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Recommend Me is a weekly event hosted by Kate at The Neverending Shelf. All you have to do to participate is share a book that you loved reading for whatever reason. It can be something you read yesterday or years ago. If you have a second try it and let me know! I’d love to hear what books you have to recommend.

My choice for this week:

The House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin (A division of Macmillan)

Publishers Summary for Marked: 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.

“This series was one that I actually started based on the recommendation of a friend, so I thought it fitting that I also recommend the series to my readers/friends here at There’s A Book.

“The House of Night Series is a completely new take on vampire mythology. There are no ‘making’ vampires, in the traditional sense most of us have become accustomed to, it’s all about being ‘marked’ or ‘chosen’ if you will, and it all happens at a young age. The cast of characters are primarily made up of your typical high school students with insecurities and struggles similar to what the rest of us go through, but with one exception…they’re now vampires. The main character, Zoey Redbird, is a strong female lead, but not perfect in any sense. She struggles to fit in and find her place amongst a new set of friends and make peace with her nearly non-existent family life.

“These books have quickly become a series I truly look forward to reading when the next comes out. They are quick, entertaining and well written. My only qualm would have to do with an overly sexual theme in the first couple of books, so I wouldn’t recommend them to readers that are too young. Still though, a great series and one I’m happy to have on my shelves.”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 16 and up. Due to brief sexual encounters and mild language.

Other Upcoming Titles in the Series you may want to check out (Look for reviews of these two books over the next week!):

Book Trailer for Burned (Released April 27, 2010):

Also, check out the House of Night website for tons of great extras:

These books were purchased for our home library.
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8 Responses to Recommend Me (8) – The House of Night Series by PC Cast and Kristin Cast

  1. Shy says:

    This is one of the vampires’ books I’ve been dying to read. I’ve heard some people said that this serious is not as good as the other vamp series out there but I’m sure there is no other way to tell other than go read it myself. Hoping to have the opportunity very soon!
    .-= Shy´s last blog ..Love You Hate You Miss You by Elizabeth Scott =-.

  2. NotNessie says:

    I’m planning to read this series when I get a chance.
    .-= NotNessie´s last blog ..Tuesday Top Five – Page =-.

  3. Cynthial11 says:

    This is one of my favorite series, even though sometimes I get very frustrated with it I always look forward to the next book. Btw I have a blog award for you on my blog! =)
    .-= Cynthial11´s last blog ..My very first AWARD!!! =-.

  4. Cool. I’ve never tried these.
    .-= Juju at Tales of Whimsy…´s last blog ..Book Beginning Friday: Hope or stupidity =-.

  5. My absolute favorite series is the “Series of Unfortunate Events” by Lemony Snicket. I love every book in that series – the author’s sarcastic tone keeps me smiling! I would recommend this series to anyone who “gets” sarcasm, otherwise, I don’t think the tone would seem funny.
    .-= Mary Elizabeth´s last blog ..Sunday is Blog Jog Day!! =-.

  6. Jessi E. says:

    This series wasn’t my favorite ever – still haven’t read all of it. But I really loved Erik and Stark, so I’ll probably finish at some point.

    • Yeah, it hasn’t been my favorite either and in fact I have Burned still waiting to be read because it’s not calling my name. I’ll definitely finish it, it just might take some time.

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