Monday, August 27, 2007

Marked - PC Cast and Kristin Cast

I was lucky enough to grab a signed copy of Marked at one of the signings at the Dallas conference and I am sooooo glad I did. This is a flat out awesome book (and I'm not just saying that because I think PC Cast rocks.)

This is a young adult book but like with Stephenie Meyer's Twilight, you shouldn't let that stop you. Marked has a very smart, likeable heroine, a cool, dark world, and more than enough mystery to carry the series. (As a sidenote, while comparisons with Twilight are probably inevitable because both books deal with the vampire myth, they're two very unique (and wonderful) stories).

Basically, in the world of Marked, vampires exist. At a certain point in adolescence, it becomes obvious whether you're going to become one or not. That's when you leave your old life behind and enter the House of Night, where you learn to live your new life. The catch is, not everyone makes it through the Change. To make things even more complicated for our heroine, Zoey Redbird, the vampire goddess Nyx has given her special abilities and dark things are afoot in the House of Night.

I thought that premise sounded very intriguing and the book didn't let me down. Highly recommended. Check out PC's website for more info. (The book is co-written with her daughter, Kristin, who is just adorable. I probably shouldn't call another author adorable, but Kristin was so cute!).


PC Cast said...

Thank you Nalini! I'm so glad you enjoyed MARKED! What a great compliment that a sister author got hooked on my book. (And I adored TWILIGHT and NEW MOON - can't wait to read ECLIPSE.)

Christine said...

Hi Nalini. I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed this book so much that you blogged about it. I am a huge fan of Stephenie Meyer's books and have Marked on my wish list. I will definitely be picking it up!

Anonymous said...

Hey, Nalini!!!!

I read this book after hearing about it & boy am glad I did. I'd won an autographed copy of Goddess of Love, loved it, so looked up the rest of her stuff. Betrayed comes out soon & I'm really looking forward to that one too. :)

Nalini Singh said...

Hey PC! Write faster ;)

Christine - hope you enjoy it. I really liked both Twilight and Marked.

Kaitlin - wasn't Goddess of Love great!

Cherie J said...

Sounds great Nalini! I will have to look for both those books the next time I go to the bookstore.

PC Cast said...

Oh, man - I'm writing like the speed of sound as it is...

Speaking of, just finished my 2008 Goddess Summoning Book titled, ALMOST A HERO. Achilles is utterly yummy!

Thanks for the lovely comments guys! I appreciate you!