Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Review: Marked

Marked (House of Night, Book 1) Marked by P.C. Cast

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
This was a book that had been sitting on my shelf since April. Once I read it, though, I was pretty impressed. The book seemed seamless in that I didn't notice a change in tone between the two authors. I don't know if they each wrote different characters, or how they divided up the work. But, whatever they did, it worked.

I've been reading a lot of YA books lately after reading virtually none in the past, and I may be reaching my limit. There is just something inherently whiny about YA books that I can only stomach for so long. While this one is pretty good, there were still moments when I alternated between rolling my eyes at something a character said, and wanting to strangle them.

If you're looking for something fun, I recommend giving this one a try. I liked it enough to keep reading the series.

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Kelly P. said...

Okay - that was me with "Twilight," BUT...I think I have to eat my words about it. I read the second book and am now completely sucked in. The main character can be whiny, and there are moments when I want to strangle her, but I have gotten sucked into this world of vampires....kicking and screaming, of course.

robin said...

Did you see the movie? I liked the movie, but I still haven't gotten motivated enough to read the books.

Kelly P. said...

I have seen the movie.....twice. ;) I enjoyed it much more the second time around, when I wasn't so busy trying to compare the book to the movie. Plus, the boys are just beautiful. I highly recommend you read the books....the first one is actually my least favorite so far. I am getting ready to start "Breaking Dawn" - yay!