I mean, does it contain any mature stuff? Anyone know when the 3rd book will be out?! I have been waiting what seems like forever! Lists with This Book. Dec 28, Ashleigh rated it liked it. I honestly can not say what that is all about, at no point is there a topless man wearing sun glasses.. I'd pretty much say to also ignore the title.. Although the cover may indicate otherwise this is in fact a YA dystopia told primarily throug 1. Although the cover may indicate otherwise this is in fact a YA dystopia told primarily through the view point of a red headed 17 year old girl This book was okay..
Kahli the protagonist was pretty cool, very kick ass. I didn't like that she was refereed to as feral.. Will, the love interest was.. Moving onto the plot.. Also the view point changes too frequently sometimes within the same paragraph with no rhyme or reason which was disorientating.
I also think this would smooth out the wavering plot points.. D Bane is the most awesome vampire book I've read. The main character is Kahli, a six-teen-year old girl who is wicked awesome and is super cool!!!!!!! This book's main conflict is; How will Kahli escape? Hehe, doesn't make sense to you guys huh? Well, read the book. The ending was a cliffhanger, a good one. Hehe, uhhh, sorry about that outburst. Anyways, it takes place in the world, but the whole things is covered in snow.
Some cities are buried under ice, impossible to get to. This book is on my 'Awesomest Books Ever Read' shelf because it truly is an awesome book. I love the characters Except for some , the plot, the conflicts, all of it basically. I'm okay for now, but not long A firm Did-Not-Finish for me. Again, did I read the same book as everyone else???
Characters were not developed the story was pointless,I was rolling my eyes from the first page. A massive ice burg broke off of the Artic Shelf, its width spanning nearly half the ocean. The massive pile of ice fell into the sea and caused the ocean to rise. As the mini-continent floated further south, it sank towns along the shore, bringing another ice age with it. As decades passed, the free humans disappeared, die A firm Did-Not-Finish for me. As decades passed, the free humans disappeared, died, or were captured by trackers.
Kahli has to fend for herself in the wild remains of the New York against Trackers who were bred to fix the vampire food source problem , and yet the queen was surprised that there is any one left alive. Kahli the last wild human is found by a tracker Will the hero and he gives her to Reggie queen's brother who somehow ends up in the palace i honestly didn't know where he wanted to go in the first place ,and Kahli becomes the Queens new plaything. For me, this story was missing something. Maybe it was just some sense. View all 4 comments. Aug 02, Willow Brooks rated it it was amazing.
I was engaged from the very first chapter. Kahli is the only original human left on earth and for that reason she is a true delicacy worth more than anything on earth. Her untainted blood has the power to restore the vampire race to its former glory, but exactly how to go about it is the question. Kahli is young and bad-to-the-bone. She survived on her own since she was seven without ever coming in contact with another human, but wait!!! There is something else out there that is neither vampire nor human, and he's fine and sexy.
He goes by the name of Will. Tell me, if you found a beautiful diamond and it was the last coveted diamond left on earth, would you sell it right away or would you hold on to it, hide it, and view every possible way that precious diamond could benefit you? This should have been the question Will asked his self. View all 3 comments. Can I just say I loved this book!!! To me it was wayyyyyyyy better than Demon Kissed! Kahli is badass,Will is super hot and I can't wait for book 2!!!!! Kahli is the only wild human left and hasn't spoken to another human in almost 10 years. You wouldn't think it.
The author did not take this fact into account when creating the character. She's pretty well adjusted and becomes aquainted with the royal vampire life quite fast. She even references pixie sticks. How would she know what they are? How would she even know much about sex? It's little things like this that pull the book down. There was just something missing with the development of the story and characters. Kahli and Will grew close very easily in my opinion. Why are all YA protagonists so easily won over by a cute boy? The worldbuilding could have been way darker and amazing but the author made it very teen-ish.
Sometimes it was hard to know who was describing the scene when there was more that two people present. Despite these negatives I did find myself wanting to read more and find out what would happen next. I was strangely captivated by Will and Kahli. I got caught up in the "romance". The book did end too soon, however I'm looking forward to the next one. Bane kind of took me by surprise. It was completely different from any kind of vampire story I have ever read. The whole concept of the apocalypse is awesome then you throw in vampires and it makes it an even more amazing story.
Kahli is probably one of my favorite female characters. She's strong and independent and can definitely survive on her own. She has a will to survive like no one I have ever read about. The concept of the Bane was really unique too. I would love to learn more about them! Will is a very interesting character.
