Hunted (House of Night Series #5)

Hunted (House of Night Series #5)

by P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast
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Hunted (House of Night Series #5) by P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast

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 and her gang must discover a way to deal with an unexpected danger that might bring them all down. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, who looks gorgeous and has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading power, but what if it shows Zoey truths she can't face? Meanwhile, the red fledglings have cleaned up well, but are they really as friendly as they seem? On the boyfriend front, Zoey has a chance to fix things with super-hot ex-, Erik, but she can't stop thinking about Stark, the archer who died in her arms, and she is driven to save him from Neferet's sinister influence. Will anyone believe the power evil has to hide among us?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312577995
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 03/16/2010
Series: House of Night Series
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 38,475
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About 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 Betrayed. 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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Thirsty4more More than 1 year ago
I am one of those girls that loves every book that involves fantasy and folklore-vampires,dragons,witches,werewolves, fairies, ect- I have read the Twilight series, Harry Potter, all of Tamora Peirce's books, The Blue Bloods series and any book imaginable involving fiction. This series reminded me of Twilight only because they both involved vampires, The House of Night series was more mature, had more developed characters, harder more elaborate plots and did a good job with it's invented religion. I received this series on Christmas Day, four days ago and already I have completed it along with another vampire series. I tried to slow down as I read them in order to savor them but found I could hardly put any of the books down for more than a couple minutes. If you like fantasy and fiction then this series is definitively for you. If you read Twilight or Blue Bloods and wanted more romance and emotion then this series will have you reeling and thirstily awaiting the next book.
AngelsTouch More than 1 year ago
I know this book is written with a realistic sense that there is more than one boy in her life rather than finding your one true love like most other books. It seems Zoey's lack of father figure in her life has left her a little emotionally disabled once it comes to men. I mean she gets back together with Erik and what, 4 hrs later she's telling Heath she loves him still??? I won't say anymore details but seriously this whole boy drama needs to be toned down. It almost seems that the boy drama is filling in the story to make the books longer. I loved this series when I first started reading it but enough is enough! It's to the point where I don't like Zoey anymore and even her friends find her a little ridiculous. I really want to fall back in love with this series again so I'm praying the next book is a little more mature than the last. Otherwise I liked the book. It did leave a lot of things unanswered but it keeps you guessing and wondering what the red fledglings are really like. You get a little teaser on their true nature that keeps you sitting on the edge waiting for something bad to happen. I can't wait till the next book comes out but if it's the same as Hunted then I'm retiring the series to my shelf.
mrsluver More than 1 year ago
This book is not what i expected it to be. I had thought the boy trouble was over but i was wrong. Shes back with eric who i dont like anymore idk why he just seems annoying to me now. Shes back with heath who reminds me of an annoying fly that doesnt understand what no means. And shes in love with stark, who she kisses while she goes out with the same two guys AGAIN. And then we have the dude with wings who i forgot his name who wants zoey. Then she has a bad feeling bout stevie rae and even aphrodite told her about stevie rae and shes to darn stuborn to listen... ugh zoey what am i gonna do with u??
Brittxoxo8 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the first four books, but the last one was disappointing. I was hoping it would have a more developed plot. I was annoyed that Zoey has yet to make a decision about her love triangle. Afte a while, it just feels like it is just being drawn out... its hard to pick a character to root for when she keeps hopping from guy to guy. I find myself slowly losing respect for the main character Zoey... it's like c'mon, enough is enough. How can you possibly love four different guys? If the whole love triangle thing doesnt get resolved by the next book, I'm going to stop reading. I'm hoping that they will get rid of the annoying meat head Heath. I am definately a fan of Erik Night. Also, I am beginning to find Zoey's character a little airheaded which is frustrating. She is constantly saying things like "OMG, like I can even stand to do that" etc. In my mind, she is suppose to be a strong minded young teen that has been chosen specially from the goddess Nyx, so having her talk like a valley girl with a low IQ just ruins that persona for me. I'm not trying to be a negative Nancy, but I just hope the next book is a much better improvement.
TheBloodLustQueen More than 1 year ago
This book is not wat I expected. Im really upset with how ditsy and retarded zoey sounds. Its like shes some annoying perky slut instead of an awesome vampire high preistest to be. The boy drama is really getting old and boring. What else is there? Im upset i paid 19 bux for this book the first 4 were awesome this one is a huge dispointment!!
