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A vampire series written by the mother and daughter team of P.C. and Kristin Cast.

Main character Zoey Redbird is just an ordinary Native American girl, living in an extraordinary world where vampyres (as spelled in the series) are a fact of life, when she is Chosen and begins to Change into a vampyre herself. Once she starts the Change (a biological process that happens in certain people as they go through puberty) she begins attending vampyre academy The House Of Night, where she finds new friends, romance, and some typical high school situations... and gradually uncovers a dangerous conspiracy that threatens everything she values in her newfound life.


''The Fledgling Handbook 101'' (an in-universe textbook mentioned frequently within the series) was published on the 26th of October 2010. Prequels about various characters have also been released.

The twelfth book ''Redeemed'' was released on October 14th, 2014, thus ending the series.

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[[folder: Books in the series so far: ]]

* ''Marked''
* ''Betrayed''
* ''Chosen''
* ''Untamed''
* ''Hunted''
* ''Tempted''
* ''Burned''
* ''Awakened''
* ''Destined''
* ''Hidden''
* ''Revealed''
* ''Redeemed'' (Oct 14th)
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!!The House of Night contains examples of:

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[[folder:Tropes A-D]]
* ADayInTheLimelight: Professor Lankford, Lenobia, and Neferet have their own prequel novellas. Kalona is slated to have one as well.
* AGodAmI: Kalona and [[spoiler: Neferet]] have both declared themselves this.
* ALoadOfBull: In ''Burned'', an ancient mythos of Darkness and Light being represented by telepathic bulls is introduced. See BeautyEqualsGoodness.
* AbsurdlySpaciousSewer
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified,]] to a degree. They're tunnels left over from Prohibition. Still a little too roomy, though.
* AbusiveParents
* AllGirlsWantBadBoys: James Stark, what with his namesake being the main character of ''RebelWithoutACause''. He is idealized by his fans.
* AllJustADream: Kalona has the ability to enter people's dreams and usually does this to seduce people.
* AllWitchesHaveCats: (if you think the vampires are more like witches.)
** Given that the rituals the vampyres perform when worshipping their goddess Nyx are almost exactly like rituals used by Wiccans (with some good ol' "Hollywood" magic effects thrown in for good measure), they are very much like witches.
* AlphaBitch: Aphrodite, until Zoey arrives. Later develops into LovableAlphaBitch.
* AntiHero: [[spoiler:Kalona, as of later books.]]
* AuraVision: Shaylin.
* [[BacktoBackBadasses Back-to-Back Badasses]]: Kalona and Rephaim in ''Awakened''.
* TheBait: Rephaim was this for Stevie Rae in ''Tempted'', but it was more a case of GotVolunteered.
* BeautifulAllAlong: [[spoiler:The book ''Burned'' reveals that if Rephaim were to choose good and become human, he would look "hotter than an Oklahoma blacktop in the middle of the summer." Just how attractive he could be is the only thing Aphrodite and Stevie Rae can agree on.]]
** Which leads to...
* TheBeautifulElite: The adult vampyres.
* BeautyEqualsGoodness: It's a strong theme throughout the entire series.
** When Stevie Rae [[spoiler:died and then un-died]], she was repulsive and smelt really bad. When the ritual [[spoiler:to give her and the other Red Fledglings their humanity back]] was complete, they were all pretty again.
** Also, the [[spoiler:Bull of Light, which is black]] is described as "deep, mysterious and beautiful to behold," compared to the [[spoiler:Bull of Darkness, which is white]] and is described as "a nightmare come alive."
* BeethovenWasAnAlienSpy: Vampyre variant. A lot of historical figures as well as current famous people are said to be vampyres, including Shakespeare and Cleopatra, just to name a few.
* BestialityIsDepraved: [[spoiler:Neferet's consort is the Bull of Darkness.]]
* BigDamnHeroes:
** In ''Marked'', Stevie Rae [[spoiler: volunteers to be “the refrigerator” for Aphrodite’s ritual so that she can then pass on the location of the ritual to Damien and the Twins, so that when everything goes pear-shaped all four of them could step up and help Zoey save the day.]]
** At the end of ''Hunted'', [[spoiler:just as Zoey and half her {{Nakama}} have just escaped from the House of Night, with Raven Mockers, Kalona, and Neferet closing in fast, with barely enough time to get a ritual circle in place, the other half of Zoey's {{Nakama}} show up and, by ThePowerOfLove, defeat the bad guys]].