He has a lot of secrets that young man. I am really curious to see what is going to happen with him. I have a few theories but, this book was unpredictable so I could be completely wrong! I also really enjoyed Cassie. She was a high spirited person and it was nice in such a dark place for humans.
This was probably one of my favorite books of this year so far. It was unique and I really liked that. So many questions left unanswered. Waiting to see what will happen next will be hard for me! So pick this one up people it looks like a very promising start to a new series! Serious loved this book! It was different from her other books. Yet even though it was different, i was still transported into that world when reading. From the setting to the plot to the ending. Kahli being the last wild human and having to endure so many hardship and attacks.
Being so exotic gave her something of an edge when she was captured and sold. Even after everything she went through she will not give up her wild personality. Even though Will was the one that sold her, there was somethi Serious loved this book! Even though Will was the one that sold her, there was something there. The only thing that was strange to me was the POV since it was mixed but other than that a great read.
I would totally recommend that you read this book! Can wait for book 2. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Ward does not disappoint! I generally try to stay away from vampire books granted the only ones I've read are the Twilight Saga but this one was unique. It's a post-apocalyptic world due to extreme weather events which killed off billions forcing vampires to surface from their lives of secrecy. The few remaining humans are forced onto blood farms where they are drained and experimented with.
There is one remaining wild human, Kahli. She is unique because her blood is rich and p Once again H. She is unique because her blood is rich and powerful unlike all the other anemic humans and the most powerful vampires want her. We don't actually see the "farms" as Kahli is captured and taken to the royal palace where she is kept with other young women in a gilded cage. They have many rooms and baths with bars and guards and spend the day much as they like unless they are summoned for a feeding.
It's not your typical cliche vampire feeding but rather a handler uses instruments to remove blood as delicately as possible to prevent bleed out-anemic. It doesn't seem so horrible and the way Will does it I'll talk about him in a minute is kind of sexy. There are, of course, other things that happen during the course of the book. Kahli takes on a starving pack of wolves with just a knife. The Vampire King decides it's a good idea to claim her even though Kahli belongs to the crazy ass Queen true holder of power. She meets the enigmatic and handsome Will who is the very thing she hates but seems to be one of the few allies, and I use that term loosely, that she has.
Will definitely has his secrets and now having finished the first book I'm still trying to figure out exactly what those secrets are. I was drawn into this story from the start and had to force myself to put it down at 1am last night so I could at least get a little sleep! He's sexy and secretive and I can't figure out what his motives are. At first he seems like a bad guy and then he's sweet and gentle but then turns around with his cold-shoulder. I was like, "What the hell?!
Ward fashion she left me teetering on the edge of my seat after Kahli almost dies escaping the palace during which Will who's chasing her gets badly injured and despite being on the verge of collapse forces Will to take her blood. He in turn saves her but now they are both on the run and the only way to truly gain their freedom is to kill the Royal Family. Once I finished the last chapter I eagerly flipped to the next page expecting it to go on, completely forgetting that Holly likes her cliff hangars. So, now I'll sit here patiently or as patiently as possible twiddling my thumbs and counting down the days to the end of the month when Book 2 is supposed to come out.
I can't wait to see what the future holds for Kahli and Will and I hope to see more of Cassie and Cole. Yes it is truly alien and weird and inscrutable but so much so that it goes beyond Vinge's "Fire Upon the Deep", where the desire of the captives inspired them to learn and gain insight into their captivity.
But Bear's Sargeant Vinn is beyond hope, emotionally destroyed and existing at a level where even his own thoughts may not be his own. Everyone's motivation is mysterious and there is no third person to guide us. We are lost amongst the background of an epic journey with no signposts and no transformation of the protagonists. It is a rehash of the meaninglessness of war that in itself becomes meaningless.
Perhaps if I read it closer on the heels of the prior book, which I found awesome and compelling, I might have a different opinion. But these are memories of characters lost to time whose reveries and suffering take place in mists, fog and darkness. I read this straight from the second book which failed to grip me in the way the first did on 5 hour plane journey, and pretty much finished it during that journey.
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This book just seemed to descend into a rambling survival-on-an-interstellar-ark kind of story, with ambivalent but antagonist but friendly aliens thrown in. To be honest, I got to I read this straight from the second book which failed to grip me in the way the first did on 5 hour plane journey, and pretty much finished it during that journey.