RosaHorrorShow More than 1 year ago
When I first started the series, I loved it, and kept waiting for more and more books to come out. Now on the fifth book, and soon the sixth, I have to say, I'm getting tired of it. The main character, has around four or five love interests throughout the whole book, and it's exhausting. Her human boyfriend is annoying and I wish he would just drop dead or something. All in all, i feel like the whole story is going on forever, and it's not as much fun to read them anymore. The only thing pushing me on is that I have to know the ending. Haha.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
i was hooked on the house of night series, and was super excited to get ma hands on the 5th book. i cant believe i paid 20 dollars for a crappy book like this. i mean don't get me wrong, the entire series was AMAZING! i love it so much! this is ma top series on my reading list. but HUNTED was a huge disappointment. first of all the boy drama lasted way too long. its getting real old and it needs to stop! its just getting childish. 3 guys that she's in love with? this book should have focused on her fighting evil and becoming a high priestess instead of finding new ways to kiss her 3 lovers. The story was dragged out way to long. there was some unnecessary chapters that were pointless. but i guess she wanted to keep the book going. it is addictive but not the best as in the other 4 books. plus the ending ended way too quick. i expect the ending to be fantastic and full of excitement but it left me bored. i hope the next book TEMPTED come out much better than HUNTED.
veddergirl187 More than 1 year ago
....except give Zoey one more guy to worry about. None of the questions posed by the last book were answered, the plot was thin and predictable, and the fact that Zoey is always fretting over guys is getting a little annoying. The story could go in a very cool direction, but as an avid reader, it seems that the author is trying to spread the plot thin enough to keep the story going, when in reality, the characters could do that. I was very disappointed in this book, as I loved the others in the series.I must always keep in mind, though, that these were written for teens and I am 30. Enjoy!
bookiebaby More than 1 year ago
I became hooked after reading the second one. And the only reason i really did like it was because I just badly wanted to know what was going to happen next. I didn't read it because i thought the witting was good, no. Because the witting for this book was as if a 6 grader wrote it. The character Zoey is really not bright and makes the same mistake over and over again. But when she makes the same mistake she hurting people around her. The sad part is I do like her friends but she is horrible to them. When someone was really not doing good in this book, she was asking if she really had to stick around and watch her get healed. ARE YOU KIDDING ME! Gosh, and how she over and over and over again walks all over every single guy that likes her! And they always like her again. I don't really know, I just liked it but didn't like it at the same time!
_ReadSydRead_ More than 1 year ago
I personally fell in love with the cover when I was searching through books after I finished all of the books I found interesting at school. I LOVE to read. After I finished the Twilight Sega I was in the mood for more vampire stories and fantasy and things like that, even though I loved the thought of vampires before then. And at first I had saw the book CHOSEN at Barns and Noble and bought it and waited months and months to read it for some strange reason and then I was at a local target and I found two covers that seemed similar to CHOSEN and I read the backs and it told me it was part of the series and I literally screamed and ran to buy the books like they were going to run away or something.
I immediately started reading them in order and I quickly fell in love with each book. I became so attached the characters and how these amazing authors described them, I cried like a baby during so many parts I'm embarrassed to even count how often I did.
I thought that, though the book was about vampires that it was completely and utterly different from the Twilight Sega and it my opinion, better.
I loved how there was a new twist on everything and it kept me reading and reading and I was finished with the books in no time and I've been shaking in anticipation for months waiting for HUNTED to come out and it's killing me.
I think that the House of Night series is probably the best series I've ever read and that I feel it can suck any reader into it's pages of excitement and adventure. I would totally recommend this series to older teens and even adults! It's a great read for anyone really.
The books are amazing and I'm waiting to see the fifth book HUNTED next to the other four on my bookshelf.
JennyJC More than 1 year ago
I will come back for the next book, but was really disappointed in this book. I had a hard time staying with the story line, because I am so tired of Zoey and her inability to pick between the two guys. She has been going back and forth for two books. I hope she picks one at the beginning of the next book and grows up and finds her strenght inside of her.
Anassa More than 1 year ago
Something I just have to say off the there a male character in this series that doesn't have a "connection" with Zoey?!?! It is getting extremely lame, and boring that every male is a love interest. There are more ways to throw a twist in a plot than to just add another love interest. Grow the story, not her libido. Other than that, its a progession of the story, and I'll have to read the upcoming book, cause I'm curious to what happens. I'm having a hard time with the whole "risen angel" thing, but I'm hoping it all pans out and comes together. I also hope they par down the romance in this coming one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have followed this series since it came out, and I have to say the previous books in this series were better written than this one. I think that the authors "dumbed down" this book, and I didn't like it. The whole time I was reading it felt like a cheesy gothic version of Clueless; pretty asinine. As far as the character development...I didn't like the way they depicted Zoey in this book; she was basically acting like a boy-crazy flake the whole time. It definitely detracted from the whole "future high priestess" track she had previously been on. I understand that the authors may have been trying to connect with the teens who read these books, but in my opinion most would rather read about a heroine they can look up to. All in all, this book was a quick read; good for some mild entertainment, but definitely not the best book in the series.
