Author: P.C. Cast, Kristen Cast
Series: House of Night #8
Genre: Young Adult
Got it from: Walmart.com
Format: Hardcover (325 pages)
Publication: October 25th 2011 by St. Martin's Press
Average Rating: 4.06
Synopsis:Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet – which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow…
But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia’s handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there’s the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more – or possibly less – than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And there’s something strangely familiar about him…
Will Neferet’s true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox’s humanity in time to protect him – and everyone – from his own fate? Find out what’s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.
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My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Well first this I actually enjoyed this book, it's a nice reprieve from the past few books. However, Zoey, her character is quite childish and heavily irritating. I used to like her but ummm not so much anymore.
I still like the others though, like Raphiem, I love him! Stevie Rae eh she is usually ok, this book she was slightly irritating especially when it came to Raphiem's relationship with Kalona (who I still love btw *winks*). Kalona showed a different side of himself in this book, he showed a nurturing and compassionate side, the side where he had missed his favorite child, his favorite son, Raphiem. He missed Raphiem, and through this book he showed the softer side of him, it was great. Shaunee had finally broken away from Erin, it was quite nice to see their personalities separately.
But what I loved about this book was "Aurox" I had thought basically from the very beginning that he was sounding very familiar to an old character of the series. So when his inner self was revealed I wasn't surprised at all.
Also Kalona has gone to the side of good, he is going to be Thanatos's Warrior. Now that deems to make things a little more interesting in future books, considering I still see something going on between him and Zoey.
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