Nattens Hus #1 Vampyrens Mærke
Series: House of Night #1
Author: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Published in English: 2007
Dansk titel: Vampyrens Mærke
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2010
Finished Reading: September 2018
Genre: Young Adult & Fantasy
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
After a Vampire Tracker Marks her with a crescent moon on her forehead, 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 and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire Water, Earth and Spirit. 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 (or Nerd Herd, as Aphrodite calls them)
This is such a good story. The main character is loveable and she has a sense of compassion for other people. It’s a rare treat and I’m sure that’s the reason behind the book being so good.
It’s a generic vampire story with some twists here and there but it’s interesting. I know that there’s twelve books in the series and the first book really opened op to endless possibilities, so if you like the main character you are sure to continue the series for a long time.
It’s easy to read and the flow of the words are amazing. Therefore, if you’re a beginner this series could be the place to start especially if you’re interesting in vampire fiction.
This is the third time reading this book now, and I have to be honest, the first time I nearly quit after the first 20 pages or so. Zoey our main character has a friend who is so selfish she nearly destroyed an excellent reading experience for me. However, being able to display a character whom annoys the reader so much shows the author’s gifts of writing.
The book feels realistic to a point where you start looking for signs on people passing you on the street if they’re a tsk tsk vampire. Just kidding! Seriously, it’s easy to place yourself in the story. They describe the places down to the last blade of grass and the personalities of the people she meet are easy to identify with. Everyone will be able to see themselves as one of the characters. So we feel welcome as readers.
You really should let yourself feel the joy of reading this. Zoey deserves everything good that’s coming her way and when it does, it brings you goosebumps.
Get your read on!