Saturday, September 6, 2014

Review | Neferet's Curse by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast @ChickenFrances

Title:  Neferet's Curse
Series:  House of Night Novella: Book 3
Author:  P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Published:  February 2013
Genre:  Paranormal Romantic, YA Fantasy


The White City, 1893: In turn-of-the-century Chicago, with the World’s Fair bringing bustle and excitement to her home city, sixteen-year-old Emily Wheiler should be reveling in her youthful beauty and the excitement around her. But her whole life changed when her mother died, leaving her to be the Lady of Wheiler House. Her father, a powerful bank president, is at the center of an important social hub for the booming young city, and he needs Emily to do everything her mother would have – to be a good hostess and make sure the mansion runs smoothly.

As Emily uneasily tries to replace her mother, she also longs for more… for love and a life of her own. When a handsome young man notices her at one of her father’s parties, it seems that her hopes may finally be coming true. Until her father forbids her to see him – or any other man – and starts revealing a darkly violent side that even he can’t understand.

At last, afraid for her life and with nowhere to turn, Emily is Marked by a vampyre and brought to the Chicago House of Night, where she begins a magickal new life that should allow the wounds from her past to heal. But as she gains strength, and a powerful new name, she carries a dark need to wreak vengeance on the man she trusted most.

From victim to High Priestess, beautiful young woman to powerful seductress, Neferet's journey begins in NEFERET'S CURSE...

(Recommended for readers age 13 and older)


I was not sure I wanted to dig deeper into Neferet's past, only because I despise her so much in the HON series as it is.  Though something about finding out what makes this evil woman tick had me digging into her story that reveals her past bringing her character full circle for me. 

Neferet has not always been the evil woman she's known as now.   She's had a rough life, made decisions in her past that no one of her young age should have gone through.  Of course some of her decisions in life could have been better if she had thought about it instead of jumping into everything head on, no thought, no questioning the good verses evil in the choices she's made.  Where she stands today in the HON series reflects every decision she ever made growing up.  One dark thought at a time, another path and she could have chosen light rather than darkness.

I enjoyed this book as it has given me insight to one of the main characters in the HON series.  Next up Revealed...

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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