Friday, January 25, 2013

Review: Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird – she’s become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.

Zoey Redbird's life could not get much worse.  Sure, they saved Stevie Rae's humanity but everyone is beyond pissed at her, Neferet has lost her mind and fallen off the path of the Goddess, and the only person she has to rely on is Aphrodite and she is no longer a fledgling.  Aphrodite is now Nyx's human prophetests and her latest visions see Zoey dead.  The only bright side is that her and Heath's imprint is broke and she now has zero boyfriends as opposed to the very confusing three boyfriends.   When a new guy, Stark, shows up at the Tulsa House of Night, Zoey plans to steer clear, that is until he died in her arms after they had a deep and serious connection.  But as we all no not all that die at this House of Night stay dead.  So much for things being uncomplicated.  Untamed is the fabulous fourth installment of the House of Night series that has magic, friendship, good vs evil, and uniqueness that will blow your mind away.

As a dog person I love that there is a dog at the House of Night that is so over flown with cats.  Dutchess adds a friendlyness to the book that only dogs have in real life.  Her love and loyalty for Stark is literally heart breaking and she is in some seriously funny parts of the book that literally had me laughing my butt off.

Aphrodite has been through some major changes throughout the series so far.  She started out the 'hag from hell' we all loved to hate.  But slowly, you begin to see behind her tough exterior and realize that she's actually kind of awesome.  She is smart, smart assed, loyal, and strong.  She is the only person that would help Zoey when everyone else abandoned her and she is the only person, besides Zoey, that Neferet can't read.  She will fight tooth and nail for the people that she cares about.

There are several new characters in this book that are awesome.  Particularly Darius, Stark, and Shekinah.  Darius is a Son of Erebus warrior that we don't completely get to know yet but he's protective and smart and probably the only person, besides Zoey and Stevie Rae that actually likes Aphrodite.  Stark is the new kid at the House of Night.  Hot and Cocky but smart and sensitive he seems like an awesome guy.  Plus he's a dog lover!  He is also gifted by Nyx which is why Neferet seems so interested in him.  Shekinah is the High Priestess of all High Priestesses.  Her power is amazing, power, and even for the reader a bit fightening.

The House of Night books are in my top five favorite series of all books so far.  Have any of you all read them?  Got mad love for the House of Night vamps?  

The House of Night Series is written by P.C. and Kristen Cast.  P.C. cast has written several series and she has received several awards for them.  Kristin Cast is P.C.’s daughter and has written a few other series herself.  She currently goes to college in Oklahoma, where they both live.  To learn more visit

1 comment:

El said...

I have only read the first two books so far, but I defenitely want to read the next books to.

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