We meet Zoey Redbird at a turning point in her life. She is living the life of a typical teenager when out of the blue she is Marked to become a vampire. She now has to go live in the House of Night, which is a boarding school for fledgling vamps. Zoey just wants to find a place for herself with some good friends. The vampire goddess, Nyx, has other plans for the sixteen-year-old. Nyx has marked Zoey to be her eyes and ears, which sets her apart from the other students. The question is will she be able to fulfill her promise to the goddess and find happiness in her new life?
What an awesome book! I would urge anyone to pick up this book even though it is classified as young adult. The mother/daughter duo of P.C. and Kristin Cast is fantastic. Their take on vampires and the world they inhabit is unique and yet easy to step into. I didn't want this book to end. P.C. Cast is known for her humor and it shows in Zoey's observations of the world around her. The new friends she makes at the House of Night are wonderful secondary characters. I hope we learn more about all of them in upcoming books. I cannot wait to see what is in store for Zoey next. Bring the next book on and make it quick!!!!
Re-Issued Review: Original Release Date: 2007-04-03
The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird's world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire--that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds 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 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.