Monday, July 26, 2010

Tempted by PC and Kristin Cast Review

Title: Tempted
Author: PC and Kristin Cast
Genre: YA
Page Count: 319
Book Type: Hardcover (Owned)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312567484
*This synopsis will contain spoilers; however, my review will not.

From Goodreads: 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. 

My Review: Is she with Stark or Heath on the cover (I'm guessing the other is lurking in the background). I do appreciate these covers with the tattoo like texture to them. I also enjoy how all of the ones in the series are black with a different color title. This helps when I get the urge to shelve my books by color but my OCD-ishness doesn't want to separate series books.

This is the sixth book in the series and I can 100% say that it was not my favorite. I stopped reading about halfway through and read roughly five books before picking it up to finish it. This installment and the previous just seemed to be lacking the appeal of the prior books. My favorite characters in the whole series are Aphrodite and Stark. I think they have the most dimension to them and I am glad that we got to see more of them in this book. Also, are we really expected to believe everything that happened in the six books occurred during Zoey's first year at school? It seems a little far-fetched to me (I know, these are vampire books, but I like a little believability). Even Harry Potter himself only really had one big event/nemesis per year. Oh well, I do have Burned on my waiting list for the library.

Have any of you read Burned? Is it any better?


  1. I can say it still kinda lacks in Burned :(

  2. That is so disappointing. I'm glad I made the decision to not buy it and wait for it at the library although that seriously bugs the book collector in me. I'll probably buy it eventually so I don't have half of a series :(


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