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Nov
20

Review: After Moonrise by P.C. Cast & Gena Showalter

Review: After Moonrise by P.C. Cast & Gena Showalter After Moonrise P.C. Cast & Gena Showalter Published: Oct. 23, 2012 (HQN) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Reviewed by: Candace Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars This review is a two-parter because both authors contributed a story to this duo-logy. After Moonlight is the name of an agency that investigates murders, hauntings and things that go bump in the night that the police can not or will not...
Aug
2

Review: Dragon’s Oath by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Review: Dragon’s Oath by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Dragon’s Oath (House of Night novellas #1) P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Published: July 12, 2011 (St. Martin’s) Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 3.5 stars So, this may sound a little funny, but I enjoyed reading Dragon’s Oath more than I enjoyed the last House of Night full-length novel. It reminded me about why I’ve stuck with the series for so...
Jun
20

Giveaway: Nyx in the House of Night [CLOSED]

Giveaway: Nyx in the House of Night [CLOSED] UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congrats to Brooke D. on winning Nyx in the House of Night. Despite my less-than-favorable review of Awakened, like many of you I’ve stuck with the House of Night series. One of the things — in addition to my love for Stark circa book 6 — that keeps me coming back is the mythology element. P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast have crafted a vampire world based...
Jan
3

Review: Awakened by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (House of Night #8)

Review: Awakened by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast (House of Night #8) Awakened (House of Night #8) P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Published: Jan. 4, 2011 (St. Martin’s) Purchase at: Book Depository or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 2 stars I have a strange relationship with the House of Night series. I like the plot, but I get very frustrated with the way it’s told. My problem is not enough happens in a single book. Many of the novels should be combined; the stories in...
Sep
28

Banned Books Week: Future Vampire Academy and House of Night novels already banned

Banned Books Week: Future Vampire Academy and House of Night novels already banned This is Banned Books Week, an annual event where we celebrate our right to read, access to information and revisit those “controversial” classics that shaped our world. Some books show up on the Banned Book List each year. (The list is put out by the American Library Association from the challenges they receive, requesting books be pulled from library shelves or removed from classrooms.)...
Aug
2

Playing favorites with vampires and their authors

It’s no surprise we love vampires, but with so many talented authors taking on the dark, mysterious creatures, the types of vampires have expanded. We love it. Can they be in the sun? What kills them? Are they inherently evil? Are they just utterly sexy? With so many variations, we couldn’t resist asking which author writes your favorite vampire? We asked first on Twitter, (slightly) narrowed...
May
31

Review: Burned (House of Night #7)

Review: Burned (House of Night #7) Burned is the seventh in the House of Night series by the mother-daughter writing team of P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. The series is (mostly) set at a prep school for vampires in Tulsa, Okla. The series begins with Marked. Burned P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Published: April 28, 2010 Purchase at: or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Burned, the seventh book in the House of Night series, lived up to...
May
31

Review: Tempted (House of Night #6)

Review: Tempted (House of Night #6) Tempted is the sixth in the House of Night series by the mother-daughter writing team of P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. The series is (mostly) set at a prep school for vampires in Tulsa, Okla. The series begins with Marked. Tempted P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Published: Oct. 7, 2010 Purchase at: The Book Depository or Amazon Rating (out of 5): 4 stars Like with all the previous House of Night novels, not a...

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