Tempted (House of Night Series #6)

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So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the ...

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Overview

So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.

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Editorial Reviews

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After the high-stress dangers of Hunted, Zoey Redbird deserves a vacation, but there is no rest for the neck-biting weary in this exciting installment of the Cast mother-daughter House of Night series. Tempted tosses our favorite high priestess-in-training into a maelstrom of fast-breaking danger and lurking romantic possibilities. Weird school situations, boy problems: Could a vampire novel be any more relevant to teen readers?
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Praise for Tempted:

“Cast and Cast pull out all the stops and take this story to shattering new heights with devastating consequences!” Romantic Times (4 ½ stars)

“P. C. And Kristin Cast have made an absolutely amazing [YA] series. The visuals offered by this fantastic duo are entertaining and imaginative, with nonstop action.... This is easily a [YA] series that can entertain adults with action, hot Vampyres, true friendship, budding romance, a Loving Goddess, and a twist of the unexpected.” –HowlingGoodBooks.com (5 stars)

“I loved every one of the books in the [House of Night] series. Tempted is my definite favorite…. This book had me ripping through the pages.” –Teen review on Flamingnet.com

Praise for The House of Night:

“Move over, Stephenie Meyer.” –People on Hunted

“Zoey Redbird's first-person adventures take on added danger and importance in the latest House of Night release. Forced by circumstance to grow up quickly, Zoey's emotional and spiritual evolution is fascinating. The Cast duo breathes life and vibrancy into the characters and makes each one an integral part of the saga. Awesome and unforgettable as always!” —Romantic Times (4.5 stars) on Hunted

“The Cast duo has done it again! These ladies appear to be an unstoppable force within the world of YA literature… Teenage readers will be drawn to Zoey’s everyday, angst-riddled life. Not only does she need to save the world, Zoey needs to solve some major vampyre/human boy drama. These stories are surreal, yet shockingly accurate when it comes to teenagers and their lives.” –TeensReadToo.com (5 stars) on Hunted

“Teenage issues can seem like life or death, but in this haunting series, House of Night, that’s really the case. Through Zoey’s eyes readers are led into a world that’s getting more complicated by the minute, where friends and enemies can switch positions in a heartbeat. The remarkable Cast duo continues to build a world that you won’t soon forget!” –Romantic Times (4.5 stars) on Chosen

This highly addicting series offers a unique twist on the standard vampyre story....These books will have the reader laughing hysterically and sobbing unreservedly –sometimes all at once.”

VOYA on both Marked and Betrayed

Marked is one of the best coming of age stories to come out of Oklahoma since S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. It teaches about the beauty of being a social outcast, friendship, and finding your own inner spirituality.” –The Beltane Papers

“Readers will identify with many of the characters, especially the protagonist.” –Library Journal on Marked

Children's Literature - Anita Barnes Lowen
"Passion, lust, need, hunger, and pain" fill the pages of this tale of Zoey Redbird, the new-and-still learning-the-ropes High Priestess of the House of Night. Zoey has her hands full coping with three guys—Heath, friend since childhood and human blood bank; Stark, newly pledged as her Warrior, a guardian with a bond so tight he can sense her emotions; and possessive Eric who gets summarily dumped in the beginning pages. If that is not enough guy trouble, she is also trying to cope with the disturbingly strong feelings she has for the fallen angel Kalona with whom she had a relationship in a previous life. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is acting weird and secretive...with good reason. Stevie Rae is still hoping that the hidden red fledglings will find their humanity and choose good over evil. And, unimaginably, she has saved the life of a Raven Mocker, one of the mutant offspring of Kalona and the women he raped, and hidden him in the tunnels beneath Tulsa. Fans of the vampire genre will enjoy this sixth installment of the "House of Night" series. But read the first five books before beginning this one. Marked (House of Night Series #1) Betrayed (House of Night Series #2) Chosen (House of Night Series #3) Untamed (House of Night Series #4) Hunted (House of Night Series #5). Without knowing the back story of "The House of Night" series and the events and people who were part of it, this book might be utterly confusing. Reviewer: Anita Barnes Lowen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312567484
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 10/27/2009
  • Series: House of Night Series , #6
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 319
  • Sales rank: 180,678
  • Age range: 13 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. With her daughter Kristin Cast, she is the author of the House of Night novels, including Awakened, Burned and Hunted. Cast was born in the Midwest, and as a girl fell in love with mythology. After high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force, then taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. Cast’s novels are New York Times bestsellers and have been awarded the 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. Ms. Cast lives in Oklahoma, where she is a member of the Oklahoma Writers' Hall of Fame.  She splits her time between her ranch and midtown Tulsa where she has a home just down the street from the House of Night...