** When Neferet tries to mind control Stark, he [[spoiler:decides to TakeAThirdOption and ends up almost killing himself rather than hurting Zoey]].
* BigDamnVillains: Being a FallenHero, Kalona has his moments, most notably in ''Awakened'' and ''Destined''.
* BlackBestFriend: Shaunee. Also Kramisha.
* BloodFromTheMouth: Happens when a fledgling is rejecting the Change.
* BoardingSchool / ExtranormalInstitute / SuperheroSchool / WizardingSchool: House of Night is a combination of it all. Students study regular academic subjects as well as more fun ones, like horseback riding. Some supernatural courses, such as vampyre sociology and magick, are available too.
* BreakfastClub
* BreakTheCutie: Stevie Rae all the way.
* BreakTheHaughty: Aphrodite. Also [[spoiler:Rephaim]].
* BrokenBird: Rephaim is a male example. For starters, he's a ChildByRape and never knew his mother due to DeathByChildbirth. Destined to be OverlordJr or possibly redeemed by love?
* BrokenPedestal: For both Zoey and Aphrodite with regards to [[spoiler: Neferet]].
* BroughtDownToNormal: [[spoiler:This [[BreakTheHaughty happens to Aphrodite]], and as of Book 11 she has ''not'' gotten her vampyrism back. She still kept the visions, though, which was the one thing she would have happily gotten rid of.]]
* TheBusCameBack: For [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Erik Night]] and [[TheObiWan Thanatos]].
* CartwrightCurse:
** The books seem to be heading in this direction. Out of Zoey's 4 lovers, [[spoiler:two have died and one ended up turning on her.]]
** [[spoiler:The remaining relationship ain't lookin' so hot either, as of ''Revealed''.]]
* TheCasanova: Kalona's on the "Monster" end of the spectrum.
* TheChosenOne:
** Zoey, who is already on the fast track to High Priestessdom.
** Possibly Stevie Rae as well, in a different way.
* CliffHanger: We get these at the end of ''Tempted'' and ''Burned''.
* ComesGreatResponsibility: Stevie Rae doesn't use her powers to "rule the world or anything crazy like that" because of this trope. Stevie Rae also reads comic books.
** Said verbatim to Zoey by her grandmother in ''Marked.''
* ComicBookTime: The first book is implied to take place in 2007, by Zoey's mention of having gone to see ''300'' with her friends. Each book takes place over at most about 2 weeks, which would place the most recent book in 2008 at the latest. However, the books often mention pop culture popular at the time the book was published, such as ''Series/GameOfThrones'' in ''Destined''.
* [[CoolOldLady Cool Old Ladies]]: Sylvia Redbird and Sister Mary Angela.
* CountryMouse: Stevie Rae.
* CreepyCrows
* CrypticConversation: All immortals (Nyx, Kalona, Erebus, and, to a degree, Rephaim) are prone to a mixture of this plus FromACertainPointOfView.
* TheDarkArts: Using the power of any element/force of nature or an ancient immortal, whether it's for Darkness or Light, is PowerAtAPrice. It's played straight with Neferet but [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] with Rephaim, who has only been shown thus far to use his Dark powers in a good way.
* DeadpanSnarker: Aphrodite and Rephaim.
* DeathEqualsRedemption: [[spoiler:Dragon Lankford]], to a degree.
* DerailingLoveInterests:
** Erik is pretty much the perfect boyfriend to Zoey for the first three books. Then he suddenly turns out to be a possessive jerk in later books, thus justifying Zoey's displays of interest in other boys. However, considering that Zoey wasn't exactly a faithful girlfriend to him, his new attitude toward her might be somewhat justified. In addition, he exhibited a surprisingly cold, condescending, and sometimes insulting behavior towards his ex-girlfriend Aphrodite, which everyone overlooked because they saw her as a borderline DirtyCoward AlphaBitch with SkewedPriorities, instead of a {{Woobie}} ManipulativeBastard BrokenBird being a practizer of BrutalHonesty.
