Marked: A House of Night Novel (House of Night Novels)

Book 1 of 12 in the House of Night Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 9 - 12Grades 4 - 6Z+5.484826

Enter the dark, magical world of the House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed.

One minute, sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird is a normal teenager dealing with everyday high school stress: her cute boyfriend Heath, the school's star quarterback who suddenly seems more interested in partying than playing ball; her nosy frenemy Kayla, who's way too concerned with how things are going with Heath; her uber-tough geometry test tomorrow. The next, she's Marked as a fledgling vampyre, forcing her to leave her ordinary life behind and join the House of Night, a boarding 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 fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. Zoey discovers she has amazing powers, but along with her powers come bloodlust and an unfortunate ability to Imprint with Heath, who just doesn't know how to take "no" for an answer. 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 herself for the courage to embrace her destiny―with a little help from her new vampyre friends.

Hardcover, 320 pages
Published on September 29, 2009 by St. Martin's Press
ISBN-10: 0312360258
ISBN-13: 9780312360252
9 Book Reviews
  • kittykat101
    kittykat101over 4 years55 starsFeatured
    I just finished it this morning. If I could, I would go to the library right now, and get the next book, but... I went yesterday, so I'm going to have to wait... NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I would definitely recommend this book, for those out there who haven't read it. I love the way Zoey first tries to make peace with the House of Night 'queen bee' but becomes so much more wrapped up in it than she wanted, first running into her in the hallway on the first day with Erik, then getting invited to her ceremony, in hopes that Zoey will be driven away from the Dark Daughters, before taking matters into her own hands, as things just get stranger and stranger for the poor girl.
    • skyflower121
      skyflower121almost 5 years55 stars
      From Zoey being a normal girl in Tulsa to a vampyre!! OMG, I have this series and have read it a many of times, I recommend it to people 12 and up (it's a bit inappropriate with bad words and stuff*)
      • ball8628
        ball8628over 7 years55 stars
        Good series, very fantasy. They definitely keep you intrigued. I would recommend to anyone who likes supernatural things! BETTER THAN TWILIGHT!!
        • Hotgirlover 7 years
          • j_t_k
            j_t_kabout 8 years55 stars
            it was nothing compared to twilight. It was so awesome!!!!
            • courtneyfink
              courtneyfinkabout 10 years
              Best book series ever!
              • morrisgms29
                Mrs. Morrisabout 10 years44 stars
                This a very interesting series if you like vampires.
                • kara-lynch
                  kara-lynchover 10 years55 stars
                  this book is amazing it has so many twist and turns that you will just fall in love with it because i know i did because i am reading the 2nd booked betrayed
                  • nahnah
                    nahnahalmost 11 years
                    I was told this was a good book and i instantly was hooked from the very first page im going to finish the series and i will continue to read them as the Cast"s make them.

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