Review: House of Night #3

I’m beginning to wonder if I’m the only person that’s enjoying this book? I’ve yet to see another site covering it much and the reviews of have been few and far between. It makes me wonder if people are that scared of the vampire genre, that they’re just not willing to take a chance on it. Have Twilight and The Vampire Diaries really tainted the genre so much that people ignore quality books such as House of Night? I hope not, I for one enjoy the vampire genre and if you haven’t been paying attention I’ve enjoyed this series quite a lot. The series has established a strict formula with the third issue that goes as such: Zoey wonders what her next lesson will be, but is soon presented with a conflict. She inevitably solves the conflict in the worst way possible using magic, and then learns about the “founder” of that magic ability. After that she applies what she’s learned to resolve the situation in a better way than before. What continues to make the story interesting is Zoey’s growth as a character and these “founder” stories.

19434This issue introduces Zoey’s family and more importantly her little brother. Her step-dad rounds up the church goers and they head to the school to protest. Stupidly they choose to do this at night when the Vamypre’s are their strongest. After one of the teachers tries to peacefully resolve the situation, Zoey loses her temper and makes it flood scaring them off. Alright, she messed up and now we get a history lesson! Seriously the stories set in past are my favorite part of the comic. This issues tale is about a vampyre by the name of Circe that helped Odysseus home from his journey… after they got it on a lot!

I’m not going to make you read another long paragraph about how well the story and art is, you should know that by now if you’ve been reading the reviews. I will continue to say that this is a great series and even though it’s following an obvious formula, it’s more about the journey than it is the execution. I get the strong feeling that a lot of people aren’t reading this series and they need to pull their head out of their asses and check it out already. I promise you there’s no glitter inside.

Score: 4/5

Story: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast Writer: Kent Dalian Artist: Joelle Jones and Daniel Krall Publisher: Dark Horse Price: $2.99 Release Date: 1/11/12