When friends stop trusting each other, Darkness is there to fan the flames.
Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampire High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only seven days left.
Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own. The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good. The truth is, Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but also threatens to explode her whole world.
In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddess’s own voice, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance.
Three girls…playing with fire…if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned.
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I liked the narrator- have read all the other HON books in ebook so this was my first audio and I thought she depicted each character well. The book did feel a little short like they stretched out the story by telling other people's POV but it was interesting to hear how others saw the same situation. The HON series is a little cheaper pricewise so the books do seem shorter than say a Stephenie Meyer book which costs more. While the story is focused on a teenager as the heroin, it covers topics that all ages (except really young tweens) can relate to so despite being 39 yrs old I love these books. waiting til next year for the conclusion is awful- will keep busy with Richelle Mead and Spirit Bound from Vampire Academy series and hopefully Lauren Kate with her follow up to Fallen by the Fall of 2010. These are all great books - somewhat in this style of Urban Fantasy - if your looking for something til the next HON.
You know, I am starting to see that everyone has a different opinion when it comes to narrators. This is the first Narrator that I have actually enjoyed listening to in a while! shes very descriptive, and has a pleasant, calming voice. As far as the book itself goes, I am enjoying it to! I do not see it being to "wordy" as other reviews put it. I mean whats a book without words? ^^
I got into this series when I borrowed the tangible books from my brother-in-law. When he ran out of the series I started getting them on the Kindle. My issue is not that the books are poorly written, or anything like that. I am just not into the high-school melodrama of it all anymore. It seems like all the books are just filled with high-school drama. In saying that, if I were a high school girl, then I would find these books top notch. I am a middle school teacher and, in being such, I find myself reading/ listening to young adult fiction a lot to buy the books for my classroom. These are just not up my alley as an adult.
I read the first few books in this series and really liked them so I decided to get this one on audio. Well the voices they use in this are almost enough to make you not want to finish. I will either read the others or skip the rest of this series
I love to read and listen to books. I'm a hair dresser. I live in New York and I have 5 children. All grown. 30, 27, 24, 23, 19. And I Love them all very much.
Stevie Rae is falling in love and keeping it a secret. Zoey is shattered, and know one can wake her up. Stark will have to go in to her dreams and wake her up, will it work, you will have to listen.
Absolutely everything. The plot was non-existent, repetitive and boring. The narration was terrible and in places racist. The characters were horrid. The product placement irritating. The writing juvenile and obnoxious, the dialogue unrealistic.
Wow. I have to choose one? Okay - the most disappointing thing about the story is that there wasn't one.
The narrator could have decided not to use the most racist "voice" ever for the African American character. That would have gone a long way toward making this one merely awful instead of just offensive.
Anger. Lots of Anger. I wasn't disappointed, I knew it wouldn't be good, I had been thinking about giving up on the series for a couple of the last installments - this one sealed the deal. UGH! It was TERRIBLE.
Nope. Avoid it. Don't waste a credit or your cash. Try a Morganville Vampires novel if you want good, silly, vampire fun.
Caitlin is no Edwina Wren, but this is MUCH better than jenna or cassandra (books 4-6). Still think there needs to be more difference in the character voices, but at least her voice and inflection is tolerable. She definitely gets bonus points for the correct pronunciations, for example sons of erubis and refeim.
Story itself was good. Was def a lead into the next book. Can't wait to start it.
I read for my self and listed to all of these books before. The first time listening to this book and the next one it was very hard because Caitlin Davies is terrible. She drags the words out very much that it added over an hour to the time length of this book. I would like to think that if they were going to change narrators in a book series they should at least have to have listed to the other books in the series. The accents Caitlin uses are nothing like the previous books and just the way she pronounces names, etc is just plain terrible! Keep the same narrators for a series or at minimum some one that sounds like the previous narrators and at minimum the words are pronounced the same. Bottom line, good book in the series if you can get past the narrator.
i love the books..i have followed the whole series all the way..but they are gettin very detailed in places thats not needed..for me i would like for it to get to the piont without being drug out..the writters are great an so is the narrator..i hope the next book is as good as the last an not so drawn out..
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