Read about half of it Hated it I m returning the rest to the library.The authors tried to make so many references to pop culture, they sounded ridiculous, and then were even proud of themselves for sounding like teenagers, as they stated in the preface Dumb They tried to make moral lessons out of the life of this fledgling, and had her reject things like Paris Hilton s weight, oral sex amongst teenagers, and Ashton Kutcher unfortunately liking older women Oh, and the world was separated into the vampyres and the religious right Could they be obviously parading their own moral agenda in young adult fiction Regardless of whether you agree or disagree with the values they project in this book, they make it so plain that they are trying to jam pack the book with certain ideals that it turns out like literary crap If you want an awesome, captivating fantasy fiction series that gets teenage girls thinking about our over sexualized and beautified culture, try Scott Westerfield He s a little subtle, and thus requires some intelligent thought on what you re reading. Lets get straight to the point here.This book was weird, disgusting and epic fail at the same time Let me tell you the whole story in pictures.Enjoy I don t know why, but some of the pics are not coming, sorry for that MARKED THE REAL STORY.Once upon a time, there was this stupid, smart ass girl named Zoey who was marked as a vamp yre But don t worry my fellow readers She was special in failing.Then this fail example of women got an annoying boyfriend, Heath who is always drunk image error This was how the book started The first two pages literally went like this Tweeny 1 ZOMG like insert some teeny bs gossip here Tweeny 2 ZOMG like no teeny gossip and OMGs Tweeny 1 ZOMG like yeah All of a sudden some macho vamp guy stands in the hallway, points at teeny no 1 and is like ZOEY YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN TO BE THE MAIN CHARACTER IN A BOOK THAT IS SO NOT TRYING TO BE LIKE TWILIGHT BUT YEAH YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN Then they re like ZOMG YOU HAVE BEEN CHOSEN Tweeny 1 SNAP I have been chosen Tweeny 2 SNAP AND ZOMG YOU RE A FREAK NOW I M OUT OF HERE And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how the worst book I have ever read starts off Worse than Twilight, worse than Hush, hush, and worse than Ever almost This book was just one big melodramatic teen angsty bitch fit With vampyres And stereotypes And a sexy hunk And a Queen Bee arch rival And a blowjob And of course the main character is a complete Mary sue, once again.I first read this just as a laugh, because sometimes I want to read bad books for the lolz But what was at first fun to make fun of then turned horrifically bad, and eventually so intolerable that I had to close it halfway As soon as Zoey was in love with Shakespeare vampire hunk, sorry, vampYre I just couldn t handle further stupidity I could not believe this was written by two adults This was like fanfiction I have seen fanfiction which went along pretty much the same basis as this book Heck I have seen fanfiction which was BETTER WRITTEN and BETTER OVERALL than this book Zoey was absolutely frustrating and so easy to hate That s horridly inconvenient since she s the main character, and we re being told this story from her perspective She whines and complains about EVERYTHING, and is an obvious attempt at a parody of a teenager by these two idiots of women authors A pin would fall to the ground and immediately her life is oooooverrrrrr Also according to Zoey, if you don t nail your underwear and your bra to your body and if you don t remain virginal in any way shape or form, whether it s kissing a guy or wearing a certain amount of make up or style of clothing, you re a total slut Woooow Zo, just because you re a goddamn prude it doesn t mean everyone else should be, and you shouldn t try to lecture your female readers on their sexuality Just because you re ashamed of sexuality, it doesn t mean that s a good thing because you happened to be a main character Also it s pretty obvious you re jealous you yourself can t be that proud Zoey s friends were all painful stereotypes Especially her girl friend what s her name again I don t know My mind shut her out because she was too damn annoying Oh wait Steve or something coughs anyway, yeah That chick was an obvious out there comic relief and completely uncalled for Every time she said anything I wanted to punch her I didn t care much for her gay friend either He was just a cliched gay And no, I don t have anything against homosexuals That would be awfully hypocritical since I m a very out of the closet homosexual myself But this guy was boring and cliched Then there s the queen Bee arch rival yawn Oh here s something I haven t seen before Oh and Zoey falls in love with some vampire guy after he reads a speech from Shakespeare in his sexy vampire hunk voice So within two seconds, Zoey is in love True love, yada yada, he s the one, he s so hot, all her friends support her love, bla bla bla, gush gush gush Then I closed the book What a piece of overrated, stinky, shitty tripe The writing was ridiculous, all the characters were boring and annoying and cliched to death, and the overall