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Literature: The House of Night

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.

Books in the series so far:
  • Marked
  • Betrayed
  • Chosen
  • Untamed
  • Hunted
  • Tempted
  • Burned
  • Awakened
  • Destined
  • Hidden
  • Revealed
  • Redeemed (Oct 14th)

The House of Night contains examples of:

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    Tropes A-D 
  • A Day in the Limelight: Professor Lankford, Lenobia, and Neferet have their own prequel novellas. Kalona is slated to have one as well.
  • A God Am I: Kalona and Neferet have both declared themselves this.
  • A Load of Bull: In Burned, an ancient mythos of Darkness and Light being represented by telepathic bulls is introduced. See Beauty Equals Goodness.
  • Absurdly Spacious Sewer
    • Justified, to a degree. They're tunnels left over from Prohibition. Still a little too roomy, though.
  • Abusive Parents
  • All Girls Want Bad Boys: James Stark, what with his namesake being the main character of Rebel Without a Cause. He is idealized by his fans.
  • All Just a Dream: Kalona has the ability to enter people's dreams and usually does this to seduce people.
  • All Witches Have Cats: (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.
  • Alpha Bitch: Aphrodite, until Zoey arrives. Later develops into Lovable Alpha Bitch.
  • Anti-Hero: Kalona, as of later books.
  • Aura Vision: Shaylin.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Kalona and Rephaim in Awakened.
  • The Bait: Rephaim was this for Stevie Rae in Tempted, but it was more a case of Got Volunteered.
  • Beautiful All Along: 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...
  • The Beautiful Elite: The adult vampyres.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: It's a strong theme throughout the entire series.
    • When Stevie Rae died and then un-died, she was repulsive and smelt really bad. When the ritual to give her and the other Red Fledglings their humanity back was complete, they were all pretty again.
    • Also, the Bull of Light, which is black is described as "deep, mysterious and beautiful to behold," compared to the Bull of Darkness, which is white and is described as "a nightmare come alive."
  • Beethoven Was an Alien Spy: 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.
  • Bestiality Is Depraved: Neferet's consort is the Bull of Darkness.
  • Big Damn Heroes:
    • In Marked, Stevie Rae 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, 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 The Power of Love, defeat the bad guys.
    • When Neferet tries to mind control Stark, he decides to Take a Third Option and ends up almost killing himself rather than hurting Zoey.
  • Big Damn Villains: Being a Fallen Hero, Kalona has his moments, most notably in Awakened and Destined.
  • Black Best Friend: Shaunee. Also Kramisha.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Happens when a fledgling is rejecting the Change.
  • Boarding School / Extranormal Institute / Superhero School / Wizarding School: 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.
  • Breakfast Club
  • Break the Cutie: Stevie Rae all the way.
  • Break the Haughty: Aphrodite. Also Rephaim.
  • Broken Bird: Rephaim is a male example. For starters, he's a Child by Rape and never knew his mother due to Death by Childbirth. Destined to be Overlord Jr. or possibly redeemed by love?
  • Broken Pedestal: For both Zoey and Aphrodite with regards to Neferet.
  • Brought Down to Normal: This 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.
  • The Bus Came Back: For Erik Night and Thanatos.
  • Cartwright Curse:
    • The books seem to be heading in this direction. Out of Zoey's 4 lovers, two have died and one ended up turning on her.
    • The remaining relationship ain't lookin' so hot either, as of Revealed.
  • The Casanova: Kalona's on the "Monster" end of the spectrum.
  • The Chosen One:
    • Zoey, who is already on the fast track to High Priestessdom.
    • Possibly Stevie Rae as well, in a different way.
  • Cliff Hanger: We get these at the end of Tempted and Burned.
  • Comes Great Responsibility: 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.
  • Comic Book Time: 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 Game of Thrones in Destined.
  • Cool Old Ladies: Sylvia Redbird and Sister Mary Angela.
  • Country Mouse: Stevie Rae.
  • Creepy Crows
  • Cryptic Conversation: All immortals (Nyx, Kalona, Erebus, and, to a degree, Rephaim) are prone to a mixture of this plus From a Certain Point of View.
  • The Dark Arts: Using the power of any element/force of nature or an ancient immortal, whether it's for Darkness or Light, is Power at a Price. It's played straight with Neferet but subverted with Rephaim, who has only been shown thus far to use his Dark powers in a good way.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Aphrodite and Rephaim.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Dragon Lankford, to a degree.
  • Derailing Love Interests:
    • 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 Dirty Coward Alpha Bitch with Skewed Priorities, instead of a Woobie Manipulative Bastard Broken Bird being a practizer of Brutal Honesty.
    • 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 killed off in Tempted, but then is reincarnated by Nyx to be Neferet's Vessel, named Aurox. However, 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.
  • Detect Evil: 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 The Big Bad can fool everyone but make the heroes look like idiots.
  • Deus ex Machina: Literally. When Kalona kills Stark in the Otherworld, the Goddess Nyx shows up and forces Kalona to bring him back to life. If a goddess appearing doesn't count as this, then what the heck does?
    • Happens again in Awakened, 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.
  • Disappeared Dad: Zoey's biological father left when she was two years old.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Divine on Mortal: 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 Brainwashed and Crazy effect on people.
  • Dream Within a Dream: In Tempted, Zoey is shown a vision of Kalona's past in a dream.
  • Dress-Coded for Your Convenience:
    • When The Big Bad 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 Sensible Heroes, Skimpy Villains, and she has Femme Fatalons to complete the look.
    • Kalona also has the habit of only wearing pants.

