Friday, February 19, 2010




P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

St. Martin's Griffin

$8.95 U.S.

FTC: I purchased this book

From the back of the book:

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 flegling. She has been chosen as a special 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 hersel for the courage to embrace her destiny -- with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. It was a much different spin on the vampires that are overruning our society. The "y" in vampyre is just one example. Zoe was ana amazing female lead. While she made mistakes and sometimes gave in to her indulgences, she was strong-willed and very self-sufficient. She provided the perfect independent role model for the book. I really enjoyed how the Cast Duo incorporated Nyx the vanpyre Goddess into these books. This was an added element that made the book become much more than it could have been. The plot was amazing. I would begin to think that I knew what was going on then a new piece would enter the puzzle. I was hooked from the beginning!

Recommendations: Anyone looking for an intense read.

Grade: A

Age: 16 and up, this book was much more sexual than most out there.

Quote: "I tried not to scribble things like me gusta Erik . . . and no me gusta el hag-o Aprodite." -Zoe

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