blog, I love a lot of books and movies and I want to let others know about them if they don’t already.

Today I am going to be talking about my favorite book series, The House of Night Series, specifically the first book Marked. This series is written by P.C. and Kristen Cast, a mom and daughter team, based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The series has twelve books and even though it sounds like a lot, the story is so good and has such a great tempo, the amount of books is perfect.

Marked, the first book, is about a girl named Zoey who is Marked as a vampire. Oh, yeah, it’s a vampire book, but not conventional vampires. There is a lot of cultural compaction in the book, so there is a bit of paganism and Cherokee mythology, and a few other things. So vampires are supposedly born with a specific gene that makes them into a vampire at a certain age. That’s what the humans say, to the vampires, the goddess Nyx, the goddess of night, picks the vampires to create and mark them with a crescent moon on their forehead.

So, Zoey gets Marked as a vamp and has to go to the House of Night in Tulsa where fledgling vampires have to live. Also, fledgling vampires don’t always survive while their body is transitioning to being a full vamp, so if they aren’t around other vampires, they’ll die. I still don’t know why.

Before she gets there, she tries to go to her grandmother Redbird’s house but ends up passing out and meeting Nyx where they have an interesting conversation. When Zoey wakes up, her crescent moon is filled in, which is only something that full vampires have.

When she gets to the house of night, she meets many new people, one being Neferet, the High Priestess, who takes her under her wing. She also meets Stevie Rae, her roommate, and a few other friends, as well as Aphrodite, her new enemy.

The story follows Zoey as she tries to discover herself as a vampire, take down the baddies of the school, and maybe get a new boyfriend, or two.

I highly suggest this book if you like the idea of a new kind of vampire. Like I said, this book is based highly around paganism and wicca, so they worship a goddess, they focus everything around the elements, including powers, and they follow Cherokee culture as well because Zoey’s grandmother is Cherokee.

The book is sexy, dramatic, funny, and great for teens who like coming of age stories.

These books do have some sexual moments and graphic language so I suggest if you are under 16, wait until you are older.

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