Study Guide

Marked Sex

By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast


Teenagers in Marked may often by vampyres, but that doesn't mean they don't have sex on the brain just like most other teens. Even if Zoey's only at the stage of making out with boys, the topic is very much on her mind, and like a lot of teens out there, she's aware of various sexual acts, ranging from blowjobs to sleeping around. She has pretty strong opinions about what behavior falls under the slutty category, and worries about becoming a slut herself if people see her kissing Erik in public.

Sound a little judgmental to you? Yeah, we agree. Plus, we're thinking chances are decent that vampyres view sex differently than humans do. Whether they do or not is really beside the point though—either way, Zoey has a lot to learn as she acclimates to the vampyre and young adult world.

Questions About Sex

  1. What does Zoey think about Aphrodite's way of dressing and dancing?
  2. How would you describe Zoey's sexual experiences in the book?
  3. Why does Zoey feel hesitant about kissing boys?
  4. If you had to guess, what would you say that the sex lives of vampyres are like?

Chew on This

Zoey defines slutty behavior as any open display of sexuality.

For Zoey, bloodlust has become inseparable from sexual desire.