Thursday, November 19, 2009

Tempted by PC Cast & Kristin Cast Review

Zoey needs a break after some serious excitement. Sadly, the House of Night school for vampyres doesn't feature breaks on its curriculum - even for a High Priestess in training and her gang. Plus juggling three guys is no stress reliever, especially when one is a sexy Warrior so into protecting Zoey that he's sensing her emotions. Wider stresses lurk too, and the dark force in Tulsa's tunnels is spreading. Could Stevie Rae be responsible for more than a group of misfit fledglings? And Aphrodite's visions warn Zoey to stay away from the immortal Kalona and his dark allure - but they also show that only Zoey can stop him. She's not exactly keen to meet up, but if Zoey doesn't go to Kalona he'll exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. She just has to find the courage to do what's necessary, or everything that's important to her will be destroyed

My Thoughts:

I’ve been waiting for this installment of the house of night novel since I read Hunted! This continues this journey of Zoey Redbird and her gang after they banish Neferet and Kalona from the house of night. Her warrior Stark is gravely injured and returning back to school with a load of kids still drawn to Kalona’s evil ways, gives Zoey and her gang a handful, not to mention Zoey’s connection with Aya, the maiden made to love Kalona. Stevie Rae is hiding things from her, real deep things. Will Zoey and her gang defeat evil once and for all? Or will evil triumph? You will only find out if you read this epic novel.

Alright let me start with the beautiful cover. It’s a hardback, which is a plus because I love that it doesn’t get ruined as easily. It’s completely black with a picture of who I believe is Zoey and Heath, while you see Stark or Kalona in the background. When you take the jacket off the cover is abs amazing. It’s completely black with the title in green and it’s just something I’ve never seen before. Anyway let’s move on to the storyline. The past few novels were not all that great. I hated the love triangles and how big of a mess everything got but this novel just clearly knocked it all out of the way. The writing got a lot better, it doesn’t repeat meanings of words over and over again, which is refreshing if you’ve read the series you know how annoying that could be. The one thing that totally annoyed me was the fact that they kept trying to make it too much of a SAT book, with big words and a lot of quotes relating to how cool reading was. Ok we get, reading is totally awesome, but do you seriously have to repeat it over and over again? I think not. Anyway, Zoey seems to have matured greatly. Her decisions aren’t as rash and she’s beginning to become a better leader. I loved the characters even more in this novel. Stark was abs my favorite, he was just so protective and he battled what I would imagine a great dilemma on protecting his lady. Something totally awesome about this book was the change of point of views. They happened not rarely but not too often. They were in third person but they were in the point of view of the person titled, for example, Stevie Rae is one of them who is constantly in the different point of views. I thought that was amazingly crafted. Anyway, so if you want to read an amazing, beautifully crafted, and awesome book, then get your hands on Tempted because wow… I give this novel 4 out of 5 paws.

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As always,
That Chick That Reads


  1. I've wanted to pick up this series for a while, and I have the first book, I just haven't gotten to it yet. Great review :)

  2. Omg! This book is so good. It kind of reminds me of Strange Angels by Lili St. Crow?.Has anyone read it? It's amazing too.