Reviewed by LadyJay for TeensReadToo.com
"Kalona lifted his hands. He didn't hesitate. There was no doubt whatsoever in his mind about what he had to do."
Zoey Redbird's soul has shattered. The fledgling High Priestess is trapped in the Otherworld and is slowly losing herself, piece by piece. Zoey's broken heart is making it difficult for her to return to her friends, and they are in desperate need of her help.
Neferet is worming her way into the Vampyre High Council, and there is little to be done about it. The remaining teachers at the House of Night are loyal to Zoey and know that Neferet is attempting to become the Tsi Sgili, allowing evil to follow in her wake. Zoey's friends are also trying to help; Stark, Aphrodite, Stevie Rae, and all the rest, but they, too, are dealing with problems of their own.
Stevie Rae, who was almost murdered by a rogue group of red fledglings, has imprinted with a raven-mocker; Aphrodite is still trying to make sense of how/why Nyx has gifted her with Sight, but taken away her vampyre abilities; and now Stark, Zoey's Warrior, must kill part of himself to save the only thing he will ever love.
The Cast duo has once again created an excellent addition to the HOUSE OF NIGHT series. This novel is especially telling, because the chapters are told from each character's perspective. It's nice to see the story develop from many points of view, rather than having a single narrator. Each character's voice is distinct, unique, and that's what makes these novels special.
Just as with the last six novels, this one will leave you wanting more. Fear not, dear reader! The eighth installment of the series, entitled AWAKENED, will be revealed soon enough!