Published by Macmillan on April 1st 2010
Genres: Young Adult, Paranormal, Fantasy
Source: Kindle (Amazon)
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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.
Ah, this was actually a re-read of this book. A few years ago, I actually read this series, but then I got lost because there was way too much books in this series, so I actually stopped. But now that the whole series has finally ended, I decided to pick it up again. I will also be re-reviewing them, because the last time I read this series, I was a little girl HAHA.
This first book in the series was by far amazing. I loved how the authors introduced vampyres as a species that was known on Earth, because, really, doesn’t it get a little bit annoying every time a vampyre has to hide from a human? Also, to be a vampyre is not by choice. You have to be Marked to be a vampyre and this could happen at any time, any day.
Mostly this first book is about the school, House of Night, where very vampyres are required to enter once they’ve been Marked. So, there wasn’t really that much drama in this first book, which made it amazing. (Kinda sick of too much drama hehe). I especially love Zoey because she was everything a main character should be. Humble and down to earth. Even though she had so much more powers than everybody else, she did not flaunt them all.
Guys, if you really love teenager vampyres (or rather, VAMPIRES) you should read this book. It does not really portray those typical vampire myths. I cannot wait to read the next book!