plot was pulled out of both authors nailed shut asshole It was ridiculous The whole book was bloody ridiculous What on earth was I reading shudder I can t believe this book was published, let alone so well received And don t give me that it s an amazing booooooook and you re just jealooooousssss crap Please It s an awful excuse for a book and I would rather watch 2 girls 1 cup again from the beginning to the end this time than have Marked by P.C Crap and Kristin Crap sitting on my shelf. Oh, I liked this book SOOOOOOOOO much better than the Stephanie Meyer series these kids are smarter, diverse, less whiny and far intersting Add to that a new version of vampirism, and it s a completely winning combination The story telling is top notch, the characters are interesting, and the book is compelling start to finish I can t wait to dive into the next in this series And I have to admit I m intrigued by the concept of a mother daughter writing team, especially such a successful one That s an interesting story in an of itself Okay, I m going to be posting gifs on this review because this book was just too much.My overall expression after reading up to 150 pages I wish I could give this no star or something of the sort I don t even know where to begin with this book It was retched, horrible, disdainful, etc etc P.C Cast as well as her daughter s writing is childish All the girls had blonde hair auburn blonde, strawberry blonde, blonde, curly blonde, etc it s irritating and the only girl, besides Zoey, that didn t have blonde hair was Shaunee and she was black.I don t care if this book was completely fiction and that it didn t have to be realistic, but when you write how the reason these celebrities are amazing and known is because they re vamps, I m going to say you re an idiot Zoey is the biggest hypocrite and I never liked her, not even for a bit My friend told me she dated four boys at once Wasn t she shit talking girls in this book for doing stuff like that, though I want to scream This book had Annoying teen girls.Ridiculous passages.Try hard humour.Shall I continue Offensive and ridiculous passages One was black, with impossibly long hair must be a really good weave These authors see black women with short, crappy hair And if they do have long, beautiful hair it s automatically a weave How rude the Mark had somehow made my eyes look even bigger and darker I lined them with a smoky black shadow that had little sparkly flecks of silver in it Not heavily like those loser girls who think that plastering on black eyeliner makes them look cool Yeah, right They look like scary raccoons Loser girls LOL, okay Is that a bathroom I asked as we hurried past water fountains situated between two doors Yep, she said Here s my class, and there s yours right next door See you after class Okay, thanks, I called.At least the bathroom was close If I had a case of raging nervous stomach diarrhoea I wouldn t have to run far Really That very last sentence really was not needed They could have at least wrote, At least the bathroom was close in case of an immense emergency or something like that I ve only had detention once so far, and that wasn t my fault Really Some turd boy told me to suck his cock What was I supposed to do Cry Giggle Pout Ummno So instead I bitch slapped him although I prefer just using the word smacked If you prefer using the word smacked then maybe you should have done Turd boy So, what preconceived notions do you have about warriors she asked the class.A blonde who sat on the other side of the room said, The s were heavily matriarchal, as are all vampyre societies Jeesh, she sounded smart No, she just paid attention in class I had no idea an hour had passed the ringing bell was a total surprise I d just shoved my sociology book back in my cubbie okay, I know that Damien and Neferet called them cabinets, but come on they totally remind me of the cubbies we used to have in kindergarten Oh, God The door opened an oh my sweet lord I do believe my heart totally stopped beating I m positive my mouth flopped open like a moron He was the most gorgeous young lad I had ever seen LOL yeah, like having poopies for brains, I said, staring down the hall like the slug s back I don t know what she s trying to prove using the word poopie Who even says that Lunch was a huge build your own salad buffet, which included everything from tuna salad eesh to those weird mini corns that are so confusing, and don t even taste like corn What exactly are they Baby corn Midget corn Mutant corn The whole place had that sawdusty, horsey smell that mixed with leather to form something that was pleasant, even though you know that part of the pleasant was poopie horse poopie Nobody finds the smell of horse poopie pleasant Nobody Zoey There you are Ohmygod Stevie Rae You scared the poo out of me Lord, help these so called writers Please I dropped the book after that I m done I refuse to finish this book Everyone thinks Twilight is bad Twilight doesn t have a damn thing on this crappy excuse of a book The writing of this book makes Twilight seem as though it was perfectly written okay, I m over exaggerating a tad bit, but it s still better than this At least I read through the whole book and that s