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Untamed (House of Night Series Book 4) P.C. Cast

Forget boy drama this novel, Zoey has lost all of her boyfriends, and has even lost her friends. Ironically the only person Zoey has is Aphrodite. Neferet had everyone believe that Aphrodite had lost Nyx’s connection, but it turns out Aphrodite still gets her visions, and a lot of them have to do with Zoey dying. Too add to complications there is a new kid at the House of Night, but he is not a newly changed fledgling instead he is a transfer student.

More and more darkness is developing at the House of Night and without the comfort of her friends Zoey is finding it a little more difficult than usual. In one of Aphrodite’s visions Zoey’s Cherokee heritage comes into play with an old legend. The old legend does not bring good things to come, instead it brings nothing but danger and suffering, but it also involves her Grandmother. With Grandma Redbird in danger Zoey asks her Grandmother to come stay with her. Another bit of knowledge in this novel is that crows and ravens are not the same thing, but I will leave you to figure that one out.

Untamed is my favorite in the series so far. It combines a lot of people, the past and the present, and it sends us on a lot of twists and turns. Yes it continues to be a little repetitive and corny, but that to me makes it worth reading. If you’re on the third one and you’re not sure to go on or not at least read this one and then you will be hooked trying to decide if good will triumph over evil.

Until next time keep turning the pages!

90s Born Reader

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Chosen (House of Night Series Book 3) P.C. Cast

A good way to put the Casts third novel Chosen, is a lot of boy drama. Between her need for the friendship with Erik Night, the imprint with her human boyfriend Heath, and the sexual tension from her teacher Loren Blake does not help her already growing responsibilities. With Stevie Rae kind of back in Zoey’s life, but very different Zoey has to find a way to help her undead best friend. Not only that but something is up with her mentor Neferet. Zoey can tell that her mentor has changed a lot and not for the better. Because of all of her problems and her secrets her friends start to loose trust in her and she is forced to befriend her old nemesis Aphrodite to help solve her problems. The one person Zoey has to lean on is her Grandmother. Her Ms. Redbird is someone who fully accepts Zoey for who she is, which provides Zoey with comfort because her mother and step-father do not.

I’m not going to lie the books are a little rough and repetitive but they are addictive. It’s hard once you’ve started the series to stop reading them. The authors spend a lot of time recapping what has happened in the previous books, which is annoying because you would think we have read the books this being the third. They’re corny enough to continue reading, so please do.

Until next time keep turning the pages!

90s Born Reader

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Betrayed (House of Night Series book 2) by P.C. Cast

Zoey Redbird is back and she continues to make her mark on the world and at the House of Night. At the end of the last novel Zoey Redbird proved just how blessed she is form the Goddess Nyx. Zoey has proven that she not only has an affnity for all five elements; wind, fire, water, earth, and spirit, but that her friends have been given an affinity for them also. Each one of her friends as one of the elements, making her circle of fledglings the most powerful yet.

Of course we are told that with great power, comes great responsibility. Due to Zoey’s wonderful character, and power Zoey becomes the new leader of the Dark Daughters instead of Aphrodite. Zoey has a wonderful vision and plan to recreate the selective group in a better image and with group input, but when it comes to tell everyone of her ideas, her “mentor” Neferet steals the show throwing the first warning to Zoey.

After her first successful circle, her best friend and roommate dies, and doesn’t complete the change leaving her alone, hurt, and grieving. Zoey has a lot to learn about her mentor and her best friends and all of it is very difficult to understand, and she can’t do it alone, but she believes she has to.

The second novel, Betrayed, is just as gripping as the first. I could not stop reading it wanting to know what was going on next in Zoey Redbird’s world and how she is going to handle whatever is thrown at her. I don’t think that I have to recommend this one because after reading this one and the first I already know that you are hooked and are looking forward to the third.

Until next time, keep turning the pages.

90s Born Reader

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Marked (House of Night Series Book 1) by P.C. Cast

Yes, another vampire book, but this one is different. It seems like they all should be the same, there’s blood sucking, or love, or way too pretty people, but P.C. Cast finds a way to make hers different.

In the first novel in the House of Night series a young woman, Zoey Redbird, is “marked” and the world as she knows it no longer exists. By being “marked” it means that she has been chosen by the Goddess Nyx to become a vampyre. Zoey is forced to change schools to the House of Night where young vampyres, fledglings, as they’re called go to learn the history of vampyres and how to be a vampyre. The only catch with being marked is that the fledgling may or may not go through the complete change. If a fledgling does not complete the change they die.

Zoey Redbird proves time and time again that she is different than the rest of the fledglings having personally being touched by the Goddess Nyx. Not only is she an amazing future vampyre, but she finds a group of friends who she can finally call family, and feels like she fits in with everyone else.

Of course with ever heroine there is a villain, and Zoey Redbird has met her match with the most popular, or most feared, girl in school, Aphrodite. She has the pride that everyone wants, but the attitude that no one wants.

Through out Zoey’s first month of school she meets a lot issues that she has to overcome, as well as a lot of boy problems like every other teenage girl.

I thoroughly enjoyed this interesting twist on the world of vampyres. I believe that it is very refreshing and focuses more on the world of vampyres, and the twists and mysteries that go on in their world. I highly recommened reading this novel, especially if you have read any of the Harry Potter series or Twilight Series. Though none of them are the same, they each open your mind to new possibilities, which is very important in this world today.

Until next time, keep turning the pages

90s Born Reader