Daisy_MaeMB More than 1 year ago
I fell in love with the House of Night Series this past winter, I anticipated Hunted, and couldn't wait to see what would happen with Zoey and her gang. I couldn't believe how Zoey's character didn't progress in the book but regressed! What I liked about Zoey in the first few books was that she was a strong character who seemed pretty with it, however in this book, it is as if she lost her mind! I believe more emphasis should have been placed on Zoey's heritage and the importance of how the various characters were needed at the end to dismiss Kolona. However, Zoey was more concerned with falling in love with yet another boyfriend. How in the world did Zoey fall in love with Stark when they had about 3 conversations together and he shot her best friend to raise Kolona from his imprisonment? Zoey keeps stating throughout the book that she isn't a "skank" well the way she is acting and treating men, she is, whether she wants to believe it or not. I would have also liked to see more emphasis on the development of the other characters, the Twins, Damien, Jack, Erik, Stevie Rae and Aphrodite. Aphrodite's character was the only character who progressed at all in this book, the other's remained stagnant. This is an easy light read, but if you wanted some more depth of the characters I suggest rereading the first 4 books in the series instead of this one.
rebourne More than 1 year ago
This was one of my most anticipated book this year and I have to admit I was a bit disappointed but I still really enjoyed it. I'll probably like it more the second time through but I don't think this one lives up to its potential. Cast introduces new characters and scenerios with a lot of promise but then never does much with them, at least not compared with things I could anticipate each time. She apparently had three major things planned for Zoey and the gang to accomplish (move, face Kalona, save someone) and anything else was just filler. I never felt that with the first four books but I read them back to back and this is the first one I had to wait a while for; maybe anticipation drove my expectations too high. My biggest disappointment was no deepening of relations with Erik or Heath and no closure either, just more of the same. I'm very happy with most everything that passes between Zoey and Stark but I wanted more before the book was over. Even the big bad fallen angel Kalona doesn't live up to his potential as a scary powerful provacative villian (yet?) Neither Kalona or Neferet seemed much of a threat to Zoey or the "nerd herd" after all they've been through in the past. And why not a couple more dream encounters with Kalona, intensifying fear each time? Zoey spends more time thinking about Kalona's intentions than interacting with him - true for other story parts too. We read more thoughts than her real experiences this time (or maybe high expectations tainted my experience). Overall, Zoey had none of her past struggles with powers, friends, or the guys in her life - not really, not even with lust or bloodlust, just her feelings about everyone and what to do about them. Zoeys acts like her virgin self again only with less sensual hunger than before which isn't realistic unless you've been traumatized (Loren didn't rape just misled). I AM glad she finally resists Heath's manipulation though! I love how true Heath has been but cutting to keep her tied to him's gotta go!) Odd that she struggles more with WHO to be with than HOW to be with any of them, or HOW MUCH to be with any of them and not even craving someone touch and allowing some by this point is truely weird since she's been there before. Her sudden lack of longing just doesn't work for me. She may be conquering bloodlust as she matures but lust should be an issue. To me, this story reads more like a vampire mystery than a paranormal or vampire romance this time. With more clue-finding, mystery-solving and strategy-planning; less character development and personal interactions even among all the friends. I wonder if Cast wrote more and the editor ripped stuff out to ensure its YA rating? If so I hope she'll post some of that on her website later, like deleted scenes in a movie. For now, I'm unfortunately already anticipating the next book like this one didn't exist. My favorite part of this one was anytime spent with James Stark.
Blaquestarr More than 1 year ago
I love this series. The Cast women have done a remarkable job making the supernatural of vampires seem approachable in our very real world. Plus with the Native American background, it gives their main character a bit of depth that most vamp novels leave out. Writing is much better than Twilight, but just as fun. This particular book in the series saw much more action, more irritation at Heath AND Eric, and although one problme gets solved, there are still many more mysteries to be revealed. Quick read from start to finish - you won't want to put it down. P.S. - I wish Zoey would stop attracting guys like a stinky garbage attracts flies...
