Sunday, June 13, 2010

Tempted


Tempted is book 6 in the amazing House of Night series by mother-daughter team PC Cast & Kristin Cast. From the back cover.~

Dark secrets and unspoken suspicions come between Zoey and Stevie Rae, putting their friendship-and the House of Night at risk.

After Zoey Redbird and her gang have banished Kalona and Neferet from Tulsa, you’d think that they’d catch a break. But with Zoey and her sexy warrior Stark both recovering from a brush with death, and the fledglings struggling to deal with the fallout from Neferet’s reign of terror, a break is just not in the forecast. Zoey is haunted by her confusing yet elemental connection with A-ya, the ancient Cherokee maiden who was the only human able to tempt Kalona’s body and soul. How will A-ya’s pull on her affect Zoey’s ability to resist the dangerously seductive immortal?

Meanwhile, Stevie Rae, with her super red-vamp powers, always thought she could handle the stuff she’s been keeping from her BFF. But the mysterious, threatening force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading. Stevie Rae won’t confide where she’s been and what she’s doing, and Zoey is beginning to wonder just how much she can trust the person she always thought would have her back.

Will their choices destroy them and will darkness consume the House of Night?

I really love the House of Night series. Zoey is a great character and I love her friends and how they interact with one another. I will say that I had waited way too long between reading Hunted and Tempted and I won’t make that mistake again with the series. I enjoyed Tempted, but felt it moved a little slower than other books in the series. I also didn’t love how both Zoey and Stevie Rae both were keeping secrets from each other. Once again, Zoey had a multitude of boys all seeking her favors. I really love that even with all her power as a high priestess, she is just like any other teenage girl with it comes to boys. The ending of Tempted really set things up to change majorly for not only the House of Night, but Zoey and her friends in many ways. I already have Burned, the next book in the series, on my bookshelf and plan to read it very soon.

2 comments:

Paula R said...

Hey Liza, I love this series too. Tempted was great, and I love how things were set up. I was uncomfortable with the whole secrecy thing by both Stevie Rae and Zoey, but it was perfect. I think something big is in store, and we will be surprised in future books. Girl, you have got to read Burned. It is my favorite of the entire series. A lot of questions get answered, but more new ones get created. I can't wait to see what happens in Awakened.

How are you doing?

Peace and love,
Paula R.

Liza said...

Burned is up after I read Night Keepers, which I just started last night after I finished Deep in the Valley(totally loved, thank you). Trying to get through some of the older books in my TBR pile.