 

Kristin Cast has won awards for her poetry and journalism.  She also lives in Oklahoma, where she attends college in Tulsa.

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TEMPTED (Chapter 1)

Zoey

The night sky over Tulsa was alight with a magical crescent moon. Its brilliance made the ice that coated the city, and the Benedictine Abbey where we'd just had our showdown with a fallen immortal and a rogue High Priestess, shimmer so that everything around me seemed touched by our Goddess. I looked at the moonlight-bathed circle that stood in front of Mary's Grotto, the place of power where not long ago Spirit, Blood, Earth, Humanity, and Night had been personified and then had joined to triumph over hatred and darkness. The carved image of Mary, surrounded by stone roses and nestled within a ledge high in the grotto, appeared to be a beacon for the silver light. I stared at the statue. Mary's expression was serene; her ice-covered cheeks glistened as if she wept in quiet joy.

My gaze lifted to the sky. Thank you. I sent a silent prayer up to the beautiful crescent that symbolized my Goddess, Nyx. We're alive. Kalona and Neferet are gone.

"Thank you," I whispered to the moon.

Listen within . . .

The words swept through me, subtle and sweet like leaves touched by a summer breeze, brushing my consciousness so lightly that my waking mind barely registered them, yet Nyx's whispered command imprinted itself into my soul.

I was vaguely aware that there were a lot of people (well, nuns, fledglings, and a few vampyres) around me. I could hear the mixture of shouting, talking, crying, and even laughing that filled the night, but it all felt distant. At that moment the only things that were real to me were the moon above and the scar that sliced from one shoulder all the way across my chest to the other shoulder. It tingled in response to my silent prayer, but it wasn't a tingle of pain. Not really. It was a familiar warm, prickling sensation that assured me Nyx had, once again, Marked me as hers. I knew if I peeked under the neck of my shirt I would find a new tattoo decorating that long, angry-looking scar with an exotic filigree of sapphire—a sign that proved I was following my Goddess's path.

"Erik and Heath, find Stevie Rae, Johnny B, and Dallas—then check the perimeter of the abbey to be certain all the Raven Mockers fled with Kalona and Neferet!" Darius shouted the command, snapping me out of my warm, fuzzy prayer mode, and once I'd been shocked out, it was like an iPod had been cranked too high as sound and confusion flooded my senses.

"But Heath's a human. A Raven Mocker could kill him in a second." The words burst from my mouth before I could clamp it shut, proving beyond all doubt that being moonstruck wasn't my only moronic skill.

Predictably, Heath puffed up like a cat-smacked toad.

"Zo, I'm not a damn pussy!"

Erik, looking very tall and full-grown, kick-your-butt vampyre-like, snorted sarcastically and then said, "No, you're a damn human. Wait, that does make you a pussy!"

"So, we defeat the big baddies and inside five minutes Erik and Heath are banging their chests at each other. How totally predictable," Aphrodite said with her patented sarcastic sneer as she joined Darius, but her expression completely changed when she turned her attention to the Son of Erebus Warrior. "Hey there, Hotness. You doing okay?"

"You need not worry about me," Darius said. His eyes met hers, and they practically telegraphed the chemistry between them, but instead of going to her like he usually would and doing some very gross kissing, he remained focused on Stark.

Aphrodite's gaze went from Darius to Stark. "Okay, eew. Your chest is totally crispy crittered."

James Stark was standing between Darius and Erik. Okay, well, standing wasn't exactly what he was doing. Stark was swaying and looking extremely unsteady.

