What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted is you? At the start of this haert-pounding new installement of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey's friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledginngs aren't Neferet's secret any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses. Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn't want to hear and truths she can't face?
This is the 5th book of the House of Night series. For once more we follow Zoey Redbird's point of view, as she struggles between being a powerful fledging vampire and being a teenager.
The story starts exactly were the previous book ends. Zoey and all her friends, including Stevie Rae, other red vampires, Afrodite and her Warrior boyfriend, Darius, are leaving the House of Night and head to the tunnels were the red vampires leave. They are living behind a mess, with Stark back from the dead and ready to fight on Neferet's side and Kalona outside his prison and seeking for revenge. Zoey doesn't only have to find out what to do and how she's going to fix this, but to keep her friends and family safe as well as her personal relationships in order.
Well, there are things in the book that are a little annoying and most of them seemed meaningless in all the chaos going on around the city. While Kalona is back and brainwashing all the remaining students in the House of Night, Zoey is worrying about the health of her best friend, which is normal, how she and her friends are going to settle down in the tunnels and how they are going to survive. In addition to that, there is Kalona, who somehow enters Zoey's dreams and tries to seduce her, because he believes she's A-ya, which is slightly disturbing, because there are already two other guys who want to be with her. How many guys can want one girl??
The whole book, even if it has the same amount of pages is staying put. Little things are happening, which you can count on the fingers of your one hand, but there are so many dialogues, which no matter how funny and easy and relaxing they made the book, were pointless. I was reading and reading and by the end of the day, there was no progress.
The good thing is that, at last, we meet some of the red vampires. Two of them stuck into my mind. The first is Kramisha. She has the power to see the future and code it into poems. Her name reminded me of Misha from My Love Affair With Books, one of the blogs I was visiting often to find inspiration. The second is Johnny B (Yeah, he has the same name as our blogger). Even though the fictional Johnny B looks nothing like the real one, I couldn't stop but think of him every time the fictional's name was mentioning in the book.
Bottom line, it wasn't the best of the series, but if you follow it, then consider it as a chapter to the whole story.
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