What happens when you are marked and now that you can't live a normal life? Well Zoey knows that her only rescue of being marked is to get to the house of night. Of course that is easier said then done. As she goes home and her stepfather prepares to have religion shoved down her throat to some how save her. So she runs to her Grandmother who knows what Zoey needs. She takes her to the House of Night. Where Zoey will get guidance, loving friends, and the education she needs while she waits to see if her body will accept the change or not.
I really liked this book as it went beyond the typical vampire book, which doesn't deal much with the change that happens when one gets marked, or in some stories bitten. I like how she had to overcome some obstacles. If it was too easy for her to fit in then what kind of story would it be?
There really wasn't much I didn't enjoy about the book you had your bully, and your hero, and of course there is always a cute boy to attract the heroine. I especially like Zoey's mentor. There are times she sounds like a mentor that a lot of people wouldn't mind calling mom.
I think P.C. Cast hit on something and I think what makes the series extra special is that she wrote it with her daughter Kristin Cast, which must be such a great thing. Cause many years from now they will be able to sit back and recall when they wrote a series that caught an audience.
I give this 5 cups. It's great and even adults can read it and can recall identifying with atlas one character if not more. I can't wait to start Betrayed.