Wednesday, November 2, 2011

[Audio Review] - Destined

Title: Destined
Author: P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
Narrator: Caitlin Davies
Series: House of Night
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: October 25, 2011

I received this book for review from Macmillan Audio.

Summary:  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 – if 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? Find out what’s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.

Thoughts: Zoe and the gang are back home at the House of Night.  But what fate has planned or dangers await them, they can only guess.

The last book I read in this series was Tempted (book 6), but I easily jumped back into the story. The series is still addicting as ever.  One of the reasons I stopped at book 6 was because I wasn't a fan with the way the story was going. But the cover of Destined really caught my eye and made me want to read about this new character and to find out where the story has gone.

Good read! I don't like compare books, but I did enjoy this book way more than Tempted. The story lines and action seemed more exciting to me. There was a lot going on - but it moved at a wonderful pace. Loved the different character point of views. Destined gives you intriguing twists and leaves you wanting  more of the story.  The ending was satisfying and has me ready for the next installment.

Destined is narrated by Caitlin Davies. Listening to the story was quite an experience. Ms. Davies did an excellent job. Especially with Aphrodite, the Twins and Stevie Rae.

Score: 4 Stars

Author Website:
http://www.pccast.net/
http://www.houseofnightseries.com/

Upcoming Releases:
House of Night, Issue #1 (graphic novel)- November 9, 2011
Lenobia's Vow (House of Night novella #2)- January 31, 2012
Untitled (House of Night #10)- October 6, 2012

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