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Monday, August 24, 2009

Is this book worth your buck: House of night

Ever since the popular Vampire phase hit teens (some could say Twilight is to blame) vampire novels have been grossing in huge amounts of revenue. But a book that is new to some has been gaining a lot of attention from teens. The House of night.

From the publisher: 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.

So there is the summary. There are presently a bunch of little red lines indicating Vampire has been spelled wrong, yet that's the thing that's different from the book. But unfortunately, that's the only unique thing about the book. Of course the cover looks pretty cool, but you don't buy a box of chocolates for the wrapper! The plot is very intriguing and has many new things yet the story seems to go on and on and on without anything happening! But eventually, when something does happen it's way to cliché. While reading this book you could possibly feel as if your watching a brain melting teenager drama (I am a teenager, and I am saying this. There must be a problem). Also, the characters are very one dimensional and not very developed. And it pains me to say...that it seems like the authors were trying to hard to make the ending worth while, making the writing very...poor :( I actually bought the books but as I read the latest one, Hunted. I realized that it's not that great of a book. So I decided to go read some Stephen King :D

So my friends, is this book worth your book. No way Jose! But I do recommend checking it out of your local library. Checking if you like the first couple of books, then maybe thinking about making the purchase.
Thanks for reading the moody teenager blog. And stay tuned for the next Is this book worth your buck post!


  1. Hm, I can see how it can be very cliche...but I still want to read it :) Bahaha I remember my earliest memory of this book was this creepy dude reading it in a corner during one of our assembalies.

    Wdebo :)

    P.S. Would you like to do a link exchange/ follower exchange...I've linked to you already!

  2. I think the books started out good but then started to wain with all the all the back and forth with the guys. I just want to scream and say keep it in your pants or just pick one person to stick it in. Hehe, I haven't read the latest one because I've heard its so bad but hopefully the next one will get better even though you are correct and most of the characters are cliche' and some what undeveloped. Though I wouldn't say that its horrible as someone put a lot of effort into it. It just doesn't match with me all the way.

  3. HaHa, I have to agree with Rachel, it kind of served Zoey right that the one guy she actually slept with, was the only one (literally) screwing around with her :P Hunted was bad, Tempted (the newest one) is worse. I couldn't handle it. The ending, omg, nothing they were going on about ALL book even happened, the book just freaking ended.


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