As if the average teenager didn't have enough to worry about, imagine having to deal with becoming a vampyre while juggling raging hormones, cliques, and classes. In a world where vampyres are feared by some and misunderstood by many, the students at the House of Night--teen vamps known as fledglings--haven't made the Change to become adult vampyres yet. For many, the Change is fatal. For those lucky few who mature without dying, a prestigious history and privileged lifestyle in vampyre society await. But just trying to make it another day when you're sixteen years old is challenge enough in the House of Night.