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Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tempted (House of Night Series #6)

P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast

Published 2009

319 Pages

Rating: B-

(May contain spoilers for anyone that hasn't read Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, and Hunted.)

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?

I definitely did not enjoy this book as much as the others. It's been a while since I've read the other books in the series, so I can't quite remember what happened in what book, but the other books, from what I remember, were so much more entertaining and exciting than Tempted.

I did like this book so don't get me wrong. The characters were funny and attractive, but definitely annoying. I don't know how much longer I can take the whole "I heart you" instead of "I love you" crap. I know they're probably aiming for a younger audience than 19 (I'm actually still 18, but I'll be 19 in exactly a week!) but I read a lot of YA books and I never seem to have a problem with the tween lingo.

Through the majority of the book, I kept wondering when the climax would come and what it would be. It finally came right at the very end, but I feel like that and maybe two other things were the only exciting events that happened in the book. The whole book seemed like it was just revolving on plans to destroy Kalona.

I am excited to read Burned, the next book in the series so I can see if anything else exciting happens, but I really hope I'm not disapointed. I feel like a B- is being very generous, but I've been reading this series for a while now so I guess I'm being a little biased.



  1. You are not alone, the thing that annoyed me was the terrible failure of slang trust me i know lingo and the lingo shown in this book must be from out of space becuase it makes no sense! gah!i gave up after book 3 and i just couldn't relate to Zoey or her terrible actions so it was pretty much a dead end for me

  2. I know exactly how you feel! I almost feel like I shouldn't give up on the series though, not yet.



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