Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Chosen by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast


Chosen
House of Night, Book 3
P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Press
March 4, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-312-36030-6

When Zoey Redbird found herself Marked she was brought to the House of Night to study for her new life. Like the other students there, Zoey hopes to survive the change into a vampyre, but not everyone does.

It’s her seventeenth birthday, and like those that came before it’s not nearly the joyous occasion it should be. Surprising for a girl who has great friends and not one, but three guys interested in her. Heath, the human guy she’s known forever and has accidentally imprinted with, and Erik, the most popular guy at school, should really be enough for one girl to handle. Then there’s the vampyre Loren, the poet who’s currently staying at the House of Night. He’s a man who Zoey finds herself drawn to, but could ultimately leave her heartbroken.

Zoey’s best friend and former roommate, Stevie Rae, recently died, or so she thought. What Stevie Rae actually became is undead, and she’s quickly losing any connection she had to humanity. While she tries to help, Zoey will have to keep Stevie Rae’s existence a secret because the one person she should be able to count on, her mentor Neferet, can no longer be trusted.

When vampyres begin turning up permanently dead, it’s not a big leap to pin the murders on the People of Faith, a group who doesn’t feel that vampyres have the right to exist. The House of Night is locked down with guards to prevent anyone from entering or exiting the grounds. In order for Zoey to carry out her plans for helping Stevie Rae she’s forced into accepting help from the most unlikely source.

Chosen is the third book in the House of Night series. While Zoey is just turning seventeen, she’s matured considerably since the day she walked through the door of the House of Night. With new power and leadership comes responsibility, and while not all of her decisions have a positive outcome, Zoey’s first priority is to protect the people she cares about. With a realistic look at a teen’s choices in friendship and romance, P. C. and Kristin Cast share their wonderful talents in this latest addition to their teen fiction series, House of Night. With smooth and steady pacing, readers are riveted by the fabulous storyline and the fine details that make the characters so captivating. Readers may want to take their time and savor Chosen, but it’s simply impossible to set down.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

67 comments:

scooper said...

I love the cover and it sounds like an interesting series.

Kimberly Swan said...

Isn't it wonderful? All three books have had great covers. It's very well written teen fiction. :)

allie said...

Marked was a great book and the minute Betrayed came out i went and bought it. I am looking forward to a great third book aswell.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Allie - Less than 2 weeks! It's just as great as the first two. :)

PC Cast said...

Hi Kimberly! Thanks so much for the lovely review - so glad you enjoyed CHOSEN. Right now we're almost done with the 4th book, UNTAMED. Look for it in October.

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi P.C.! It was really my pleasure. Wonderful...I'll be watching for book 4, Untamed! Thanks so much for stopping by. :)

Kara said...

I can't wait!!! One more week and it's out!! I'm hooked, and I love the covers of the books

Reeva said...

I love this series! I was hooked the moment i seen the cover! No one should pass this excellent book up!!.. and of course lol i hope she chooses Heath!!
Much love Me ;)

Kimberly Swan said...

Kara - just a few more days now! :)

Reeva - She's gotten herself a few to choose from now. *grin*

Anonymous said...

Wow.
The first two novels were simply amazing.
I can't wait to get a hold of the third.
When Stevie Ray died in the second one, I just couldn't hold back the tears.

Anonymous said...

I love the first 2 books. I can't wait for the 3rd one!!

Kimberly Swan said...

I just love seeing how popular this series is, it certainly deserves the attention. :)

Anonymous said...

i can not get enough of these books they are fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

i can not get enough of these books they are fabulous!!

Anonymous said...

Ohh I'm a late started on reading the book thurday my circle of friends forced me to read mark * I haven't had time to just read for me with school and all XD* and I finished that night after school and friday i went and got the second and found no copies of chosen much to my disapointment! Today my dad is taking me shopping to find a copy I do hope it won't be hard :} good luck with Untamed or if you finished good luck with what your working on P.C!!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hope you were able to find a copy of Chosen. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, House of night is one of the most brilliantly written teen series ive read in a long time. I finished the first two but too quickly and have been waiting for Chosen for what seems like forever. I live in Australia so does anyone have any idea when Chosen comes out here? or is it already out here? X_X ;)

Kimberly Swan said...

Definitely some fabulous writing. :) I did try searching to see when you may get it in Australia, but I couldn't find it either. If you click her name at the top of the review, or in the sidebar, it will take you to Ms. Cast's site....she has an email link there, and that would probably be the best way to find out when you'll see it in your stores. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you!! I will definately try that. Catch ya all,,Happy reading! ;)

Anonymous said...

