Series: House of Night #8
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on January 4th 2011
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Young Adult
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Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either…First of all…I love this cover! Kalona is one hot evil, immortal ex-warrior!! And the inside of it is even better! This book had a lot of the two things I love about this series, Stark and Rephaim. This made up for the things that annoyed me, Kramisha’s way of speaking, the True Blood & Glee mentions, and if Aphrodite said “For shit’s sake!” one more time… But anyway, Stark and Zoe are finally in a place where they can enjoy each other without distractions, and they do exactly that. The moments between them were sweet and sexy. By the end of the book though, they have a whole new set of problems, and they have no idea what’s coming. Rephaim and Stevie Ray’s relationship is full of longing and I love it. They love each other but they feel there isn’t a way for them to be together. I always feel so bad for Rephaim. I want him to be happy!! Looks like they might finally get to have a chance at it though, and the new circumstances will definitely make it interesting. There are some sad moments in this book involving Zoe’s circle, and Erik seems to be coming back from douche-landia, that was a plus because I had written him off a couple of books ago. Neferet and Kalona…I can’t stand them! How dumb must the High Council be to keep buying her lies?! There is a new, twisty development at the end of the book that I did not expect, so I’m definitely looking forward to Destined.
And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart?
In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?