Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Review - Untamed by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast

House of Night, Book 4
P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Press
September 23, 2008
ISBN# 978-0-312-37983-4

From the Publisher’s website:
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.

My thoughts:
Zoey Redbird’s life is less than ideal. She may be the vampyre fledgling with more power than those before her, but she has recently been dumped by her boyfriends and her friends. While she certainly deserved some of that treatment, Zoey needs her friends by her side and she’s doing what she can to set things right.

The House of Night has a new student who’s just transferred in. He has an amazing skill in archery, but as nice as James Stark may seem Zoey is leery after all that’s happened in her recent past. Blood thirsty vampyres are rising, Neferet is pushing to settle a score with the humans, and the vampyre’s High Priestess has just arrived. Sharing the secrets she’s held close could put her friends in danger, but Zoey knows that it may also be the only way to keep them safe. It’s one of many difficult choices that Zoey must face.

This is the fourth book in the House of Night series, and Zoey Redbird is on a mission to stop Neferet’s evil plans while she protects those she cares about. P. C. and Kristin Cast work their writing team magic while they reveal more of the story’s dark and mysterious plot. Untamed is a fast moving and adventure filled read, with engaging characters and just a touch of romantic chemistry to keep fans guessing. This is a well-written young adult series that should easily appeal to both teens and adults.

To learn more about Untamed and the House of Night series, please visit the author’s website: Here

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews


Amberkatze said...

Green with envy is an understatement...

Kimberly Swan said...

lol...definitely more revealed in Untamed, so you don't want to miss it. :)

Is Amazon still giving you grief on your ship dates? :(

Christine said...

I have the first three books in my TBR. What is wrong with me??! lol I should at least *make* my teen read them so she'll gush about them and nag me to read them, too. Or maybe the other way around . . . ;o)

Kimberly Swan said...

Once you start that first one, you won't stop! Hope you get to start them soon. :)

RachaelfromNJ said...

I also have the first three in my TBR pile. I've been meaning to try them for a long time. Glad to hear how great this series is. Love the covers.

Kimberly Swan said...

It's really an excellent series Rachael. That's great that you already have the first 3 to read! Yes, every one of them has a wonderful cover as well. :)