Release Date: May 1, 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: House of Night
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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).
I wasn't sure after reading it for a while which way my feeling towards it would go, but I kept on going and it did get better. Even though there is a pivotal moment, it still didn't have a real WOW factor for me. I think the series will get more interesting as it progresses, but I'm not sure if it's for me.
One thing in this book that really caught me off guard was the way Zoey stumbled across Aphrodite and Erik. Isn't this book aimed at young teens?