Wednesday, February 20, 2008

#8 Chosen: A House of Night Novel by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

My Rating: 10 out of 10 stars

In this third book of the House of Night series, Zoey's adventures at the vampyre finishing school have taken a mysterious turn. Her best friend, Stevie Rae—now truly undead and more like a zombie than a vampyre—is struggling to maintain her tenuous hold on humanity, while Zoey tries to figure out what she can do to restore her friend to her former self. Zoey also finds herself saddled with not one, but three boyfriends. And all these secrets she's having to keep from her other friends at the House of Night, who truly believe Stevie Rae gone, and know nothing about Zoey's secret rendezvous with her human ex-boyfriend and the sexy Professor Loren Blake.

But truly things are not as they appear when up is down and left is right! For some strange reason, the only one Zoey can turn to for help is her arch-nemesis, Aphrodite, while her real friends must be kept in the dark. And Dark forces are most definitely at work here now that several Vampyre professors have been murdered and set up to be found in suspicious positions, pointing to the People of Faith—Zoey's own zealous stepfather's religious group—as the most likely suspects!

Wow, talk about your cliffhanger ending. I had to check and make sure I wasn't missing the last few pages because I was dying to know what happened next! I think I may simply DIE waiting for the 4th book to come out! And I can't even find a definite date yet. I suppose it'll be sometime towards the end of the current year, though I'm not positive on that. I'll have to go scour PC's Blog to see if I can find an answer. *giggle*

In any case, I loved this book as much as it's 2 predecessors, if not more so because I'm really beginning to really like these characters a lot. Even the ones I'm not supposed to, like Aphrodite. Though I suspect Ms. Cast is doing that on purpose. ;) I really like that though this is a young adult book, it's not very predictable or "dummied down" for a younger audience. I think I'm going to pick up copies of all 3 of these for my personal collection. :)

House of Night series

BookCrossing journal page for this book


Unknown said...


I can't wait for my copy to arrive. Amazon has already told me it will be arriving late...they did this to me with every book in this series so far!!!

I have resisted the temptation to read your review...I don't want to know what happens ;)

The next book is called 'Untamed' and comes out at the end of September.

Oh and I tagged you...

Cherie said...

Thanks for the info on Untamed. w00t w00t! I try to make sure I don't give away any of the plots in my reviews though... :)

Unknown said...

I still can't read the review...I need the book!!!!

I checked and it is finally on its way to me! So I need a day off work this week after it arrives ;)