Ignoring Aphrodite, Erik spoke up. "Darius, you should probably get Stark inside. I'll coordinate the reconnoitering with Stevie Rae and make sure everything runs smoothly out here." His words seemed okay, but his tone was all I'm-the-big-guy-in-charge, and when he followed up with a condescending "I'll even let Heath help out," he really sounded like a pompous butt.

"You'll let me help out?" Heath snapped. "Your mom will let me help out."

"Hey, which one of them is supposed to be your boyfriend?" Stark asked me. Even in the terrible shape he was in, he caught my glance with his. His voice was scratchy, and he sounded scarily weak, but his eyes sparkled with humor.

"I am!" Heath and Erik said together.

"Oh, for crap's sake, Zoey, they're both idiots!" Aphrodite said.

Stark started to chuckle, which turned to a cough, which changed again to a painful gasp. His eyes rolled back and, like a slinky, he collapsed.

Moving with the quickness that came naturally to a Son of Erebus Warrior, Darius caught Stark before he hit the ground. "I need to get him inside," Darius said.

I felt like my head was going to explode. Sagging in Darius's arms, Stark looked well on his way to being dead. "I-I don't even know where the infirmary is," I stuttered.

"Not a problem. I'll get a penguin to show us," Aphrodite said. "Hey, you, nun!" she yelled at one of the nearby black-and-white-clad sisters who had scurried out of the abbey after the night had gone from battle chaos to aftermath chaos.

Darius hurried after the nun, with Aphrodite following him. The warrior glanced over his shoulder at me. "Aren't you coming with us, Zoey?"

"As soon as I can." Before I could deal with Erik and Heath, from behind me a familiar twang saved the day.

"Go on with Darius and Aphrodite, Z. I'll take care of Dumb and Dumber and be sure there's no booger monsters left out here."

"Stevie Rae, you are the Best Friend of All Best Friends." I turned and hugged her quickly, loving how reassuringly solid and normal she felt. Actually, she seemed so normal that I got a weird twinge when she stepped back and grinned at me and I saw, as if for the first time, the scarlet tattoos that spread out from the filled-in crescent in the middle of her forehead and down either side of her face. A sliver of unease threaded through me.

Misunderstanding my hesitation, she said, "Don't worry about these two dorks. I'm gettin' used to jerking them apart." When I just stood there staring at her, the bright smile she'd been wearing dimmed. "Hey, you know your grandma's okay, right? Kramisha got her back inside right after Kalona was banished and Sister Mary Angela just told me she was goin' inside to check on her."

"Yeah, I remember Kramisha helping her into the wheelchair. I'm just . . ." My voice trailed off. I was just what? How could I put into words that I was haunted by a feeling that everything wasn't right with my best friend and the group of kids she'd allied herself with, and how do I say that to my best friend?

"You're just tired and worried 'bout a bunch of stuff," Stevie Rae said softly.

Was that understanding I saw flicker through her eyes? Or was it something else, something darker?

"I get it, Z, and I'll take care of things out here. You just be sure Stark's okay." She hugged me again, and then gave me a little push in the direction of the abbey.

"'Kay. Thanks," I said lamely, starting toward the abbey and totally ignoring the two dorks who were standing there staring at me.

Stevie Rae called after me, "Hey, remind Darius or someone to keep an eye on the time. It's only about an hour until sunrise, and you know me and all the red fledglings gotta be inside out of the sun by then."

"Yeah, no problem. I'll remember," I said.

The problem was it was getting harder and harder for me to forget Stevie Rae wasn't what she used to be.

TEMPTED. Copyright 2009 by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast.

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  • Posted November 23, 2009

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    Disappointed

    I have devoured this series and I waited in anxious anticipation for this book to come out. Sadly, I was very disappointed. This book drags, describing the play by play (not very exciting action) of every one over the course of about two days. Two very unimportant days! The story only began to get interesting in the last 10 pages. Clearly we are seeing commercialism at its best. They know they have us hooked to the series so the authors are stringing us along, stretching out the plot to maximize their book sales and hooking us at the end so that we will want to buy the next book. This is a bridge book, a filler for the real action that SHOULD take place in the next book. If I were you I would wait for the next installment to come out and then read the two books together. Otherwise, you will be just as disappointed as I.