To be honest, I got to the end and was relieved - that there wasn't a sequel, and that the story concluded satisfactorily. Almost from the first page the book started to lose my interest, but thankfully it wasn't a long one, so I could grit me teeth and soldier on to the end, much like Vin. Jul 20, Onno Bruins rated it it was ok. Well, that was a bit disappointing. What might have been a great finale that tied it all together, turned out to be a wandering, rambling, confusing and somewhat boring story. Where book 1 and 2 work towards a climax, this book is mainly about whining soldiers in a big spaceship wearing pyjamas and having no agency at all.
Everything happens to them and they are never in control, except one whose actions save the day. Yes there are some interesting ideas, the Guru's reality show, the archives, th Well, that was a bit disappointing. Yes there are some interesting ideas, the Guru's reality show, the archives, the ship, but even the descriptions of the ship are unclear, compared to say, Rendezvous with Rama. This book reminds me of Blindsight where the ship is unknown and incomprehensible and all characters are confused and without direction.
I can't say there's much left of my earlier enthusiasm. May 14, Dennis Hearon rated it did not like it Shelves: I got to page and could not stomach anymore. What started out as very promising series quickly turned into a murky, intensely first person, quagmire of a story. It went from an improved version of Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" to a poor imitation of H. Apr 28, Laurel Benson rated it liked it.
I picked this up at the library to listen to on a long drive. I didn't realize until I added it to Goodreads that it was the 3rd in a series. I listened to it anyway. A bit confusing at the beginning obviously but okay. Probably not a book I would have read. I like scifi but this was just a bit too much for me.
Jun 07, Kerry rated it liked it. The copy I have is just less than Big difference and don't know why. Still good because Bear is good. Mar 31, Topher rated it really liked it Shelves: I likely ought to add a tag for military scifi I was extremely pleased when I reached the title as a phrase within the text. At that time and place, it made total sense. And in the end, there are humans.
Lots to think about in this one A wide ranging and thought provoking story that really doesn't wrap up but makes you want to go back and read it again for hints at the ultimate outcome. Sep 27, Chris rated it really liked it. I started with War Dogs and read the whole series in succession.
It was an interesting read, perfect for summer reading. Good story arc with lots of nuggets that kept your attention. Without details, a good read, would recommend if you are looking for an light SF series to munch on. Awesome final volume to Bear's trilogy that began with War Dogs. Cosmic and personal and disorienting and satisfying in its resolution, with enough threads left dangling for more sequels down the line. Not bad for a series whose first volume promised a fairly generic military scifi tale. Aug 06, Joe Wuest rated it liked it. Good finish to the trilogy. Dec 03, Josiah John rated it it was amazing.
Great overall finish to the series. Jul 31, B. Barron rated it really liked it. Did not end as I expected, and that is a very good thing.
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Earned that 4 star rating at the end. May 09, James Hurley rated it really liked it. Dark, but well written and worth a read. Even coming in the middle, it was easy to come up to speed and enjoy the story. Bear is a great storyteller. Jul 30, Dana rated it liked it. Okay ending to the trilogy. Not as good as the first book. Jun 04, Shawn Sorichetti rated it it was ok. Disappointing, boring and confusing ending to a trilogy that started so well. Sputtering End Lost it's steam for me.
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An action story that just fizzles out. There were too many missing details at the end for my taste. May 11, Irene Hollimon rated it it was amazing. Jun 24, Skdecker rated it liked it. With descriptions like "prepare to face the Prince of Evil and his satanic disciples", MacCammon occasionally draws dangerously close to corny writing. However, these sloppy descriptions are few and are made up for MacCammon's relentless pacing and ruthless characterisation of the novel's villains. While 'They Thirst' has been criticized for its darker take on vampires, many view the inhuman and pitiless vampires as a truly fitting adversary for the citizens of Las Angeles.
This cleverly named comic fantasy novel from the 'Witches' subseries of the 'Discworld' novels, is an oddity amongst the dark, dangerous and terrible world of popular vampire novels today. This satirical novel embraces all that is vampire, and completely undermines it, making for a clever and well written critique of vampire mythology. Based on a family of vampires who invade the city state of Lancre, this book is a delightful read for those who wish to delve into the world of vampires, but don't quite have the stomach for the blood and guts. Pratchett's novel revolves around multiple narratives, simultaneously describing extremely detailed accounts of each individual's character development and growth.
Throughout the novel's final chapters, these plot point converge in a highly entertaining and equally enthralling climax. The pace of this novel is particularly speedy, making for a rapid and captivatingly quick read. Labelled by some as "a bit batty," this novel is the perfect introductory book for those wishing to explore a unique take on the usual vampire mythology.