** [[ZigZaggingTrope Zig-zagged]] with Heath.
*** He is initially portrayed as a drunk-jock-ex-boyfriend in the first book, who seems to be in danger of being written off for good a number of times. He stays in the story almost completely by one virtue: the fact that he's taking advantage of Zoey's lack of control over her newfound bloodlust in order to essentially roofie-rape her every time she sees him by cutting himself and triggering her compulsion to drink, which creates a mystical (and pretty much unbreakable) bond between the two of them against her control.
*** He is then [[spoiler:killed off]] in ''Tempted'', but then [[spoiler:is reincarnated by Nyx to be Neferet's Vessel, named Aurox.]] However, [[spoiler:Aurox retains some of his free will and is eventually able to choose the side of Light, thanks to his soul connection with Zoey]], so we don't know what to expect.
* DetectEvil: Apparently it's a lot harder to do unless you're familiar with it.
** For example, Zoey, Aphrodite, Stevie Rae, the Red Fledglings and Rephaim can all sense it easily, which is the reason why TheBigBad can fool everyone but make the heroes look like idiots.
* DeusExMachina: Literally. [[spoiler:When Kalona kills Stark in the Otherworld, the Goddess Nyx shows up and forces Kalona to bring him back to life.]] If [[spoiler:a goddess appearing]] doesn't count as this, then what the heck does?
** Happens again in ''Awakened'', [[spoiler:when Nyx appears at Jack's funeral pyre to comfort Jack's boyfriend Damien, and to help the Raven Mocker Rephaim get over his demonic nature (by turning him into a boy at night) so he can truly love Stevie Rae]].
* DisappearedDad: Zoey's biological father left when she was two years old.
* DoubleStandardRapeDivineOnMortal: Despite the fact that Kalona radiates Darkness, females of all ages are still pretty keen on him. Even when the fact that he has raped women before is mentioned, it is conveniently ignored. Probably helps that Kalona has a BrainwashedAndCrazy effect on people.
* DreamWithinADream: In ''Tempted'', Zoey is shown a vision of Kalona's past in a dream.
* DressCodedForYourConvenience:
** When TheBigBad decides to take over the Vampyre High Council, she changes her colourful wardrobe for skin-tight revealing black dresses. It's also a case of SensibleHeroesSkimpyVillains, and she has FemmeFatalons to complete the look.
** Kalona also has the habit of only wearing pants.
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[[folder:Tropes E-H]]
* EldritchAbomination: The White Bull of Darkness.
* ElementalPowers: Zoey's Goddess-given gift is to have '''all''' of the five elemental powers, and her [[FiveManBand friends]] have one power apiece.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[spoiler:Aphrodite has received multiple visions of this if Zoey doesn't step up to plate and prevent Kalona and Neferet from achieving power.]]
* EnemyWithin: Usually involves Red Vampyres and Red Fledglings on how having dark feelings doesn't make you a monster; acting out on them does.
* EvilAllAlong: [[spoiler:Neferet]].
* EvilMakesYouUgly: This seems to be the case with the Rogue Red Fledglings.
* EvilMentor: [[spoiler:Neferet]].
* EvilRedhead: [[spoiler:Neferet]]. Elliot from the first book is a pretty big asshole and later becomes an undead Fledgling.
* EvilSmellsBad
* EyesOfGold: Kalona and, as of ''Burned'', [[spoiler: Rephaim]].
* FaceHeelTurn: [[spoiler:Neferet and Dallas. Also Erin, as of ''Hidden''.]]
* FaintingSeer: Aphrodite. She becomes a CassandraTruth when she falls from Neferet's good graces.
* TheFashionista: Shaunee, Erin and Aphrodite.
* FateWorseThanDeath: "What Darkness can take take from someone who walks with Light can change your soul." Darkness has the power to break a soul and rip out the Humanity from it, and it's so bad that both [[spoiler:Stevie Rae and Stark]] asked Zoey to kill them, preferring to die rather then continue to live as they were.
* FiveManBand:
** Even though they don't quite fit the stereotypes...
*** TheHero: Zoey.
*** TheLancer: Stevie Rae [[spoiler:and in later books, Aphrodite]].
*** TheSmartGuy: Damien, also TokenGuy.
*** TheBigGuy: Darius.
*** TheChick(s): Erin and Shaunee.
** It also looks as though Stevie Rae might be developing one of her own.
*** TheHero: Stevie Rae, also TheHeart.
*** TheLancer: Kramisha.
*** TheSmartGuy: Rephaim, also SixthRanger.
*** TheBigGuy: Johnny B.
*** TheChick: Venus.
* {{Flanderization}}: Zoey Redbird went from a somewhat more advanced vampyre who happened to have a boyfriend in the first book to TheChosenOne with an UnwantedHarem by the second.
