(House of Night #7)
P.C. and Kristin Cast
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 7 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.
My Rating: 2 Stars
I felt awfully confused about this book to be honest. It seemed to jump all over the place with the change in point of views all the time. Chapter headings weren’t used but were replaced with point of view headings instead- but with that in mind, there would be point of view headings cropping up in the middle of a chapter. There were multiple cases of grammatical errors such as the misspelling of words, quotation marks missing on sentences that contain speech. There were a few good aspects of the book and one of them I had been waiting for since possibly the first book and that was for Heath to finally move on. I had hoped that it was going to be him in is human body that would move on but it turned out to be his soul that moved on. I really got quite annoyed with that particular character because well he was a thick headed boy that couldn’t get over the fact that his girlfriend- Zoey- was moving on with her life and he couldn’t be in it. Aphrodite had discovered that there was more to being a prophetess of the Goddess Nxy than just having predictions. Stevie Rae had become the first Red Vampyre High Priestess and became imprinted with a raven mocker who may or may not take a human form in the next book- ending was left open to this. Nxy told Zoey that her return was only just the beginning for something even bigger. Which yet again leads to the next book. I still remain to keep an open mind and hope that the series gets better after this book.