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#1 ~*Kathy*~

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    Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:12 PM

    Hey everyone!

    I just started reading the House of Night series by P.C. & Kristin Cast. Has anyone else read or heard of these? They're probably aimed at the teen crowd but whatever lol. I'm on the first book called "Marked" and the sixth book in the series is being released this October. It's pretty good, it's about a vampyre (that's how they spell it in the book) finishing school, which is a cute idea.

    Thoughts, anyone? :)

    #2 ErinB

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      Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:22 PM

      I was wondering about those.

      I need a new vampire series. I've read all of the Twilight and Sookie Stackhouse novels as well as the Anne Rice books.

      Let me know what you think when you get finished. I read the first chapter of book 1 online but didn't really get into it enough to buy it.

      #3 ~*Kathy*~

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        Posted 20 June 2009 - 03:07 AM

        Erin, I shall keep you posted! :) I'm about 9 chapters in and I agree that the first chapter doesn't really grab you. It seems to get better further in, like Twilight, it's not aimed at "adults". The main characters in the book are all teens (and one of the co-authors is probably only in her 20s or so) so the dialogue is very teen-ish but I don't mind it. I'm reading it as fluff. I'll probably read more of it this weekend since the ILs are down and we probably won't be doing much other than sitting around talking about nothing.

        #4 ~*Kathy*~

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          Posted 18 August 2009 - 12:18 AM

          So I finished the first book, Marked, last week. It definitely started to pick up half way through the book. I actually really enjoyed it. I'm almost half way through the second book in the series, Betrayed, and I like it a lot so far. I would definitely recommend these books Erin.

          #5 ~*Kathy*~

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            Posted 24 August 2009 - 01:12 PM

            Dunno if you're reading this thread still Erin but I wanted to let you know I'm almost done the 4th book and will be starting the 5th book probably tomorrow. This series gets soooo good further along as the story and the characters develop. If you can get past all the teenager-ish dialogue (but it IS a book about teen vampyres after all lol so it's to be expected), they're quite entertaining. :)

            #6 ~*Lisa*~

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              Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:22 PM

              as entertaining as Twilight?

              #7 BachataBride

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                Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:30 PM

                Hmmmm...now that I'm done Twilight (and like Erin I've read all of Anne Rice's vampire chronicles) I need a new series to read. I may have to pick them up Kathy - thanks! :)

                #8 Chiquita

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                  Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:34 PM

                  Oooh.. I was thinking of reading these ones. I saw them at Costco and I'm a sucker for vampire books.. heh!

                  Erin another good vampire series is the Anita Blake series by Laurell K Hamilton. She has like 18 or 19 books out but I've only read the first 7. The first book is Guilty Pleasures and they seem to get better as they go along.

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                    Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:49 PM

                    I just started reading this last week. How funny. It's totally a light read, but not as captivating as Twilight. Just as annoying though with the teeny bopper dialogue. However, it's a fun read and it's not time consuming- which is definitely what I wanted. I just started book 3 yesterday.

                    Does it drive you nuts that they spell it "vampyres." It drives me crazy. I also didn't like how they didn't really explain how vampires and humans came to co-exist- like when did they come out of the coffin ala True Blood style?

                    But I did tear up at the end of Book 2- so they do a good job telling a story.
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                    #10 ~*Kathy*~

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                      Posted 24 August 2009 - 04:22 PM

                      Well they're definitely light reading, that's for sure. I can't really compare them to the Twilight series, because for me, I feel like the stories are totally different from each other. I really enjoy this series though, despite the dialogue haha.

                      Rachel - Ugh, the end of the second book had me tearing up too! That was just heart-wrenching! I'm half-way through book 4...interesting stuff going on!

                      I don't particularly care for the spelling of vampyre vs vampire. Vampire looks better to me lol.

                      The Anita Blake series is on my list of books to read next, along with the Vampire Chronicles...I'm excited!

                      Also, not vampire related, but I'm very excited to start reading The Summoning by Kelley Armstrong some time soon. I think it's about a teenage girl who can raise the dead (aka zombies), sounds neat. :)

                      Amanda - You're welcome You'll probably enjoy the HoN series as fluff like I do lol




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