Friday, April 19, 2013

Book Review: Tempted by P.C. and Kristin Cast

Tempted (House of Night Series #6)So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.

You would think that guy drama could wait after banishing pure evil from Tulsa.  But for Zoey Redbird that seems to be an impossible thing.  Stark is practically dead, Erik is a jealous jerk, and Heath is Heath.  Plus Stevie Rae is definatly hiding something dark, as Aphrodite keeps reminding Zoey.  Sleep is the perfect escape?  No.  Kalona has managed to find his way in to Zoey's sleep and his manipulation is the final straw.  Tempted is the most nerve wrecking House of Night yet and will leave you heart broken and dying for the next book.



Finally, Zoey broke up with Erik.  For someone that sounded so sweet, smart, mature, and hot in the first two books he turned out to really not me.  Erik is self centered.  Don't get me wrong most young people are in the real world but he's like the super hot guy that we all went to high school with that pouted if he didn't get a cookie for every single thing that he does.  And when things don't go his way he gets worse.  Erik started out as a sweet guy but as soon as he and Zoey got back together he became this possessive jerk.  All of that being said, his character has a lot of room to grow and a lot of directions to go in which is awesome. 

Although Kalona is the bad guy, I like that we get a little insight into him.  The whole time that he's interacting with Zoey you know that he's full of crap and you know that she's going to fall for it and you can't stop reading.  In the other two books you don't really know who Kalona is or anything about him other than he is a fallen warrior.  You find out in this book a bit more about him.  He's honest with Zoey but not about his intentions or anything that hadn't happened in this century. 

I love that the nerd herd gets to go some place else for a book besides the Tulsa House of Night.  And what better place to visit than a Mediterranean Island with the Vampire High Consul.  Reading about the Vampire High Consul was also torture.  You would think that vampires that were so old and powerful enough to be apart of something called the Vampire High Consul would be smart enough to see through Neferet's games but the verdict is still out about that.

The fact that Aphrodite and Stevie Rae are imprinted is just hilarious.  Aphrodite is so defensive about it.  The fact that Heath is in this book a lot is great.  You don't really get a since of he Heath is until Tempted and I have to say I LOVE him.  He's just a good guy.  The new humanity intact Stark is pretty fabulous as well.

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

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