I loved all 3 books in this series, but was disappointed at the change in the Cherokee name for daughter between the first 2 books and the third. I hope that was just an oversight!

Kimberly Swan said...

I love the storyline and their style of writing. I never noticed a change in any name. Was it just word?

Anonymous said...

I love this series of books they are the best!!! Chosen as of right now is probably my favorite book but the ending really made me sad. I can't wait for the next book because it really left me hanging.

Kimberly Swan said...

So much happens in Chosen. :) PC Cast says that we should see Untamed in October, so only 6 months to wait!

Raven said...

This is the greatest series I've ever read! It has everything I love in it: romance, drama, mystery, and much more. I'm a vampire lover, and I highly recommend this book. I just turned twelve on April 8, and I've got to say this was one of the best birthday presents ever!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Raven - Happy belated birthday! It's a wonderful series and hopefully we'll be seeing many more. :)

amber garcia said...

omfg i am in love with these books it is cool i have read it over and over again I just cant wait for the 4th book seriously it is so good it could even be a movie maybe it should i would so totally watch it!!!

Kimberly Swan said...

I think it would make a very good movie or series too. :)

amber garcia said...

that is so cool, i am not the only one who thinks so, much love to the house of night series and awesome authors

M.E.L. said...

Hi,I've just started readin this series and I LOVE it. Im 18 and I think it relates to teenager in such a personal way. And I love the covers for the books.I think it is just like the script: mystrious, sexy, and dark. I would also watch it if it became a movie.

Kimberly Swan said...

The series has a large following, and I know that everyone is anxious for the next book. Untamed is showing a release date of September 23. :)

Darcy said...

Hey I think they should make a movie of the House Of Night Novels! I'm a huge fan and a lover of movies. I've been Looking for P.C Cast or Kristen Cast email. (Not easy to find. If you have her email. email me at candycorncutie@earthlink.net (I'm crying right now cuz' chosen is so sad.)

Love, Darcy

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Darcy - Looks like most of us fans would really love to see this series as a movie. :) I'm sending you an email with a link to Ms. Cast's 'about' page where contact info is. :)

Anonymous said...

wow, Chosen is great, but i to keep reading! I think shes going to lose all 3 guys and her friends and Im too scared to find out!

Kimberly Swan said...

Curiosity should outweigh any worries you have. :)

amber garcia said...

i finished chosen and zoey's life just keeps getting harder its soooo sad. i hope things get a little better in the next one but it is just so intense. it should be a movie it is just to good. by the way does anyone know kristen casts email or p. c. cast i cant find it. my email is garciaamberg@aol.com

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Amber - They sure do keep her life interesting. :)

It looks like their site is under construction right now, but I'm sure it will be up again soon. You might want to visit their blogs and leave a comment there for them. :)

Amber Garcia said...

hi
omg. p.c. cast is awesome. i cant wait for sept. 23rd when, untamed, comes out. i love this series. i just can't wait to see what happens next.

shanti persaud said...

your books are awesome. i've read them all and can't wait for the next book, untamed!!!

Laura said...

i love thses books so much!
at first i was surprised how zoey hid everthing from her friends including loren blake. but i guess she was just trying to protect them in a way.
deeep respect for the authors of this great book!

sincerely
the islander american
Laura

wade said...

hi i love this seris soooo much ive read Marked and Betrayed 4 times each i live in australia so i dnt no when chosen comes out but iam really antipating its release and news of a 4th boook omg i just can not wait i reconder the authors are totally awesome thnakyou for writing a seris of books i can use as an excuse to never stop reading


from
wade

Kimberly Swan said...

Glad to hear that you're all enjoying the series! :) I should have a review up for Untamed in the next few days.

Anonymous said...

OMFG i stayed up 'til like 1:00am reading this book i loved it ..... i sware im a vamp =] ttyl

Tao Kien said...

HEllo all who read my name is daniel and i bought this book on a whim...and im glad. this series is the perfect combination of fiction reality, and teenage drama.the writer is brilliant and has an excellent sense of vocabulary... i cantt wait till the release of untamed....blesses be!!=)

Kimberly Swan said...

I'm so glad to hear that everyone is enjoying this series as much as I am. Did you see the House of Night site?
http://darquereviews.blogspot.com/2008/09/promo-new-house-of-night-website.html

Bella said...

OMFG!!! i love this series, i have only read marked and betryed, but i cant wait to read chosen!! it sucks that i have to wait till tommoroow to get. when i begin reading these books i can never put them down!!I LOVE THE HOUSE OF NIGHT SERIES!!!

ashley:) said...

I absolutely love the House of Night series. It is one of the best books i have ever read. I can't wait to read the next book. :)

Kimberly Swan said...