* FreudianExcuse: [[spoiler: Neferet]] in [[spoiler:her]] prequel novella.
* {{Gayngst}}: Damien has a bit of this. His father didn't react at all well to him being gay.
* {{God}}(dess): Nyx makes frequent appearances, usually to give the reminder that DarkIsNotEvil and LightIsNotGood.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Zoey doesn't swear. She says words like "bullpoopie" instead.
** [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in a way, since she has no problem using the phrases "slut" and "Aw, hell!"
* HandsomeDevil: Kalona lives this trope and enjoys every minute.
* HaveYouTriedNotBeingAMonster: Vampyrism is regarded with a similar attitude to that of homosexuality in this universe. Because of this, Zoey's [[TheFundamentalist strict Christian]] stepfather disowns her after she is Marked. Additionally, fledglings and vampyres are advised to cover up their Marks in public to avoid being harassed.
* HearingVoices: With Neferet, as of the audiobook chapters available of ''Awakened'', it appears to be a combination of Types 1 and 2.
* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler:Kalona]], when he realises that BeingEvilSucks.
* HeroicBSOD: [[spoiler:Zoey at the end of ''Tempted''. She gets better.]]
* HighSchoolSweethearts: Zoey and Heath.
* HormoneAddledTeenager: Zoey could be the poster girl for this. TheBigBad is even GenreSavvy enough to use this against Zoey.
* HorrorHunger: Red Fledglings occasionally suffer from this.
* HowTheMightyHaveFallen:
** The authors tend to favour the BreakTheHaughty method:
*** Aphrodite went from being the most popular fledgling, High Priestess-in-training, and dating the hottest guy at the House of Night to being friendless, completely powerless, and spending her meal times sitting out in the courtyard eating alone.
*** Rephaim: "The favourite son of an ancient immortal reduced to hiding in refuse and talking to the ghost of a human child."
** This also applies to Kalona, considering his backstory.
* HumanSacrifice: Two in ''Awakened'': [[spoiler:Jack(!) and Zoey's mother Linda (very nearly Zoey's grandma!), both sacrificed to Darkness by Neferet.]]
* {{Hypocrite}}: Zoey is juggling three-to-four boys for the first half of the series, yet she calls Aphrodite out for being "slutty."
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[[folder:Tropes I-L]]
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Zoey ''at all times''.
* ISeeDeadPeople: One of Thanatos' and Rephaim's abilities.
* IWasBornReady: This seemed to be the Twins' catch phrase.
* IWillFindYou: [[spoiler:Heath's last words to Zoey before he leaves the Otherworld to be re-born]]. One of the biggest [[TearJerker Tear Jerkers]] in the series.
** [[spoiler:At the end of ''Awakened'', he does come back to find her... albeit as a Vessel. Heath no longer exists, but he possesses the memories to protect her.]]
* ImAHumanitarian
* IncurableCoughOfDeath: If a fledgling starts coughing, it means their body is rejecting the Change.
* InvoluntaryShapeshifter: [[spoiler:At the end of ''Awakened'', Rephaim is given a human form by Nyx, but the catch is that he must become a raven again during the day.]]
* ItHasOnlyJustBegun: Thus far, Nyx has said this (in some variation) to Zoey at the end of every. Single. Book.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Aphrodite.
* KeepingSecretsSucks: A big theme in the series. Zoey almost loses all of her friends and almost dies because she didn't tell her friends that she [[spoiler:1) knew that Stevie Rae was really alive, and 2) was secretly involved with a professor]]. Stevie Rae also has problems with this when she does not tell anyone about [[spoiler:her relationship with Rephaim]]. Also see NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished.
* KilledOffForReal: [[spoiler:Erin]] in the ''Hidden'' epilogue. This is confirmed in ''Revealed''.
* KissOfTheVampire: Vampyre bites are extremely pleasurable to both the 'victim' and the vampyre inflicting the bite. Applies to both kinds of vampyres, even if the vampyre and the human are of the same gender.
* LoveHurts: Does it ever. Oh, does it ever. The end of ''Chosen'', anyone? Or ''Tempted''? Though, considering that [[spoiler:Zoey was juggling three boyfriends at the time]], the impact may have been lessened.
