Marked - Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast I've heard about these books a lot, and thought I'd give them a try, though I did not expect to like them. That being said I thought that this book was really well done. I loved the matriarchal society that P.C. Cast has designed and the very unique way she writes the vampyres. It isn't a book for everyone, but It reminds me of Buffy in the way that it takes normal problems and makes them into supernatural/magical issues. There was a faint(ok, not so faint) undertone of feminism in the book, but it was not irritating. I am pretty sure that there was also ties to Wicca but I am not 100% on that.
The thing that held me back from 5 stars was the language. It was clearly trying to be 'hip' and 'cool' but came off childish and irritating. That combined with some of the choices Zoey made were frustrating, however I guess that's just part of her character?