Wednesday, April 13, 2011
April Is For #Vampires: The House of Night Series by PC and Kristin Cast
I started reading the House of Night series last year and I've read all the way through book #7. I was really excited about this series and was really hooked until book #7. The characters, the plot are all excellent and it's very fast-paced. I enjoy the Casts' (PC is the mom, Kristin the daughter) take on the vampire world. It's got a Hogwarts kind of vibe, with the students living at the vampire school, House of Night, as they transition into their new vampire bodies. I enjoyed a lot of the elements, the Casts hail from Oklahoma, so a Native American myth is central to the story and Zoey, the main character, is of Native American descent. Also, it incorporates a lot of Wiccan elements, which is cool, because witches are right up there with vamps in my book.
My only complaint regarding the series was book #7 (Burned). It sort of derailed my excitement a little, but I'm willing to give the 8th one a look at some point. I'm sure other people would argue book #7 was fantastic. I really am not sure what it was about it, maybe because it focused too much on another character and I was happy to keep following Zoey's point-of-view. I still feel House of Night is a great series and vampire fans will dig it! Happy reading!