Zoey Redbird is 16 and lives in a world where vampyres are an accepted part of society. Everyone starts out human but a select few get chosen to be vampyres. Those that are chosen will make the transformation into a vampyre or die if their body rejects the change. Once you are chosen you must leave your old life behind and enroll in a new school just for vampyres, The House of Night. It is there you learn what it is to be a vampyre and how to live as one.
Zoey is a regular teenager with a regular life. She's dating a guy on the football team and has a best friend. She can't stand her family especially since her mom remarried a total a-hole who makes her life a living hell. She's standing by her locker when she's approached by a vampyre and is marked in front of all her friends. The mark is like a tattoo in the middle of her forehead an outline of a crescent moon. Zoey goes to see her grandmother who she is close to about the change happening to her. She trips and falls and goes into some sort of dream state where she meets the Goddess Nyx who tells her she is special and meant for great things. When Zoey awakens she discovers her mark has been filled in. At the House of Night, Zoey makes new friends and some powerful enemies. She meets a new guy, but her old one doesn't seem to want to go away. People are drawn to her because of her special mark. Only adult vamps have a filled in mark, all except for Zoey.
The book contains some suggestive language and sex. I've read all the books in this series so far and I must say they just get better. I'm looking forward to a book 5!