The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 16-year-old Zoey Redbird’s world, vampyres have always existed. In this first book in the series, Zoey enters the House of Night, a school where, after having undergone the Change, she will train to become an adult vampire — that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are chosen do. It’s tough to begin a new life, away from her parents and friends, and on top of that, Zoey finds she is no average fledgling. She has been Marked as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. But she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers. When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite club, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny–with a little help from her new vampyre friends
This is one of those books that I wanted to read for ages then found a copy and left it unread for months. When I finally got round to reading it I loved it though! It reminded me of Hogwarts but with vampyres!
Zoey was not a character that I immediately liked. She was one of the stereotypical “popular” kids which immediately put me off her. Once she was marked though it made for a much more interesting story as she had to change her whole outlook. Once she started at the House of Night I fell in love with the vampyre school with amazing history lessons, fencing and equestrian studies. I don’t want to give too much away but the ending was really gripping and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
Off to find the next installment now!
Have you read the House of Night novels? What did you think?