Wednesday, October 19, 2011

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

 Untamed
Author: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night, #4
Synopsis (goodreads): 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

Wow. What to say about this book.. It started off a little crazy, and it ended A LOT crazy. Zoey had been through a lot in the last book and it really showed at the beginning of this book. Lucky for her, with a little help from Aphrodite, her friends forgave her just in the nick of time.


I do really love this story. I love how it's developing, and I love the devotion Zoey and her friends have for each other. What I don't like however, is their dialogue. I love the characters, but every time they speak, it almost seems insignificant at times. Most of what some of her friends say, I feel could be left out. And the use of 'hag' and 'Twin' just really gets on my nerves. I know I complain about this every time I review a House of Night book, but I can't help it. They didn't use 'hag' as often as in the last books, but during much of the dialogue when the Twins are speaking, they say Twin almost every time they spoke. I, as a reader, understand that they are incredibly alike and are practically twins, but they don't need to repeat it every sentence or two. 


One thing I also liked about this book: Zoey wasn't as boy crazed as she has been in the past books. Most of the reason for that is because of how she had treated her 3 'boyfriends'. However, there was a new character in this book who I had expected her to fall for, but the circumstances in this book proved to be the complete opposite. Which did in fact make me a bit sad. I did really like him for her. But I'm also a huge Erik fan, so I guess we'll see how things turn out in Hunted.



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