House of Night Legacy- P.C. Cast

Written By: Kellie - Jul• 19•12

house of night legacySynopsis: Until recently, Zoey Redbird was an average high-school student worrying about grades, boys, and breakouts. But priorities have a way of changing when you are Marked as a vampyre, enroll in the vampyre academy House of Night, and have to figure out a whole new social hierarchy, affinities for elemental magic, and physiological changes that make you crave blood.

Thoughts: It has been awhile since I’ve read any of the House of Night books (I feel like I’ve grown out of them… That particular brand of teenage angst or just vampires, I don’t know) so I’m going to try to review this as objectively as I can, after the next paragraph anyways.

Being familiar with House of Night, there were a few things that stood out to me. First off, it was weird to jump back into things near the beginning of the House of Night storyline. It took a few pages to really get into the story. Plus, the main character Zoey doesn’t look at all how I pictured her. She looks so much older in the graphic novel and not at all like a sixteen year old just coming into her own.

If I truly had started this graphic novel with no previous knowledge of this series I think I probably would have had a bad time trying to puzzle out how things tick in this world. Some things were mentioned without any real explanations but nothing really took away from the overall plot (just the world building) The story itself was engaging and fun, and I think it’s a good addition to this series.

My favorite part of Legacy has to be Zoey’s friends. They’re a pretty dynamic group of character and I actually found them to be more enjoyable here than in the books. There were a few moments where the writing was clearly trying for funny but that fell a little flat for me but overall the dialogue worked really well for each character. All of the main characters are written as realistic teenagers.

If you’re a fan of House of Night then I would absolutely pick up this graphic novel (which just came out earlier this month). If you’ve been curious but haven’t gotten around to reading any of the books yet, then I would recommend at least reading the first one before you read Legacy. Finally, if you’re not a fan or if you’ve never had much of an interest in a school full of teenage vampires then I would probably give this one a miss.

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