The Fledgling Handbook 101: House of Night

That’s right House of Night fans, you’ve got another new book to look forward to: The Fledgling Handbook 101 by P. C. Cast and Kim Doner.

Merry meet, fledgling. Welcome to a new life, a new world, and a new you. Welcome to the House of Night!

This might seem like a scary time, Fledgling, but never fear! As you start your journey through the ancient halls of the House of Night, this indispensable handbook will aid you in your transition from human to fledgling. Within these pages you will find invaluable information about the history of vampyres.  You will also come to a better understanding of your body’s transformation, as well as read words of hope from great vampyres of the past and learn essential foundations of rituals and lore. Now, Fledgling, read on.  A new life awaits you; your path to that magickal future begins here!

Ok, so when the House of Night series first started I was a huge fan, I absolutely loved the story, characters and how imaginative the books were. But then came along Hunted, one of the lamest books I have ever read, a book that was nothing more than pure filler, a book I hated so much that I haven’t continued to read the series. Once I finished Hunted it was pretty clear that that book had one purpose – to make money. That’s how I see this Fledgling Handbook, it was created for the authors to make some easy cash. The House of Night series has a huge fan base, and fans will buy this book – this book full of information that can be found inside the series themselves. So if you buy this book, you’re just paying for something you’ve already paid for. Lame.

But that’s my opinion on it, what do you guys think?

Oh and before you drown me in hate mail, I do plan on finishing the series. I have heard that they get better again and hopefully they do. I really did love the first couple books, but Hunted ruined it for me. Anyway, yes, I will get around to reading the other books… eventually.

The Fledgling Handbook 101 will hit bookshelves October 26, 2010.

– Moonlight

By Moonlight

Moonlight (aka Amanda) loves to write about, read about and learn about everything pertaining to vampires. You will most likely find her huddled over a book of vampire folklore with coffee in hand. Touch her coffee and she may bite you (and not in the fun way).


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  2. I have only read the synopsis. But from one vampire researcher to another, it sounds … hmmm how to explain … like crap. I dunno something about it screams cliche and will probably have nothing to do with the real folklore of vampires.

    1. It’s a guide book to the vamps in the House of Night young adult series. They have their own vampire universe with their own types of vampires and vampire history – which is why they created this handbook. In the series fledgling vampires go to a vampire school where they learn about what they are, I guess this is supposed to be like a “fledgling manual” of sorts.

      But yea, it sounds lame. As another commenter said, readers can find all of this info online (or in the books they already own).

  3. I don’t think “has nothing to do with the real folklore of vampires” is a useful criticism of fictional vampires and in-universe style guides to them.

    As for the book itself, I don’t tend to buy that sort of thing when more in-depth guides to fictional universes can usually be found for free online.


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  6. I agree, the 5th book is not the best, but interesting things do happen, and after it, the books continue to be as good as the first 4. I’ve read every single one, and i love them. they all are different. I’m 17, and i like the filler chapters. i like zoey’s struggle with the boyfriends and her powers.
    the 7th book is very different. but it is the most descriptive and shows a side of their vampire life that no one has seen: the Otherworld, otherwise known as Nyx’s realm.
    I love the series. and i will continue to read it. i just read the 8th book, and they left it with such a cliffhanger, i can’t wait to see what happens.
    give it a chance.

    & i agree, id like to read the fledgling handbook, but i would never buy it.

  7. To elizebeth. Thats the point of the series itself. Its fake. All imagenation though there are many different vampyr tellings the house of night is better then twilight to be frank.

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