Destined (House of Night #9)by P.C and Kristen Cast

31 Jul
Title: Destined
Authors: P.C and Kristen Cast
Rating: 4/5 Stars 
In Destined, the forces of Light and Dark collide as their epic struggle focuses on Tulsa’s House of Night. Zoey is home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side and preparing to face off against Neferet. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, he and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together if Rephaim can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father’s shadow. But is Zoey really safe? Does she truly know those who are closest to her? And will love win when it is tested by the very soul of Darkness? Find out what s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.
My Thoughts:
Destined may be my favorite House of Night books to date. The wait for it was unbearable after all that happened in Awakened. October and November have been filled with so many great book releases that it was hard to choose what I would read and when. Lucky for me, Destined, won the vote. I have seen review after review complaining about Heath being thrown back into the mix. If you read Awakened then you knew this was going to happen. I loved his role as Aurox and can’t wait to find out what happens next. Like every House of Night book, there was a huge cliffhanger causing much pain and nail-biting until the next release. As the book begins, we find Zoey and Stevie Ray getting ready to return to the House of Night with their entourage. If you know anything about this series, you know that this cannot be a good thing for anybody. Nyx has stepped in and forced Neferet to let this group of misfits return to the school. Neferet is up to her usual no good. To amp up her usual trouble making, Neferet decides to throw a few humans in the mix. It is about time for her to get caught with her hand in the cookie jar. She continues to get away with too much. This book focuses on exactly that. As the story progresses, we learn a lot more about Rephaim and his relationship with his father, Kalona. This may be one of the biggest surprises to come out of the House of Night Series. Stevie has a really hard time accepting the fact that Rephaim still loves his father even though he really doesn’t want anything to do with him. There is not a lot of action in this book. There is a lot of turmoil between the group leading up to a ritual that takes place at Grandma Redbird’s farm. One of the things I love about these books is that there are laugh-out-loud moments scattered among cry-my-eyes out moments. Ms. Cast uses an unusual approach with the point of view. If we are seeing Zoey’s point of view, that part will be written in first person. When she shifts the point of view to someone else, she writes it in third person. I personally love this technique. I love the fact that we are able to see the story from so many points of view. 

Anywhoo…I loved this book as I have every other in this series. Go forth and enjoy.

Destined Quotes

 Destined Quotes (showing 1-5 of 5)
“But she loves me.Me.Just the way I am.” 
― P.C. CastDestined
“The dividing line forms-fashioned from: 
Dragon’s tears 
Missed years 
Overcome fears 
The fire and ice paradox 
Seen with True Sight 
Darkness does not always equate to evil 
Light does not always bring good” 
― P.C. CastDestined
“Darkness got you like Shelob gor Frodo, only worse. -Stark 
As a girl who is deathly afraid of spiders, I don’t know how that dream could be much worse. -Zoey” 
― P.C. CastDestined
“Shaunee was digging in her purse like she’d misplaced a tube of one of MAC’s seasonal lipsticks that you buy and fall in love with AND THEN THEY DISCONTINUE IT BECAUSE THEY REALLY HATE US AND WANT US TO BE CRAZY.” 
― P.C. CastDestined
-Kathy @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime



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2 responses to “Destined (House of Night #9)by P.C and Kristen Cast

  1. Victoria Throckmorton

    January 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Only a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw great pattern .


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