Sunday, April 24, 2011

Review of Awaked by PC and Kristin Cast

3.5 fangs for Awakened

DBook Description:

“My love, speak to me. Tell me everything.” Neferet went to Kalona, kneeling before him, stroking the soft, dark wings that unfurled loosely around the immortal.

“What would you have me say?” He didn’t meet her eyes.

“Zoey lives.” Neferet’s voice was flat, cold, lifeless.

“She does.”

“Then you owe me the subservience of your immortal soul.” She started to walk away from him.

“Where are you going? What will happen next?”

“It is quite simple. I will ensure Zoey is drawn back to Oklahoma. There, on my own terms, I will complete the task you failed.”

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…

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?

My Review:

Ok I was a little surprised at the steaminess of this book. It was perhaps a little too steamy for YA in my opinion- but I'm a mom of a soon to be 12 year old girl who reads this series.

I just wasn't expecting the book to have that much heat.

Anyway onto the review...I've been trying to catch up on this series. I love that a mother and daughter team write this series. I think that's awesome.

My daughter started reading these books and really loves them so I figured I would give it a try. The first couple books had me hooked. Then the hook started to slip.

By the time I got to this one I'm a little ehhh.

But that could be because I don't read a lot of YA, maybe I just expect too much. Anyway, the characters don't seem to be developing enough for me and the same old same old keeps going on. Stuff gets rehashed and redone but nothing new really gets added.

I want the books to move forward. I want the characters to move forward. I want more, I need something new to hold my interest.

I know my daughter will read this series until it's finished, she has much more invested in it than I. I don't bond with the characters or really get into the story. I doubt I'll finish this series unless the next book really picks up the pace. I wish they'd go back to the momentum they had early in the series. Things moved a lot quicker and new stuff was always being introduced.

1 comment:

meggerfly said...

I'm loosing interest in this series as well.