Thursday, September 11, 2014

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

Title:  Revealed
Series:  House of Night: Book 11
Author:  P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Published:  October 2013
Genre:  Paranormal Romantic, YA Fantasy


Revealed is the spellbinding eleventh and penultimate installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre series by PC and Kristin Cast.

Drastically altered after her fall at the end of Hidden, Neferet is now more dangerous than ever—and her quest for vengeance will wreak havoc on humans, as well as Zoey and her friends. Chaos is loosed in Tulsa and the House of Night is blamed. Can Zoey stop Neferet in time to keep her anger from escalating to full-on war? Or will someone else have to step in to take the fall?

The House of Night series is an international phenomenon, reaching #1 on U.S., German, and UK bestseller lists, and remaining a fixture on The New York Times Children’s Series bestseller list for nearly 150 weeks and counting. With more than 12 million copies in print, rights sold in thirty–eight countries to date, and relatable, addictive characters, this series is unstoppable. Now, in the eleventh and penultimate installment of the series, the action is more intense and the stakes even higher as Zoey and her friends battle to protect their school and home from devastating evil—all while balancing romances, precarious friendships and the daily drama of the House of Night's halls.

(Recommended for readers age 13 and older)


There's something about this series that keeps nagging at me during a select few of the installments.  This installment of the series is one of them.  When the authors build you up to expect greatness within the pages only to find the story linger slowly, one can only assume that the next installment will pick up where this one lets you down.

While everything about Zoey makes me want to praise her for her choices, in this installment I want to do nothing more than wring her pretty little neck.  I just thought she had grown out of the teenage drama and boy issues.  This installment takes me back to the beginning when making a decision for Zoey was too hard and she kept going back on what she wanted.

Aphrodite tries to succeed in being the Prophetess she is meant to be when the decision to keep things from her High Priestess doesn't come without consequence.  Is it her fault that the vision she sees is so difficult to interpret much less retell?

There's nothing stopping Stark from being the jealous boyfriend he is when Aurox's true colors are proven.  Zoey will always love her ex-boyfriend, lover and consort; though his passing in an untimely death doesn't erase such love.  Stark feels betrayed, yet his only action to keep his High Priestess happy is to act like a donkey.  (Insert J_ _ _ A _ _ here).  Possessive and very aggressive with Zoey in front of Aurox.

I enjoyed this book but also felt that it needed some excitement.  Something besides the crazy cliff hanger at the end.  Anything could have been better than the climax of Aphrodite betraying Zoey.  I'm determined to finally finish this series.  Next up Kalona's Fall - I cannot wait to dig into his story and past... 

Stay Tuned - Review of Kalona's Fall - Released July 29th 2014 & Redeemed - To Be Released October 14th 2014

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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