Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Fledgling Handbook 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!
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

My thoughts:
I had my hopes up for this book, and I must admit, I was a little dissapointed. It gave quite a bit of back story about The House of Night and how it came to be, but a lot of the book was rules and things you already knew from reading the series. The Dark daughters ritual was in one of the previous books in quite a bit of detail, but for some readon, they chose to restate it in this book. I thought the vampyre twists on some stories that I learned growing up, such as Cleopatra, was pretty cool. The author could have went into greater detail about a lot of things. I was very dissapointed that Nyx and Kalona's story was not in the handbook, since it's a major part of the history of the House of Night series. The Fledgling Handbook had the potential to be so much better than it is.

I give The Fledgling Handbook: 2/5

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I rented this book from the library, and was in no way compensated for this review.

Reviewed by: Kayla Merritt


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