16-year-old Zoey Redbird faces a life-altering experience when she is marked as special to enter the House of Night, a school where marked humans go while they are Changing to become vampyres. In Zoey's world, vampyres live among humans, who either ignore them or are against them, like Zoey's step-dad (or as she calls him, step-loser) who is a member or the People of Faith, a religious organization whose only goal is to get rid of all the vamps in the world.
Zoey has always felt like she didn't belong in the normal world, and prays that she'll fit in in her new one.
But that might be hard, because Zoey isn't like a "normal" fledging; her Mark is different, resembling that of an adult vampyre.
However, she finds friendship at the House of Night, an enemy, a crush, and discovers that she may be way more special than she thought she was.
For Goddess Nyx has blessed her with a special affinity: Zoey can control all five of the elements: air, fire, water, earth and spirit.
Zoey will learn how to control the elements, that will later help her become a High Priestess.
And with her new friends she will go through scary situations, learning in the process the meaning of true friendship, honesty and loyalty.
*How long did it take Ella to read the book?
-Three days, with breaks in between.
*Did she like or relate to any of the characters?
Yes! I completely felt for Zoey, I thought she was a very well rounded character and I could feel whatever she was feeling ;)
*What was her favourite line/part of the book?
"Zoey Montgomery! Night has chosen thee; thy death will be thy birth. Night calls to thee; hearken to Her sweet voice. Your destiny awaits you at the House of Night!”
"Just when I thought my day couldn't get any worse I saw the dead guy standing next to my locker..."
(from many others).
*Was this a good read for Ella?
YES! Ella HEARTS (!) paranormal stories (ehem... HP... Twilight), so this was a perfect read for her! She can't wait to read the rest of the Series!
Monkey Rating: 4 Monkeys!
* Reading level: Young Adult
* Paperback: 320 pages
* Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1st edition (May 1, 2007)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 0312360266
* ISBN-13: 978-0312360269
* Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 1 inches