Harry Potter + Twilight = House of Night?

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Harry Potter isn’t the only kid who developed abilities as a wee lad and had to be sent off to some faraway school to hone his skills. Zoey Redbird had to go through the same thing when she developed vampiric abilities at puberty. Yes, that’s right, it’s the female vampire equivalent of Harry Potter, minus the weird accents and flying around on brooms and freaky, evil looking British kids which, come on, are just bloody creepy. Hollywood has been looking for another Harry Potter ever since Harry Potter got to be Harry Potter, with pretty much every would-be franchise falling by the wayside except for the “Chronicles of Narnia” series. The latest stab at Potter cash is a series of young adult novels about teen vampires called “House of Night”, currently in its fourth volume of a planned nine volumes. No doubt, the current out-of-this-world popularity of Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” books and upcoming movies had something to do with it, too.

Variety has your sordid cash grab news:

“House of Night” takes the vampire myth in a “Harry Potter”-esque direction. In the series, “vampyres” are accepted in society; they possess a genetic anomaly that manifests itself in some people at puberty. Vampyres are “marked” and sent to the House of Night, a school that offers training necessary to become an adult vampyre.

Protag is Zoey Redbird, whose ordinary life is thrown into disarray when she becomes a vampyre and must change schools and enter a brand new world.

“P.C. and Kristin Cast created a thrilling world that juxtaposes teen drama with supernatural suspense, using the transition from human to vampire as a metaphor for the transition from adolescence to adulthood,” Birnbaum said.

Translation: “Yeah, we’re trying to cash in on Harry Potter and Twilight, what of it? Kids are suckers!”

Of course, don’t tell them that nothing has stuck since Potter except for the aforementioned “Narnia” franchise, and even that isn’t exactly setting the world on fire. Then again, there’s the upcoming “Twilight” books, which are destined to become bigger than Potter in the States. Add a dash of Potter, a dash of Twilight, and you get “House of Night”. CHA-CHING? The producers certainly hope so.

Below: So what kind of curfew do you have in a school for vampires?

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  • bree

    NO TWILIGHT IS THE BEST SERIES SINCE HARRY POTTER. THE TWILIGHT BOOKS ARE VERY ORIGINAL AND HAVE DEEP MEANING AND ROMANCE ( NOT TO MENTION WEREWOLVES!) TWILIGHT WILL PROBABLY BE THE BEST VAMP SERIES EVER!!!!
    BUT I THINK THE HOUSE OF THE NIGHT SERIES COMES SECOND ON MY LIST!!!!!

    • w

      Twilight SUCKED whats so special about a vampire that sparkles? the fact that he sparkled just made3 him seem like a fag no offense just i don’t think the author wanted him to seem like one honestly i like the basic idea of vampires but nothing bad-ass is supposed to sparkle besides cars and motorcycles even if he can beat most everybody i still don’t like these books.

      • Brogan

        OKAY! Enough with the fightings! I personally think that S.Meyer did it to increase the similarities between Edward and a diamond/rock, so that when he gives her the charm for her bracelet in the future, it represents him more.

        Wow. Someone who DOESN’T like the books?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Did you read the ENTIRE book? Because most Twilight fans will agree that the book doesn’t pick up until about 350 pages in, but then you’re hooked.

      • Brogan

        OKAY! Enough with the fightings! I personally think that S.Meyer did it to increase the similarities between Edward and a diamond/rock, so that when he gives her the charm for her bracelet in the future, it represents him more.

        Wow. Someone who DOESN’T like the books?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Did you read the ENTIRE book? Because most Twilight fans will agree that the book doesn’t pick up until about 350 pages in, but then you’re hooked.

      • Brogan

        OKAY! Enough with the fightings! I personally think that S.Meyer did it to increase the similarities between Edward and a diamond/rock, so that when he gives her the charm for her bracelet in the future, it represents him more.

        Wow. Someone who DOESN’T like the books?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Did you read the ENTIRE book? Because most Twilight fans will agree that the book doesn’t pick up until about 350 pages in, but then you’re hooked.

    • w

      Twilight SUCKED whats so special about a vampire that sparkles? the fact that he sparkled just made3 him seem like a fag no offense just i don’t think the author wanted him to seem like one honestly i like the basic idea of vampires but nothing bad-ass is supposed to sparkle besides cars and motorcycles even if he can beat most everybody i still don’t like these books.

