Burned by PC and Kristin Cast

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Burned by PC and Kristin CastBurned by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night #7
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by Atom on April 27th 2010
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 323
Format: Hardcover
three-stars

Y’all need to get yourselves together. Here’s a newsflash from the only High Priestess you have left at this dang school: Zoey isn’t dead. And believe me, I know dead. I’ve been there, done that and got the fricken tee-shirt.
Zoey Redbird is the youngest High Priestess in House of Night history and is the only person—vamp or fledgling—that can stop the evil Neferet from raising all kinds of immortal trouble. And she might just have a chance if she wasn’t so busy being dead.Well, dead is too strong a word. Stevie Rae knows she can bring her BFF back from her unscheduled va-cay in the Otherworld. But it’s going to take a lot more than hoping to bring Zoey back. Stevie Rae will have to give up a few secrets of her own...

My take on this book:: CAUTION! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!!

Once again the mother-daughter duo created another filler book. This book was purely made to deal with what happened at the ending of the last book. Sure all of them are sort of like that but this book takes place directly after Zoey’s soul was shattered. I read some of the other reviews on this book and I believe them that this book could have been better but it really wasn’t. I mean sure it kept me entertained as I read it but also I could see that it wasn’t really edited and it also purely sucked.

I mean I know I said it before and I also know it’s too late for what I say to take effect for the Casts but this series should have been put into third person, like in some of the chapters, and should have been told throughout her journey in the finishing school. I mean it’s supposed to be a finishing school for vampyres but this book series only focuses on Zoey’s first year. But like I said it should have been in each year. Like the first three books should have been her first year, the next three should have been her fourth year, the next three should have been her fifth year, and the last three should have been her sixth year. While at the end of her sixth year after she saves everyone she should have turned into a vampyre. Or something like that instead of pushing it all in her first year as a fledgling.

Also another thing I don’t like about it is all of the stereotypes. I know I should have mentioned that before in my other sixth reviews but I just didn’t think it would be important enough to do so. Anyways we have the gay stereotype(Damian and Jack), the black stereotype(Kramisha), the rich stereotype(Aphrodite and Venus), the blonde stereotype(Erin), and the country stereotype(Stevie Rae). I think that is it for the stereotypes but I could be wrong those are the only ones I have caught so far. But still each of those stereotypes are pretty much present throughout the book series. I didn’t add in Shaunee because she isn’t really a part of a stereotype really…or at least I don’t think so. Anyways these stereotypes are pretty much obvious a whole lot throughout the book.

I love this series I do and I will continue on reading it until I get to the twelfth book but I just hope that it gets better or I’m not going to be too happy. Anyways this book is actually pretty good. It doesn’t receive a five or four stars from me. It gets a three star. I usually start out with five then I take stars away if I need to. For this book sure it kept my attention and made me want to continue on reading it but what I didn’t like was how this book to me was made purely to have as an after effect of the last book. Don’t get me wrong it’s a good book but it also could have used a little bit more editing and probably be reread from someone else and maybe add in some more things from the Otherworld from Zoey or Stark or even Heath’s point of views. Oh or even Kalona’s point of views. But oh well.

I’m glad though that Stevie Rae isn’t dating Dallas anymore and that some things are a little bit better about the book but not by much. Opps that is totally a spoiler but you could tell by reading the plot up above this review that something was going to end up happening about that. Yeah hating the stereotypes and other things. Oh and I even more hate the whole abbreviations I mean yeah its target to teenagers and I was a teenager when I started out this book series but the whole way they made the teenagers act in the books are also another thing that I hate about the book series. I mean I know that the two aren’t teenagers anymore clearly but they should have at least let a teenager read the books as a beta reader to see what they think of it. But again oh well it’s already over with. And I think I am done with my rambling of this book review. I hope this review has helped you out.

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About Kristin Cast

Kristin Cast is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the House of Night YA series. She has stand alone stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits. Currently Kristin attends college in Oklahoma where she is focusing on attaining her dream of opening a no kill dog rescue shelter in midtown Tulsa.

About PC Cast

P.C. Cast was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. Ms. Cast is a New York Times Best-Selling author. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. P.C. Cast is an experienced teacher and talented speaker.