AnbuKunoichi More than 1 year ago
The first book--took forever for me to read, but I was hooked by the second book. The first remmained my least favorite--Until now. This was the worst book of the series, and I pray it stays the worst. I cannot handle another book with Zoey being a tramp and going around with three guys again. I thought we were passed this, from Untamed, Zoey seemed like she matured (both with her powers, and the fact that she seemed to grow as a leader, romantically--she seemed to recognize she had something more with Stark), then the fifth book happens and within the first few chapters, she's in Eric's arms...Followed by Heath's...Followed by Kalona's...Followed by Stark's...And she hasn't learned her lesson, she's keeping the fact that she may love Stark, from her friends--it's like Zoey took two steps forward, and twelve steps back. If it wasn't for Aphrodite, Stevie Rae, and Stark, I probably would have quit reading the book. Zoey was totally juvenile and indecisive--and pretty much unlikable as a main heroine. The only time she was tolerable was when she was with Stark (which trust me--was not a lot). Honestly, the writing was not the best as well. I felt like I was reading a work of fanfiction, from a group of unexperienced teenagers, rather than an actual author. It was emotional because Zoey couldn't make up her mind, and it was unforgettable because it was the worst book of the series. On the brightside, I can't be disappointed again--hopefully the Cast's can improve and redeem themselves from this book and surprise me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I like this series ok the books are way to short. Truthfully she could have put all 5 books into 1. I will probably read the next one even though I know it will be just as short and unrewarding.
UnderTheMoon More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying, I am not a book reader. NOTHING ever drew me in...until I easily got into the Twilight Saga, but after finishing the series (as well as Stephenie Meyer's THE HOST) I craved something more, still of the vampire theme, and I am really glad that after a short search I ran across MARKED, and it's a good thing the cover drew me in...I never read a book review or the back cover of a book before I read it, I let it all suprise me (that's if I like the first chapter)...So I had not known what anything was going to be like. I am very pleased that in a day, I finished MARKED...And went to Barnes & Noble to buy the next book BETRAYED...and the next book CHOSEN...and the next book UNTAMED...and I am excited (and can't wait) for the release of HUNTED (or the next three, or more, after that). Great series! Wish every book was out already, so I wouldn't have to wait so long! P.C. Cast and her daughter, Kristin Cast did a great job drawing the attention of me, as well as other young adults. GREAT SERIES! And I not only reccommend Vamp-lovers but to everybody who enjoys a great series of books that keep you up and keep you wandering.
VampQueenLovrGurl More than 1 year ago
OK, I'm the type of person who likes to read alot of fictional books with magic, wizards, vampires, werewolves, etc. I've read the whole Harry Potter collection, i've read all four House of Night Series, and sadly only the first Twilight saga book. But out of all of them The House of Night series kept me interseted the whole time and made me keep reading. i read the first one the day before April vaca. '08 and right before i went away the next day i was telling my parents that we had to buy Betrayed and Chosen before we went away and it was a good choose during the three days that we were away all three of the books were read I waited excitedly for Untamed to come out three months later and it was worth the wait it was so good.Now im eagerly awaiting for Hunted to come out i hope as well as the fourth it will be worth the wait P.C. and Kristin Cast I LOVE YOUR BOOKS SO MUCH KEEP WRITING
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
............. >-.-< I am sleeping. Why am I being ambushed? (XD) *yawns* but good to see you, Ashcloud.......... you too, Dawnheart. (Emberfoot-SCARRRRRRY!! THEY SOUND MESSED UP!!! +O+) Jaguarpounce- *looks up* oh, hi, Emberfoot. Both- be back later. Brinner's coming! Toast.........
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I skillfully stalk a mouse and kill it with a quick swipe of my paw.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am the type of girl that reads a lot and then gets hooked on a series. With these books I found myself reading one of these books every day. Zoey's amazing adventures drive you into the book and won't let you let go of the book until it is over. Overall, these books are plain out brilliant. P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast are the best authors you can find in book stores. Highly recommened books!
Intrigued_by_Romance More than 1 year ago
Ok, I must admit The house of night series is one of the best series I have read in a long time. I am a true Twilight Saga Fan, However this series is definately a close second in my book. When you read this book, you will be held captive! The House of Night Series is definately a series that anyone can enjoy! It is truely amazing all of the things that Zoey has to face in this book, but with the help of her friends and a few others, she is willing to do what has to be done. This young lady has so much courage and is willing to to what has to be done no matter the cost. I truely loved the way this particular book was captured and held my attenion from the beginning of the book through out the end. I went through so many different emotions through the book. I was so engrossed with the book, that I finished the book in 1 day! It left me wanting more! I am so hooked on the series that I will continue to read all the books until the end. In fact I truely like the series so much that I would be willing to read the books again! I would definately would give P.C. Cast & Kristen Cast 6 GOLD stars for this book! It was the best one so far!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It seems that each time a new book comes out in this series, they just keep getting better and better. There is so much more action, adventure, romance, and so much more than the other books. The authors have really stepped their game up. This book is about Zoey and her gang fighting the evil that keeps corrupting their grounds at school. It seems once they fight it off something else evil keeps coming back. During this book she has to chose what man she wants to be with. Either tall, dark, handsome Erik, yummy, human, American boy Heath, or mysterious, kind, and adventurous Stark. She has to chose and she has to chose who she trust. Evil is coming, who's gonna help her stop it?