    • w

      Twilight SUCKED whats so special about a vampire that sparkles? the fact that he sparkled just made3 him seem like a fag no offense just i don’t think the author wanted him to seem like one honestly i like the basic idea of vampires but nothing bad-ass is supposed to sparkle besides cars and motorcycles even if he can beat most everybody i still don’t like these books.

    • alice

      ur a tad retarded, c house of night kinda is WAAAYYYY better than Twilight…

    • alice

      ur a tad retarded, c house of night kinda is WAAAYYYY better than Twilight…

    • alice

      ur a tad retarded, c house of night kinda is WAAAYYYY better than Twilight…

    • alice

      ur a tad retarded, c house of night kinda is WAAAYYYY better than Twilight…

      • alice

        Exept that doesnt mean Twilights all bad… hehe

      • alice

        Exept that doesnt mean Twilights all bad… hehe

      • alice

        Exept that doesnt mean Twilights all bad… hehe

      • alice

        Exept that doesnt mean Twilights all bad… hehe

    • Ryan

      i just hate how everyone likes twilight because of forbidden romance. you can find that lik in EVERY teen book.

      • Anita

        I completely agree with Ryan. You find forbidden love in every freaking teen book. Like in House of Night Zoey and Lauren. He was a teacher and he was all into Zoey.

    • Ryan

      i just hate how everyone likes twilight because of forbidden romance. you can find that lik in EVERY teen book.

    • Ryan

      i just hate how everyone likes twilight because of forbidden romance. you can find that lik in EVERY teen book.

    • Ryan

      i just hate how everyone likes twilight because of forbidden romance. you can find that lik in EVERY teen book.

    • XxLacesxX

      kk first of all robert pattinson?? yaa no hes a fag and hes sooo ugly!!! no idea how he got into twilight but its a big mistake and bella shes so dramatic “oh look a cliff ima commit suicide just so i can hear my darling edwards voice!!!” yaa no thats like a freaking sopopera which by the way can sometimes get REALLY annoying cuz everythings sooo unrealistic and dramtic now house of night?? yaa YAA this is wayyy better then twinkle toes edward cullen i mean what kinda name is EDWARD?? hello 21st centry here people

    • XxLacesxX

      kk first of all robert pattinson?? yaa no hes a fag and hes sooo ugly!!! no idea how he got into twilight but its a big mistake and bella shes so dramatic “oh look a cliff ima commit suicide just so i can hear my darling edwards voice!!!” yaa no thats like a freaking sopopera which by the way can sometimes get REALLY annoying cuz everythings sooo unrealistic and dramtic now house of night?? yaa YAA this is wayyy better then twinkle toes edward cullen i mean what kinda name is EDWARD?? hello 21st centry here people

  • bree

    NO TWILIGHT IS THE BEST SERIES SINCE HARRY POTTER. THE TWILIGHT BOOKS ARE VERY ORIGINAL AND HAVE DEEP MEANING AND ROMANCE ( NOT TO MENTION WEREWOLVES!) TWILIGHT WILL PROBABLY BE THE BEST VAMP SERIES EVER!!!!
    BUT I THINK THE HOUSE OF THE NIGHT SERIES COMES SECOND ON MY LIST!!!!!

    • w

      Twilight SUCKED whats so special about a vampire that sparkles? the fact that he sparkled just made3 him seem like a fag no offense just i don’t think the author wanted him to seem like one honestly i like the basic idea of vampires but nothing bad-ass is supposed to sparkle besides cars and motorcycles even if he can beat most everybody i still don’t like these books.

      • Brogan

        OKAY! Enough with the fightings! I personally think that S.Meyer did it to increase the similarities between Edward and a diamond/rock, so that when he gives her the charm for her bracelet in the future, it represents him more.

        Wow. Someone who DOESN’T like the books?!?!?!?!?!?!?! Did you read the ENTIRE book? Because most Twilight fans will agree that the book doesn’t pick up until about 350 pages in, but then you’re hooked.

    • http://??? alice

      ur a tad retarded, c house of night kinda is WAAAYYYY better than Twilight…

      • http://??? alice

        Exept that doesnt mean Twilights all bad… hehe

    • Ryan

      i just hate how everyone likes twilight because of forbidden romance. you can find that lik in EVERY teen book.

      • Anita

        I completely agree with Ryan. You find forbidden love in every freaking teen book. Like in House of Night Zoey and Lauren. He was a teacher and he was all into Zoey.

