Marked / Betrayed / Chosen / Untamed (House of Night #1-4)
The House of Night is a thrilling,New York Times bestselling book series that follows 16-year-old Zoey Redbird as she is “Marked” by a vampyre tracker and begins to undergo the “Change” into an actual vampyre. She has to leave her family in Broken Arrow, OK, and move into the House of Night, a boarding school for other fledgling vampyreslike her.
It’s tough to begin a ne
These books don't really have any literary value. Some of it is totally ridiculous (almost everyone of the XY persuasion wants to get into the main character's pants) and the writing can be horrible at times (the authors try way too hard to write how teenagers apparently communicate with each other). However, they are very fun ...more
I actually liked this series more than twilight. It's not as hyped as Twilight, but that doesn't mean it isn't good. It really is a addictive series.
I work at a book store, and I honestly sold many of these box sets. This box set was the most selling of them all. If your not sure if you'll like the series and don't want to go out on a limb with the set, then don't. But I can honestly say, it is worth it, if your a fan of Young Adult / Vampire / Paranormal series. ...more
The plot was predictable, the characters were boring and the whole trying to relate to teenagers was an epic fail. To start with, Zoey is most boring, uninteresting p ...more
My love for this series wanes with each installment. The series is being drug out. Like, really drug out. Like, R E A L L Y. D R U G. O U T ! Looking back, I was generally happy with the series up to about book 6 or 7, after that point it becomes more of a task than a pleasure to read. I would give Books 1-4 or 5 a 3 or 4 star rating. After that: beware of meteor shower.
The storytelling is a little odd in the fact that Cast seems to be writing in "real time" or something quite close. Eac ...more
I've always been a fan of fantasy books like these in which anything can happen!
Now, lets begin with the characters. Zoey's notorious bad luck has me laughing, although I do question why there are just SO MANY guys in her life.. Love triangles are good and fun but when you get to love squares and up, you wonder just what they all see in her. Erik, he's her first boyfriend in the House of Night and breaks up with her after she does the dirty with a teacher. Pause. ...more
NINE! NINE BOOKS and Neferet is still running around! After all that feminist undertone, Zoey or Zoe....i don't even care anymore, she has a thign for Kalona because he is so ...more
I read Marked because my dad (who is a school-librarian) told me they were sort of Harry Potter-y, so I thought: Okay, I need something easy and fun - and Marked was just that.
But then it sort of just.. Went down-hill. From the second book and forward, only very few days go by, and.. Because of that the story just.. Drags out, and it gets more and more boring to read.
I like the books, and I definitely want to finish the series, but h ...more
I think my biggest annoyance with the books is the slang. The teenage version of myself found it endearing in the first book, but even my teenage self grew annoyed with it. You know something is bad when teenage you is annoyed by it.
Then there is the fact that the stories ge ...more
16-year-old Zoey Redbird is marked and her whole entire life as she knows it gets turned upside down. Now she has to go to the school, House of Night, where she will train to become an adult vampire, that is if she survives the Change.
I pretty much never not continue on with a series (yeah I know how that sounds) but this one was just horrendous. I didn’t like the characters, I didn’t find the plot interesting, and I was overly annoyed by how the characters sp ...more
The books feel like they could be condensed, and would be better that way. If the 1-3 books were one introductory book, because to me they feel all feel like the intro to the serie ...more
I'm an adult reading this embarrassing enough as that is. But putting that aside..this series has kept me intrigued enough to read the first four books and I will continue to the fifth which I believe didn't have as good of reviews. But I will judge that for myself because I have to know how this story continues. I love series books because they last longer ;)but so far loving the characters ..I am surprised by the darkness and maturity in some ways but in others it's prob just where ...more
Characters I do like:
Damien-love him; he's intelligent, funny, and caring
Jack-so sweet; I'd love to have him as a friend
The Twins-crack me up and are quite honest; plus you can't have one without the other
Aphrodite-one of the most real characters; she has issues and though she might not voice them, she know ...more
Zoey Redbird has found herself marked to become a vampyre. she moves from her regular school into the house of night school where she becomes an extraordinary fledgling. Some of the fledglings don't make it to become an adult vampyre. strange things are happening though and even though some of these students die ...more
One of my students has been bugging me to read this one. It took awhile to get into it, but by the end I was hooked enough to read the rest of the series.
It's vampyre, not vampire, folks. Deal with it.
Betrayed - Book 2
"I'd always been attracted to Heath and we'd done some serious making-out, but he'd never turned me on before like he did when he cut his neck and I'd drunk his blood."
I don't see what the big deal is. She's a vampyre, right? Geez, Zoey, don't be so hard on yourself ...more
However, when I bought the third book, half way through, I just found myself very bored. Nothing really had happened, and after looking up the other books synopsis's, I was tempted to ditch the books and read something else.
So I read through to the end of the 3rd, but after the first couple of chapters of the 4th I just put it d ...more