Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Destined (House of Night) by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast


The House of Night, series started off really strong. The characters were interesting and engaging and now they seem to be walking in circles. They are stale and repetitive.

Destined is the 9th book (Cast has a 12 book contract) and as much as I hate to say this --- it needs to end. The characters lack development and the plot is going no where. Once again -- there is a huge amount of insensitivity by the authors, using terms such as short bus and retard are not only cruel but unnecessary. It adds nothing to the story --- nothing at all.

Everything is rather predictable. I can honestly say that I do not care for this book but I will continue to read the rest of the series because I need to know what happens to the characters. I just hope it all wraps up rather soon.

If you are just starting this series, I recommend that you stop at book 6 because after that it takes a deep dive downwards.

On a more positive note --- A new character is introduced that has an amazing "power" perhaps one of the most interesting so far. I look forward to seeing her make more appearances in the next book(s).

Grade: D

Overview [B&N]

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 ...

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