    • http://ljfdlkdsaj XxLacesxX

      kk first of all robert pattinson?? yaa no hes a fag and hes sooo ugly!!! no idea how he got into twilight but its a big mistake and bella shes so dramatic “oh look a cliff ima commit suicide just so i can hear my darling edwards voice!!!” yaa no thats like a freaking sopopera which by the way can sometimes get REALLY annoying cuz everythings sooo unrealistic and dramtic now house of night?? yaa YAA this is wayyy better then twinkle toes edward cullen i mean what kinda name is EDWARD?? hello 21st centry here people

  • Val

    I completely loved House of Night! I think they should cast Adam Gregory (90210) as Eric Night. Check it. He is just like him!! (or at least how I imagined him). Of course TWILIGHT RULEEEES, there’s nothing like Edward Cullen, sorry. He is an obsession. And Jacob Black isn’t bad either… Harry Potter is also great, so if this movie will be a mix, more reason to watch it!

  • Val

    I completely loved House of Night! I think they should cast Adam Gregory (90210) as Eric Night. Check it. He is just like him!! (or at least how I imagined him). Of course TWILIGHT RULEEEES, there’s nothing like Edward Cullen, sorry. He is an obsession. And Jacob Black isn’t bad either… Harry Potter is also great, so if this movie will be a mix, more reason to watch it!

    • Jenn

      OMG YES! to the Adam Gregory part. he is totally what i imagined erik to look like =)

    • Jenn

      OMG YES! to the Adam Gregory part. he is totally what i imagined erik to look like =)

    • Jenn

      OMG YES! to the Adam Gregory part. he is totally what i imagined erik to look like =)

      • Ryan

        have you seen the model for eric on houseofnight.com? he doesnt have the cute superman curl!! and they all look to old. except stark and Jack are adorable. i think damien should look more feminine lol. but yeah

      • Ryan

        have you seen the model for eric on houseofnight.com? he doesnt have the cute superman curl!! and they all look to old. except stark and Jack are adorable. i think damien should look more feminine lol. but yeah

      • Ryan

        have you seen the model for eric on houseofnight.com? he doesnt have the cute superman curl!! and they all look to old. except stark and Jack are adorable. i think damien should look more feminine lol. but yeah

      • Ryan

        have you seen the model for eric on houseofnight.com? he doesnt have the cute superman curl!! and they all look to old. except stark and Jack are adorable. i think damien should look more feminine lol. but yeah

    • heather reynolds

      i totally agree with val. on her image with harry potter, twilght, and house of night. i read her comment and thoght of her as my new best friend. i don’t even know her. lol.

    • heather reynolds

      i totally agree with val. on her image with harry potter, twilght, and house of night. i read her comment and thoght of her as my new best friend. i don’t even know her. lol.

    • heather reynolds

      i totally agree with val. on her image with harry potter, twilght, and house of night. i read her comment and thoght of her as my new best friend. i don’t even know her. lol.

    • alice

      No, Jacob Black ISN’T bad…He’s quite the opposite lol but Harry Potter is a huge nerd! no offense the Twins in hairry potter r the only guys i lurrrve. they’re fun. ok twilight can rule if it wants to , but it will always stand under MARKED BETRAYED CHOSEN UNTAMED AND HUNTED!!!!

    • alice

      No, Jacob Black ISN’T bad…He’s quite the opposite lol but Harry Potter is a huge nerd! no offense the Twins in hairry potter r the only guys i lurrrve. they’re fun. ok twilight can rule if it wants to , but it will always stand under MARKED BETRAYED CHOSEN UNTAMED AND HUNTED!!!!

    • alice

      No, Jacob Black ISN’T bad…He’s quite the opposite lol but Harry Potter is a huge nerd! no offense the Twins in hairry potter r the only guys i lurrrve. they’re fun. ok twilight can rule if it wants to , but it will always stand under MARKED BETRAYED CHOSEN UNTAMED AND HUNTED!!!!

    • alice

      No, Jacob Black ISN’T bad…He’s quite the opposite lol but Harry Potter is a huge nerd! no offense the Twins in hairry potter r the only guys i lurrrve. they’re fun. ok twilight can rule if it wants to , but it will always stand under MARKED BETRAYED CHOSEN UNTAMED AND HUNTED!!!!

    • Airrieal

      Try Tom Welling as Eric Night. You know?, the guy from Smallville. As soon as I read Eric’s description I thought of that guy.

