Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Review : Marked by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Title : Marked
Authors: P.C. and Kristin Cast

Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

About the book:

After she is Marked, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird enters the House of Night and learns that she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess Nyx. But 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 club, is mis-using 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.

My Review:

This book describes a world where Vampyers are very common. The humans who get marked by the tracker are called as fledglings. Basically, they start to have biologically changes so that they can turn into Vampyers. To help this change there is a school called as ‘House of Night’. All these fledglings have to shift here for 4 years to become an adult vampyer and of course if they don’t want to die..again. When Zoey, who is 16 years old is been marked by the tracker she too has to shift to the ‘House of Night’!  The main story starts here when Zoey is gifted with really great powers. And as they say, with great power comes great responsibility! The story keeps going on with her making new friends, learning new rules, rituals, customs, realizing her own powers and unraveling a lot secrets.

The book goes in its own pace as if the authors are telling us ‘Oh common, there are loads of books in the series!!’
This one is pretty slow and it catches speed after completing half of the book! Also, its too explanatory and repetitive which I found way too boring!
There were certain things which I didn’t agree with at all…!
First, pop culture references.
Second, makeup makes all girls losers!
Third, disliking a person who is unattractive and annoying even though the person hasn’t even done a single thing to Zoey.
Fourth, why is it being told that vampyers are way too beautiful and attractive? After all, humans turn into vampyers after having some biological changes in their body!!
Fifth, the continuous lecture and guilt of using slang words..Oh plz..!! 
Sixth, why is there a mention of oral sex if this book is meant for young adults?!

Anyway, turning a blind eye on all these things was very easy for me as I really liked the plot very much. I didn’t find it very bad as many of the readers in Goodreads.com found. The story is really very fascinating and engaging. All those rituals, customs, rules described in the book are really amazing!
After finishing the book, I wanted to read the next in the series (Betrayed) too which is far better than Marked if I keep ignoring the faults..!


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