** At the end of ''Burned'' between Stevie Rae and her consort [[spoiler:Rephaim. The returning of Zoey's and Kalona's souls to their respective bodies serves to keep the two apart.]]
* LoveMakesYouCrazy: Dallas. He goes off the deep end when [[spoiler:he finds out about Stevie Rae and Rephaim's deepening relationship]].
* LoveRedeems: Stark and Zoey's relationship is entirely built on this.
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[[folder:Tropes M-P]]
* MarySuetopia: A serious in-universe example. Vampyre society is considered- both in-universe and by the authors- to be completely perfect. The narrative ''explicitly states'' that vampyres are smarter, stronger, and more creative than humanity. The only good humans in the story all assist vampyres in some way. Any humans who don't like vampyres are invariably hateful, murderous people who are [[YoureJustJealous hopelessly envious]] of the vampyres' perfection and probably serving evil.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Sylvia and Zoey Redbird, who are Cherokee.
* ManInAKilt:
** In ''Burned'', Seoras shows us how it's really done.
** Stark has also taken to wearing one all the time.
* MeaningfulName: Vamps can change their names upon entering the school, so there are a lot of these.
* MurderIsTheBestSolution: Completely and utterly [[SubvertedTrope subverted]] as [[spoiler:most of Kalona's problems wouldn't exist if, say, he had just wiped Heath's memory instead of killing him.]]
* MurderTheHypotenuse: Done twice.
** The first time, [[spoiler:it's adult vampyre Loren Blake in ''Chosen'']], and at the end of ''Tempted'', [[spoiler:Zoey's human boyfriend Heath gets the axe as well.]]
** In-story, it's [[{{Yandere}} Dallas]]'s motivation to try and [[spoiler:kill Rephaim. "I'm gonna fry him. And then whatever weird control he has over you is gonna be gone. You and me can be together, and I won't tell shit about what happened here, as long as you're my girl."]]
* NewPowersAsThePlotDemands: Zoey and in later books, [[spoiler: Stevie Rae]]. To a degree, [[spoiler:Aphrodite]].
* NoGoodDeedGoesUnpunished: [[spoiler:Stevie Rae saves Rephaim's life. In the end, this small act is the catalyst for Stevie Rae's boyfriend Dallas to go over to the Dark Side when he finds out she's been hiding him this whole time.]]
** Stevie Rae is also MistakenForCheating.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Heath technically comes back at the end of ''Awakened''.]]
* OrWasItADream: In Tempted, Zoey comes to this conclusion when it turns out the locations Kalona has been choosing as the backdrop of their dreams together reveal his actual location.
* OurVampiresAreDifferent: And how! Vampyres have the PowerTattoo going on, and worship the goddess Nyx. Teenagers are "fledglings" until they either go full vamp or die... and [[spoiler:"dead" fledglings sometimes become a different, more feral version of vampyre. OurZombiesAreDifferent, anyone?]]
* ParentWithNewParamour: For Zoey and Rephaim, it's Type 3.
* ParentalAbandonment:
** Happens rather commonly in the series if your parents don't approve of your new vamphood.
*** Zoey's mother has pretty much emotionally abandoned her in favour of her new husband/ChurchMilitant religion by the start of the series anyway, and didn't need much more to abandon her child entirely.
** This had also been happening to Aphrodite throughout the series for different reasons, but [[spoiler:it was pretty much made official in ''Revealed'', when her mother publicly disowned her shortly after the death of Aphrodite's father.]]
* PassiveAggressiveKombat: Neferet possesses a black belt in passive aggressive dialogue. Overlaps into PolitenessJudo whenever Thanatos and Neferet share a scene.
* PeerPressureMakesYouEvil: Played straight with Aphrodite but toyed with for Zoey.
* PetHomosexual: Damien in the early books. After Jack arrives, Damien shares this role with his boyfriend, who is heavily stereotyped.
** Apparently, the Casts know nothing about homosexuality aside from what they see in chick flicks.
** On top of it all, he said that he took on the name [[BrokebackMountain Jack Twist]] when he was Chosen.
* PhantasySpelling: They are "vampyres" instead of "vampires".
