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The first day of high school has nothing on the first day of vampyre high school... When sixteen-year-old Zoey Redbird gets Marked as a fledgling vampire she must join the House of Night school where she will train to become an adult vampire. That is, if she makes it through the Change. But Zoe is no ordinary fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the Goddess Nyx and discovers her amazing new power to conjure the elements: earth, air, fire, water and spirit. When Zoey discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school's most elite group, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look within herself to embrace her destiny - with a little help from her new vampire friends. About the Author P. C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author. She was a teacher for many years but now concentrates on writing and public speaking full-time. Her daughter, Kristin Cast, has won awards for her poetry and journalism as well as co-writing the bestselling House of Night series.
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This isn't a bad book. I enjoyed it enough, but after the promise the previous instalment had, this seems like a step backwards. With the balance once again leaning more towards romance and less towards the action, it feels more like a book two than a book five of a series. Hopefully the next instalment will see a return to form for the usually great mother-daughter team, P.C. and Kristin Cast.
This was the series I gave up on. Like you mentioned, the bad writing was one reason why I stopped. The ridiculous story lines was another, and the seemingly unending-ness (made up word) was infuriating. Through you I can now be sure I made the correct decision to stop and am appreciative that you suffered through to the end. Disappointing that this series took such a dive since it started out fairly good. I think the authors lost their way and forgot why they started to write this series.
Oh Book Buddy, your reviews are always so awesomely honest! I love it ;). You and I have talked about this series many times, and I, like you, have this need to finish the series. I have Redeemed on my bookshelf, but I need to find the right time to read a book that I know is going to piss me off LOL. But are you sure about your new resolve? I think you might just do it again if another series starts off well but begins to decline. I think you will want to see it through to the end because you are book stubborn like me :).
Three talented narrators bring the life of Zoey Redbird to full color. Caitlin Davies, Jenna Lamia, and Cassandra Morris are all award winners or nominees. Their clear and professional performances pour the stories of the night into your ears, with shuddering suspense filling each audiobook to the brim.
Hadida said Oscar-winning producer Carmody (Chicago) and International Emmy-nominated producer Cormican (Tokyo Trial) are the ideal team to adapt the fang saga into a live-action TV series through their Don Carmody Televison, the 6-year-old shingle that most recently delivered Northern Rescue for Netflix.
The saga struck a vein in the international YA marketplace by reaching No. 1 on the U.S., German, and UK bestseller lists. The central series is now at 16 novels and novellas with 13 million sold in the U.S. and more than 21 million copies sold in 30 languages across 41 countries.
Echo Chernik illustrated these beautiful book covers and artworks for the House of Night series of novels for PC Cast and Kristin Cast. Learn more about House of Night here: -of-nightSome items were created for Kickstarter. Those will ship once the Kickstarter is fulfilled.
The house of night is a fictional book series that tells of the life and challenges that teenage vampires face. The story is about a 16 year old girl who is been marked to become a vampire. Turning from a normal human being to a vampire is a transition that took four years and required the said teenagers to attend the House of Night boarding schools during this time. These are called fledglings and just like the other fledglings Zoey was required to leave her parents and travel to the schools. Although they were taught a lot of things about life as a vampire through their sociology 101 course, they were not prepared for the life they got there. It is here that Zoey gets new friends, new love and a new life.
In the fictional world a small number of teenagers around the world can be turned into vampires. These vampires have some similarities between the conventional ones. For instance, the vampires hold most of their activities, including their classes, at night. However, unlike vampires from other stories, these do not die when exposed to the sunlight, they are merely hurt. A fledgling has a blue crescent shape on their forehead which separates them from vampires. Mature vampires have similar but extended marks and also can have tattoos anywhere on the body. The more a fledgling or a vampire defeats evil the more the tattoos on her body grow. Also, like many other vampire stories both the vampires and the fledglings fed on the blood of the human beings. The blood came from willing donors who had a connection with the vampire or fledgling.
There are a number of themes that come from these books, one of the major ones being that of religion. Within their society, the goddess Nyx is a superior being who chooses Zoey to be her agent in the house. There are also significances between this and other religions. For instance, the meeting point of the mortals and the gods has to be sacred. In this novel a vampyre or a fledgling has to use a magic circle to either communicate with Nyx or to harness the energy of the elements for whatever purposes.
There are a number of events in some of the novels in the series that can help in analyzing the character of Zoey. The novel marked is the first of the series and has since been published into twenty languages such as Chinese, German and Spanish. The protagonist, Zoey Redbird, is neglected by both her parents and she thus goes to live with her grandmother. While there she is marked by a Vampire tracker with a crescent on her forehead she has to go to the House of Night. While there she realizes she has a special destiny. One of these instances is when she realizes that the leader of the Dark Daughters was misusing her powers and she had to do the right thing. This novel focuses on the transition from an ordinary girl with an average life to being a high priestess.
Tempted is another novel in the series that can help analyze the character of the protagonist well. The human challenges faced by the fledgling come in this novel. In the previous novels she banished an immortal being, a high priestess, saved the life of Stark and almost died herself. In this book she is confused about her love life and who she likes. She also faces dilemmas that could be regarded too minor for someone of her stature. For example through the visions of Aphrodite Zoey is warned to stay away from both Kalona and his dark allure but also reveals that she is the one with the ability to stop the evil immortal. The dilemma comes in when she has to decide between loosing her life, soul and heart.It is the character of the protagonist that makes the story interesting. With the same challenges that face teenage girls today it is easy to relate to the character and consequently her plight.
The House of Night Series by P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast, is one of those series that is too long for their own good. The series is twelve novels long and has several novellas, graphic novels and other related books.
The third installment of the House of Night series is Chosen. In this novel the plot thickens, things are not what they seemed to be in the first two novels and this kept my interest in this series high. The character development goes even deeper in this book and this really got me hooked. Also the return of my favorite character helped with that.
Hunted is the fifth installment of the series. This book still felt very shallow, with almost no character development. And a lot of added drama for no good reason. I really felt like giving up at this point and never finishing this series. And I really hate not finishing something I started on.
In the sixth novel, Tempted, Zoey has to face off against her past self. She has to grow to get to a point where she can face off against Kalona. This book was more interesting then the last two. I was happy about that. The characters are developing a lot more during this book and I really felt like this series could still become something great. But by the end of the book I felt ripped off, because the authors sort of, kill off Zoey, which for me made it impossible to see where the books were going and how they would get themselves out of this mess. Because the end of the book really gave me the feel of a big mess.
I liked Revealed, the eleventh book in the series, much better. So this made me happy I pushed on with the series. Only one book left to read and this book was rich and deep again. It makes you questions decisions the characters made in earlier books and what you thought about the them. There is only the issue of Zoey that did not get resolved for me. I was curious to read the last book, so maybe the issue would be solved.
Deadline said Shadowhunters producers Don Carmody and David Cormican will produce the series for Davis Films. Carmody previously produced the Silent Hill films and three Resident Evil movies for the company.
The full House of Night series consists of 16 books, beginning with the 2007 novel Marked. The series follows Zoey Redbird, a 16-year-old fledgling vampire who attends the House of Night boarding school in Tulsa, Okla.Advertisement
Rachel Carter grew up surrounded by trees and snow and mountains. She graduated from the University of Vermont and Columbia University, where she received her MFA in nonfiction writing. She is the author of the So Close to You series with Harperteen. These days you can find her working on her next novel in the woods of Vermont. 041b061a72