*Copy received through NetGalley.
This is a collection of all five HoN graphic novels that have been published so far.
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If there is any YA series that I really love, then it is without doubt the House of Night series. Of course there are some things I don't like about it. Like some of the pop-culture references; I know that some teenagers might appreciate that, but it makes me roll my eyes. Also, the Twins, they are seriously getting on my nerves sometimes. Otherwise, the world of HoN is beautiful and mesmerizing. There are so many things in it that are close to my heart. It is very pagan oriented with lots of mythology, folklore, and magic. And even though it is light read it talks about some big things. Free will, the importance of tolerance for people with other beliefs, and as all P.C.Cast's books, the way women are treated in society. I'm not saying these books are huge on philosophy, as I said this is fun and light read, but it's there.
I was very pleased to see there are graphic novels based on the HoN series. I might be pretty biased, but I really enjoyed all the five stories. They are based on the two first books in series, but focus more on Zoey and the five lessons she is supposed to learn. Each graphic novel is one lesson connected with one of the five elements. The first story takes us to Norway and talks about Earth. The second one explains how the Dark Daughters were founded and it's connected with Air. The third story, probably my favourite, is about Water. It takes one of the most famous story of the Greek mythology, Odysseus and the goddess of magic and witch Circe, and changes is so it fits into the HoN series.The fourth story talks about Fire and shows us the story of Cleopatra and Mark Antony. The last one is about Spirit and Hippolyte, the Queen of the Amazons, and Heracles meet in it.
All in all these stories were enjoyable and the illustrations were just amazing. I think Nyx would approve! ;)