Series: House of Night

Redeemed by PC and Kristin Cast

Posted June 8, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Rural, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Redeemed by PC and Kristin CastRedeemed by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night #12
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on October 14th 2014
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 310
Format: Kindle
five-stars

In the final electrifying novel in the HoN series, Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals. A Dark Goddess is loose on Tulsa and the world. No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her - unless that creature has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey Redbird is heir to such power…but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help. Find out who will win and who will lose in this epic battle of Light versus Darkness.

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

All I can think of is finally it is done and I read some other reviews last night before I bought the book. They all I noticed had bad reviews about the book saying that it was boring and the battle was cut short and a bunch of other things.

Now that I have finished this book I got to say that all of those stupid filler books led up to a good book at the end of the series. I mean I know in my inner editor that the Casts could have made this book series not lasted as long as they made it to be. The things that I liked about this book is that Zoey is able to stop being a babbling idiot of a teenager that the Casts made her out to be, Kalona finally went back to Nyx which made the two immortal gods very happy, Aurox self-sacrificed himself to keep Neferet imprisoned, and finally Neferet had been defeated.

Through the whole book I can’t help but think that yeah Neferet was defeated the same way Kalona did by A-ya and the Cherokee Wise Woman. I can’t help but think that Neferet will probably get out the same way that Kalona did one day. I hated the fact that Thanatos had to die as she was such a fabulous character. The afterward part and other things are quite good. I actually didn’t think that I would love this book but I did even with my high expectations.

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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.


Revealed by PC and Kristin Cast

Posted June 8, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Rural, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Revealed by PC and Kristin CastRevealed by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night #11
Series Rating: five-stars
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on October 15th 2013
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover
five-stars

Revealed is the spellbinding eleventh and penultimate installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre series by PC and Kristin Cast.
Drastically altered after her fall at the end of Hidden, Neferet is now more dangerous than ever—and her quest for vengeance will wreak havoc on humans, as well as Zoey and her friends. Chaos is loosed in Tulsa and the House of Night is blamed. Can Zoey stop Neferet in time to keep her anger from escalating to full-on war? Or will someone else have to step in to take the fall?
The House of Night series is an international phenomenon, reaching #1 on U.S., German, and UK bestseller lists, and remaining a fixture on The New York Times Children's Series bestseller list for nearly 150 weeks and counting. With more than 12 million copies in print, rights sold in thirty–eight countries to date, and relatable, addictive characters, this series is unstoppable. Now, in the eleventh and penultimate installment of the series, the action is more intense and the stakes even higher as Zoey and her friends battle to protect their school and home from devastating evil—all while balancing romances, precarious friendships and the daily drama of the House of Night's halls.

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

I know that you guys were probably awaiting for my review on the eighth, ninth, and tenth books of this series but I just didn’t feel like writing them and reading them again. Instead I am going to put them into this review. Which I hope won’t confuse anyone that is reading this review. If it does please let me know and I will answer any questions you might have.

So for the eighth book that one was called Awakened it takes place a while after the last one. Zoey is back from the Otherworld with Stark and with Kalona back in his own body. Let’s just say that this is another filler book. But this is one has a sad ending and I mean really sad. I can’t believe that the Casts would kill poor Jack Twist. But yeah sorry about that spoiler but anyone that has read that book would know it.

The ninth book was called Destined. That one is also another filler book. I feel like all of these books are mostly filler books. Anyways this book we find out that Neferet is really evil that she kills Zoey’s mom because her mom has blood from a Native American woman that was basically an Elder. Zoey’s grandma was but she couldn’t find her. Now from that blood we get a creature that is basically a boy but turns into a bull. I know weird right? I feel bad for Zoey in this book since her mom started to realize that maybe her daughter was right about her husband after all but at least she was happy about what she did before her life had ended.

The tenth book was called Hidden. This book isn’t entirely a filler book. In this one thing’s get interesting. At least in this one Zoey and her group tried to get rid of Neferet. Erin turned her back on the Goddess and turned to Darkness just to date Dallas. Let’s just say that didn’t turn out well for anyone. Plus in Destined I believe we got a new student called Shaylin. She was a blind person and was marked by Erik. When she did get Marked she got turned into a red fledgling and when that happened she got her sight back. Along with that she got two affinities. In this book I believe Kalona became the Oath Bound Warrior to Thanatos and Aurox (the creature that was created by Zoey’s mom getting killed) also put his faith into the Goddess. Oh and Aurox has Heath’s soul in him. See I told you he was weird.

Now in this book we have Zoey and her group of friends stuck in the House of Night because let’s just say that Neferet killed Aphrodite’s dad who is the Mayor of Tulsa and no one is allowed to leave. Along with having Erin reject the change in this book after getting Neferet kicked out of the school grounds. We have a lot of death’s in the book. They were Erin, Aphrodite’s dad, Dallas, Elliot, the other kid that Elliot went to the front of the school to put his loyalty to Dallas, and two humans. This book was actually quite good despite being a filler book. We have had quite a lot of stuff happen in here. Especially with the whole thing of Nicole and Shaylin might be a thing after they kissed. Also I give this book a five star because I actually think that it was good and better than the other filler books that we got stuck with in the past. Might be because it’s the second to last book in the series. Though between us book fans I actually like Shaylin since she has an interesting back story and actually doesn’t seem so Mary-Sueish like Zoey. Granted Zoey did let the Tulsa police arrest her as she thought that she killed two humans thanks to Old Magick. I think that might be the only good thing that Zoey has done besides some other things in the series that I can’t think of right now. But yes this is it I hope you like this review!

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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.


Burned by PC and Kristin Cast

Posted June 8, 2015 by karenbaron in Boarding School, Fantasy, Magic, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Review, Rural, Series, Supernatural, Teen, Vampires, Young Adult / 0 Comments

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.


Tempted by PC and Kristin Cast

Tempted by PC and Kristin Cast

My take on this book:: CAUTION! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!! All I have to say about this book is that it is pretty good. Sure the whole thing of Zoey still fighting Kalona and Neferet in her freshman year of being a […]


Untamed by PC and Kristin Cast

Untamed by PC and Kristin Cast

My take on this book:: CAUTION! THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK ALREADY!!!!!!! Okay so here is the fourth book in the House of Night book series. The last two books in my mind were just like little filler books to keep the plot of […]