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Chosen: A House of Night Novel (House of Night Novels)
Chosen A House of Night Novel - House of Night Novels Author:P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast Bloodlust and dark forces are at work at the House of Night?Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird's adventures at the school are about to take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be her friends are turning out to be enemies. And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this "highly add... more »ictive series" (Romantic Times), in which Zoey's mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn't have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover about the secretive and sinister power that's turning dead fledglings into bloodsucking monsters must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare: Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected position of having three boyfriends. Mix in more than a little forbidden desire to the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster of massive proportions. Then, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith, and Zoey's horrid step-loser in particular, are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends find out, things are not always what they seem?« less
This is the third book in the House of Night series. I think it was one of the worst books in the series; but it was still engaging and fast to read so I rate it as an "okay".
In this book Zoey returns to school poised to fulfill her obligations as the Leader of the Dark Daughters and Sons; she also needs to find a way to deal with Stevie Rae, she needs to deal with the evil Nefertiti, and she has to do all of this while juggling three hot guys.
Needless to say initially there seems like there is going to be a lot going on in this book; but there isn't much that actually happens. Zoey spends a lot of the book, and I mean a lot of it, complaining about how she can't choose between Erik (the hottest Fledgling boy in the school), Heath (her human boyfriend that she accidentally Imprinted), and Lauren (the Vampire Poet who seems to have the hots for her). This got old really fast. Especially since none of the relationships with any of the guys were really developed in any way. As typical with this series the writing of this book was mediocre and the plot fairly predictable.
The only thing that really redeemed this book was how Zoey interacts with Stevie Rae; this part of the book is really interesting and really tugs at your curiosity. Curiously Nefertiti was absent for almost the whole book, which really sucked a lot of the urgency out of the story.
Still, overall this was a quick and fun read. I still found the story to be engaging (if a bit annoying at times) and I think the series has a lot of potential to get interesting in the next book. This is still a series where I will never go out and buy the books new; they just aren't worth the money. I will continue to read this series mainly because I already have the next two books in the series; I found them used.
Zoey has a lot of boyfriends in this book. She asks herself if she is a ho. Well she IS! The whole multiple-partner- lead-a-guy-on thing is SO not doing it for me. I put the book down when I got to this point and I won't be picking up the series again. If that's what you're into, go ahead, read this book.
Once again Kristin and PC Cast have me up into the late night hours reading because I cannot put the book down!! This book is just as good if not better than the first in the series. This book is book 3 of 4 in the series and its an awesome read!
Do not miss out on Zoey's adventures as she becomes a vampire and thus fulfilling her destiny!!
I've really enjoyed the House of the Night Series so far. P.C. and Kristin Cast do a great job of making the characters seem real. It doesn't sound like adults writing in a teen's voice. This might be a problem for some people, because the language used by the characters and the slang may get annoying. The angsty feelings of, "I hate my parents..." and, "Oh no! I have three extremely hot boyfriends! What am I to do?" Could actually grate on the nerves as well. But for me, I enjoy stepping out of my, oh so overwhelming adult life, and jumping into the shoes of a teenager (again). It's refreshing.
Now onto the story. Yes, Zoey Redbird has a ton of problems going on in Chosen, and no the ending is not a happy one. She has pretty much lost everything at this point. It's nice to have a book end, and there not be rainbows and happy kitties prancing around. Oh wait. There is a kitty at the end. Alright, little puppies prancing around. I don't think all books should have happy endings. Especially, if there is another in the series following hot on it's trails.
I have to say though, I saw the major plot twist coming from a mile away. Even though it seemed predictable to me I hope some people were shocked by how things ended. I also like the take on how these humans become vampyres, and the struggles they go through to complete this change. A lot of new developments to the story, and a lot of unsolved mysteries to take care of in Book Four. Which is due out in September of 2008.
Chosen is a good follow up to betrayed and it's packed tight with drama, drama, drama. If you have read the first two in this Young Adult series there is no reason for you to not pick up the third. If you haven't read any of this series yet, I suggest picking up Marked first, then Betrayed. You wouldn't want to miss out on anything.