Okay so we
ALL know that ever since The Twilight Saga arrived to the big screen there’s been a tsunami of never-ending vampire-werewolves books that people say ‘suddenly came out…right?...Wrong. Truth is they’ve been around since dinosaurs roamed the earth…just kidding. As in twilight’s case it’s been published in 2005 but really hit bestseller in 2008.
As for The House of Night series it was published in 2007 and sold more than 7 million copies in
JUST North America.
This chart-topper is about a once-human-now-fledging (fledging is the term used for a vampyre in training), Zoey Montogomery who is very loved by her goddess Nyx. As a human Zoey is the daughter of a once adored mother Linda Heffer and her ‘step-loser’ (that’s what she calls her stepfather), John Heffer, an elder in The People of Faith who discriminates vampyres and disagrees with anything not to do with his religion. Her only family member she can really relate to is her grandmother, Sylvia Redbird who follows Cherokee lifestyles. Newly marked by a vampire tracker, Zoey arrives at the House of Night, her crescent shaped mark already filled in dark blue, something only adult vampire have…making her stand out when all she wants to do is fit in, only to find out she has an affinity for all five elements; water, fire, air, earth and spirit.
Upon meeting Neferet, high priestess and also her mentor, Zoey discovers that she isn’t that only thing that’s not normal at The House of Night… With the help of her friends at the House of Night; Damien, Erin and Shaunee (the Twins) and her best friend and also roommate Stevie Rae who have affinities for air, water, fire and earth in the order and even a mean girl and former Dark Daughters leader and her intriguing and not to mention poetic boyfriend, Erik fight evil, uncover mysteries and still manage to do some charity work on the side with the help of Zoey’s Grandmother. As Zoey and her friends conquer evil her dark blue marks extend on her forehead, Shoulders, palms and chest showing, again, how much she is adored by her goddess Nyx.
This is a phenomenal story about a vampyre girl and I would recommend it to anyone. There are seven books in all; Marked, Betrayed,
Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, Tempted, the late Burned and Awakened that is expected for release January 4th, 2010…
So what are you waiting for??? Pick up a House of Night novel and start reading!!