      • XxLacesxX

        same here!! tom welling would be PERFECT!!! hes tall dark eyes just give him some blue contacts and he will be good to go!!

      • XxLacesxX

        same here!! tom welling would be PERFECT!!! hes tall dark eyes just give him some blue contacts and he will be good to go!!

        • XxLacesxX

          i meant dark hair lol

        • XxLacesxX

          i meant dark hair lol

    • Airrieal

      Try Tom Welling as Eric Night. You know?, the guy from Smallville. As soon as I read Eric’s description I thought of that guy.

  • Val

    I completely loved House of Night! I think they should cast Adam Gregory (90210) as Eric Night. Check it. He is just like him!! (or at least how I imagined him). Of course TWILIGHT RULEEEES, there’s nothing like Edward Cullen, sorry. He is an obsession. And Jacob Black isn’t bad either… Harry Potter is also great, so if this movie will be a mix, more reason to watch it!

  • Val

    I completely loved House of Night! I think they should cast Adam Gregory (90210) as Eric Night. Check it. He is just like him!! (or at least how I imagined him). Of course TWILIGHT RULEEEES, there’s nothing like Edward Cullen, sorry. He is an obsession. And Jacob Black isn’t bad either… Harry Potter is also great, so if this movie will be a mix, more reason to watch it!

    • Jenn

      OMG YES! to the Adam Gregory part. he is totally what i imagined erik to look like =)

      • Ryan

        have you seen the model for eric on houseofnight.com? he doesnt have the cute superman curl!! and they all look to old. except stark and Jack are adorable. i think damien should look more feminine lol. but yeah

    • heather reynolds

      i totally agree with val. on her image with harry potter, twilght, and house of night. i read her comment and thoght of her as my new best friend. i don’t even know her. lol.

    • http://??? alice

      No, Jacob Black ISN’T bad…He’s quite the opposite lol but Harry Potter is a huge nerd! no offense the Twins in hairry potter r the only guys i lurrrve. they’re fun. ok twilight can rule if it wants to , but it will always stand under MARKED BETRAYED CHOSEN UNTAMED AND HUNTED!!!!

    • http://N/A Airrieal

      Try Tom Welling as Eric Night. You know?, the guy from Smallville. As soon as I read Eric’s description I thought of that guy.

      • http://ljfdlkdsaj XxLacesxX

        same here!! tom welling would be PERFECT!!! hes tall dark eyes just give him some blue contacts and he will be good to go!!

        • http://ljfdlkdsaj XxLacesxX

          i meant dark hair lol

  • flabbergasted.

    OH man. I just read thre first three HON books and this is ridiculous. A mark on her forehead?? Leaving behind a hateful family? A school and friends that become her family? Being the SPECIAL one of all their kind? WOW. I have to say I like the books – I DO. But, really?!REALLY?! They couldn’t even have made a stab at being original. Like put the tattoo on her butt cheek for god sakes. That’s original. The worst part is that the picture of the two “authors” makes them look like they’re not con artists. I’d even say they were crafty if it wasn’t actually the worst way to duplicate it ever. This Spears-like mother-daughter duo has taken “why change something if it’s already good” to a whole new level. But, again. Because I am a sucker for pretty vampires (hello…Spike and Angel), I love this series. I am glad they wrote it. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t hate them. It’s like Dan Brown all over again. The books could have been SO MUCH BETTER if anyone else had written it. I mean really – if you have a good idea for a book – sell it to someone who knows how to write. Jeez.

    • alice

      hey, F the con artists, just read the damn books who cares who wrote them? seriously!

    • alice

      hey, F the con artists, just read the damn books who cares who wrote them? seriously!

    • alice

      hey, F the con artists, just read the damn books who cares who wrote them? seriously!

    • alice

      hey, F the con artists, just read the damn books who cares who wrote them? seriously!

    • agreed

      I also love the story, but there are times when I can’t stand the way they write. I mean, I wrote better than this in my creative writing class last year.

      • Payton

        I totally agree with what you are saying! I mean…some of the things Zoey says such as “bullpoopie” makes her sound like she’s a grandma trying not to swear in front of her grandchildren..they could really do better on making her sound like a normal teenager. 5 star story though.

      • Payton

        I totally agree with what you are saying! I mean…some of the things Zoey says such as “bullpoopie” makes her sound like she’s a grandma trying not to swear in front of her grandchildren..they could really do better on making her sound like a normal teenager. 5 star story though.