* PowerAtAPrice: When it comes to using [[BlackMagic Darkness]], "that price is usually paid in pain" (refer to ThePowerOfLove). [[BlackMagic Darkness]] hungers for blood and pain, whereas [[WhiteMagic Light]] desires blood and love.
* ThePowerOfFriendship
* ThePowerOfLove: "Because Darkness feeds on pain and Light feeds on love."
* PowerTattoo: The fledgling vampyres initially get a crescent moon on their forehead. When it fills in completely, they have finished the Change into an adult vampyre. The main character Zoey Redbird's crescent tattoo has already filled in of course, along with getting various tattoos as she gains numerous [[NewPowersAsThePlotDemands special abilities]].
* {{Prequel}}: ''Dragon's Oath'', about Dragon's past and his relationship with Anastasia, ''Lenobia's Vow'', about Lenobia past, and ''Neferet's Curse'', which relates Neferet's past.
* PromotionToParent: Stevie Rae seems to be this for her Red Fledglings, mostly because of ParentalAbandonment and/or because most people think they're still dead.
* ProtagonistCenteredMorality: The entire series is seen and judged through Zoey's sense of morality. Even in ''Tempted'' and ''Burned'' (when different POV's and LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters are introduced), if someone has different opinion than Zoey's, they're considered to be having an [[OutOfCharacterMoment OOC moment]] at best, or they're automatically considered to be a horrible bitch and/or in cahoots with the BigBad.
** The Casts almost poke fun at this in Chapter 6 of ''Revealed'', when Kalona calls Zoey out for making a tactless comment concerning personal morality and Stark jumps to her defense, telling Kalona that he "just [doesn't] ''get'' her." Zoey is then shown to get all worked up and zone out when she realises that (gasp!) Kalona's assessment ''might be right''.
* PsychicPowers: Aphrodite has horrific future visions. Neferet can read minds.
* PsychoElectro: Dallas.
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[[folder:Tropes Q-Z]]
* RaisedByGrandparents: Due to ParentalAbandonment by both Zoey's mother and father, Grandma Redbird pretty much raised Zoey and continues to help her out whenever possible.
* RapunzelHair: Many of the vampyres have long, flowing hair due to [[OurVampiresAreDifferent vampyre biology]].
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Mentioned a lot in the series. The Red Fledglings and Vampyres have red eyes when they've just fed from a human or when they're seriously pissed off. The Raven Mockers also have red eyes.
* ReincarnationRomance: Kalona's angel with Zoey.
* RescueRomance:
** Rephaim and Stevie Rae's relationship is almost entirely built on this.
*** First, [[spoiler:Stevie Rae finds Rephaim almost dying from being shot out of the sky, hides him in a garden shed, patches him up, then lets him go. An IOweYouMyLife moment is exchanged between them, which comes in handy when Stevie Rae is then later trapped on the roof a building. Rephaim rescues her and an Imprint is formed between them.]]
*** Then, [[spoiler:when Stevie Rae summons Darkness, it's none other then Rephaim who rescues her from Darkness. When Stevie Rae sees Darkness hurting Rephaim, she summons Light to help rescue him. When Dallas finds out that Stevie Rae's been lying about knowing Rephaim and plans to "knock some sense" into Stevie Rae, Rephaim's the one that steps up and protects Stevie Rae. Then, Stevie Rae protects them both when Dallas embraces Darkness and tries to kill them both.]]
* RichBitch: Aphrodite, who later becomes a cross-between FallenPrincess and OnlySaneMan.
* SadlyMythtaken: Sister Mary Angela, the Head Nun of the Benedict Abbey, calls Kalona a Nephilim. A Catholic nun would know better then that, and that the Raven Mockers, which are beings that part-Immortal/part-Human, are in fact Nephilim. Kalona even named his eldest son, Rephaim, after a type of Nephilim.
* SaltAndPepper: Shaunee and Erin.
* SamaritanSyndrome: Stevie Rae seems to suffer from this. With her past, it's understandable.
* SassyBlackWoman: Shaunee and Kramisha.
* SeekingSanctuary: When Zoey and the gang need help and a stay, the Benedictine Nuns come to the rescue.
* SixthRanger: Aphrodite and Jack Twist.
* {{Sssssnaketalk}}: The Raven Mockers are prone to this.
* SlidingScaleOfVampireFriendliness: Varies between FriendlyNeighborhoodVampires to TranshumanTreachery (due to SmugSuper and VanHelsingHateCrimes).
