Feb 21, 2011

Review: Hunted (House of Night #5)

Title: Hunted (House of Night #5)
Author: PC & Kristen Cast
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Challenge: YA Series Challenge
Pages: 323

My Rating:

What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you? Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn’t want to hear and truths she can’t face? On the run and holed up in Tulsa’s Prohibition-era tunnels, Zoey and her gang must discover a way to deal with something that might bring them all down. Meanwhile, Zoey has a few other little problems. The red fledglings have cleaned up well – they’ve even managed to make the dark, creepy tunnels feel more like home – but are they really as friendly as they seem? On the boyfriend front, Zoey has a chance to make things right with super-hot ex-, Erik, but she can’t stop thinking about Stark, the archer who died in her arms after one unforgettable night, and she is driven to try to save him from Neferet’s sinister influence at all costs. Will anyone believe the power evil has to hide among us? -summary from goodreads.com

Hurray for Hunted! I seriously was beginning to doubt the mother-daughter duo, but they have pulled it off once again! I won’t lie, I was really feeling this book…. we finally see a bit more action going on, the plot moves forward (even though at times, the book did seem like a bit of a “filler”, but it’s ok cause I loved it). And although, to me personally, Zoey is on the brink of looking like a hoe, I LOVE STARK! (Erik, who?) I'm very happy with what happens between Zoey and Stark, but a bit of closure with Erik or Heath would have been nice. Maybe we’ll see this in the next installment.

The only thing I wasn’t feeling was the fact that I'm finding way too much repetition for such a short book. These books are way too short and the first couple of chapters are dedicated to summarizing past events. Um, hello! This is book 5 for goodness sake. If we’ve followed this far I’m pretty sure we know what’s going on.

Overall, Hunted is an awesome add to the HON series! More than anything, this book shows us how Zoey struggles with her powers and her friends, not so much as by arguing, but how to make them see her point of view. She still continues to have a bit of guy drama, but not as much as in other books. It was nice to read about Zoey’s true feelings and what she planned on doing about everything and everyone. It truly was a light, easy, entertaining read. If you’ve followed Zoey and the Nerd Heard up to book 5, read it now! You won’t be disappointed.

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