Awakened (House of Night Series #8)

Awakened (House of Night Series #8)

by P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
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Awakened (House of Night Series #8) by P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast

“My love, speak to me.  Tell me everything.”  Neferet went to Kalona, kneeling before him, stroking the soft, dark wings that unfurled loosely around the immortal.

“What would you have me say?”  He didn’t meet her eyes. 

 “Zoey lives.” Neferet’s voice was flat, cold, lifeless.

“She does.”

“Then you owe me the subservience of your immortal soul.”  She started to walk away from him.

“Where are you going?  What will happen next?”

 “It is quite simple.  I will ensure Zoey is drawn back to Oklahoma.  There, on my own terms, I will complete the task you failed.”

Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey.  Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z.  But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there.  Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it?  Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…

And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim?  The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship?  Does he betray his father or his heart?

In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250046925
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/19/2013
Series: House of Night Series
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 564,092
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 4.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author P.C. CAST is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance writer, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. Her novels have been awarded YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, and have received the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award, as well as the PRISM, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers Best, Holt Medallion, Beacon, Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice, and Affaire de Coeur awards. She lives in Oklahoma with lots of dogs, cats, horses, and a burro. KRISTIN CAST is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the House of Night series. She has stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits. Currently Kristin is working on her first stand-alone novel, a dark, mysterious fairy tale.

