Sunday, 5 August 2012

TEEN: House of Night 9: Destined - PC and Kristin Cast

Release Date: 28/06/12  
'Zoey, what is is?' Stark said softly. I didn't answer Stark. Instead I faced Neferet. Somewhere in the back of my mind I could hear the buzz and whispers of the kids around me, and I knew forcing a confrontation with Neferet here and now wasn't smart. But I couldn't stop myself...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. But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans threatens their precarious stability. And then there's the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous boy who is actually more - or possibly less - than human. Only Zoey can sense the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. 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?  

Sadly this series that started out so well has sadly been on a long slippery road and I’m starting to wonder if its time they let the characters rest rather than throwing out yet another title that really doesn’t accomplish much let alone give the reader a solid read. There’s some twists but sadly the authors can’t let whats dead lie (which in my opinion they really should have.) Throw into this a sadly lack lustre plot, characters that I’m wanting to off personally and a series that feels like its seen better days, all rounded off with yet another cliffhanger and all in, its time to take a seriously long break before I do something rash.


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