If you have not read the House Of Night novels by P.C and Kristin Cast, then you have been deprived of one of the best teen Vampire book series ever written!
Yes – I am a fan of the Twilight Saga as well; however the House Of Night goes deeper into the relationships in the novels, and is geared more towards an audience 16 and over.
You travel through the toiling tail of Zoey Redbird, a beautiful young teen girl whose life gets turned upside down (and then some) when she is chosen to become a Vampyre (no, that wasn’t a typo! That’s how they spell Vampire in this series), and gets thrown into a world of lust, confusion, betrayal, fear, and new found strength and abilities.
The books start out from Zoey’s perspective, but then switch back and forth from the perspective of other key characters in the series. It is done in a non confusing fashion, and really gives you a better look at what every character is experiencing through their transitions and life challenges.
The House Of Night novels have been around since 2007, and has been on the New York Times best sellers list for 63 weeks and counting.
The series consists of 7 novels – Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, Temped, and the recently released Burned. The 8th novel is due to be released January 4th 2011 titled Awakened. As per P.C Cast — there will be a total of 12 novels in the series when she, and her daughter Kristin, have completed the story.
P.C recently wrote on her personal blog that yes – there will be a movie based on the House Of Night! It is mainly based off the first novel, however according to P.C there are some aspects that are introduced earlier than they were in the books. She also said that one of the characters introduced early (and a fan favourite) is Stark. He is one of the many love interests of Zoey Redbird’s, and is also a fellow Fledgling (the name for a student in waiting to become a Vampyre). His story still remains the same from the novels, it happens earlier. She also said that the script has been completed, and looks great! P.C is acting as a producer for the film that way she has some say in what happens to her beloved House Of Night. IMDB.com has the it listed as the Untitled House Of Night Project.
My opinion – if you haven’t read the House Of Night, I completely recommend you doing so! I don’t think this series is going away anytime soon!
[Information Sources: PC Cast’s Blog and HouseOfNightSeries.com]
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