With excellent prose and endless witty banter, Prachett has created a wonderful series that will stand the test of time and is certainly a welcome change to the stereotypical vampire novel. The original Dracula had become firmly cemented in society as the novel that placed the spotlight on vampires, kick-starting a whole sub-genre of fantasy and horror.
In 'Dracula Unbound', Brian W. Aldiss paints a fascinating and truly genre defying story that takes the 'sci-fi' premise of time travel and applies it to vampire fantasy fiction. In the elaborate story, Aldiss merges science with the supernatural and manages to weave together several different timelines, sub-plots and genres in an immensely entertaining adventure. The titular Dracula is a truly menacing villain and is used powerfully and sparingly throughout the book. One of the most entertaining features of 'Dracula Unbound' is Dracula's time-spanning relationship with a famous writer, none other than Bram Stoker himself.
While some readers may take offense at the pseudo-scientific explanations, Aldiss' writing is replete with rich descriptions and edge-of-your-seat developments. Aldiss manages to cohesively integrate the classic gothic tone of vampire fiction with intriguing futuristic concepts like time travel paradoxes and nuclear waste. As a world threatening danger looms, Aldiss pulls out all the stops, delivering a climatic ending that will be sure to satisfy science fiction and fantasy horror readers alike.
As the source material behind the hit TV shows of the same name, Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's vampire horror novel has received massive publicity after the TV show's success. After reading 'The Strain', it's easy to see why the TV adaption has become so popular. Del Toro and Hogan take the typical horror premise of a 'contagious virus' and apply it to the vampire genre.
While the book's plot is largely unsurprising, del Toro and Hogan excel at crafting characters with depth. As the battle for New York City unfolds, mysteries abound and the brutal threat of the vampire menace is made abundantly clear during several 'blockbuster' action sequences. The book is fast paced and relatively easy to read for anyone interested in the vampire horror genre. In 'The Strain', del Toro and Hogan take a modern interpretation of the vampire mythos that firmly rejects the notion that vampires are misunderstood, dapper and brooding creatures.
Focusing on a Dracula-like figure called 'The Master', the book's fiendish vampires are utterly alien and devoid of romanticism, beauty and sympathy. The realism and scare factor in 'The Strain' is a refreshing change of pace and establishes the novel as a truly unique and horrifying entry in vampire fantasy. A novel based on an alternative history usually make for a peculiar and enticing read and this series by Kim Newman is no exception. The Anno Dracula series, inspired by, you guessed it, Stoker's Dracula, is peppered with a number of well-known historical figures such as Queen Victoria and Jack the Ripper, making it a far more realistic and believable narrative than most vampire fiction.
Newman's story is truly panoramic, including an alternative ending to Stoker's Dracula that is layered with politics, mystery, love and most importantly horror. Newman, a self-proclaimed horror enthusiast, does not hold back in his fantastical tale, shoving the brutal, horrific side of the Victorian age in the face of his readers.
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One of the book's strongpoints is the way Newman cleverly utilizes real events to enhance the novel's main narrative, a compelling and inventive history of the blood curdling legend of mass murderer, Jack the Ripper. Through every chapter, an aura of oppressive fear and suspense keeps readers hooked on a series that will continue to excite vampire enthusiasts for decades to come.
Blurring the line between reality and superstition, Kostova's chilling novel follows the exploits of an unnamed narrator, studying the history and myth of Count Dracula. One of the most entertaining components of this book is the way that Kostova structures the plot. Using multiple timeliness and storytelling devices, it would be easy for Kostova's story to become diluted and bloated. However, 'The Historian' is tightly paced and the narrative organically unfolds across the book's three separate sections.
Dracula himself remains a shadowy figure and by the book's end, the reader will remain unsure if the legendary vampire is dead, alive or simply a myth. While some readers will be dissatisfied by the ethereal presence of Count Dracula, 'The Historian' is not a retelling of Bram Stoker's magnum opus and keeps the focus on the infamous vampire's legacy. It is this legacy of blood and terror that makes for such good storytelling and Kostova expertly uses the narrator's old letters as a framing device to ratchet up suspense and blend history with legend.
