Friday, May 8, 2020

Made the Grade: House of Night Series, Book 9 | #BookReview #HouseofNight

Format Jess Read This Novel In: Hardcover
Hardcover Print Length: 323 pages | Publication Date: October 25, 2011
Publisher: St. Martin's Press : Griffin
ISBN-10: 0312650256 | ISBN-13: 978-0312650254 | Language: English
Main Genre(s): Young Adult Fiction, Vampire Fiction, Paranormal Romance
Jess Obtained This Book Through: Office Max in Sale Bin


"Destined" [House of Night Series, Book 9] by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast

Author's Book Description : 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. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – as long as he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow...

But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia's handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there's the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more – or possibly less – than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And there's something strangely familiar about him...

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?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, Zoey and her friends continue on fighting against Neferet and other Dark evils ...

This novel I read in 2018 and before I could post my “official” review, that review got accidentally deleted (find out the whole story on my blog). Therefore, I leave you with the videos I created while I vlogged my reading experience of this novel (below). In addition, I will say that I wish I had read this novel right after I finished “Awakened” (book 8) back in 2011 as I know I would have enjoyed this novel more and would have felt the need to continue on with this series, even though at that time this novel had not been released yet. While now after reading “Destined” I can’t say I want to read this series anymore.

This novel was very nostalgic for me, as I read started reading this series in my mid-twenties. But now this mid-thirty year old just wants the series to wrap-up nice and quickly but that doesn’t seem to be happening. Also, what parts are wrapping-up in this series (some within this novel) are not going the way I want them too.

Though this novel is still listed as a Young Adult read, I would say the series is turning more into a New Adult series because of what the series includes the characters getting up to .... as it definitely has shown them “getting older” even if their ages haven’t changed much. So, if you are a parent or even a young reader and don’t want to read that or have that being read by someone you are gifting this novel/series too ... please be aware. I do recommend this series to those who are wanting a taste at getting into the New Adult genre while still enjoying Young Adult novels.

Though this novel wasn’t what I had hoped it would be and though I find this series isn’t for me anymore, I WOULD STILL RECOMMEND THIS NOVEL AND ITS SERIES!! 3 Stars for me is a good rating it means I liked this novel even though I might not have totally enjoyed it. In addition, for those who still DO enjoy this series I would recommend this novel because if you are looking for a LOT of twists and turns “Destined” is full of them!

Please watch my video/videos (below if you are reading this on my blog or through my youtube account) to find out more of my thoughts about “Destined.”


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My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 6 | Book 7 | Book 8

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Divine By Blood | The Avenger | Elphame’s Choice

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Tis life in the slow lane ... | Looking for something new ..... check these out! | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Burned | Teaser Tuesdays: The Avenger | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Awakened | "Waiting On" Wednesday: Destined | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2012 | Week #7 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog @pccastauthor @KCastAuthor | Week #8 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog @novelsbylia @pccastauthor @KCastAuthor | Week #10 of When & Where am I Wednesday | #BookTuber #BookBlog @pccastauthor @KCastAuthor | Political Correctness in Books | Book Discussion | #BookTube #BookTuber

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