Book Name: Hunted (House of Night #5)
Author/s: Kristin Cast, P.C. Cast
Publisher, year: ATOM, 2009
Page total: 448
Date Read:September 15th-18th 2010
Genre/s: YA, Coming of Age, Urban Fantasy, Vampires, Romance
Synopsis/Description: The good news: Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. The bad news: Ancient evil with the face of an angel has been let loose – that and various other nasties (whose faces aren’t so angelic). Grandma Redbird is in trouble. Heath is in trouble. The House of Night is in trouble. Okay, let’s face it – Zoey’s whole world is in trouble! But when the trouble comes from a being who appears to be beauty personified, will the world believe it? Especially when only a teenager and a group of misfits are the only ones who really understand the danger he brings. Will Zoey have the strength and wisdom to reveal the truth? Especially when, in the House of Night, the truth is often hard to come by…
First line of Book:The dream began with the sound of wings.
I am so confused with this series.
The big reason is that this would be a pretty good ending to it, but there are apparently more books after this, which I think is stupid. If I feel the authors were dragging everything now, I'll probably feel it even more when I read Tempted.
There are some other reasons though. Since I am one of those people who remember almost everything of a book even if I've read it weeks before, me and Zoey's summarizing mania are not well suited. At all. There's also the way she speaks-not every single teenager talks like that (in fact, I haven't met a single teen who says the word "bullpoopie"). Lame.
And the pretty-but-evil villain is sooooooo obvious too. And there were also some other things that were so very predictable too. Not to mention Zoey's sluttyness.
However, it is a light read with some good humour that I would recommend to...well whoever is not discouraged after reading this.
"My mama told me don't trust no white boy, even a pretty one. I'm thinkin' a pretty white boy with wings explodin' up from the ground in a mess of blood and ugly-ass bird things is double trouble."
"Her, cheer up. Zoey's grandma didn't say the Raven Mockers actually ate people. She said they just picked them up with their humongous beaks and threw them against a wall or whatever over and over again until every bone in their body was broken."