    Tropes E-H 
  • Eldritch Abomination: The White Bull of Darkness.
  • Elemental Powers: Zoey's Goddess-given gift is to have all of the five elemental powers, and her friends have one power apiece.
  • The End of the World as We Know It: Aphrodite has received multiple visions of this if Zoey doesn't step up to plate and prevent Kalona and Neferet from achieving power.
  • Enemy Within: Usually involves Red Vampyres and Red Fledglings on how having dark feelings doesn't make you a monster; acting out on them does.
  • Evil All Along: Neferet.
  • Evil Makes You Ugly: This seems to be the case with the Rogue Red Fledglings.
  • Evil Mentor: Neferet.
  • Evil Redhead: Neferet. Elliot from the first book is a pretty big asshole and later becomes an undead Fledgling.
  • Evil Smells Bad
  • Eyes of Gold: Kalona and, as of Burned, Rephaim.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Neferet and Dallas. Also Erin, as of Hidden.
  • Fainting Seer: Aphrodite. She becomes a Cassandra Truth when she falls from Neferet's good graces.
  • The Fashionista: Shaunee, Erin and Aphrodite.
  • Fate Worse than Death: "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 Stevie Rae and Stark asked Zoey to kill them, preferring to die rather then continue to live as they were.
  • Five-Man Band:
  • Flanderization: Zoey Redbird went from a somewhat more advanced vampyre who happened to have a boyfriend in the first book to The Chosen One with an Unwanted Harem by the second.
  • Freudian Excuse: Neferet in 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 Dark Is Not Evil and Light Is Not Good.
  • Gosh Dang It to Heck!: Zoey doesn't swear. She says words like "bullpoopie" instead.
    • Downplayed in a way, since she has no problem using the phrases "slut" and "Aw, hell!"
  • Handsome Devil: Kalona lives this trope and enjoys every minute.
  • Have You Tried Not Being a Monster?: Vampyrism is regarded with a similar attitude to that of homosexuality in this universe. Because of this, Zoey's 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.
  • Hearing Voices: With Neferet, as of the audiobook chapters available of Awakened, it appears to be a combination of Types 1 and 2.
  • Heel-Face Turn: Kalona, when he realises that Being Evil Sucks.
  • Heroic BSOD: Zoey at the end of Tempted. She gets better.
  • High School Sweethearts: Zoey and Heath.
  • Hormone-Addled Teenager: Zoey could be the poster girl for this. The Big Bad is even Genre Savvy enough to use this against Zoey.
  • Horror Hunger: Red Fledglings occasionally suffer from this.
  • How the Mighty Have Fallen:
    • The authors tend to favour the Break the Haughty 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.
  • Human Sacrifice: Two in Awakened: 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."

