When I first bought this book I had just finished with the Twilight Saga and I knew that I hadn't end with the vampire world yet. There was this vampire atmosphere around that couldn't let me go. Anyway, I bought Marked because it seemed diffirent from Twilight. And it was.
It tells about 16-year-old Zoey and that one day in her school this zombie-guy appears and tells her that from now and on she is a vampire. The only choice she has is for her to move to House of Night, a special school for vampires that can teach and take care of her. Soon enough she figures out that she's special. The only condition she has is that she will have to let go all of her human friends and family, like her mother and step-father-which is fine by her, her grand mother-who's like mother to her, and her boyfriend-who still likes, but....
The reason I liked this book is that it's out of all those clissees about bites and stuff. When you become a vampire in this world you get marked in the middle of your forehead and as you grow up-because you grow up untill some age- your body fills with tattoos that mean something to you. Also, your body changes-from natural to supernatural- that can kill you for real. And last but not least, vampires eat real food as us humans and some blood-when they grow up. Not big deal.
Even thought it's been written in the first person and you follow Zoey's mind around you still can figure out stuff before her. The language of the book is really simple and that has to do with the fact that there are two writers for the book. Kristin Cast and P.C.Cast, mother and daughter. I really can't tell how they co-operate on something as big as writing a book-well, books, Marked is only the first-but they do a nice work.
Anyway, if you are looking for something better than the Twilight Saga don't buy this book. But if you are looking for something pleasant that's still on the vampire world and don't need much effort, then it's a great choice.
Last advice I have to give you. This series are only for girls. Sorry guys but it seemed easier for me to write something girlie for my first book review. But I promise I'll find something for you too.
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: ATOM; paperback / softback edition (15 Jan 2009)
- Language English
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