Ouisa wrote: I like the marks in the House of Night series, particularly how they are influenced by one's gifts or services to the goddess. And I like Nyx the Goddess as well. I like the elemental aspects and other gifts too. (I just finsihed book four in this series and really loved it.)
I'm so glad that someone else has read these books. They were recommended to me last week by my trusty bookstore (and Twilight-loving) manager and i read all four books in three days. They weren't Twilight, that's for sure, but I really enjoyed them because they weren't Twilight. I loved the idea of the marks and the gifts and the fact that vampyrism (i'm still not used to the Y in vampyre) is so deeply rooted in pagan tradition. I never would have thought of combining vampire lore and wiccan traditions, but they worked so well together.
I can't wait to read the next book...sigh...it's a long wait until March!
I don't have anything to say about how Twilight has affected my kids because i don't have any. I can say, however, that it has driven my friends nuts because i'm always talking about it or making obscure references to baking or various characters/events from the books. It has also driven my cat crazy...i don't cuddle as much when i'm curled up with a book.