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Hidden (House of Night Novel 10), P.C. and Kristin Cast

Hidden

      The true plans of Neferet have been discovered and witnessed through a cleansing and reveal ritual done at Sylvia Redbird’s farm. Thanatos, with the help of Zoey and her friends, have seen the truth, and have a better understanding of what they are dealing with, but no good deed goes unpunished. Because the circle used to see the light could not be broken, warriors were used to protect the circle. Dragon fulfilled his oath to Nyx no matter how far he thought he strayed, and gave his life in order to protect them from the bull, Aurox. After being thwarted Neferet decides that it is time for her to get into league with humans to start bringing chaos. Neferet tries to say that she has left the House of Night in Tulsa, when really the High Council has decided that she is to be excommunicated as a vampire entirely.
During this 10th installment of House of Night, it is up to Zoey, Stevie Ray, Aphrodite, and the new fledgling Shalene to figure out their true powers. To really work on using what gifts Nyx has given them to use them to their full potential. It will be difficult for them to battle Neferet without understanding what each one of them are capable of.
I really enjoyed this one! It has been awhile since I fully enjoyed a House of Night novel because there were some twists that I was not expecting that were refreshing. The fledglings in the novel are coming into their own, even though I still believe that Zoey whines way too much. Also the language in this book is kind of adult for it to be a teen novel. There are a lot of F bombs dropped for them to be in high school. I’m not even sure I talk that bad even though I have a terrible mouth. I still really enjoyed it and I can’t read the next and the last one. Until next time,
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Destined (House of Night Book 9), P.C. and Kristin Cast

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Honestly, I’m not going to even give a summary of this book. It is the exact same thing as the rest of them. Zoey has some problems, the Nerd Herd and the Warriors go to fix it. The interesting parts are Lenobia’s semi love story, and the cleansing ritual that has to be done on her Grandmother’s land.

Nothing has changed about the story line, and we’re 9 books in. I used to give this series so much praise, but they’re really short, super easy to read, and I’m reading the same thing. There has not been a plot twist since they got back to school. I’m looking for a lot more, and I’ll read the next one when I don’t know what else to read. Until next time,
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Awakened (House of Night Series book 8), P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

Zoey and Stark are back from the Realm of Nyx and they are starting to find out what exactly being a consort means for Stark now. With all that they have been through their relationship continues to grow stronger on the Isle, but they aren’t quite ready to go back to the real world. Though everything in the real world is not quite as wonderful as it is on the Isle.

Back at school Stevie Rae, Aphrodite and everyone else are dealing with a lot of things from death of friends and families to the school reopening. Neferet is back in charge and is getting more and more powerful every day because there is no evidence of all the wrong she has done, and Kalona has a plan to get his powers back.
So much is happening in the next book of this series. Awakened is once again another book that really grabbed my attention the whole entire time of reading it. If you got bored somewhere around book 6 or 7 keep going!! They really pick and more and more is adding on. I really enjoyed every minute of it and would definitely recommend it to everyone and to keep going with the readings!
Until Next Time
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Burned by P.C. and Kristin Cast (House of NIght Series 7)

Burned by P.C. and Kristin Cast starts off exactly where we left off with Zoey Redbird and her group of friends. Zoey has just witnessed the death of the love of her life by Kalona and in a spite of rage and defense, she throws all of her spirit energy at Kalona and in turn splits apart her soul. What would seem like death is not a true death, but a part of her does die inside. Zoey’s broken soul is then sent to a sort of purgatory in Nyx’s realm where it is up to her and Keith, who is actually dead, to try and help her get back. During this adventure in Nyx’s world, Stevie Rae is having to grow into her roll of a high priestess for the red fledglings and also into her feelings for the fallen Raven Mocker. While Stevie Rae and Zoey are doing what is needed for them, Aphrodite, Stark, and the “nerd herd” are doing everything possible to make sure Zoey’s spirit makes it back into her body safely, so that Zoey remains alive. If she doesn’t there is nothing but impending doom for the rest of the world.
In each of the students separate adventures each individual student is coming into their own strengths and finding out more about themselves than they could ever imagine. Stevie Rae is learning the importance of being a leader and how not always the best choice is the favored one. Aphrodite is learning that even though she is no longer a vampyre, her gifts are still with her as a prophetess of Nyx, and is learning how to further use those powers to do more. Stark is learning what it truly means to be a warrior for Zoey and how much sacrifice it’s going to take for someone he loves. The so-called “nerd herd” is using their talents of being able to work together to find out pertinent information to save Zoey. Last but not least, Keith. Though Keith is dead, and he knows it, he is still madly in love with Zoey to know that he has to make the ultimate sacrifice to help Zoey get back to where she needs to be.
Though I believe somewhere in the middle of the series before this one the books kind of fell off, but the need to keep reading them was still there. This one really picked it back up for me. It could also have been that I took a break from them instead of reading one a week. This book, Burned,  got back to the true meaning of young people doing extraordinary things to help out others and I was really excited that I picked it up again. I definitely recommend people to keep reading them because they keep getting better and better and I will do my best to continue to read them as well.
Until Next Time,
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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!

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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.

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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