      • Payton

        I totally agree with what you are saying! I mean…some of the things Zoey says such as “bullpoopie” makes her sound like she’s a grandma trying not to swear in front of her grandchildren..they could really do better on making her sound like a normal teenager. 5 star story though.

    • agreed

      I also love the story, but there are times when I can’t stand the way they write. I mean, I wrote better than this in my creative writing class last year.

    • agreed

      I also love the story, but there are times when I can’t stand the way they write. I mean, I wrote better than this in my creative writing class last year.

    • agreed

      I also love the story, but there are times when I can’t stand the way they write. I mean, I wrote better than this in my creative writing class last year.

    • Ryan

      thats what i’ll end up doing. i have a REALLY good story, i just cant write worth a crap.

    • Ryan

      thats what i’ll end up doing. i have a REALLY good story, i just cant write worth a crap.

    • Ryan

      thats what i’ll end up doing. i have a REALLY good story, i just cant write worth a crap.

  • flabbergasted.

    OH man. I just read thre first three HON books and this is ridiculous. A mark on her forehead?? Leaving behind a hateful family? A school and friends that become her family? Being the SPECIAL one of all their kind? WOW. I have to say I like the books – I DO. But, really?!REALLY?! They couldn’t even have made a stab at being original. Like put the tattoo on her butt cheek for god sakes. That’s original. The worst part is that the picture of the two “authors” makes them look like they’re not con artists. I’d even say they were crafty if it wasn’t actually the worst way to duplicate it ever. This Spears-like mother-daughter duo has taken “why change something if it’s already good” to a whole new level. But, again. Because I am a sucker for pretty vampires (hello…Spike and Angel), I love this series. I am glad they wrote it. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t hate them. It’s like Dan Brown all over again. The books could have been SO MUCH BETTER if anyone else had written it. I mean really – if you have a good idea for a book – sell it to someone who knows how to write. Jeez.

  • flabbergasted.

    OH man. I just read thre first three HON books and this is ridiculous. A mark on her forehead?? Leaving behind a hateful family? A school and friends that become her family? Being the SPECIAL one of all their kind? WOW. I have to say I like the books – I DO. But, really?!REALLY?! They couldn’t even have made a stab at being original. Like put the tattoo on her butt cheek for god sakes. That’s original. The worst part is that the picture of the two “authors” makes them look like they’re not con artists. I’d even say they were crafty if it wasn’t actually the worst way to duplicate it ever. This Spears-like mother-daughter duo has taken “why change something if it’s already good” to a whole new level. But, again. Because I am a sucker for pretty vampires (hello…Spike and Angel), I love this series. I am glad they wrote it. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t hate them. It’s like Dan Brown all over again. The books could have been SO MUCH BETTER if anyone else had written it. I mean really – if you have a good idea for a book – sell it to someone who knows how to write. Jeez.

  • flabbergasted.

    OH man. I just read thre first three HON books and this is ridiculous. A mark on her forehead?? Leaving behind a hateful family? A school and friends that become her family? Being the SPECIAL one of all their kind? WOW. I have to say I like the books – I DO. But, really?!REALLY?! They couldn’t even have made a stab at being original. Like put the tattoo on her butt cheek for god sakes. That’s original. The worst part is that the picture of the two “authors” makes them look like they’re not con artists. I’d even say they were crafty if it wasn’t actually the worst way to duplicate it ever. This Spears-like mother-daughter duo has taken “why change something if it’s already good” to a whole new level. But, again. Because I am a sucker for pretty vampires (hello…Spike and Angel), I love this series. I am glad they wrote it. But, that doesn’t mean I can’t hate them. It’s like Dan Brown all over again. The books could have been SO MUCH BETTER if anyone else had written it. I mean really – if you have a good idea for a book – sell it to someone who knows how to write. Jeez.

    • http://??? alice

      hey, F the con artists, just read the damn books who cares who wrote them? seriously!

    • http://Tourist agreed

      I also love the story, but there are times when I can’t stand the way they write. I mean, I wrote better than this in my creative writing class last year.

      • Payton

        I totally agree with what you are saying! I mean…some of the things Zoey says such as “bullpoopie” makes her sound like she’s a grandma trying not to swear in front of her grandchildren..they could really do better on making her sound like a normal teenager. 5 star story though.

    • Ryan

      thats what i’ll end up doing. i have a REALLY good story, i just cant write worth a crap.