Imagine enrolling in a school and graduating as a vampire. The books in the House of Night series order reveal the adventures of one such school.
House of Night is an intriguing young adult vampire-themed fantasy series featuring a 16-year-old girl who is Marked to become one of the vampyres. Zoey Redbird must attend the House of Night boarding school in Tulsa, Oklahoma and learn how to become a fledgling vampyre. All while balancing the standard dramas of being a teenager; only heightened by her new supernatural life.
This series has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 63 weeks and has sold more than 6 million copies in North America. It has sold more than 20 million books worldwide in about 39 countries.
What Exactly is the House of Night Series?
American authors P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast author the series. It focuses on the adventures of a teenage girl who must train to become a vampyre. The transition takes four years and during this time, Zoey has to leave her parents and travel to a boarding school.
But Zoey isn’t an average fledgling. After leaving her family behind in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to move into the House of Night, Zoey discovers she has been Marked by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx. While it’s tough enough to begin a new life, it becomes even harder with this bestowed upon her.
The series follows Zoey navigating finding friends and love as she embraces her destiny.
Is There a House of Night TV Show?
Fans of the House of Night series can rejoice, because there will be a TV show adaptation. However, the project is still in the creative stages and there is no casting director associated with the project yet. The filming location of the TV show is still up in the air as well.
But in an August 2020 livestream, P.C. and Kristin Cast, along with producer David Cormican confirmed the show is still progressing. They also said that the casting will be open and encourage fans to submit audition tapes when the time comes.
As well, all changes in the adaptation, including character names, are being made by P.C. and Kristin Cast as they have full creative power.
There is currently no release date or streaming platform for the project.
How to Read the House of Night Series in Order
The publication order is one of the best ways to read the House of Night series in order as it allows you to follow the intended order of the authors.
House of Night Series Order of Publication
In addition to being the publication order, this House of Night series order is also the recommendation by P.C. Cast on her blog.
- Marked (2007)
- Betrayed (2007)
- Chosen (2008)
- Untamed (2008)
- Hunted (2009)
- Tempted (2009)
- Burned (2010)
- Awakened (2011)
- Dragon’s Oath (2011) (Novella)
- Destined (2011)
- Lebonia’s Vow (2012) (Novella)
- Hidden (2012)
- Neferet’s Curse (2013) (Novella)
- Revealed (2013)
- Kalona’s Fall (2014) (Novella)
- Redeemed (2014)
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A Sneak Peek into the House of Night Series Order
Enter the dark, magical world of the House of Night, a world very much like our own, except here vampyres have always existed.
One minute, 16-year-old Zoey Redbird is a normal teenager dealing with everyday high school stress: Her cute boyfriend, Heath, the school’s star quarterback who suddenly seems more interested in partying than playing ball; her nosy frenemy, Kayla, who’s way too concerned with how things are going with Heath; her uber-tough geometry test tomorrow.
The next, she’s Marked as a fledgling vampyre. Forcing her to leave her ordinary life behind and join the House of Night, a boarding school where she will train to become an adult vampyre.
That is, if she makes it through the Change — and not everyone does. It sucks to begin a new life, especially away from her friends, and on top of that, Zoey is no average fledgling. She has been chosen as special by the vampyre Goddess, Nyx.
Zoey discovers she has amazing powers, but along with her powers come bloodlust and an unfortunate ability to Imprint with Heath, who just doesn’t know how to take no for an answer.
To add to her stress, she is not the only fledgling at the House of Night with special powers: When she discovers that the leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite group, is misusing her Goddess-given gifts, Zoey must look deep within herself for the courage to embrace her destiny. All with a little help from her new vampyre friends.
Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She’s accepted the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her. Now, she’s getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters, the school’s most elite group.
Best of all, Zoey’s made some new friends, and she finally feels like she belongs — like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two. And despite the best efforts of her mother and step-loser, John, to humiliate her publically during parent visitation, she has the respect of her professors and High Priestess, Neferet.
Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night, straining human-vamp tensions in Tulsa to a breaking point. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she finds herself drawn into an intoxicating forbidden flirtation that threatens to distract her from the growing crisis.
Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night. Too late, Zoey begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves, and she must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart and her soul and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.
Bloodlust and dark forces are at work at the House of Night…
Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school are about to take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be her friends are turning out to be enemies. And, oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends.
Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn’t have a clue how to help her. But she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover about the secretive and sinister power turning dead fledglings into bloodsucking monsters must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity.
Speaking of rare: Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected position of having three boyfriends. Mix in more than a little forbidden desire to the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster of massive proportions.
Then, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith, and Zoey’s horrid step-loser in particular, are over living side by side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends find out, things are not always what they seem.
Life sucks when your friends hate you.
Just ask Zoey Redbird — she’s become an undisputed expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a tight-knit group of friends, to being an outcast. And the worst part is, she knows it’s her own fault.
Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead, unMarked, and unable to stop bickering with each other. So who can blame her for befriending the House of Night’s newest transfer student, the majorly hot Olympic archer, James Stark?
Meanwhile, Neferet has declared a war on humans after it appears that the People of the Faith have murdered two vampyres. But Aphrodite’s latest visions show a world completely different from the High Priestess’s promises, a world full of violence, hatred, and darkness, all because of Zoey’s death. And the only way it seems she can prevent it from happening is to make things right with her friends.
Zoey knows in her heart that fighting with humans is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey’s adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn. Loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened.
The good news: Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. The bad news: Ancient evil with the face of an angel has been let loose – that and various other nasties, whose faces aren’t so angelic.
Grandma Redbird is in trouble. Heath is in trouble. The House of Night is in trouble.
Okay, let’s face it — Zoey’s whole world is in trouble! But when the trouble comes from a being who appears to be beauty personified, will the world believe it? Especially when only a teenager and a group of misfits are the only ones who really understand the danger.
Will Zoey have the strength and wisdom to reveal the truth? Especially when, in the House of Night, the truth is often hard to come by.
So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break.
Sadly, a break is not in the forecast for Zoey and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions.
Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal.
Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: If she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?
Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast.
It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how?
He will have to die to do so, the Vampire High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only seven days left.
Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own. The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences.
Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good. The truth is, Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but also threatens to explode her whole world.
In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: Ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it).
She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddess’s own voice, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance.
Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of high priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z.
But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa?
After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same — and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either… And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim?
The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?
9. Dragon’s Oath (Novella)
In early 19th-century England, long before he’s a professor at the Tulsa House of Night, Bryan Lankford is a troublesome yet talented human teen who thinks he can get away with anything. Until his father, a wealthy nobleman, has finally had enough, and banishes him to America. When Bryan is Marked on the docks and given the choice between the London House of Night and the dragon-prowed ship to America, he chooses the Dragon — and a brand new fate.
Becoming a Fledgling may be exciting, but it opens a door to a dangerous world. In 1830s St. Louis, the Gateway to the West, Dragon Lankford becomes a Sword Master, and soon realizes there are both frightening challenges and beautiful perks. Like Anastasia, the captivating young Professor of Spells and Rituals at the Tower Grove House of Night, who really should have nothing to do with a fledgling.
But when a dark power threatens, Dragon is in its path. Though his uncanny fighting skills make him a powerful fledgling, is he strong enough to ward off evil, while protecting Anastasia as well? Will his choices save her — or destroy them all?
Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet. Which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is.
Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together. But only if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father’s shadow.
But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia’s handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there’s the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more — or possibly less — than human.
Only Neferet knows he is her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And there’s something strangely familiar about him…
Will Neferet’s true nature come to light before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox’s humanity in time to protect him — and everyone — from his own fate?
Final Thoughts on the House of Night Series Order
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