Destined: Number 9 in series (House of Night, #9)

by Kristin Cast and P.C. Cast

4 of 5 stars 11 ratings • 1 review • 22 shelved
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Destined: Number 9 in series (House of Night, #9)

by Kristin Cast and P.C. Cast

4 of 5 stars 11 ratings • 1 review • 22 shelved
'Zoey, what is it?' Stark said softly. I didn't answer Stark. Instead I faced Neferet. Somewhere in the back of my mind I could hear the buzz and whispers of the kids around me, and I knew forcing a confrontation with Neferet here and now wasn't smart. But I couldn't stop myself...Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet - which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans threatens their precarious stability. And then there's the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous boy who is actually more - or possibly less - than human. Only Zoey can sense the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. Will Neferet's true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox's humanity in time to protect him - and everyone - from his own fate?
  • ISBN10 1905654871
  • ISBN13 9781905654871
  • Publish Date 25 October 2011
  • Publish Status Out of Print
  • Out of Print 16 April 2013
  • Publish Country GB
  • Publisher Little, Brown Book Group
  • Imprint ATOM
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 352
  • Language English


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Linda 5 of 5 stars
This book was completely in the spirit of HoN. There was the mystery, the fight-scenes, the beautifuly mythology, the strong friendships and Neferet was even more scary than usual.

I loved how Stark and Zoey interacted, but I didn't like so much that they are keeping things from each other - even if they both thought they were doing so to shield each other. A Queen and her Guardian need to be completely open with each other.

I was very happy to see that Dragon finally chose the right path - especially after reading his short-story about how he became a vampire, and his relationship with Anastasia.

I was heart-broken with Zoeys feelings surrounding her mother's death - the sadness and even more so the feeling of things being unresolved between them. However, the fact that she had the vision of her mother entering the Otherworld helped both Zoey and me...

I cannot wait for the next installment in this series, I love how they use the mythology, and the spell-casting is always awesome. And the surprises at the very end made me feel that new and interesting things will always be waiting to happen in HoN.