Monday, January 30, 2012

Destined by P. C. & Kristin Cast

Destined by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Released: October 25, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: House of Night, Book 9
Preceded By: Awakened
Followed By: Hidden
Page Amount: 325, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Zoey) 
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=86/100 B

This is the ninth book in this series, I will not post any intentional spoilers but please stop reading if you have not read the previous books in the House of Night series. 

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 Council saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. 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 at extinguishing Light? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox's humanity in time to protect them all? Find out what's destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.
The plot of Destined was a little bit weak. This series has been going on for a long time and the plots are becoming overused and a little bit boring. I do truly love this series, it is one of my favorites, but I really think the first books in this series are the best. This book was interesting but not in a "Ohmigosh I have to finish this book RIGHT NOW!" kind of way. There was not that much action in this book and not that much religious tension. It was pretty much a bunch of different character plots intertwined. This book was good, but not my favorite in the series.   

The characters were not as impressive in this series. Stark, he's still my arrow boy. I love him. I read these books solely for him :) He did not disappoint, of course. The whole thing with Shaunee was a little bit surprising. I'm not sure if I liked it, but it was definitely creative. I just really like the twins, so I felt bad for Erin. Zoey was still Zoey, aka still boy-crazy and in love with more then one guy. Surprise, surprise. I kind of want Zoey to have more substance in the next few books. I would like her a heck of a lot more if she would just grow up and be a little more mature. She made some progress in this novel, but she's still not completely there yet. Stevie Rae...hmm, I liked her, but not as much as I did in the last book. She didn't have as much character in this book. I do like her protectiveness of Rephaim though. Their romance was very well done.

Destined's ending was just as amazing as all the other HoN endings. It's like all the rest of the books where the book is okay nothing special then BAM look at that ending. It's seriously so thrilling that the endings are reason enough to read these books. Trouble is definitely on its way for Zoey and her friends.  

My Favorite Part: The ending. It's so exciting and really makes an impression.

Do I recommend this book? Yes, House of Night is a great and exciting series. 

Thank you all for reading! Let me know what you thought of this book and the rest of the House of Night series.

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Review by Macy ♥ 

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