Authors: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Series Title: House of Night, YA Series
House of Night Official Website
P.C. Cast's Personal Website
P.C. Cast's Blog
The Fledglings Handbook 101
What is the Series about:
House of Night is a thrillingly engaging book series that follows 16-year-old Zoey Redbird, who gets “Marked” by a vampyre tracker and begins to undergo the “Change” into an actual vampyre. She has to leave her family in Tulsa and move into the House of Night, a boarding school for other fledglings like her.
It’s within the school’s walls that the heart of the action takes place as Zoey meets new friends, finds love, comes to terms with how her life will be different now and begins to realize her awesome new powers.
Here’s the deal though: Yes, Zoey’s a vampyre now. But she’s still a teenager – with all the humor, angst and confusing feelings any other teenager has.
My thoughts on the Series:
What if vampires (vampyres) did exist...and everyone knew it? This is a NC-17 rated version of Twilight! Zoey is a real teenager, thinking 'real' teenage thoughts and experiencing all the trials, and tribulations that go along with it. But- in a witty and charming way. The characters in House of Night face modern day issues, including: fitting in, love, lust, friendship, gay, lesbian, and racial stereotyping, dysfunctional families, and all-around DRAMA!
The Series also introduces a new type of vampire (or vampyre) that combines the traditional view of vampires (vampyres), witches, and Native American spiritual beliefs. With the power of the elements- and a thirst for blood- Zoey navigates her way in a new world.
These fledglings (humans going through the 'change' to full-out Vampyres) will keep you laughing and guessing what they will be up to next.
I give the House of Night Series a 4.5 out of 5 STARS. Normally, I do not enjoy novels written in the 1st person, present tense, but the Cast duo pull it off wonderfully. These books possess witty dialogue, interesting and diverse characters, great lessons on ethical behavior (but who cares about that?), and kick-ass paranormal elements!
About P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast:
P.C. Cast was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. Ms. Cast is a New York Times Best-Selling author. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. P.C. Cast is an experienced teacher and talented speaker.
Ms. Cast lives in Oklahoma with her fabulous daughter, her spoiled cat, and her adorable Scotties!
Kristin Cast is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the House of Night YA series. She has stand alone stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits. Currently Kristin attends college in Oklahoma where she is focusing on attaining her dream of opening a no kill dog rescue shelter in midtown Tulsa.
**Series blurb, pictures, and bio compliment of P.C. Cast's Personal Website**