Saturday, January 22, 2011

Review: Awakened by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Author:P.C.Cast , Kristin Cast
Release Date: January 4, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's
House Of Night Book #8
ISBN:  0312650248
ISBN13:  9780312650247
Genre: Young Adult

Zoey has returned from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey--or her relationship with her super-hot Warrior, Stark--ever be the same?

“My love, speak to me.  Tell me everything.”  Neferet went to Kalona, kneeling before him, stroking the soft, dark wings that unfurled loosely around the immortal. 

“What would you have me say?”  He didn’t meet her eyes.  

 “Zoey lives.” Neferet’s voice was flat, cold, lifeless.

“She does.”

“Then you owe me the subservience of your immortal soul.”  She started to walk away from him.

“Where are you going?  What will happen next?”

 “It is quite simple.  I will ensure Zoey is drawn back to Oklahoma.  There, on my own terms, I will complete the task you failed.”
Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey.  Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z.  But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there.  Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it?  Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…

And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim?  The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship?  Does he betray his father or his heart?
In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?

After not being super crazy about the last book I am glad to see I enjoyed AWAKENED a tad bit more but i still dont feel that it was on the same page as earlier books. I enjoyed reading about Rephaim, we get to see him really change in AWAKENED and I think he will be a major part of the group as the series continues. I am entirely tired of the whole Neferet situation, it seems to just keep dragging on and on without much going on at all. I'm hoping her deal at the end will make for better stories to come.  I enjoyed the plot ideas, but the execution and dialogue wasn't up to par for me. I'm having a hard time getting excited to continue the series but seeing as I have read the books until now I cant imagine that I wont pick up STOLEN when it comes out, but I really hope the books get better or STOLEN might be the last I read.

I gave it a 3/5

1 comment:

  1. I know how you feel! Burned was so weak! I might wait for Stolen and see the reviews b4 I read this one =/

    I cant stand the whole Neferet thing any longer either!


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