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alldayreader More than 1 year ago
I love the series and every book has me reading until midnight, but the series is really dragging on now. I was ready for Zoey to save the world by the 5th book. I'm glad Zoey only has one guy now because it was getting pretty tiring of reading about her teenage anxiety over three guys when the world is at stake. Hopefully the authors will wrap this up soon. I personally dont want to read how the heroine postponed the big war for another book again, it's a waste of money. Somebody please tell me when the FINAL book comes out so I can just finish this already, it's taking up too much time and honestly, I've forgotten everything about the series just waiting to find out what happens next....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS SERIES IS AMAZING!! it is a must-read it had me hooked I was always left wanting for more from cliff hangers to shockers twist turn and then the sweetest moments..... if ure looking for a good series you just found it. This series made me cry laugh and say "aww." and start screaming :) this is one of the best series i have ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first few books of the this series were excellent. The next few were good. The last two books......barely readable. This series has drug on for far to long and the quality of writing continues to decline. My recommendation...if you haven't started reading this series then don't begin. If you have already starting the series and curiosity forces you to read onward then go ahead, but don't read with any real expectation - you'll be more than sorely disapointed. I do believe I can say that this is my final read of the House of Night series.
GiulianaFusco More than 1 year ago
I LOVE the House of NIght series! I have read all seven and am waiting for AWAKENED! If you are into spernatural books like Twilight, Fallen, Hush Hush, and Vampire Academy then you will more than likely love these books. They arnt that realistic but a lot of teens can realate to them (partly because a teen helped in writing the books)and they are, in my opionon, really funny! I recommend them to all book lovers.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading this wonderful book! It is a story that keeps you entertained for hours.
cpsexylady More than 1 year ago
I believe that anyone and everyone who would read these books will enjoy and not want to put it down i actually love how this mother and daughter write
ElyssaLiane26 More than 1 year ago
2 years ago i had NO idea this series even existed until i started browsing the website!!! i read the synopsis and thought it sounded kinda good. i was sooooo excited that i read the book in less than one day, talk about glued to my hands bahaha!!! all the way to book 7 and i am itching to get the 8th book. I never really liked Heath because he was too pushy and Erik, however hot zoey thinks he is, is a total doucher! But stark, mister warrior, is the perfect one for zoey and i have to agree that i dont think its going to be the type of relationship we might want for them, but stark is closest person to zoey and always will be so thats pretty awesome! i cant freakin wait for Awakened!!!
JessicaNichole More than 1 year ago
I had really high expectations for Awakened. I have loved the entire HoN series, and really enjoyed Awakened for the most part. Most of the book seemed a little slow moving, and then at the end, everything was crammed into just a few chapters and it felt so rushed. I won't spoil the ending... But....the next book comes out in November, 2011
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay, when I first started reading this series, I was totally into it! But now, P.C. and Kristin Cast needs to wrap it up. They should have ended the series around book four or five. I mean seriously, book NINE and I heard there's going to be a book TEN. Good golly! I thought it was just supposed to be about Zoey vs. Neferet, but now we have Kalona. And aslo, what's with the x amount of boyfriends? C'mon, seriously, Zoey is not that cool or inticing and she's a really shallow character. I mean, she worries about which boyfriend to choose while the world is in mortal peril. Self-involved much? Anyway, they need to wrap it up!!!
E-valu8tion More than 1 year ago
Compared to the rest of the House of Night books, it's slow moving and loaded with language that no teen would actually utter. Bull poopie! Seriously! The heroine and her best friend have been through life and death situations, sexual encounters, and profound moral/ethical dilemmas. Their vernacular would demonstrate a little more maturity than it does in this latest book, "Awakened." Hopefully the next book in the series will reflect some development in their characters and will have a little more action.
Camille_Cassadine More than 1 year ago
I've been reading this series for about three years now. At this point I question myself as to why I haven't stopped when I read the first page of this book. The dialogue is horrible and to be honest I much rather prefer to be in Kalonas or Neferets head because their narratives are written so much better than any of the other characters. But why I endure the book until the end is all the twists and turns and wondering what's next that keeps me holding on. This book is about a four stars in story but two in writing so I rounded it to a three stars in quailty. If youre like me and stay true to a series until the end (four more books) then keep reading. This one was much better than the last. I just hope PC Cast can end the series and tie ALL the lose ends in the last book as she continues to weave a complicated web.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am in love with this series!! I just ordered Awakened but have read the other 7 twice!! whoever says they aren"t great doesn"t know great! keep the series going!!
Mrs_Angel More than 1 year ago
I have readed alot of books but this has to be my most favorite. If you love Vampires and a book with action. This is your serie. You dont have to be young to read this and love it.
BluHawk More than 1 year ago
Okay, so this one wasn't as good as the first 3, but was vastly better than the last 2. The plot has been slowly culminating towards the climax of the series, but I think it is finally picking up momentum. The problem is that the books are so short, and the release dates between them are around 6 months. If you haven't started this series, I would definitely recommend waiting until they are all written. If you enjoyed this series, you will definitely like the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, the Morganville Vampire series by Rachel Caine, and the Wicked Lovely series by Melissa Marr. For the adult stuff, readers will probably enjoy "Dead Witch Walking" by Kim Harrison.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OMFG this was the best and most sadest of all! (even though heath died in tempted) but it was the sadest!!!!!! its a MUST-READ!!! the whole series is flippen awsome!!! i love them!!! there the best! i recomend it to anyone who like action,romance,friendship that never ends, and most of all the action! i love this series its the best so that why i recomed it to anyone (mostly teens) xD
cara_ann More than 1 year ago
I loved this series and recommended it to tons of people, but now it's losing it's touch. Not only did it take FOREVER for this book to come out, but after reading 7 of these it just starts to get old. I expected alot more from this book than what was delivered and was slightly dissapointed. The Cast's need to end this series soon or no one will remember what's going on and many just won't care. If you liked the series I recommend reading it just so you can continue reading the series,but don't think you are going to get any closure from this book! Just like all the others, Awakened only opens up more doors and doesn't close a single one.
KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
Awakened is the 8th novel in the House of Night series. As the character of Zoey Redbird was the clear main character throughout most of the series, I enjoyed seeing another take the forefront in this novel. The plot was more centered around Stevie Rae, Zoey's best friend and a new High Priestess to the red vampyres and fledglings. Her character became far more developed, putting Zoey in more of a supporting role. At times throughout the story, the continuing battle against Neferet and the Darkness she now commanded almost took a back seat to Stevie Rae's story. When that became clear to me, I was afraid that the story would begin to drag, as that battle is the center theme around which the series has been built. I do feel that at times it was almost too focused on Stevie Rae and her struggles, leaving out a lot of the interaction between the characters that gave the previous novels depth, interest and texture. At times, the battle with Neferet became almost an afterthought instead of a main plot point. I don't think these were the faults of poor writing, but rather too much attention to a single aspect of the story. There are series in which the different novels within it will focus on a different main character, a different point of view, within the same story line. This series has not been like that so focusing on a single aspect made the story lose just a little luster for me. That being said, I did love the ending. I thought I knew where it was heading, and that it would make for both a perfect ending and a perfect start for the next book. I was totally wrong. I like being wrong because it means it isn't predictable. The ending was a twist and allowed room for the next novel to explore. And once again, the cover art is beautiful, full of symbolism that directly relates to major plot points inside. All in all, I would recommend reading it. I may have found faults, but I definately did enjoy it. I give it 3.5 stars.
kookiimonster More than 1 year ago
I know people always say things like this, but honestly this series is incredible. I love the books and characters and can not wait for the 8th one to come out. I absolutely adore Stark and hope to god that the Cast pair make his and Zoey's relationship good! I never really liked health; i felt like he was to pushy and he is a human so he cant really be with zoe anyway. Erik is a butthead and i'm glad tha zoe dropped him. the only part that i didn't really like was how Kalona is now bound to Nefert, or is soon to be bound i should say, because he didnt kill zoey. I feel like they're making her more and more powerful. i mean, with a god doing her bidding i'm not sure how the 8th book could possibly end. hopefully it all works out though!!!!! Everyone should read these books because they keep you on your feet and you'll have a hard time putting them down!!!! :)
mm11 More than 1 year ago
hey like these books are awesome i love stark and zoey. if u liked twilight,hush,hush, and vampire academy then u will love these books just like i do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FoolishLilG More than 1 year ago
I just finished Burned last night and LOVED IT! P.C. and Kristin Cast know how to write! :) I cant wait to see what happens with Stevie Rae! :)
Luv2Read24 More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this book to come out for months, and I finally got it. When it arrived at my house I was SO excited to read it. It has been over two weeks since then, and I'm STILL reading the book. I just can't seem to get into it. Awakened seems to be all about one thing: sex. Not only is quiet disgusting, but annoying also. I'm not sure if I even want to finish this book. This series is going on way too long, and it needs to end already.
fantasygurlx3 More than 1 year ago
this series is the all time best vamp series there ever was,. from book 1 to book 7 i have absolutely loved them more & more becus they just kept on getting better & better,. P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast are the best mother,daughter authors you could ever ask for :) zoey & health were such a cute couple but now zoey & stark are just way better, but it worries me to say that i think things are going to be very different between them. But it's alrite becus zoey always has her best friend stevie rae no matter what. Kalona & Neferet need to go & stay gone!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ihavent been able to stop reading these books my mom gets on to me and says quote " you read those books about as fast as u eat chocolate " buti dont mind that she says that it takes me about five seconds to consume a chocolate bar and aboutone hour for me to read any kind of book and even less time if i like the book !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! over all i love this seriese and recomend it 100% !!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading this series a while ago and o havee recomended it to all of my friends and it is amazing. The book is well written and keeps the reader hooked until they finish. Love this series and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couldnt put it down