Few people know that the popular television series, 'The Vampire Diaries', actually originated with a passionate series of the same name. Although there are some notable differences between the popular television drama and Smith's novels, the books follow a similar tale when it comes to Elena Gilbert, a woman torn between her love for two vampire brothers. As clichd as these novels are, with classic vampire fears of sunlight and wooden stakes, they are an enjoyable combination of teenage romance, graphic horror and fantasy, full of complex, well-developed characters and numerous plot twists.
As each book of the series progresses, more and more fantastical characters, including werewolves and witches, are introduced, enthralling motives and hidden agendas are brought to light and the vampires of Mystic Falls become more dangerous than ever. The moody undertones of this novel, paired with the classic American high school tale of undying and unrequited love, make for an entertaining and exciting read.
Carnas' novel is a truly enlightening read, giving an unusual insight into the existential identity crisis of a deranged and murdering vampire. Based on a vampire whose condition stems from a biological mutation, rather than a bite, these five short stories, although all somehow connected to the protagonist, Dr. The villain of the short story collection, an innocuous college professor who runs a sleep study on his students to find victims, is a refreshing take on human evil. Furthermore, Carnas' titillating and enjoyable narrative does not rely on a handsome, brooding male vampire protagonist to entertain her readers.
Although many readers have found the lack of gore and horror to be less than entertaining Dr. Weyland doesn't even have teeth! Widely regarded as a classic addition to vampire fiction, 'Carmilla' is usually referred to as a novella rather than a full-length book. However, despite its short length, this captivating story is deserving of a place on this list for its attention to detail as well as the haunting focus on the vampire, Carmilla, and her young prey, an heiress named Laura.
Carmilla takes the disturbing idea of unknowingly living with a vampire and crafts a deeply sinister tale of obsession, misperception and fear.
As one of the earliest novels about vampires, Carmilla is heavily influenced by the Gothic style of horror fiction. Despite the conservative time of writing, Carmillia is permeated with ground-breaking ideas, including lesbian relationships and female protagonists. However, it would be a mistake to label Carmilla as a pleasant tale of sensuality and friendship. The relationship between Carmilla and Laura is the bedrock of this novel and while their poignant discussions are sometimes innocent, Le Fanu succeeds in layering a constant feeling of suspense and menace to Carmilla's innocuous words.
In a quarter of the length of other vampire fantasy novels, Le Fanu successfully creates an unforgettable character relationship between Carmilla and Laura, laying the foundations of the contemporary mythology of erotic and carnal bloodsuckers. This inventive interpretation of the vampire myth, with vampires feeding on more than just blood, was one of the first psychic vampire novels of its time.
Considered a classic among Victorian gothic novels, this book blurs the line between fact and fiction, posing a horrifying vision of a brutal, vampire ridden reality. Viereck's prose and plot, although somewhat clunky to begin, does begin to build momentum, eventually culminating into a well-executed ending, with refreshing and innovative plot twists along the way. The fact that Viereck created a vampire who wasn't just after blood but for your mind and soul, creates a far more riveting psychological thriller that has readers asking 'what next? Viereck's vampire is relentless and formidable, feeding on the human psyche with no remorse.
This book may not be as well received by those looking for blood, guts and horror. For others, 'The House of the Vampire' will make for an entertaining and unique vampire thriller that left readers wanting more. This 19th Century novel epitomizes the Gothic genre, centering on the dark, eccentric story of a bloodthirsty vampire and his crumbling aristocratic family. It has been an endless source of debate for readers as to whether the protagonist, Varney, was in fact a literal vampire, or if the authors just wrote him to act like one, making the narrative somewhat distorted and confusing at times.
Despite this, Varney the Vampire has been attributed to being one of the few books that revolutionized the classic vampire genre, along with Bram Stokers Dracula. Sometimes referred to as The Feast of Blood, this novel really is a truly bloody and horrific tale, with graphic scenes of deceit, attempted murder and pitch-fork brandishing civilians. Being originally published as a weekly column, the chronology of the book is fairly sporadic and sometimes, downright undiscernible, however, any self-respecting vampire enthusiast should give this book a try, if only for the unusually entertaining undertones of the novel.
Despite being published around the same time as Stokers Dracula, Marryat presents a vastly different and original tale. The vampire in this novel has been argued to be a metaphor for hysterical woman, which, given the time period this book was published, would be a reasonable assumption. This hysterical vampire, who sucked the life out of the people around her, is shrouded in ambiguity, leading to two very different interpretations of this novelthen again, she was probably just a vampire. With such vivid and intriguing melodrama, Marryat presents a painfully accurate image of an estranged, Victorian lady, while providing readers with a story that does not conform to the overused paradigm of a blood-sucking vampire.
