April 27, 2012

Review: Destined (House of Night #9) by P.C. Cast , Kristin Cast

Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet—which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together—if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father’s shadow...
But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia’s handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there’s the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more—or possibly less—than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And there’s something strangely familiar about him...
Will Neferet’s true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox’s humanity in time to protect him—and everyone—from his own fate? Find out what’s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.

When I first started reading the ʺHouse of Nightʺ series it was at the top of it's game. Sadly, after the first few books it started going down hill. At this point, in my opinion, the series has never returned to it's former glory. ʺDestinedʺ the 9th book does little to improve my opinion. I have to say I did like the ending. I keep pushing forward to the next book in the hopes that something.... anything will improve. My dismal opinion is that nothing has. The same story keeps repeating it's self with only a change in the main characters. Someone gets in trouble... trusting no one leads to more problems... the others find out... everyone bans together... the bad guy is defeated... oh yeah, and someone looses a loved one. It's all been done before. Just because I am disappointed, in no way should this sway you from giving this book a fair chance. Maybe, you will get something from it that I have missed. At best, I would put this on my list of ʺbooks to borrowʺ. Hopefully, you will enjoy this book more than I have.

Publisher-St.Martins Press
Reviewer Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by~Mechele
~Thank you to the publisher for the donation of this audiobook to the Read for your Future book program!~


1 comment:

  1. I agree, this is the problem with unnecessarily long series, i feel like they sold out and the story is just going around in circles. I look forward to Neferet's curse though


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