It was great, but it only covered 3 days from the events of the end of "Untamed." Don't get me wrong, the plot developed and changed quite a bit. But the book was over in the blink of an eye. And P.C. Cast hasn't slated a date or name for book 6, which is inevitable because of how things were left. It had the same humor that I noticed Zoey's character possesses. And there was still the complicated web of relationships Zoey has with her men (and boys).
I was looking for a bit more romance, but I view this book as a kind of a in-between book. It covered events that must come to pass for things to get good again. Don't get me wrong, there was action and turmoil, but it ends on kind of a weird note. I hope this doesn't spoil anything for you. But I enjoyed it, all things considered.
This is the fifth book in the House of Night series; all in all this series has been very inconsistent. The third book was kind of ho-hum, the fourth book was excellent, and the fifth book, well, it kind of sucked.
In this book Zoey and friends are hiding in the tunnels with Stevie Rae and her red fledglings. Somehow they need to get back into the House of Night to face Neferet and Kalona and somehow break the influence they are having on the vampires and fledglings of the House of Night.
The above is basically the whole story. Sadly the first 2/3's of the story are spent in the tunnels with not a whole lot happening. Zoey spends a lot of time whining about Erik being too possessive. Then, of course, Zoey has to get involved with Heath...again. And because Zoey wouldn't have enough to whine about without being involved in a love triangle, Stark is drug into the picture too. This story felt like it was almost a repeat of the third book; at least in the relationship aspects. Seriously nothing exciting actually happens until the last section of the book. This section was pretty good and dealt with Zoey and friends going back to the House of Night and facing Neferet and Kalona.
This has been a very inconsistent series for me. Some of the books I love and some I hate. I feel that there has been more hate than love for this series for me. There are so many interesting things that could be happening with these characters and this world; it seems though that the majority of page space is lent to Zoey so she can whine about relationship troubles. All of her whining makes me think that maybe she is not the special Priestess that everyone thinks she is; I mean she is one of the weakest heroines I have ever read about.
I had a tough time getting through this book. I am finding that I don't really care about many of the characters all that much. The plot wasn't very exciting or griping. Believe it or not I though Aphrodite was my favorite character of this book; her actions are much more heroic than any of the others. I am not sure I will read the 6th book. My overall reaction when I finished this book was, "Thank goodness I am done, I can read something good now!"
Sorry this is such a scalding review, but I am sooo disappointed that this series can't be more consistent!
Ok, I have waited a few weeks since I finished the book to review. I love Zoey, and all the HoN characters, but this book was just awful up until the last few chapters. It only covered 2 days, 2 DAYS! That is horrible! Spread it out a little will you? Plus, everytime something happened, they would explain it FULLY to the other charcters several times over. You dont need to do that, I already read it when it happened, shorten it down a bit and you can fit more in.
Even so, I will continue to read. But I was very disappointed in this book. Not worth the hardcover price.
Hunted was OK, but I didn't have high hopes since I was disappointed with Untamed. I was very annoyed with the dialogue in the beginning of the book. I know it's a YA book, but it seemed so juvenile to me. Do teenagers really talk this way? IMO, this was a filler book. There was not much going on through most of the story. The ending was as expected, but it was sort of a let-down. I wanted more action, I guess. I know the thing that bothers me the most is all of Zoey's boyfriends. I just wished she would focus on her craft and realize that she doesn't need a man (or boy) to be complete. I'll read the next in the series whenever it comes out though.
I have been waiting excitedly for this book to debut...but I am kind of over it with this series after reading this book. I feel that the book is very repetative (for example everytime something goes wrong or might go wrong Zoey says "well hell") how annoying. Also Zoey is a big hoe-bag even though she only slept with Loren, and it gets worse in this book by 2 more guys (demon, vampire, dead-kid, what-ever). I will probably get Tempted when it comes out just to see if the authors can clean this up and make another good book or if it will end up rubish like this one....