Just like the previous books, this one was hard to put down. Always interesting always easy to follow and of course ended in a way that makes you lunge into the next both feet first. Don't start reading unless you got the next book on hand or nearby you will need it!
Zoey Redbird's life was finally getting to an odd sort of normal. Lies became an everyday thing, and even though she did not want to, some were necessary. Zoey, although not your average person also had more than one boyfriend. In fact, she has three. Yes, Zoey must have had some swag to score three beautiful in love, boys who would do anything for her. To top that off, her best-friend who recently died, but is now back as an un-dead new breed of vampires is walking about in the town. Zoey has her work cut in for her in this book, they only issue is can she manage it without losing anything?
Let's start off with the biggest issue known as her friends. Now after the death of her main pal Stevie Rae, her friends have become her safety net. Not one of them, she could use, as Zoey still kept a lot of secrets from them. After working closely with Aphrodite, their relationship is still at their odd but strong point, which none of her friends get. She even have to hide the fact of the un-dead Stevie Rae from them; for reasons I do not understand. What Zoey forgets is that they are also Stevie Rae friends, in fact, they been friends long before Zoey even started the House of Nights. Either way Zoey keeps the decision of lying to them about Stevie Rae, where she goes, why she and Aphrodite are close and about Neferet being completely evil. Eventually these frail lies will have to fall, and it is no surprise who is there to see it all go down.
The second major issue Zoey has is normal for most girls and it’s only a four letter word. That right, it is boys. If it was a three letter word, then Zoey’s problem would be simple, but of course there is never just one. First off is her long term human boyfriend Heath. She knows she cannot stay with him, but her lust for his blood, plus their imprint makes it almost impossible for them to stay away. Yet Zoey knows what to do, if only she can find the words to do it. The second is one she is meant to be with. The handsome, popular Erik Knight, who loves Zoey with all his heart. Yet after being with Aphrodite can Erik love another lying girl, or would he see her in the same light and deem unworthy? And the final guy would be the most confusing as it is Loren. This guy is her teacher, yet has taken a special interest in her. If only she knew how special that interest was, maybe it could have saved her that faithful night. At the end of this book Zoey will lose maybe one, two or maybe all three of these gentlemen who think they love her.
This is the third book in the House of Night series written by P.C Cast and her daughter Kristin Cast. It is not a bad series so far, and the twists have been put in at their appropriate time. Each book is full of surprises so that there is never a dull moment. As this marks the ¼ way through the series, I am beginning to see the main plot growing. The humans, Neferet and Stevie Rae all seem to play an important part in the main story line. As the plot gets rougher and Zoey is to face it alone, all we can do is pray that Nyx is with her. After all The Chosen One’s path is never the easiest.
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I get this book is a young adult book but for characters who should be 16-18 yrs old they seem more like they are 14. And the way they describe people or different sexual orientation or race is in my opinion kind of inappropriate.
The story really starts to pick up in this book. There are so many things happening and Zoey is caught up in the middle of everything. She's always rushing to solve one problem after another and doesn't even have a spare moment for herself. Add to the fact that Zoey is juggling three different guys in her life and all the secrets she has been keeping from her friends finally come to light.
I admit I'm a little jealous of Zoey. It seems like every other guy has a thing for her. She has Erik who is seemingly perfect, Heath who's kind of like a little puppy dog and so devoted to her and now Loren who's a professor and he's older.
After all the of Zoey's secrets come out she doesn't get a chance to explain why she's kept so much from her close friends. So at the end of this book their friendship is really up in the air. The gang is mad at Zoey for not trusting them but Zoey doesn't really have a choice as adult vamps can read their minds and find out everything that Zoey knows. Zoey really needs her friends on her side so I hope they can all patch things up in the next book. We also see more of a human side to Aphrodite as the façade she puts on starts to crumple. Still as Zoey says they're not so much as friends, more like allies as they have a common enemy
Of the three books I've read so far this was the best one. There were a lot of things happening simultaneously in the story which had me turning the pages. As I've said before, this is a series for older teens or adults especially for this book as it had some pretty steamy scenes in it.
Trust is a powerful emotion, mostly unnoticed until it's broken.
Zoey can no longer trust her mentor, Neferet. But the bigger question Zoey must ask herself is how long her friends will continue to trust her.
Zoey's afraid that sooner or later, they will uncover the truth about Stevie Rae, who hovers on the brink of life and death. Technically, they watched her die, but she is still alive. She lives as a monster, with just a little piece of her soul left. Zoey believes that she can bring her best friend back; unfortunately, she'll need help from Aphrodite.
Not only does she have to keep Stevie Rae's "death" a secret from her friends, but she also has to make up excuses for admitting Aphrodite into their circle.
Readers will devour the third book in the HOUSE OF NIGHT vampyre series and eagerly await the next delicious morsel of the tale.