Thursday, March 27, 2014

Review | Chosen by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast @ChickenFrances

Title:  Chosen
Series:  House of Night (Book 3)
Author:  P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Published:  March 2008
Genre:  Paranormal Romantic, YA Fantasy


Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this “highly addictive series” (Romantic Times), in which Zoey’s mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn’t have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare: Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare position of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith, and Zoey’s horrid step-father in particular, are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely reflects the truth…


That's it I'm completely ADDICTED to this series!  The books in this series just keep getting better and better.  The characters are very well written and the plots of each book are great!  There's no turning back now!

While Zoey tries to keep her head up, her friends end up turning on her one by one she loses touch with each and every one while making new friends along the way.  Stevie Rae, one of my favorite characters and Zoey's best friend is not only dead but also undead at the same time.  Turned by none other than the 'Head Master' herself, Neferet.  I can't say that I like the woman one bit but we'll leave that alone for right now.

Who said one boyfriend was enough, when Zoey finds herself in the midst of a love affair with not one or two but three guys she's got her hands full.  Juggling the men in her life and trying to keep her blood lust under control where Heath is concerned.  Heath is one in which I adore most of the time. 

When the story turns and vampyres' end up dead, it looks to be the work of Zoey's step-father and The People of Faith.  Digging a little deeper into the mess around her Zoey must find a way to stop what's happening while still juggling her teenage boy drama.

Previously Reviewed House of Night Series

P.C. Cast was born in Watseka, Illinois, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. Since her tour in the USAF, she has been speaking and teaching professionally.

Ms. Cast is an award winning fantasy and paranormal romance author. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers' Best, and the Laurel Wreath.

Ms. Cast writes the popular Goddess Summoning Series for Berkley Publishing. The forth book in the series, GODDESS OF THE ROSE, A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast, is a Feburary 2006 release.

In December 2004, LUNA (Harlequin's single title fantasy imprint for women) released ELPHAME'S CHOICE, the first of five epic fantasy novels set in the world of Cast's popular first book, GODDESS BY MISTAKE. BRIGHID'S QUEST was her December 2005 release, with two more installments in the world of Partholon scheduled for release in 2006 - including a special LUNA edition of GODDESS BY MISTAKE, under the new title DIVINE BY MISTAKE, and it's never before published sequel, DIVINE BY CHOICE, which will be available December 2006.

KRISTIN CAST has won awards for her poetry and journalism. She lives in Oklahoma, where she attends college.

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