* StalkerWithACrush: Heath. Also Kalona with regards to Zoey.
** Rephaim to Stevie Rae, though it's only a mild case and with a father like his, it would be easy to come to the conclusion of StalkingIsLove. Especially with High Priestesses of Nyx.
* StarbucksSkinScale: Shaunee is described as having "Cafe au Lait" skin a couple of times.
* StartOfDarkness: Pretty much the plot of [[spoiler:''Neferet's Curse'']].
* StrangeBedfellows: Aphrodite and Zoey start out with an ArchEnemy relationship, which ends up morphing when the two of them need each other and have a common enemy. Zoey and Aphrodite frequently have JerkassHasAPoint moments.
* StraightGay: Damien.
* TemptingFate: Done in two forms:
** WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong: Stevie Rae does this frequently, despite the fact that she reads comic books and should be GenreSavvy enough to know better.
** NoOneCouldSurviveThat: Which practically every vampyre says about Zoey's HeroicBSOD in ''Burned''. So naturally, we all know what's going to happen by the end of the next book...
* TheirFirstTime:
** Boy, does this end badly for Zoey! [[spoiler:It also ends pretty terribly for Dallas and Stevie Rae.]]
** With all the terrible sexual experiences in the books so far and the fact that the only people who we KNOW are having sex being the bad guys, I'm surprised an {{Aesop}} about how sex-before-marriage-is-bad hasn't been made yet. Maybe it's unintentional.
* TokenMinority: Shaunee and Kramisha. Also, bonus points that Kramisha is the only black Red Fledgling. She is portrayed as a [[SoulBrotha Soul Sista]] who speaks mostly in [[JiveTurkey jive]].
* TooGoodForThisSinfulEarth: Almost literal in ''Awakened''. [[spoiler:Jack is killed by Darkness because Neferet needed to give Darkness a soul she could not taint (as a payment for trapping Kalona's soul).]] Later, when Nyx appears to the crowd at [[spoiler:Jack's]] funeral, she tells [[spoiler:his boyfriend Damien that he is one of the happiest souls she's known]].
* TriangRelations: Zoey just has TooManyLoveInterests. {{Polyamory}} may end up being the only solution.
* TroubledButCute: Stark.
* TrueSight: Zoey's Seer Stone.
* TryNotToDie: Aphrodite and Stevie Rae have these moments occasionally. Used to show serious character development given that [[spoiler:Aphrodite treated Stevie Rae like she was only good for being a snack and Stevie Rae tried to kill Aphrodite twice before her humanity was restored.]]
* TwinBanter: Erin and Shaunee, dubbed "the Twins" out of personality rather than resemblance.
* VanHelsingHateCrimes: TheFundamentalist Christians are accused of [[spoiler:brutally murdering two teachers at the House of Night.]]
** [[AvertedTrope Averted]] when [[spoiler:Neferet is revealed to have arranged their deaths.]]
* ValleyGirl: Erin and Shaunee fall into this category, but Zoey and Aphrodite do have their moments.
* VictorianNovelDisease: Dragon Lankford, Neferet and Lenobia in their respective prequel novellas.
* VillainWithGoodPublicity: One of the central plot points of the whole series.
* VillainousRescue: This occurred quite a few times between [[spoiler:Rephaim and Stevie Rae]]. What started out as IOweYouMyLife ended up developing into a RescueRomance.
** [[spoiler:Kalona]] shows up in ''Destined'' to save the day!
* WhamEpisode: The series has tons of these moments.
** For starters, [[spoiler:Neferet]] is portrayed as quite likeable with nothing suspicious hinted about her in ''Marked''. In ''Betrayed,'' she's revealed to be the BigBad. For the rest of the series to come. ''Wham.''
* WhatMeasureIsANonSuper: Option 2. Churches decide that vampyres are sinners and start killing teachers at Zoey's school. Neferet, the head of the school, decides to wage war against them.
* XMeetsY: ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'' meets ''Franchise/SailorMoon'' meets ''Literature/HarryPotter''. If you want to be more specific, it has the vampire romance from ''Twilight'', the reincarnated princess with her friends who each fill a specific role from ''Sailor Moon'', and the chosen one at a supernatural boarding school.
* YouTalkTooMuch: Often exchanged between [[TheStoic Rephaim]] and [[MotorMouth Stevie Rae]].
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