saying something Am I right, or am I right I mean, really, the average user rating for this is 3.83 stars WOW Just WOW.Let me also add that these authors think they ve done an amazing job with sounding like teenagers riiiiight keep telling yourselves that. Hypersexed, boy crazy, annoying teens Plus some uninteresting supernatural stuff every once in awhile For a series that involves so many teenagers having sex, these books sure aren t very sexy. Also See Alternate Cover Editions For This ISBN ACEACE After A Vampire Tracker Marks Her With A Crescent Moon On Her Forehead, 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 About 5 years ago when I first read this series, I powered through them and while I recognised they were problematic, I still consider them a guilty pleasure the books are just so BAD and fun 1.5 stars are purely for how trashy fun this book was This was SUPER problematic though which made me cringe, a lot It s homophobic yes I know there s a gay character but the joke at the beginning saying he isn t really a guy because of this is really really fucking bad , it has plenty of slut shaming, Zoey has issues with the word shit she says POOPIE ffs yet has no problem calling Aphrodite a slut every five seconds Idk, it was fun but it s so so bad as well I will be continuing my reread though as I can t remember much and I want to see how it all ends If you were looking for books that embody rape culture , slut shaming and overall being a terrible human being this book is for you Look no further than some of this creative narrative Her body was, well, perfect She wasn t thin like the freak girls who puked and starved themselves into what they thought was Paris Hilton chic That s hott Yeah, okay, whatever, Paris First of all , you should never make fun of people with eating disorders I have an issue with making fun of serious issues , but it s only because I want to shred light on an issue To publish a book , with a person speaking like this is not only rude , and ignorant but leaves a bad impression to the young women who read this Actually, instead of being afraid, it was like I was an observer, as if none of this could really touch me Kinda like those girls who have sex with everyone and think that they re not going to get pregnant or get a really nasty STD that eats your brains and stuff Well, we ll see in ten years, won t we I doubt there s a teenager alive today who isn t aware that most of the adult public think we re giving guys blow jobs like they used to give guys gum That s bullshit, and it s always made me mad There are girls who think it s cool to give guys head Uh, they re wrong Those of us with functioning brains know that it s not cool to be used like that.While , I agree that teens shouldn t have sex I am at no position to degrade another person for getting game than me That s what men are for Men already give enough shame to women they sleep with Before calling someone dirty , just look at the filth on your hands Stop Slut Shaming Stop it now I am not a slut for wearing a short skirt I believe that women are than their bodies And you should teach young pre teens that what you do with your body , is your business They were talking quietly and acting like the totally illegal marijuana incense was no big deal Pot heads No offense, but Zoey in this situation they are using it as incense For religious reasoning.THIS BOOK CONTAINS RAPE AND PORTRAYS IT AS BEING OKAY TO FORCING ANOTHER PERSON INTO A POSTION THEY WOULD RATHER NOT BE IN BUT BECAUSE IT S FEMALE ON MALE , IT IS BEING SHOWN AS OKAY THIS IS NOT OKAY LET ME REPEAT YOU SHOULD NEVER PORTRAY ANY FORM OF NON CON OR DUB CON SEX AS BEING OKAY Full Review Wow, I really hated this book, specifically, I hated Zoey I can t believe there are 12 books of her as the MC This is where I stop with this series First of all, Zoey is such a hateful person I don t think I have read about an MC that radiates such negative energy in my life This girl calls every girl she doesn t like terrible names like bitches, hags, sluts, hos She thinks she is somehow better than them Her group of friends are like her and there was no one person amongst them that I actually liked I know having a special MC is a thing in Ya but this was just ridiculous The special snowflake syndrome was real in this It was so annoying how literally everyone she speaks to, reminds her of how special different she was I wanted to read this book because of the vampire storyline but there was hardly any present in this This book actually removed all the good parts of being a vampire the transformation, having fangs, just overall, looking scary Honestly, these people seemed like witches with their circles and sayings and less like vampires the romance was laughable Why did erik like her I honestly thought he was up to something maybe he is in later books because I just couldn t fathom such devotion to someone he didn t really know and wasn t even likeable Overall, this book was lame, the vampires were pathetic, the characters were hateful, the MC is unlikeable and i hope she dies at the end Pre reading For someone who had a vampire obsessed stage, I can t believe Twilight was the only vampire book I read I hope to change that with this lol.