Saturday, March 20, 2010
Review - Untamed (House of Night, Book 4) by P.C. and Kristin Cast
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A word of WARNING: Although I do read the HoN books - I don't actually think I could recommend them. They are filled with immature characters who aren't all that bright and are my definition of the anti-role model. For some reason, I read them despite the fact I occasionally want to set them on fire.
Rating: 3 stars
Summary: Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird – she’s become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.
Review: Untamed is a huge improvement from the car-wreck that was Chosen. For once, Zoey starts out with zero boyfriends - and zero friends, for that matter. A lot of the book is spent with Zoey trying to make amends - not sure whether or not she succeeds, to be honest - and introducing the new Big Bad.
On that front, Big!Bad!Kalona gets an intresting introduction in Untamed - but he will unfortunately become a real pain in the later books. One thing I did like was the character Stark - who has definitely become my front runner on the future-boyfriends-of-Zoey front. He's an archer that can never miss, and he's the only character in the book with a dog. *hugs* Aphrodite is as enjoyable as always - uber-bitch with a secret good streak - and gosh, don't I wish the latter HoN books were in her POV...
Bottom line? Big improvement from Chosen, Untamed was really quite enjoyable. If you've made it this far, it's a must.