Sunday, August 12, 2012

P.C Cast and Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Griffin
Publishing Date: June 5, 2012
ISBN: 9780312387976
Genre: paranormal/ vampire

Book Description:

Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same—and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…

And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?

In the pulse-pounding eighth House of Night Novel by PC Cast and Kristin Cast, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?
My Thoughts:
So this is the eighth book in this series and I have to be honest I don’t really see where else this series can go. I cannot just stop in the middle of a series. I have no idea why I can’t just let it go but I can’t, I must know what happens to these characters, so I will continue to read these House of Night novels no matter how many they come out with.

                In this book we see Zoey has returned from the Otherworld and is hesitant to return to all the evil that she has to fight back at the House of Night, even though all her friends have returned and so has Neferet. Eventually after Neferet pulls out her evil claws and goes to some extremes to get Zoey to come back, Zoey does return to the House of Night in mourning. When the group finally gets all back together it’s time to figure out what the next step to take is to defeat this evil that never seems to diminish in these books.

                However now Rephaim and Stevie Rae are now in quite the predicament now that everyone is back in Tulsa, will they separate for good and break their imprint or expose themselves to everyone?

                I did enjoy this book, mainly because of Stevie Rae’s story. Her and Rephaim’s story was a nice departure from the normal House of Night drama. I really do love this series and the characters but I really think someone needs to win at this point. Or something big and unexpected needs to happen where it changes the course of the story or eliminates Neferet or Kalona. I mean I am starting to get bored with Neferet getting away with everything. Come on everyone can’t be that blind forever! Have Kalona destroy her and Kalona be the main enemy or something. As far as I am concerned he is a much more entertaining villain. You never know what he is going to do.
                Other than the Rephaim and Stevie Rae story most it was just filler for the story. I wish there would have been more of a battle at the end of the book. I felt like it led up to this big ending but the ending came up short for me, especially when it comes to fighting Kalona and Neferet.

                Overall I was definitely sucked into this book just like every other book in this series and I like ‘Awakened’. I just can’t seem to get enough of these characters. I will have to read ‘Destined’ for sure.

*I bought this book and decided to review it. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review.

1 comment:

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