Saturday, April 4, 2009
I found out about P.C. Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast through the amazing website/blog called Free Book Friday, that is founded by author Jessica Brody. I'm so glad that I read and even heard the wonderful podcast interview of Jessica and P.C. talking about her House of Night series. Listening to the podcast about how P.C. and her daughter Kristin came to write the Young Adult series about vampires and finishing school. I had to find out more about this series and to get them immediately so I can read them all. I read and reviewed the first four books in the series and fell in love with Zoey Redbird and her vampyre fledgling friends as well. I was so excited about finally getting my hands on the fifth book in the series called Hunted because in the last book Untamed things were getting intense and so exciting that I need my next fix. Zoey Redbird and her vampyre fledgling friends Erin Bates, Shaunee Cole, Stevie Rae Johnson, Aphrodite LaFont, Damien Maslin, Erik Night and Jack Twist are back together but an unexpected danger has emerged from the earth after Neferet's secrets have been reveiled.
Neferet now guards her powerful new consort Kalona, who Zoey was only figuring about before everything turns for the worse at the end of Untamed. No one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat Kalona poses because he's gorgeous and has them all except a small few under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but this past life unearths secrets Zoey doesn’t want to see and truths she can’t face. It's going to be a hard and dangerous road for Zoey because she is now a powerful fledgling with the Goddess Nix on her side but she doesn't have a clue how to get rid of Kalona. Now Zoey and her friends are on the run and holed up in Tulsa’s Prohibition-era tunnels where her best friend Stevie Rae and the other red-fledglings have been living since she got her humanity back as well as became the first red adult vampyre. Zoey and her gang must now try to discover a way to deal with something that might bring them all down and meanwhile, Zoey has a few other little problems creeping up on her.
Stevie Rae along with the red fledglings have cleaned up well and they’ve even managed to make the dark, creepy tunnels feel more like home, but are they really as friendly as they seem? They have a darkside to them that scares Zoey because she wants to believe that her best friend and the other red fledglings are not monsters out to kill humans. On the boyfriend front, Zoey has a chance to make things right with super-hot ex, Eric, but she can’t stop thinking about Stark, the archer who died in her arms after one unforgettable night. And what a unforgettable night that was for both Zoey and Stark because now she's driven to try to save him from Neferet’s sinister influence at all costs. Zoey is such a special girl and I don't know how she could experience all she's been through with her sanity intact because I sure don't think I could have gotten through it all even with friends. This House of Night series just keeps getting better with each new book that comes out since there is always one exciting drama developing for Zoey and her friends. The Cast mother and daughter duo have done it again with another amazing great book about Zoey and the House of Night and when I finished reading the fifth book in the series I was already wanting to find out if they have the sixth book in the works. I give this book 4 Open Books:
Here is the description of the book from the inside flap cover and picture: HUNTED $ 17.95 (Book 5)(323 Pages) AT THE START OF THIS HEART-POUNDING new installment in the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona is gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life unearths secrets Zoey doesn’t want to see and truths she can’t face? On the run and holed up in Tulsa’s Prohibition-era tunnels. Zoey and her gang must discover a way to deal with something that might bring them all down. Meanwhile, Zoey has a few other little problems. The red fledglings have cleaned up well—they’ve even managed to make the dark, creepy tunnels feel more like home—but are they really as friendly as they seem? On the boyfriend front, Zoey has a chance to make things right with super-hot ex, Eric, but she can’t stop thinking about Stark, the archer who died in her arms after one unforgettable night, and she is driven to try to save him from Neferet’s sinister influence at all costs. Will anyone believe the power evil has to hide among us?

2 comments:

  1. I loved this book and the House of Night series! I can't wait for the next one!! Thanks for sharing your review.

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  2. I just finished this book. While I didn't love it as much as you (I loved the previous ones a lot more) I am really looking forward to the next one!!

    I was just wondering what you think about Stark's characteer development. The fact that he raped girl mentally and physically put me of him instantly. I know that now he has found his humanity and is 'good' again, but that was it for me. What did you think of him?

    I just re-read what I worte, and I don't meant to sound so weird! It's just cool to discuss it with someone else who has read the books.

    Roshni

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