Posts Tagged ‘House of night series’

Tempted”Tempted” is the 6th book in ”House of Night” series. Seriously I am tempted to tare it apart. I just didn’t enjoy this, it felt more like a cold, left over meal which is impossible to taste good despite of reheating. I don’t mean to offend those who loved this book. I liked the first few books in the series but as I started reading more I just felt that the books became repetitive and less interesting. Zoey has become one of the most irritating characters in YA, and this series seems to be irritating. 

The book starts off with Zoey and her many many men, all these men and their obsession with Zoey is really annoying. And I don’t see why it is that difficult to pick one for her, how can she love everyone? I just don’t see anything good in the main character. She is confused and troubled unnecessarily. 

Zoey and her friends can now breath again, they tried sending immortal Kalona back and succeeded. But that doesn’t end the troubles, there is no break for Zoey. There is something dangerous lurking in the darkness of tunnels and Stevie Rae is hiding something from Zoey. Immortal Kalona is back in her dreams where he has found a new way to get into her life. There is cold war going on between Eric, her human boy friend and  new warrior this means more boy issues. When everything is falling apart how can Zoey find a way to get rid of her problems?

My rating: 2 out of 5.Have you ever read a book that’s so irritating you can’t help but think, ‘It would be great if most of the characters died, especially the main character because she is so annoying? If your answer is YES then you’ve probably been reading this series 🙂

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HuntedHunted is 5th book in House of Night series by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast. To tell the truth I am bored, I don’t think I can take it anymore. This is really frustrating to read the same thing again and again. There is nothing new in this book, everything is repeated from previous installments with some additional new stuff. I don’t know how I can read 7 more books in the series.

When last we left Zoey, all hell  was breaking loose inside the vampire school. Neferet has called forth an ancient evil that cannot be destroyed. Kalona, a fallen angel and has declared war on all human beings. But Kalona thinks Zoey as his chosen one, one who trapped him inside earth decades ago. Now its Zoey’s responsibility to team up with her friends and send him back. Will she succeed in this impossible and dangerous mission?

I am kinda irritated by Zoey and her boyfriend trouble. Seriously she has got issues to select one guy for herself as she is confused and loves everyone. Now I understand why many people have stopped reading this series after this installment. My rating: 2 out of 5. I am not sure if I will continue reading this series, the myth part is really good but then the plot and story development sucks. May be I will  read the 6th book and give this series another chance someday.

Untamed Untamed is the fourth installment in the popular House of Night YA fantasy series by P.C & Kristin Cast. After reading 3rd book in the series  ”Chosen” I was not sure weather I liked the series anymore. But ”Untamed” was interesting read.

Zoey Redbird’s friends are pissed at her, in one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none. With the brutal murders of two important vampire teachers, The House of Night has upped it’s security. But Zoey is not safe, dark evil is slowly raising it’s head. Neferet is playing a dangerous game and has decided to raise an ancient demon. There’s a new powerful fledgling in The House of Night: James Stark who Zoey Redbird immediately forms a connection with. But while going through change he dies! Eric is back but he gives her silent treatment for cheating on him. This book is full of suspense and it is the best installment compared to first 3 books in the series.

It is a good story but few things are repeated.  For example vocabulary lessons from Damien, dressing style of ”Twins” and they are not really related but how they are ”Twins” and how grandmother  calls Zoey the Cherokee word for daughter and how  the word makes her feel safe. People who are reading series will get bored becuase they have read it hundred times before reaching the 4th book. My rating: 2 out of 5. I wanted to give 3 for the interesting story but then looking at the writing style and repeated explanation I gave 2.

Chosen by P C CastEvery single vampire book comes in series. It is like you read the first one, you have to read every single book in the series to know what happens to the characters. I kind of hate reading series ( Hunger Games and Harry potter doesn’t come under this category 🙂 )

I am not a big fan of ”House of night” series but as I started reading it I thought to finish it. Chosen is the third book in the series. First book was good but later after reading the second book I felt there is nothing horror in it. It seems very childish to me to read about vampire school and Zoey and her friend’s stupidity. I am not that impressed with the story line either. This book starts of with Zoey’s birthday and how much she hates Christmas themed birthday presents. Zoey is confused in this book because she has 3 boy friends. One Human, one on the way to become vampire and other one is a full grown vampire. Now that she knows what happened to her best friend Stevie Rae, after she died. She wants to help her find a way back to humanity. But problems starts when a vampire body is found on school ground. Is it another trick of Neferet’s or really people of faith are killing vampires?

My rating: 2 out of 5. I don’t know what 9 more books in the series contain.

Betrayed Betrayed is second book in ”House of night” series. Its an predictable story of vampire school. Nothing special from other young adult vampire novels. I read it because I challenged myself to read this entire series. I am sure or else I will never think of reading this.

This book starts off exactly where the first book stopped. Zoey is now leader of Dark Daughters and sons. Aphrodite is not happy with this. But there is some one else who is not happy with new arrangements. Some one is picking on Heath’s football team members and draining their blood. Zoey is imprinted with Heath and likes to drink his blood meanwhile she likes Eric too. But then there is an adult hot vampire Loren whom she has crush on. Totally messed up life becomes even more messed up when some one very close to her dies.

Very predictable story line, but  interesting read if you are a fan of young adult vampire novels and if you know what to expect from it.

Marked 01Marked is the first book in ”House of night” series written by P.C Cast and Kristen Cast (Mother & daughter). This is entirely different than all vampire novels,because of House of Night vampire school. The concept of school makes this book interesting.

Zoey Redbird is marked by vampire goddess Nyx. She has to join House of Night vampire school now, where she has to live and study while her body will undergo certain changes. If her body rejects the changes in turning into a vampire then she will die. But somehow Zoey is different, her mark is different than others. She has some powers like blood lust and control over 5 elements which is quite abnormal for 3rd former to have. And there is Aphrodite who is evil and selfish going to be leader who hates Zoey for her specialties. Like all stories there is a handsome vampire guy who likes Zoey, and not to forget her best friends who will help her through out all difficult situations.

Story is interesting, but can not count it as  horror novel. Its suitable for young adults, its another vampire novel for vampire lovers. My rating is 3 out of 5.