    Tropes I-L 
  • I Just Want to Be Normal: Zoey at all times.
  • I See Dead People: One of Thanatos' and Rephaim's abilities.
  • I Was Born Ready: This seemed to be the Twins' catch phrase.
  • I Will Find You: Heath's last words to Zoey before he leaves the Otherworld to be re-born. One of the biggest Tear Jerkers in the series.
    • 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.
  • I'm a Humanitarian
  • Incurable Cough of Death: If a fledgling starts coughing, it means their body is rejecting the Change.
  • Involuntary Shapeshifter: 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.
  • It Has Only Just Begun: Thus far, Nyx has said this (in some variation) to Zoey at the end of every. Single. Book.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Aphrodite.
  • Keeping Secrets Sucks: 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 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 her relationship with Rephaim. Also see No Good Deed Goes Unpunished.
  • Killed Off for Real: Erin in the Hidden epilogue. This is confirmed in Revealed.
  • Kiss of the Vampire: 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.
  • Love Hurts: Does it ever. Oh, does it ever. The end of Chosen, anyone? Or Tempted? Though, considering that 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 Rephaim. The returning of Zoey's and Kalona's souls to their respective bodies serves to keep the two apart.
  • Love Makes You Crazy: Dallas. He goes off the deep end when he finds out about Stevie Rae and Rephaim's deepening relationship.
  • Love Redeems: Stark and Zoey's relationship is entirely built on this.

    Tropes M-P 
  • Mary Suetopia: 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 hopelessly envious of the vampyres' perfection and probably serving evil.
  • Magical Native American: Sylvia and Zoey Redbird, who are Cherokee.
  • Man in a Kilt:
    • In Burned, Seoras shows us how it's really done.
    • Stark has also taken to wearing one all the time.
  • Meaningful Name: Vamps can change their names upon entering the school, so there are a lot of these.
  • Murder Is the Best Solution: Completely and utterly subverted as most of Kalona's problems wouldn't exist if, say, he had just wiped Heath's memory instead of killing him.
  • Murder the Hypotenuse: Done twice.
    • The first time, it's adult vampyre Loren Blake in Chosen, and at the end of Tempted, Zoey's human boyfriend Heath gets the axe as well.
    • In-story, it's Dallas's motivation to try and 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."
  • New Powers as the Plot Demands: Zoey and in later books, Stevie Rae. To a degree, Aphrodite.
  • No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: 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.
  • Not Quite Dead: Heath technically comes back at the end of Awakened.
  • Or Was It a Dream?: 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.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: And how! Vampyres have the Power Tattoo going on, and worship the goddess Nyx. Teenagers are "fledglings" until they either go full vamp or die... and "dead" fledglings sometimes become a different, more feral version of vampyre. Our Zombies Are Different, anyone?
  • Parent with New Paramour: For Zoey and Rephaim, it's Type 3.
  • Parental Abandonment:
    • 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/Church Militant 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 it was pretty much made official in Revealed, when her mother publicly disowned her shortly after the death of Aphrodite's father.
  • Passive-Aggressive Kombat: Neferet possesses a black belt in passive aggressive dialogue. Overlaps into Politeness Judo whenever Thanatos and Neferet share a scene.
  • Peer Pressure Makes You Evil: Played straight with Aphrodite but toyed with for Zoey.
  • Pet Homosexual: 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 Jack Twist when he was Chosen.
  • Phantasy Spelling: They are "vampyres" instead of "vampires".
  • Power at a Price: When it comes to using Darkness, "that price is usually paid in pain" (refer to The Power of Love). Darkness hungers for blood and pain, whereas Light desires blood and love.
  • The Power of Friendship
  • The Power of Love: "Because Darkness feeds on pain and Light feeds on love."
  • Power Tattoo: 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 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.
  • Promotion to Parent: Stevie Rae seems to be this for her Red Fledglings, mostly because of Parental Abandonment and/or because most people think they're still dead.
  • Protagonist-Centered Morality: The entire series is seen and judged through Zoey's sense of morality. Even in Tempted and Burned (when different POV's and Loads and Loads of Characters are introduced), if someone has different opinion than Zoey's, they're considered to be having an OOC moment at best, or they're automatically considered to be a horrible bitch and/or in cahoots with the Big Bad.
    • 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.
  • Psychic Powers: Aphrodite has horrific future visions. Neferet can read minds.
  • Psycho Electro: Dallas.

