Zoey is your normal, everyday high school student. That is, until one day she gets Marked. In her world, vampyres have always existed and been accepted in society. Getting Marked means she will become a fledgling vampire. However, just being Marked does not guarantee that she will live to become an adult vampyre. Not everyone who is Marked survives the Change.
She must leave her friends and family and move to the House of Night, a school where she will train to become an adult vampyre. Zoey also discovers that she has been chosen by the vampyre Goddess Nyx to receive unique powers. But with her speedy development as a vampyre comes bloodlust and the ability to Imprint.
Zoey is invited to join the Dark Daughters, an elite social group but soon finds out that the leader of the group, Aphrodite, is misusing her own Goddess-given abilities. Zoey must find the courage to stand up to her but fortunately she doesn't have to do it alone. Her new vampyre friends are with her every step of the way.
Wow. I'm officially in love with vampire books. The only other vampire book I've read is the Twilight series but Marked is as about as different from that as different can get. The whole concept of vampires is completely unlike those in the Twilight series.
So here are some contrasting points for you to ponder:
-vampires are real & accepted in society vs. myth
-no superpowers (fast moving, strength) vs. superpowers
-Marking process vs. biting
-vampyre vs. vampire spelling (why is that anyway?)
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I've already purchased the second book in the series, Betrayed, and am looking forward to reading it soon! I recommend this book, especially if you're a fan of vampires.
5 out of 5 stars