    33 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2009

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    UGH!

    I AM SICK OF READING THE SAME STORY PLOT! The first 3 were good, but later Zoey really made me mad. i mean seriously she has like 3 guys all over her and she is cheating on all of them. even in the beginning of this series: she like Heath, then goes out with Eric, then sleeps with that teacher (while she is going out with Eric), and if all this is not enough she loves that other guy Stark (or whatever his name is). I have never disliked a book like i dislike this one. I hate Zoey's character and the plot of the book.

    22 out of 57 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 2, 2009

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    Very Disappointing!

    I am 27 yrs old but this has been my favorite series up until this book. Nothing was accomplished. It was slow and just went on and on with pointless banter and when it finally got to a good point, it ended 4 pages later with the sadest, crappiest ending of any book I've ever read! Nothing from Hunted was solved in Tempted. It was a complete waste of a book and I really want my $18 dollars back, which is just sad! It's almost as if they are running out of story lines cause they still have so many books to go that their gonna drag and drag in every book to come. Or maybe they just got sick of writing and just gave up on the creativity. I'm also EXTREMELY sick of Zoeys boy drama, just pick one already so these books can finally have some good romance, which lets face it ladies, we want that in books like these and this one didn't have ANY! I was so upset with this book that I will probably never buy another house of night book again in the future. And I find this very disappointing because I truely loved this series. And why are they always only 300 pages long? Are they in this only for the money? Just write as many 300 page books as they can to get as much cash as possible out of their fans? That would be fine with me if they were worth reading, which Tempted was not! I advise to not waste your money or time on this book, and sadly, just give up on this series. Below are some books that never disappoint, check them out instead.

    18 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2009

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    House Of Night Lovers

    Hey, I love the House of Night. It starts off with a normal popular girl, Zoey, who is "dating" the top of the line guy, Heath. But, when Zoey is Marked, she must return to the House of Night where she learns how to become a vampire. Sadly, in order to do that, she must leave her friends, mother, and possesed step-"loser". (Ok. Let me explain. Zoey's father left them 3 years ago. Now, her mother is remarried to a religious pastor who is really messed up!!! He is totally controling Zoey's mother.) As she enters the House of Night, she soon learns that the reasoning behind her very sudden popularity isn't just because her "mentor" is a High Priestiss, but that she, even as a fledging, has even more power than the rest of the fledgings, and possbibly even more than some of the mentors, that have been there for a while. As Zoey becomes familiar with life at the House of Night, she makes some new friends, who now, and later, help her out, emencially. Zoey also might make something more than a friend. She is soon kicking Miss Popular, who is the leader of the Dark Daughters and Sons, out of her spot. Some think it is for her own popularity and some think it is because the leader, Aphroditie, is all wrong for the job, and is secretly evil, and on the side of either the humans, who think that keeping the fledgings locked up in houses so that they can't escape and get into trouble is just wrong, or on the side of... umm... you don't really find out WHAT they are. But, the one peoson that Zoey was supposed to be able to go to, is on the side of the "new" kind of vampyre. Can you handle to know the rest of what Zoey has to give up in order to save her life, and the lives of those closest to her?

    18 out of 23 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 27, 2009

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    this series is a must

    This is another extraordinary series, will keep you in the thirsty mode to read and keep reading more, it's just addictive, really good, I just have to say is just awesome, is a must for your collection.....

    15 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2009

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    Tempted surpasses Hunted

    After reading the fifth installment of The House of Night series, Hunted, I admit, I wasn't sure if I wanted to keep reading-I was so disappointed with the main character and plot, that purchasing Tempted and giving the series a second chance, was a long and difficult decision for me to make.

    I am so enthralled I made the right choice. Tempted surpasses Hunted, and all the other novels in the House of Night Series. My faith is restored and I finished the book in one-sitting. Couldn't put it down.

    Zoey shows growth, Stevie Rae and Aphrodite reign in as my favorite female leads, and completely stole the show. And my favorite male lead, Stark was perfect from start to finish.

