Sunday, February 7, 2010

Reading Review: It’s A Vampire World

What is it about vampires that have all of us women enthralled? If you had asked me even two years ago if I wanted to read a book about a vampire, I would have laughed and said no. 95 % of the books I own are written by Christian authors (mainly Karen Kingsbury). So when my friend and neighbor handed me a copy of Stephenie Meyer’s, Twilight, my expectations were very low. But somehow after the first chapter I was hooked. Not only did I finish Twilight by the end of the next day, but I had finished the entire series within two weeks.

If you think about the most popular vampire series, Twilight, The Southern Vampire Mysteries (TrueBlood), and the Vampire Diaries, you can start to see a connection. Women are falling in love with the thought of true love. A love so true, it lasts for an eternity. However, that theory falls apart when it comes to the House of Night series. This series, written by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast, is completely different than the others, yet just as alluring. The heroine from the House of Night series is not the helpless human girl that we are used to reading about. She is the vampire. She has the power. If this is a series that you have somehow missed, I definitely encourage you to check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

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Emily said...

Love Vampire Books! I'm going to check to see if my library has the house of night series. Thanks for the suggestion.

Tima said...

I still have yet to get into True Blood but my sis ensures me that it is SOOOO worth it! I'm definitely into the Twilight series and I'm Team Edward all the way! :)

Kel said...

Tima - The True Blood series is great. The show is a bit graphic, but the books are definitely a must read!!!

Annie said...

I liked the Twilight series True Blood series and The House of Night. Some books I also liked very much are Wings by, Aprilynn Pike and Graceling and Fire by, Kristin Cashore. All three were very good reads. Beautiful Creatures by, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl was also good.