Thursday, May 22, 2014

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

Title:  Burned
Series:  House of Night (Book 7)
Author:  P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Published:  April 2010
Genre:  Paranormal Romantic, YA Fantasy


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 Vampyre 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.

(Recommended for readers age 13 and older)


Once you start there's no turning back, the next book falls into your hands before you finish the last line of the previous book.  After reading Tempted I had to find out if the Zoey and her friends were going to come out okay.  Neferet's gotten on my last nerve and Zoey's soul has shattered.  Her friends are lost without her and the darkness she lived in on earth is far worse than the Otherworld she's landed in when she runs into Heath again.

With Zoey's life on the line, her friends find they have to join together to save her.  Putting their differences aside they have to find a way into the Otherworld to bring her back.  When Zoey finds Heath on the other side she doesn't want to leave him.  She knows it's her fault he's gone because of her failure to save him.

When things get worse for her friends on earth it's Goddess Nyx that shows Aphrodite what she must see.  Visions of the future whether or not they can save Zoey before it's too late.

Stevie Rae also has her hands tied though out the story when her fledglings get out of hand, and the one and only son of Kalona comes to be by her side.  Does she choose the right path or will her emotions and feelings take over?  Will he come to terms with who and what he is or will he make the decision to leave without a trace or goodbye?

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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