WoW: P.C. and Kristin Cast, House of Night

Ok, finally to say something about the House of Night series because I’m already at book 4 and I haven’t yet talked about the writers.

Since I’m already at book 4 after some 10 days of owning the books, it does seem pretty obvious I like them. 🙂 I’m always surprised with myself when I get hooked by a young adult series. Since I’m not one. 😉

Anyway, the hype is on for quite a while and I’m pretty late to thise series but that makes me happy since I got hooked on book 1 and there are 5 more to read after it. In my case, that’s only 2,5 more but still, it’s more than waiting for all of them to come out.

I’ve been wondering though, how can mother and daughter write together?! I mean, I never did get those collaborative novels. I do wish someone would explain that particular process to me. Isn’t the idea for a novel an individual’s idea? I know that a mother-daughter relationship can be extremely deep but it’s still a relationship between different people. I will be giving this more thought in the future. or, I might get lucky and stumble upon an interview with them where it’s explained. 🙂

To tell you a little about the books – it is a vampire series. 🙂 As you could have probably guessed from the series title and the whole vampire mania happening around the world. I have no idea why it happened now and not when Anne Rice’s series was coming out, but I guess the world takes time to recognize the trend. 😉 I got hooked on vampires with Anne Rice who any vampire-stuff reader worth his/her salt should never miss. And after that came Buffy and Anita Blake. And my future in the vampire world was set. I know I’ll be reading more vampire novels as they will probably keep coming out, but you know, there are so many now, and I honestly don’t think they are all good. I’ve read some that are just not worth following up on. And I’m not going to be naming them. 🙂 Find for yourself if you’re interested but as with everything else, tastes differ and you never know who might just get addicted to some of those.

This went the wrong way – I was supposed to tell you about the books. 🙂

Ok, vampired here are not your typical vampires (which is kind of a given, typical vampire myth is kind of exhausted by now). You get marked and no one knows how or why it happens that you become a vampire fledgling in your teens. Then you get to go to a vampire “school” – that being the House of Night. All vampires worship the goddess Nyx who is practically a night embodiment of a typical goddess myth. Only she’s no myth and our heroine is the vampire fledgling to help her get the vampire population back on the right track. This is as little as I can say without spoiling the series – it really is worth reading. You can always start as I did – I bought book no. 1 and started reading it that evening and then the next day I went back to Algoritam and bought all other books in the series. 🙂

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3 thoughts on “WoW: P.C. and Kristin Cast, House of Night

  1. Tom Bailey January 17, 2010 at 19:44 Reply

    I also find it interesting how a mother and a daughter can write together. I would not think that would be a good idea.Very interesting review.Tom Bailey

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  2. Ines January 20, 2010 at 14:11 Reply

    Thanks Tome for stopping by. :)It is strange to comprehend that two people can write together but since the result is really good, I don't mind one bit.

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  3. I succumbed | All I am - a redhead December 11, 2013 at 22:00 Reply

    […] as I stopped reading books at some point because the story just got winded (the same happened with The House of Night books, which if they ever get turned into a series, will also be a teenage vampire soap […]

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