    Tropes Q-Z 
  • Raised by Grandparents: Due to Parental Abandonment by both Zoey's mother and father, Grandma Redbird pretty much raised Zoey and continues to help her out whenever possible.
  • Rapunzel Hair: Many of the vampyres have long, flowing hair due to vampyre biology.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: 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.
  • Reincarnation Romance: Kalona's angel with Zoey.
  • Rescue Romance:
    • Rephaim and Stevie Rae's relationship is almost entirely built on this.
      • First, 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 I Owe You My Life 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, 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.
  • Rich Bitch: Aphrodite, who later becomes a cross-between Fallen Princess and Only Sane Man.
  • Sadly Mythtaken: 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.
  • Salt and Pepper: Shaunee and Erin.
  • Samaritan Syndrome: Stevie Rae seems to suffer from this. With her past, it's understandable.
  • Sassy Black Woman: Shaunee and Kramisha.
  • Seeking Sanctuary: When Zoey and the gang need help and a stay, the Benedictine Nuns come to the rescue.
  • Sixth Ranger: Aphrodite and Jack Twist.
  • Sssssnaketalk: The Raven Mockers are prone to this.
  • Sliding Scale of Vampire Friendliness: Varies between Friendly Neighborhood Vampires to Transhuman Treachery (due to Smug Super and Van Helsing Hate Crimes).
  • Stalker with a Crush: 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 Stalking Is Love. Especially with High Priestesses of Nyx.
  • Starbucks Skin Scale: Shaunee is described as having "Cafe au Lait" skin a couple of times.
  • Start of Darkness: Pretty much the plot of Neferet's Curse.
  • Strange Bedfellows: Aphrodite and Zoey start out with an Arch-Enemy relationship, which ends up morphing when the two of them need each other and have a common enemy. Zoey and Aphrodite frequently have Jerkass Has a Point moments.
  • Straight Gay: Damien.
  • Tempting Fate: Done in two forms:
  • Their First Time:
    • Boy, does this end badly for Zoey! 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.
  • Token Minority: Shaunee and Kramisha. Also, bonus points that Kramisha is the only black Red Fledgling. She is portrayed as a Soul Sista who speaks mostly in jive.
  • Too Good for This Sinful Earth: Almost literal in Awakened. 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 Jack's funeral, she tells his boyfriend Damien that he is one of the happiest souls she's known.
  • Triang Relations: Zoey just has Too Many Love Interests. Polyamory may end up being the only solution.
  • Troubled, but Cute: Stark.
  • True Sight: Zoey's Seer Stone.
  • Try Not to Die: Aphrodite and Stevie Rae have these moments occasionally. Used to show serious character development given that 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.
  • Twin Banter: Erin and Shaunee, dubbed "the Twins" out of personality rather than resemblance.
  • Van Helsing Hate Crimes: The Fundamentalist Christians are accused of brutally murdering two teachers at the House of Night.
    • Averted when Neferet is revealed to have arranged their deaths.
  • Valley Girl: Erin and Shaunee fall into this category, but Zoey and Aphrodite do have their moments.
  • Victorian Novel Disease: Dragon Lankford, Neferet and Lenobia in their respective prequel novellas.
  • Villain with Good Publicity: One of the central plot points of the whole series.
  • Villainous Rescue: This occurred quite a few times between Rephaim and Stevie Rae. What started out as I Owe You My Life ended up developing into a Rescue Romance.
    • Kalona shows up in Destined to save the day!
  • Wham Episode: The series has tons of these moments.
    • For starters, Neferet is portrayed as quite likeable with nothing suspicious hinted about her in Marked. In Betrayed, she's revealed to be the Big Bad. For the rest of the series to come. Wham.
  • What Measure Is a Non-Super?: 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.
  • X Meets Y: Twilight meets Sailor Moon meets Harry Potter. 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.
  • You Talk Too Much: Often exchanged between Rephaim and Stevie Rae.

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