Bella & Ashley - Glad to hear that you're loving the series too, don't forget to check out their new House of Night site! :)

Anonymous said...

I love all the books! they were soooo good! i finished all of them in about a week. im soo excited for hunted to come out! i cant wait, but when does hunted come out? I HOPE IT COMES OUT REALLY SOON! untamed left me soo curious to what happens with the war and everything.

Kimberly Swan said...

It is a wonderful series, glad to hear you loved them. :) Hunted is currently scheduled for a March 3, 2009 release! Not too far off. :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THESE BOOKS!! THEY ARE SOOOO GOOD I CANT WAIT TILL HUUNTED COMES OUT! WHEN DOES IT COME OUT? I READ ALL FOUR BOOKS IN LESS THEN A WEEK AND STAYED UP TILL LIKE 2AM READING.....I SWEAR IM A VAMPIRE I HAVE THE VAMPIRE TEETH AND ALL!! LOL

Korena said...

OMFG! I LOVE the House of Night series. Really, I can't get enough of it. But the Casts need to do somthing to get our boy Erik into Zoey's good graces. Cause he is too sweet and too damn hot to leave out!

Korena said...

LOVE THE SERIES!!! THANKS CASTS! WE HEART YA!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE THESE BOOKS!! THEY ARE SOOOO GOOD I CANT WAIT TILL HUUNTED COMES OUT! WHEN DOES IT COME OUT? I READ ALL FOUR BOOKS IN LESS THEN A WEEK AND STAYED UP TILL LIKE 2AM READING.....I SWEAR IM A VAMPIRE I HAVE THE VAMPIRE TEETH AND ALL!! LOL

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to who said this, hunted comes out in March 09 (:

Kimberly Swan said...

March 10th, and I should have a review posted on release day. :)

Hannah said...

I first found these books at a school fleamarket and after i read them i couldnt figure why someone wouldnt want them they are amazing!!! I really really really cant wait for HUNTED to come out!!!!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hannah - What a lucky find for you!! :) Just one more week until Hunted is out!!! :)

ginny said...

i was woundering if they were going to make a movie out of the house of night series
my name is ginny and my emial is ilovesonny66@yahoo.com
if someone could plz tell me i would be way happy thanx

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Ginny - I did read a few months ago that the movie rights were purchased, but I've not heard anything more on if or when they're planning to start filming.

Samika said...

Hi guys,

Just want to start by saying I loved the first two books and waited for ages to get the last one (I'm in South Africa). I just finished it and to be honest felt a little let down. Now before you slate me for my opinion, hear me out.
I felt like I needed more closure or for more to happen...the first two were filled with so much that I couldnt wait for the third book. However, I feel like the author just drew out the soap opera type saga from the 2nd book...maybe it couldve had more action in it..perhaps

Dawn said...

when stevie rae, well I don't want to ruin it for anyone, but what happened to her in the second actually made me cry! Now I can't wait to get Chosen :)

rosie said...

hey i thought they were good books and i cannot wait for the other two to come out but why did loren have to be killed and why did he go looking fdor her please tell me. the books were as good a stwilight and i was a major fan of those books.

rosie said...

hey guys rosie here i thought these books were as good as twilight but can someone tell me why loren blake went after zoey when he thought she had run away? or could p.c cast or kristen cast tell pleas it is killing me.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for the fourth book the first three were amazing. I love Erik night!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lava said...

omg why can't hunted be released in asutralia?

Sarah17 said...

i've read the first two and have nearly finished the third. it's a really interesting book. i cant wait to see what zoey does to escape the gaurds after neferet casted nyx's spell so everyone knows who has gone out the gates. what will happen to stevie rae if zoey can't get there? and what will she do about heath and loren and erik? thank lord that the twins and daimen are there to help. :)

Anonymous said...

I've read the first 5 and am waiting for one of my friends to receive the most recent book tempted which she ordered a day or two ago i hope its as awesome as the first 5! ;) -rawr-

Krissy said...

OMFG IM SOOOO FLIPPING HOOKED ON THESE BOOKS YOU P.C. AND KRISTIN I REALLY HATE RUSHING YOU PPL YOUR THE BEST WRITERS I READ MARKED IN AN HOUR AND HUNTED IN LESS THAN 30 MIN IF YOU WOULD PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HURRY UP WITH THE SEVENTH BOOK SO I DON'T DIE OF ANXIETY PLEASE OMFG AND THANKS FOR THESE BOOKS ITS LIKE A DRUGS I HAVE TO HAVE IT!!!!!!!!
LOVE FROM,
KRISSIE