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’re 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! Based on the international bestselling series of novels by mother/daughter duo P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, House of Night: Legacy follows Zoey and her group of devoted friends as they turn to The Fledgling Handbook, a historical vampyre tome, in hopes of better understanding this big, new world of vampyrism.
Hey remember that time they made a graphic novel to accompany a young adult series and there was a ton of sex and rape?
So I got the ARC for House of Night: Legacy not realizing it was actually part of a young adult vampire series. Since apparently I live under a rock. Not gonna lie, I felt a little confused from time to time, and I’m really hoping it’s because I wasn’t familiar with the series.
From what I was able to surmise, Zoey is the new girl and she steals the former Queen B’s thunder and possibly boyfriend. Now that she’s leader of the exclusive clique, she has to learn lessons from the vampire goddess Nyx and this graphic novel is the reader’s chance to join her on these crazy adventures.
This is where the sex and rape comes in. It’s also where the bastardization of mythology AND history comes in… but I’m cutting it some slack. THIS ONE TIME. Through reading tales in her handbook and learning the valuable lessons hidden in each, she becomes ready to lead the super exclusive clique (of doom) and scene.
It was short, it was sweet, it was confusing in places, but you know what? I liked it. Judging from other reviews I’m in the minority, but aside from whole “sex in a young adult book” I found it to be enjoyable. Sure the characters never had a hair out of place, but it’s a comic. That happens in comics. Yes the plot moved quickly but you know what? This is a supplement to a series. It’s supposed to hook new readers and provide service to the fans of the series. Hence the cutting of slack. It’s not supposed to be Watchmen.
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