Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Burned is the seventh book in the series continuing to explore the fictional House of Night vampire world as the characters struggle between good and evil. If you're not familiar with this adventure series, you can read the first chapter now and get a taste of what you've been missing. Burned follows the adventures of Zoey Redbird, a sixteen year old fledgling vampire. It takes four years to change from human to vampire, and fledglings must remain close to adult vampires, or they will die. For this reason, fledglings rarely leave the school. Some fledgling bodies cannot tolerate the change, and approximately one in ten fledglings will die even when they remain at the school.
Everyone can relate to the constant struggle to overcome the temptation to take the easy way out. Burned shows how Zoey prays for courage and deals with issues that teenagers face in real life. This book also demonstrates the fact that there are consequenses for our actions and how the things we do can effect other people. If we make the wrong choice, others may suffer. These books are written by a mother-daughter team and stress the values of acceptance and tolerance. They also hope to show teenagers that they can make mistakes and recover from them. The songs from this series are equally enchanting, and I'm listening to them as I write this article. You can download the Burned song free, and listen to it anytime! We all have the choice to do what's right or wrong. Do the best with what you know and hope for the best. That's all any of us can do!