It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. Although Zoey has awesome new powers, it’s hard to fit in when everyone knows you’re “special.” As Zoey tries to make new friends and maybe find a hot boyfriend (or two), she comes up against all kinds of evil, from the perfect-looking, super-popular girl with not-so-faultless plans, to the mysterious deaths happening at the House of Night and all over Tulsa. Things at the House of Night are not always what they seem. Can Zoey find the courage deep within herself to find the truth and embrace her destiny?
There isn't many YA books that get me excited enough to want the entire series like NOW, but the House Of Night series by PC and Kristen Cast is such Series.
Thinking i was just going to read the first one as a palate cleanser before moving onto another erotic romance or a MM romance i was so surprised that it hooked me in right from the first page. A different aspect to the usual vampire books, there is no biting to make a vamp, you're chosen and it's not until a Vampyre tracker shows up that you know you're marked
Night has chosen thee; thy death will be thy birth. Night calls to thee; hearken to Her sweet voice. Your destiny awaits you at the House of Night!One day Zoey was an ordinary girl with friends, a dysfunctional family and a sort of jock boyfriend, the next she was Marked as a vampire and took to the House of Night school for Fledglings to learn the ways and magic of vamps and to await to see if she went through the change completely. Besides not being the traditional vampire stories this series also has a blend of pagan rituals and goddesses woven through it that made it a joy to read from the normal "bite bite grrr i'm evil" vampire stories we're all used to.
I liked Zoey and her friends right away, each with their own stand out personalities and quirks, i even liked the bad girl, there's twists and turns to the first three books, things you wont expect and will keep you turning those pages until you're done.
Goddesses, High Priestesses, Vampyres in training, gay friends, twin friends, bitches, lovely grandma's, dysfunctional families, sexy teachers, magic, cats,
If you like any or all of the above then you'll love HON series because it's just made of Awesome! Nicely paced and character based. Told in the first person so we only ever get Zoey's side of the tale and for someone who isn't a huge fan of first person narration i really wasn't bothered about it at all, i enjoyed hearing Zoey's thoughts, she was a funny girl at times,And she loves Brown Pop!!
Although these are YA books, they do touch on a more adult theme, mainly Zoey and her three...yes THREE boyfriends, lucky girl!
“I’ve never known anyone before who was as not excited as you about their birthday,” Damien said.
I dropped the squirming Nala and shrugged, trying for a nonchalant smile. “I’m just practicing for when I’m old as dirt—like thirty—and I need to lie about my age.”
Waiting for my next three HON books (Book Depo i love that you send me my crack SO fast!) so i will be eagerly diving back into the vampyre academy world very soon. These really were enjoyable reads, easy flow of writing and nothing that makes you want to put the book down or skip entire sections, my first reads by Cast, it won't be my last.
I give the first three House of Night by PC and Kristen Cast series books, 4 out of 5 sparkles!
To read snippets of each book and to find out release news go HERE