House of Night Legacy : Legacy Hardback
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 128 pages, 1
- Publisher: Dark Horse Comics,U.S.
- Publication Date: 10/07/2012
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781595829627
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Review by MartyAllen
The most fascinating aspect of this book is its reinterpretation of traditional stories to fit the mythology of the series' world. Each retelling is done by a different artist, linked by the stories located at the House of Night, the artwork done by the same artist. The storyline parallels the series, though the differences may be a turnoff to fans while newcomers may be confused by the need for backstory. Further, it is unclear where exactly in the overall series this story takes place.
Review by sszkutak
Background: House of Night #1 Graphic Novel follows Zoey Redbird like the House of Night series, however it is not a continuation of the series nor the first book of the series in graphic novel form.Review: I enjoyed reading this graphic novel, but only because I have read most of the House of Night Series. Here we see Zoey with her full powers, not as she enters the House of Night school like the first book (which is what I thought this was going to be). We follow her through lessons about how her powers are both a blessing and a curse, and need to be used in appropriate ways. The shorts are divided into an intro, and then by the elements to learn each lesson. The illustrations were very vibrant with color and information. Each frame had just enough of an explanation about the goings-on of the House of Night and its characters without being over crowded. I do however have some criticisms, I was a little taken aback by how everyone is a stick with a giant heads, and the illustrator in some frames did not seem to get the proportions quite right. My other criticism is that I am not sure that this tale is needed in the series. I understand that some graphic novels give insight into the series it continues but here it seems thrown into the storyline, not the beginning, nor the most recent book… it’s a bit odd. Having read the series I know this, but for those reading without that background some of the bigger questions might be left open ended, like, why is she there? Why is her mark already filled?
Review by MichelleL_15
I have never read any of the House of Night novels or anything by P.C. Cast in general and if they're all this bad then I have no intention of ever reading it. The only thing saving this from being a one star review is the nice cover and the pretty drawing in between chapters. The rest of the artwork was nothing special. Sometimes it was just horrible (big heads, sharp angles, odd poses) and other times it was just kind of bland. The cover was the reason I requested this on Netgalley, but if I read the six page preview then I would have known that the inside is awful compared to the cover. I guess I shouldn't have judged it by its cover.The biggest problem I had with this was the dialogue. It was just so cheesy. It's the kind of language that adults think teenagers use or the kind of language and adult uses when they're trying to be relatable. I do not talk like that and I don't know anyone that talks like that. I can't this series seriously if the characters continue to talk like that and I have heard from others who have read it that the whole series is like this. Someone even told me that they didn't start liking it till volume 7. There is no way I am reading 6 crappy novels to get to a good one.I really did not get the point of this story. Nothing happens at all in the whole book. And I mean absolutely nothing. They read from their student handbook, learn a lesson, and end of story. What? That's it? The stories they read in the handbook were waaaay more interesting than the real story.A warning somewhere on the book would have been nice. Apparently this is some in between story of book one and two. Something for the fans, but for people who haven't read the books the story is really confusing. It just jumps in with no explanation or recap or even a simple character introduction.Speaking of characters, these are the most boring characters ever. They are so cliched and predictable. They're boring to read about and I hate knowing that when adults read this, this is how they will portray teenagers. I don't think I can stand to read anymore about Zoey and her friends.Some books do great as graphic novels. Twilight: The Graphic Novel, Vol. 1 has decent artwork and I found the graphic novel to be better than the book. Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 is an amazing adaptation of the book. The artwork is gorgeous and the story makes sense. House of Night: Legacy failed as a graphic novel. Boring characters, even more boring plot, and horrible dialogue. This should not have been made into a graphic novel.