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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Jaime's Review of Destined by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast


In Destined, the forces of Light and Dark collide as their epic struggle focuses on Tulsa's House of Night. Zoey is home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side and preparing to face off against Neferet. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, he and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together if Rephaim can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow.

But is Zoey really safe? Does she truly know those who are closest to her? And will love win when it is tested by the very soul of Darkness? Find out what’s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.

Jaime’s review….
I will freely admit I was one of those people that after Awakened I was sooooo angry and frustrated with this series and especially with  Zoey and Neferet ( I mean honestly that woman should’ve been stopped by now right?) that I was going to break up with the HON series. I actually refused to buy Destined because of my anger with it but then something funny happened I actually won a contest! I enter them all the time and I never win and yet I won Destined so I guess I was destined to read this book!

So after my internal battle about reading this book was over I settled in to read it hoping that this book wouldn’t make me want to throw it across the room like Awakened did. I was pleasantly surprised and by chapter seven where we meet the hot and absolutely legal (yes he’s an adult YAY) Travis I was hooked! Yes Zoey is still annoying but I actually could tolerate her more and I looked forward to Stevie Rae, Rephaim and Lenobia’s POV’s and also we get to see from Shaunee’s POV which was really cool and Aphrodite (who didn’t have her own POV but should) was freaking hilarious as usual this series wouldn’t be what it is without her snark and I love her for it!

The story is really good! I liked the twists that evolved and the ending as Aphrodite so exquisitely said “Holy Shit” was something I had hoped for but never thought would happen! I laughed and cried and had a really hard time putting this one down and now I’m really looking forward to the next House of Night book!

Since I’ve been adding some quotes that I love and I couldn’t pick just one from this book I’m picking two one from the new man in my life Travis and the other from the other boy I <33 Stark J

First the swoon worthy Stark.

“If Zoey’s in it, it’s my fight. And you need to understand I’ll win. Every time so walk away”

Now the southern gentleman and my new love Travis; and he’s talking about a horse peeps so keep your heads out of the gutter!

“Take my girl out. She’ll remind you to breathe and smile. Oh and Lenobia, I’d ‘preciate it if you’d stop callin’ me Mr. Foster.” He tipped his hat to her, added a smile and a long, slow, “If you please, ma’am.”

Ugh I love that man! Ok so anyhoo yes HON pissed me off but now it has won me back 100% and I will definitely be buying the next book!

You can buy Destined at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the BookDepository or your local bookstore. Check out the HON website too there’s cool stuff there!

7 comments:

  1. I stopped at either Tempted or Burned and decided I was going to wait until the rest of the series is finished. I'm glad to know that someone else out there doesn't like Zoey either, she drives me nuts. If it weren't for the storyline and other characters I would have dropped the books a while back. Good to know there is more great guys to keep the books afloat.

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  2. There is Kristina! Yeah definitely pick them up when the series is finished that way you won't have to wait and be mad like I was ;)

    -J

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  3. Haha! A horse quote! :) Love it! So glad you fell back in love. I am hopeful, too!

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  4. Oh you will with Travis ;) hes awesome!!!!! Me too BTW!

    -J

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  5. I've never read these series, but last year I was going to give it a try, until I ran into a forum about HON. It was very detailed, and the writer described how much she disliked the series because of Zoey. And she gave very powerful points, and to be honest, I think I wouldn't even have read until the last page of the first.
    But I was just wondering, how do you judge the HON series overall?

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  6. Hey Cindy!
    Yeah I'm gonna be honest I don't usually go to forums because of that I like to form my own opinions on books.

    I do dislike Zoey I think that she is whiny and childish. That being said this whole series isn't about Zoey and there are some really fabulous characters like Stevie Rae, Aphrodite, Stark, Rephaim, and Lenobia that I have grown extremely fond of!

    Yes the series is long but the books are really pretty short and yes, some of the plot lines could have been left out. And there have been times that I have grown pretty frustrated with them but not enough for me to stop reading.

    I say give it a shot you might just like it and just because one person in their thoughts on a forum disliked it doesn't mean you should listen to them. Form your own opinions :)

    -J

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  7. OK...you have now TRULY convinced me that I need to read it.

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