Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Twilight + Harry Potter = ??

I was sick this monday with that I was not able to get to work. I hate it when I absent myself from work. My joints and muscles where aching. See I told you, I will get sick before or after my birthday. Talkin' bout birthday again huh. LOLz! Now my throat is aching, I need to see my doctor later. Hopefully I can get back to work tomorrow night. Oh well, you might be wondering how I've arrived with that equation. I love to read books especially novels. I thought I won't find time to read, but out of my busy schedule, I found a novel series that interest me. Well, it all started when I was searching for a book online. I was searching about a book how to overcome grief and how to comfort a person who is in grief. Some of you might be familiar with online books or what they call eBooks. Where in you can read your favorite books online for free instead of buying the book itself. For those who always go online they have the luxury of reading their books online through these eBooks. This is how I read all 4 books of the Twilight Series without buying the hard copies. As I was browsing and looking for the book I wanted, I saw a novel online. At first I hesitate to check it out because the title itself sounds spooky and boring. But I started to read it and got hooked to it just like on the Twilight Series books. For those Harry Potter and Twilight fans, let me share to you this book.

I found the book online House of Night just like Harry Potter and Twilight it comes in series too. By author's
P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
came the book series of the House of Night. Let me give you an overview of the book.

The book is all about vampire-themed young-adult. In the books, the bloodsuckers, known as “vampyres,” have assimilated into society, and when their special traits begin to appear during the onset of puberty, they’re sent to the titular school for training to become adult vampyres. The ongoing story follows young Zoey Redbird as she discovers her true identity and tries to adapt to her new “lifestyle.” “P.C. and Kristin Cast created a thrilling world that juxtaposes teen drama with supernatural suspense, using the transition from human to vampire as a metaphor for the transition from adolescence to adulthood,” While I was reading the first chapter of the book series it came to me that I was like reading the continuation of the book 4 Breaking Dawn of Twilight by Stephanie Meyer. It's like the daughter of Edward and Bella have grown rapidly and now a teenager about to become a full pledged vampire.

The House of Night currently have 4 books published. You can click on the titles of each of the books below for you to read the whole novel for free.


Book 1: MARKED

The House of Night series is set in a world very much like our own, except in 17-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 vampyre, that is, if she makes it through the Change. Not all of those who are Chosen make the Change. 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.




Book 2: BETRAYED

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She’s come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend...or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.





Book 3: CHOSEN

Dark forces are at work at the House of Night, and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this “highly addictive series” (Romantic Times), in which Zoey’s mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn’t have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare: Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare position of having three boyfriends.
Mix a little blood lust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social, and eventually emotional disaster for Zoey and cut her off from life at the House of Night to... Hellish Life! Just when it seems things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith, and Zoey’s horrid stepfather in particular, are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. Not to mention, Zoey is having a bit of boy trouble. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely reflects the truth...


Book 4: UNTAMED

Zoey has lost all of her boyfriends, when Erik Night caught her cheating on him, Loren Blake was killed and her imprint with Heath Luck was broken, and has also lost her friends' trust for lying to them. Neferet is up to no good, as proven when Aphrodite receives a vision about Zoey's grandmother writing a poem which was originally a song about dangerous creatures which have the form of ravens. Zoey grows closer to Aphrodite, but also regains her friends' trust when she explains why she could not be truthful to them. A new character, James Stark, is introduced as well. Stark has an instant connection with Zoey. He tells her of his unique gift of never missing his target making him dangerous with a bow and arrow. He dies in her arms when his body rejects the change. Zoey confides in him as he is about to pass away that he may not be permanently dead, and that he may return as a new kind of fledgling. In the end, this proves to be true as Stark returns as an undead creature and follows Neferet's command to injure Stevie Rae and causes her to bleed onto the ground, making it appear as if the earth is bleeding, thus rendering a line in the poem true. This returns the spirit that the poem spoke of back to the surface. Zoey leads her friends, including her former boyfriend Erik Night, away from the House of Night and plans to defeat Neferet and save the House of Night.

To be released in March 10, 2009 is Book 5 HUNTED but I found it's plot:

What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you? At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn’t want to hear and truths she can’t face?

On the run and holed up in Tulsa’s Prohibition-era tunnels, Zoey and her gang must discover a way to deal with something that might bring them all down. Meanwhile, Zoey has a few other little problems. The red fledglings have cleaned up well – they’ve even managed to make the dark, creepy tunnels feel more like home – but are they really as friendly as they seem? On the boyfriend front, Zoey has a chance to make things right with super-hot ex-, Erik, but she can’t stop thinking about Stark, the archer who died in her arms after one unforgettable night, and she is driven to try to save him from Neferet’s sinister influence at all costs. Will anyone believe the power evil has to hide among us?

Book 6 has been announced on the official website of the House of Night titled TEMPTED. But no plot or release date about this book yet.

I have done some researching and found out that they are planning to do a movie on the House of Night. Better read first the books before the film comes out. But I found a sneak peek trailer of the movie project. Check it out.


7 comments:

aiLee920 said...

hehehe:D haiz... uu nga, hindi mo pa nabasa ung comment ko ky s'jm ano?? nagcomment ako about dun sa comment mo sa kanya... hehehe:D basahin mo po...

aiLee920 said...

i read it, and posted a comment... ahahha:D visit ka na lang po... heheheh

Sue said...

Hi! I'm sorry I haven't replied to you before but I hadn't checked my email it's been a long time, only did it today. I know you asked me for a picture but I don't feel much comfortable sending you one, don't take it too personal, it's just that I don't know you that well, you see? Hope you don't get mad at me because of that.
Well, here in Portugal, everything is fine, so i hope you're ok too.
Hope to hear from you soon.

Take care,

time check: 10.44 p.m.

the donG said...

that's a nice find. thanks for sharing.

Summer said...

wow fren :D tiyaga mo :D

aiLee920 said...

happy heart's day to you justkyut!!!

Summer said...

wow!nice one friend.keep on writing..=0

 

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