    Then P.C. and Kristin Cast made me fall in love with a new character, showing both darkness and humanity, and the tormented decisions everyone faces at one point in their souls. Rephaim was amazing and a breath of fresh air and intrigue. I cannot wait for more interaction between Rephaim and Stevie Rae. Burned can not come fast enough.

    14 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2009

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    Amazing!!!

    This is a GREAT series. I just love it. I'm SO excited for tempted. I almost wish i didnt see this because it's just going to be harder for me to wait till i think november when it comes out. I loved these books so much i would read them in almost a day. This series is good for anybody looking for a good teen book. The characters are like real teens would act today. It keeps you wondering whats going to happen next and sometimes i want to yell at Zoey for her decisions but then in the end its like oh yeah it worked out okay. Sometimes. lol Shes a teen you makes a lot of mistakes and knows shes doing it ut tries not to. if that makes sense. Anyway its a great series. It's a whole new way of looking at vampires. it's nothing like twilight but just as good i think.

    13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2009

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    there is supposed to be 9 books total in this series - we are only at #6...it's gonna be a good one!

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 14, 2009

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    Far from 5 Stars

    The writing needs improvement. The characters are shallow. Just when a character with potential gets introduced the Casts ruin it by their needs to make the characters immature. For those who say this book is realistic, i would have to completely disagree. Never before have i met teens as ditzy as the ones introduced in this series.
    I believe that this series has lots of potential if the Casts could learn not to make their characters sluts and actually have real depth instead of worrying over who the hoe is going to end up with when the freaking WORLD is in danger!

    12 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2009

    Disappointed

    I am so upset w/ the ending of this book. The book overall was a good and I love how it was laid out and the changes in Stevie Rae as well as the rest of the gang, but the ending, what was up with that. It just stopped, no conclussion nothing I am very disappointed and not sure if I even want to know the conclussion. Now it will be what another year before the next book is even released.

    10 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2009

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    I loved the books BUT...

    Ok I read the Twilight series as much as the next person (thankfully long before the movie came out and totally killed it) and enjoyed it a little, but when I picked up Chosen (I read them out of order because the books are poorly labeled in numeric order) I was totally thrilled with no sparkly vamps and insane baby mama bf drama, not to say the books weren't entertaining. I loved Chosen and read the whole series all be it out of order it was still a great series. However like so many other reviews I've read on this series I had major issues with the constant love triangle, quadrilateral, and maybe judging by the title now a pentagram. I've had my share of boy issues with the liking my best friend while having a boyfriend thing but come on, really? I don't know any girl like this! However I do think the book has a fairly realistic spin. You have to put yourself in the mindset of vamps have been real forever and everyone has known world but when you do the tie-ins of naming actors and authors makes it interesting.

    I'm currently dying for the new book but I sincerly hope the Zoey boy toy issues disipate because the repetitive issues with multiple men gets old quick. Her confusion and indecision reguarding what to do and her powers poses an interesting and honest view of teenage confusion when thrust into a new and foreign leadership position. The evolution of Neferets character was well timed and deffinatly a great twist. I do have one other concern however the situation with the People Of Faith killing vamps has not once again been addressed and at first it seemed to be Neferets doing so she had an excuse for her "war against humans" but since book four has been left totally unacknowledge with no leads as to who or what murdered the vamps.

    Also I felt the Casts did a good job minimizing the back story catch up in each book, except with Erin and Shaunee they repeat the same explanation which got annoying after book two. Shes white, shes mocha they share one brain we get it you call them twins. If you've ever read the Clan of the Cave Bear series you understand what I mean when I say the Casts don't say a lot of back story.

    One last concern, the books are insanly short. The intergrity of the books keep teens entertained so shouldn't we move past the 350 page mark by now? I mean Twilight is a best seller among teens and thats the size of a computer help manual, I think we can put some more pages in the book without dropping sales... We're teenager not simpletons, we have an attention span longer that a goldfishes...

    All in all I love the series and look forward to Tempted and any other novels that come out for this series.

    9 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 10, 2009

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    Dragging...