As a truly horrifying and muted Gothic novel, this books realism makes it all themore frightening for readers. This exceptionally entertaining novel features a highly likable and relatable protagonist and a bunch of vampires that are a far more accurate representation of the blood sucking fiends, in comparison to their young adult fiction counterparts. These vampires are rotting, blood sucking, walking dead, which when you think about it, is a far more accurate illustration of what a traditional vampire really is.
Although the label vampire romance may instill fear in your heart, dont be fooled by this generalized label of McKinleys novel. McKinley designs a dynamic cast of characters within her largely well-conceived plot, giving readers a taste of some unconventional characters in a vampire story. Sunshine is a novel that strayed far from McKinleys usual writing style and genre, making it a refreshing read for McKinley fans.
While the X-rated themes in this novel make it more appropriate for young adults, the mature and tactful writing style employed by McKinley makes it suitable for teens and adults alike. Far from a trashy teen romance that populates the paranormal romance genre which, regrettably, has given the high-quality, more serious works of Vampire fiction a bad name , McKinley makes a feisty, truly admirable protagonist who shines in the face of danger, keeping you enthralled as her story unfolds.
It was inevitable that Myer's corny, teen vampire romance would be one of the best-selling fantasy series of this day and age. After a quite lull in the vampire fantasy sub-genre, Myer managed to ignite the flame of vampire fantasy with new vigor, causing a world-wide vampire obsession. Myer cleverly used what she knew every teenage girl wanted - an attractive, yet painfully unreachable teen heartthrob - and created a modern and captivating love story, seamlessly melding these two very different sub-genres' together.
The multifaceted plot of this story has something for every reader whether they're looking for a story of love, passion, violence, magic, drama and most importantly vampires, giving this series sweeping popularity with people of all ages and outlooks. Although a vampire falling in love with a human and vice versa isn't unchartered territory, Myer's emotional and captivating narrative immediately draws readers into the depths of her saga, compelling them to follow the twists and turns of Bella and Edward's love affair.
Myer's four-part series earned her a number of prestigious nominations and titles, including being named best book of the decade by Amazon. Myers novels have also been adapted into a multi-million-dollar movie series of the same name. While we've given a selection of some of the more serious works of Vampire fiction, sometimes you want a more low brow read, one full of teen angst, young adults, and some of the trappings that made the Twilight books a hit.
In that vein, Richelle Mead created a pretty solid YA masterpiece when she penned the Vampire Academy series, a lighter, more romantic take on the vampire genre, set in a schoolyard stage. These books, typically targeted at young adults, perfectly combined a classic teenage vampire story and twisted it into a truly unique and detailed vampire fantasy. While this book does stick to some tradition vampire lore, Mead creates an entirely new narrative and unprecedented take on the vampire world that is free of awkward phrasing and sappy characterization.
The use of a highly trained guardian to protect a mortal vampire princess from immortal vampire assassins is certainly a twist on the classic vampire novel that no reader has seen before. Although the various subplots of this series are fairly predictable hint: While the film adaptation of these novels wasnt exactly a box-office hit, this novel and its accompanying film are an entertaining and easy read that can give you a good hit of vampire fiction to keep you going until another vampire novel hits the shelves. This part series took the teenage vampire sub-genre to new levels with its relatively original and relatable plot line.
The authors of this series took a tired and overused genre and turned it into an entirely unique tale involving a vampire night school, a young female heroine and an endless series of dramas, involving love, deceit and life or death scenarios. Although this series has enough love triangles to put The Days of Our Lives to shame, the far more steamy and heated love affairs of protagonist Zoe and her group of fledgling vampire friends, make for a more mature and juicy read than some of the more juvenile works of vampire fiction pumped out these days.
Understand that this is more of a low-brow fantasy and certainly nothing as deep or thoughtful as the more serious treatments of vampires by other authors, the series is regardless, pretty damn fun to read. Although the Cast family has received some very VERY mixed reviews for this series due to more than a few misguided statements involving a gay best friend and female sexuality, the overarching story of the book was complex and well-paced, building up to a gripping fight against a greater threat to the House of Night Vampire family in the final novels of the series.
The Cast family may have demonstrated just how well they can write like a group of ill-informed and completely judgmental teenagers with this incredibly unusual series, but it is possible to look past the flaws and enjoy this series as a fun, guilty dive into the world of vampirism. A Guilty pleasure read, maybe.