Chosen - House of Night, Bk 3 Author:Kristin Cast, P. C. Cast Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare situation of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the... more » situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely affects the truth…« less
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This is the third book in the House of Night series. I think it was one of the worst books in the series; but it was still engaging and fast to read so I rate it as an "okay".
In this book Zoey returns to school poised to fulfill her obligations as the Leader of the Dark Daughters and Sons; she also needs to find a way to deal with Stevie Rae, she needs to deal with the evil Nefertiti, and she has to do all of this while juggling three hot guys.
Needless to say initially there seems like there is going to be a lot going on in this book; but there isn't much that actually happens. Zoey spends a lot of the book, and I mean a lot of it, complaining about how she can't choose between Erik (the hottest Fledgling boy in the school), Heath (her human boyfriend that she accidentally Imprinted), and Lauren (the Vampire Poet who seems to have the hots for her). This got old really fast. Especially since none of the relationships with any of the guys were really developed in any way. As typical with this series the writing of this book was mediocre and the plot fairly predictable.
The only thing that really redeemed this book was how Zoey interacts with Stevie Rae; this part of the book is really interesting and really tugs at your curiosity. Curiously Nefertiti was absent for almost the whole book, which really sucked a lot of the urgency out of the story.
Still, overall this was a quick and fun read. I still found the story to be engaging (if a bit annoying at times) and I think the series has a lot of potential to get interesting in the next book. This is still a series where I will never go out and buy the books new; they just aren't worth the money. I will continue to read this series mainly because I already have the next two books in the series; I found them used.
Zoey has a lot of boyfriends in this book. She asks herself if she is a ho. Well she IS! The whole multiple-partner- lead-a-guy-on thing is SO not doing it for me. I put the book down when I got to this point and I won't be picking up the series again. If that's what you're into, go ahead, read this book.
Once again Kristin and PC Cast have me up into the late night hours reading because I cannot put the book down!! This book is just as good if not better than the first in the series. This book is book 3 of 4 in the series and its an awesome read!
Do not miss out on Zoey's adventures as she becomes a vampire and thus fulfilling her destiny!!
This series surprised me. It is marketed to teens and written about teen vampires, but the books have a more mature theme and dialogue to them than most of the books of the teenage genre. Written in the first person, it does give a more clear idea of what is going on in the main character's head. There are a lot of creepy elements including dark magic, invoking evil spirits and blood rituals. Warning: the characters in this book are teenagers who are quite promiscuous (even includes teacher/student and child/adult sexual relationships). Good story, good writing, not a great idea for young teenagers or those that would be offended by the sex and dark magic issues.
After reading the third installment in this series I've begun to lose some patience with the protagonist. Of course, it's hard to sympathize, or empathize or even condone, a protagonist that keeps three guys on the hook at one time. Zoey feels that she must keep secrets from her friends in this tale and ends up damaging those friendships, if not losing them. The same kinda goes for my enjoyment of her saga.
I'll most likely continue reading the series but some of the harmless affectations of the character have begun to be annoying. I am engrossed in the story and do want to see how it all turns out but it's not like some of my favorite fiction series where I truly enjoy spending time in their world. This one I'm ambivelent about.
The writing is good enough to let the story develop without getting in the way but it's not got many brilliant moments.
Perhaps this is just a weak link in an otherwise sound chain. I'm hoping that it will improve with the next book.
Trust is a powerful emotion, mostly unnoticed until it's broken.
Zoey can no longer trust her mentor, Neferet. But the bigger question Zoey must ask herself is how long her friends will continue to trust her.
Zoey's afraid that sooner or later, they will uncover the truth about Stevie Rae, who hovers on the brink of life and death. Technically, they watched her die, but she is still alive. She lives as a monster, with just a little piece of her soul left. Zoey believes that she can bring her best friend back; unfortunately, she'll need help from Aphrodite.
Not only does she have to keep Stevie Rae's "death" a secret from her friends, but she also has to make up excuses for admitting Aphrodite into their circle.
Readers will devour the third book in the HOUSE OF NIGHT vampyre series and eagerly await the next delicious morsel of the tale.
Having now read 3 books in this series I think I have figured out what is bugging me... It's like there are 2 points of view in a lot of areas of the book and I think it is because there are 2 authors. I still dislike the strong language throughout the book, but the plot is decent. Certainly not my favorite vampire series.