    I completely devoured the first three books in this series: they were fantastic! However, these last few have really begun to drag...I don't know if the Cast duo are trying to capitalize on their fortune or what, but they really need to pick up the pace.

    If you like this series, then I definitely think you will enjoy the "Vampire Academy" series by Mead. Which, incidentally, is getting better and better as the series progresses!

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    eh...

    I'll start off by saying that I do enjoy the books and am anticipating this next one's arrival to my collection. I loved the first one, and the second as well... but after that they kind of became almost annoying in some areas. The fact that Zoey is portrayed as almost 'the almighty' is irritating, give the other characters some more hand in saving the day. We get it, Zoey is the High Priestess in training.. that won't change. Also, the Heath/Erik/Stark love-triangle is seriously irritating. She's becoming a harlequin and often plays the damsel-in-distress card. In book 5 she fainted way too often and was awoken in the arms of one of the three of them. Get over yourself Zoey please, pick one and start the juicy romance because this stupid 'butterflies in my stomach' 12-year-old love story stuff is getting extremely boring. I'm not looking for extreme sex scenes, but a nice romance between her and ONE male would be welcomed. Any one of them. Or anyone else-just pick and be done with it already. A third annoying thing is the use of modern-day references. Seriously? Naming pop-culture celebrities as 'vampyres'? Turn off the E! channel and stick within the books genre...FICTION. That's all I want.. pure, un-skanky, fiction. Please and thank you. I personally was very disappointed with book 5, but I'm eagerly awaiting book 6 and hoping it is better and can allieve some of my annoyances.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2009

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    Disapointed

    I have been a huge fan of the series and I was so excited for Tempted to come out yesterday. I really enjoyed the drama between Zoey and "her boys" and Stevie Rays growth. But the ending ruined the whole series for me! I am so angry right now with how things were left! I know that I will have to buy the next book, "Burned" when it comes out so that I can try to understand things again. I loved the ending of the last book but "Tempted" left me angry. JMHO

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2009

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    ok, I'm sad to say but,

    I don't really like these books anymore! Zoey is being a hoe with three guys after her and it's making me bad! She needs to just end up with Stark! Erik is controling and Heath is annoying and wont leave her alone so she needs to dump them! And for people saying Aphrodite is a pain, I don't agree! I love her, well, I started loving her after she stoped being mean. I wish the writers would stop making Zoey a hoe and stop making the characters so vain and stupid!!

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 8, 2010

    Well done and left me begging for more.

    I think that "Tempted" was an excellent continuation of the series and it concludes with an evil cliffie. To anyone considering reading the series I recomend it and to everyone reading this series who has not read this one, well, you need to read it. I can't wait for book 7 "Burned". Keep it up Casts!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 3, 2010

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    not worth the time

    I really enjoyed the first 4 books in the House of Night series, but Hunted wasn't very good, and Tempted is the worst book yet. Zoey is an extremely annoying main character, and if she'd stop worrying about her 4 boyfriends and not cursing, she might actually get something accomplished. The whole book strayed from the point of the story with all of Zoey's ridiculous drama. I don't know what the Casts are heading toward in the series, but I would never recommend the books to anyone anymore.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 24, 2009

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    Such a disappointment!!

    This book was horrible in my opinion. It took place over 2 freaking days! I think in some ways they rush this series but they space it out. Zoey has been at the house of night for what only 2 months and her life goes from bad to the worse sooo quickly. I felt there was really no point to this book but the last 2 chapters. Everything was just a blur. I would say you should read this book to see what you think but I hated this book. Hopefully the next one is a zillion times better.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 24, 2009

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    ADDICTING1

    OMG!!i would have to say best series ever!!!i luv the book except for how zoey cant choose which guy she want,ugh.i would soo pick erik, he is tall,hot,nice,he loves her and her wont lie.i would have stop reading but its so addicting and i want to know what happens.i cant wait for the 6th book!!!
    and are they really going to have a 7th book?
    it would be alsomme!
    there also going to make it a movie

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2009

    GREAT BOOKS!!!

    I absolutely loved this series the more you read it sucks you in I read 5 books in like 7 days I just couldnt put them down. The characters are so funny and it keeps you on the edge of your seat

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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