House Of Night,#8
P.c & Kristin cast.
Publisher : St Martin's Griffin
Publication Date:January 4,2011
Genre:YA Fantasy |Romance |Suspense.
""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."
""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?
Seems the more books progress, more in love I fall with them. Every book is filled with more suspense. I like the fact that in each book they seem to add another character’s point of view. That’s how the reader gets to learn more about certain character. It’s like a reader is able to connect with the character more. For instance, I understand both Stevie Rae and Stark more than I did in previous books. I can see how both of characters progressed, changed since the beginning of series. Both Stevie Rae and Stark became much stronger, more independent. Zoey might complain a lot, but I can’t blame her, for 17 year old she has lot responsibilities. She is more confident then she was at beginning, at her role.
I’m loving connection between Stevie Rae & Rephaim. Now it’s hard for me to pick who is my favorite couple, Stark & Zoey or Stevie Rae & Rephaim. Both of them have unique relationship and a strong connection between two of them. Expect the relationship between Stevie Rae & Rephaim is a secret one, a forbidden love. Never did I think that a Raven Mocker even had a feelings, expect to cause violence, but Rephaim is different, he’s changed and I believe it’s all because of her. The attraction, the love between the two of them made me smile every time. All through the book, I hoped that they would find a way to be together. Even if I knew that when others found out about them, it wouldn’t end well for them. That’s why when Nyx forgave him, that was something that I did not see coming. At same time I was happy for them, glad that they could finally be together. As for Stark and Zoey, I loved that there was more scenes between two of them in this book, every one of them was filled with passion. What they have is a true love.
Jack, I was not happy with them for killing another character I loved. Out of all characters, why did it have to be Jack, the most innocent, lovable one? My heart broke for Damien, I wasn’t sure if he even make it through his death. I think if it wasn’t for Zoey coming back, he might not have. All through the book, I wanted to pull him into a hug, hold him. It’s a good thing that he has such amazing friends.
Though I know I shouldn’t, I felt myself growing bit fond of Kalona in this book. I got a feeling that there might be something good left in him. Of course I might be wrong too. Awakened was filled with a lot of twists and turns. Unexpected ones. Now to see what happens next, if they finally find a way to defend Kalona, Nefret. And if there chance that Kalona might change. Like his son has.