House of Night series – book review

House of Night books

House of Night is the series (currently consisting of 10 books, there are more coming!) written by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast.

House of Night is a vampire-themed series. It’s different to all the other vampire books out there (I’ve read the Vampire Academy series and the Twilight series and trust me, it’s completely different to both of those). This series follows Zoey – a sixteen year-old girl who has recently been turned into a ‘fledgling vampyre’ and is required to leave her ordinary life and attend the House of Night boarding school. That’s where all the excitement begins…

We soon learn that Zoey isn’t an ordinary fledgling vampyre. She has been marked by the vampyre Goddess Nyx and has affinities for all five elements: Air, Fire, Earth, Water and Spirit. Zoey and her newly made friends must learn to trust one another as they fight evil.

Amidt all the mayhem, Zoey manages to find herself falling for not one, but TWO handsome vampyres, while still having feelings for her human boyfriend. Zoey struggles to discover which one of these three people she wants to be with throughout the series, in amongst all the death, evil and destruction around her.

I really enjoyed reading this series. Yes, admittedly before I began reading House of Night I thought that there were too many books in the series and that I couldn’t be bothered reading all of them because they’ll drag on. But seriously, as soon as I had finished reading the first book or two, I was hooked. I guess this series is kind of like a T.V series, you’ve got to give it a full episode of two before you really like it. The first half of the first book was a bit slow for me, but don’t give up on it, this series is definitely worth your time. As soon as I was into the first book, I got to know each character really well. But then, I found that everything changed. Characters that I trusted turned out to be not who I thought they were. Characters who I didn’t like originally became my allies. And I liked how the authors did this, because it made me more interested in what I was reading. I found every book different and I always wanted to read the next one. During some books, I found parts a little slow, but that didn’t make me want to stop reading the series. If anything, it made me want to keep reading to get to an exciting part and into the action again. I’ve heard mixed reviews about this series, but I liked it. I’d give House of Night by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast a score of 7 out of 10. Not one of my favourites, but it’s worth a read!