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.
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The book shows many underlying lessons in life about the good and the bad.
Aphrodite, she's is very forward and honest.
I loved the scene where Dragon/Brian is reunited with Anastasia
So as usual there's the punch up, calling of the circle, just in the nick of time and the lovey dovey babble, but get past the predictability and you'll enjoy it.
The plot is finally on the move again, where the last few books have felt like fodder to get the series through all 12 books, this one actually engages you. It's a good listen as long as you know the back story.
We meet a new (ish) character called Aurox, and similarly to Erik, Heath, Stark, Prof. Blake and every other guy that ever had any sort of attraction to Zoey, he is drawn to her and 'feels' when he's around her...
Give it a go, it is good, despite how I seem to have only said bad things, I did enjoy it as I have all of the series. :)
I have enjoyed all the books this series which was introduced to me by a friend. I didn't think I would enjoy these books as I don't tend to enjoy vampire books but these are different to books such as Twilight (which I didn't enjoy). So, I am looking forward to the next book, Hidden and the many novellas about the different adult vampires.
If you like the young adult Vampire type books, this series is for you! However, them keep changing the narrator is annoying, you just get used to one voice for the main and other characters then they change it! Only bad point I can make! Other than that it's great.
It was worth the wait! The only bad thing is that I have to wait a year for the next book! This book had me crying and biting my nails with anticipation. I loved it! It leaves you hanging and eagerly waiting on the next book in the series.
I was so excited to read the new House of Night book and i was not disappointed.
"is wonderful I just wish the subscription was free"
I absolutely love it! it's just sadly a bit pricey to buy the book and a monthly fee
loved it!!!! love this series ! love the different voices of the characters it makes it feel real.
"love these book!!"
the story line is amazing! I never want them to end! Zoey and the gangs trip has been a joy to listen to.
"Worth continuing the series for"
I, like some others, have been tempted to give up on this series because it's too long or whatever reason, but I continued mostly out of curiosity, and because I missed the characters I suppose. My advice for others is to keep going and read this one more, and then give up after if need be. For me, it was worth it.
"Destined- A HOUSE OF NIGHT NOVEL # 9"
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The excitement of how they bring Heath back into the story. That even though he's back they don't discard Stark.
Let's you hear as the writer intended without distorting the names.
I loved the book!
Can't wait until Oct. 2014, the Final Book 12 Redeemed will be on sale!
well the story have slowly been getting less interesting over the last couple of books...
probably because it's been getting more predictable as P.C. Cast have lock herself into several storylines and now she doesn't feel like starting others till these are finishing up...
unfourtunately i saw it coming from about the middle of the books
unfourtunately i've listened to a different narrator of previous books in the series which means this just isn't the same
not anything i didn't start thinking from the previous books atleast...
good entertainment for the money and i wouldn't stop reading the series even though it's slowed down with this one...
"This one does not disappoint."
I was a little disappointed with the last book, but this one totally makes up for it. I can't say anymore or I will give too much away!!
No, because with human reading there is always going to be some measure of differing in pronunciation and emotion. This reader did a very good job in my opinion. But she does occasionally pronounce things in a strange way, and seems to put the wrong emotional emphasis on some things. Over all though she does a good job. I don't feel that it is fair to judge her harshly based on reading differently than I do.
I like that the authors mixed up the reactions of the main characters, and no longer is Zoey miss goodie two shoes, whining and constantly crying.. they left the story off on a line of making the reader feel they have to read the next book whether or not they even liked the story.
My favorite part about Caitlin Davies' performance is her portrayal of Neferet... I feel like she is spot on with her voice and inflection!
I did tear up a bit when Nicole and Stevie Ray had their talk.
To the people that are complaining about her portrayal of Kramesha, she read it exactly as it is written in the books. If you are going to complain about her making Kramesha sound too "ghetto" perhaps you should read the actual books before you throw a fit. Caitlin read her EXACTLY as she is written...EXACTLY.
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