Hunted by PC and Kristin Cast

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Hunted by PC and Kristin CastHunted (House of Night, #5) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on March 10, 2009
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 323
Format: Paperback
four-stars

What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you? At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn’t want to hear and truths she can’t face?

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

This book series, to me, seems like it could be a good one if they tried to make it go through the different years at the House of Night instead of all in one year. I mean how much stuff can a seventeen year old third former is excepted to go through after just being marked? Okay I know I shouldn’t do that to the Casts who are amazing writers but I’m just saying how much better it would be. It would make more sense. I believe that this series started out in 2007 and this is the fifth book of the series which was published in 2009. I mean three years have passed and a whole lot of things changed. I mean for one Project Runway? I believe that wasn’t out in 2007 but then again I don’t watch reality television. I think that they, the Casts, should at least try to keep with what year they are supposedly writing in. I mean this whole series I’m guessing is going to be in Zoey’s third former year and maybe her fourth former year but still that would mean 2007 and 2008 and maybe a little bit in 2009 once they get passed December 31 in Zoey’s fourth former year.

Anyways back to the reason for this blog post…..the fifth book. It took me a little bit to get into it since my inner editor kept on finding mistakes and I had to read out what would have made sense before continuing on with the sentence. I mean the Casts are really good writers but they must have gotten a crappy editor for this book or they might not have had an editor. I mean there are a lot of mistakes and mistaking Darius and Damien up on us. I guess I’m going to say that this book for me is 3 1/2 stars but since I am also posting this review, both on my blog and on my Goodreads account, that it will be a 4 stars on there. I mean it’s good but I had to wait until the middle of the book to get really into it.

Further on about the book is that I wish that the Casts would stop giving Zoey boyfriends all the time. I mean yeah I get it that she is a teenager but when I was a teenager I didn’t have this many boys, okay so I didn’t have any boyfriends but still, this girl has way too many. Even more so that they have it where Zoey is A-ya but then again I guess I should have seen that coming. So let’s recount how many boys Zoey has/had, even though I still believe that she isn’t a ho or a slut, Heath – Imprinted again with Zoey, Erik – her boyfriend vampyre once again, Loren – her dead Imprinter, Kalona – the one that she was created for in another lifetime, and Stark – her undead dead crush that is know the second red vampyre. Okay yeah I know I have revealed some stuff in this review but I don’t really do that often and I thought it was necessary to get my point across on some of the things that the Casts did.

I believe that the Casts have an interesting plot/idea but I would love it if they tried to keep with the year that they are supposedly writing in and not make Zoey seem so Mary-Sue. I know that is the first time I badmouthed the main character but Zoey seems kind of full of herself in this book. I mean yeah in the other books she did too but she kept on looking at the scar she got from a Raven Mocker in the beginning and can’t help but think what would any guy she is with would see her naked and with that scar. I mean come on I know that it must be bad but that is what you get for trying to save Heath and being all angry at Erik for being all possessive of you. Then again what else can I say but the Casts should really try working a little bit more on sounding more teenagerish or try writing in third person since that seems to work more on a book series like this one.

And I think that is it that I want to say about this book please comment or something with this review. Merry Meet, Merry Part, and Merry Meet again on my next review for Tempted. Yup I am going to be reading and reviewing this whole series. Though I believe that I only have the second to last book but I don’t mind since I can easily get the other one soon I hope. And now farewell my fellow readers and bloggers.

This Review was previously posted on my blogspot site which I will be closing soon.

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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.