Untamed by P.C. and Kristin Cast

I really enjoyed this book. It has so much more action…well I guess I can call it “action” in it. We finally get the red fledglings out in the open and get to see what they are going to do for the rest of the series. I love how the story has unfolded throughout the series. Each book gives you a piece of the puzzle, but not everything and keeps you wanting more. What will happen next, is the greatest ending to any novel. If a reader keeps asking that throughout and especially at the end of a novel then you know that you have hooked them.

I really don’t want to give out all of the secrets of this book or the series. I want people to have a first hand experience with the characters and the elements throughout the books. In saying that, I will not make any comments on what I think might happen in the next book, Hunted, or the past books.

If you’re looking for a great read about vampires and witchcraft, then this is definitely the series to read. I’ve read so many different angles on vampires and witches and for this to have a little of both and be so darn good is amazing. The order of the House of Night novels: Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed and Hunted…so far. Go to your library or bookstore and pick it up. It’s worth it!!!

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Betrayed by P.C. and Kristin Cast

I’m really enjoying this series. Not only is it great to actually know the places that are talked about in the book, but I have actually been to some of these places. I think that is so cool. It definitely makes the mental images that I get more vivid. And to be totally honest not only is it awesome to be able to visualize everything so well…but also it’s just a really good read. I definitely like the idea of “witchy” vampires that are connected to the earth. Makes me wish I could have come up with this idea. The writing is well done, the pace is good, and the imagery is excellent. What else can I ask for in a book? I can want it to be set in an area I semi know. Oh hey, that’s exactly what this book is. It’s just great. It makes me wonder why I haven’t read it sooner. I’ve had it on my bookshelves for over 4 months now. I did the same thing with Marked, I waited forever to read it and totally loved it.

I’m not going to do an indepth review on the book. I’m just going to hit some main highlights, ones that totally caught me, even though I kind of saw it coming even though the characters didn’t.

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OMG! I can’t believe they killed off her best friend!! Poor Stevie Rae!!! She was the only one out of the friends, not bfs, that understood her!! I was so sad!!! I wanted to cry for her, and I’m not one to cry at books or movies!

 

Another OMG! Obviously I know nothing about have bloodlust or anything vampyric, but how could she let herself get in the car with Heath and then drink from him!! She knows that it would only strengthen her bond!!! How in the world she’s going to be able to break that (if she even wants to) is beyond me. Hopefully he doesn’t die on her too!

And what about drop dead gorgeous Erik Night? He’s smart, beautiful, nice, handsome, understanding…need I say more? He’s freaking hott!! hehehe How can you not at least tell him what is going on? I mean he deserves that at least. And then she goes and starts flirting heavily with Loren. Someone has a lot of decisions to make, and I’m glad that I get to “watch” her make them instead of having to make those decisions myself!!

I am so going out and buying Chosen  this week!!!

Marked by PC and Kristin Cast

I have to say that I’ve been reading the books that have been sitting around my house lately and all I can wonder is what took me so long to actually pick up these books? This is the second book I’ve picked up that I have completely fell in love with and can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. Luckily, I don’t have to wait long, because the next two in the series is already written and out there waiting for me to pick them up! And believe me, I’m getting them as fast as I can. I want to know what happens!

Ok, so on with the actual book and not my reaction to it!

I loved the fact that the setting takes place in Oklahoma. Yes, that’s where I am. I would rather it be set in the OKC area instead of the Broken Arrow/Tulsa area, but heck there aren’t that many books out there that even recognize that Oklahoma is in the 21st century. And here’s a book that not only takes place in Oklahoma, but is centered around vampires and a society where vampires are “marked” by a goddess and then taken to a school to learn all about vampyrism.

Zoey has the best life. She’s on/off dating the high school quarterback and has a great best friend. Everything is going pretty good, but she feels like there is something missing. She doesn’t really want to be with her boyfriend anymore and her best friend is getting on her nerves. And then BAM! She walks to her locker after school and there waiting for her is a vampyr tracker. He locks on her and “marks” her with the cresent tattoo that symbolizes the goddess Nyx. This immediately upsets her best friend and she runs away.

Zoey realizes that her life will never be the same again. She goes home to ask her mom what they can do, but is received with shock and humilation from her mom. Her stepdad decides to pray for her and thinks that she is an abomination. She escapes her house and flees to find her Grandmother who is the only one that has ever understood her.

She arrives at her Grandmother’s house and finds a note telling her that she is in the fields surrounding the house. Her grandmother owns land that grows lavender flowers/plants. On her way up the trail to her grandmother she looses her balance and hits her head. Zoey then has an out of body experience that has her meet the goddess Nyx in spiritual form. The goddess places a kiss on her forhead where the “mark” is located and tells her that she is special.

Zoey ends up at The House of Night, the vampyr school. Her grandmother had found her and knew right off what she was becoming and where to take her. Here, Zoey has to face the challenges of becoming vampyr, her new enemy Ambrosia, and her new powers that could make her the most powerful High Priestess of Nyx ever in vampyr history.

Read this book! It is awesome!!!