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What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you?

At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey and her gang must discover a way to deal with an unexpected danger that might bring them all down. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, who looks gorgeous and has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading power, but what if it shows Zoey truths she can't face? Meanwhile, the red fledglings have cleaned up well, but are they really as friendly as they seem? On the boyfriend front, Zoey has a chance to fix things with super-hot ex-, Erik, but she can't stop thinking about Stark, the archer who died in her arms, and she is driven to save him from Neferet's sinister influence. Will anyone believe the power evil has to hide among us?
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 143 x 207 x 23mm | 299g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0312577990
  • 9780312577995
  • 66,995

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"Cast and Cast pull out all the stops and take this story to shattering new heights with devastating consequences!" --Romantic Times (4 1/2 stars) on Tempted

"P. C. And Kristin Cast have made an absolutely amazing [YA] series. The visuals offered by this fantastic duo are entertaining and imaginative, with nonstop action... This is easily a [YA] series that can entertain adults with action, hot Vampyres, true friendship, budding romance, a loving Goddess, and a twist of the unexpected." (5 stars) on Tempted

"I loved every one of the books in the [House of Night] series. Tempted is my definite favorite.... This book had me ripping through the pages." --Teen review on on Tempted

"Move over, Stephenie Meyer." --People on Hunted

"Zoey Redbird's first-person adventures take on added danger and importance in the latest House of Night release. Forced by circumstance to grow up quickly, Zoey's emotional and spiritual evolution is fascinating. The Cast duo breathes life and vibrancy into the characters and makes each one an integral part of the saga. Awesome and unforgettable as always!" --Romantic Times (4.5 stars) on Hunted

"The Cast duo has done it again! These ladies appear to be an unstoppable force within the world of YA literature... Teenage readers will be drawn to Zoey's everyday, angst-riddled life. Not only does she need to save the world, Zoey needs to solve some major vampyre/human boy drama. These stories are surreal, yet shockingly accurate when it comes to teenagers and their lives." (5 stars) on Hunted

"The most masterful part of the writing lies in how the authors take on serious issues sex, peer pressure, bullying, parental alienation, religion, and substance abuse and weave them into the text. It is a refreshing perspective that doesn't feel like preaching." --Tulsa World on Hunted

"I absolutely loved this book.... I enjoyed the story line very much and thought that the authors had correctly portrayed the mind of a teenager.... I would recommend this book to vampyre fans and anyone who would enjoy a wondrous fantasy story." --Teen review on on Hunted

"An exceptional vampire tale... P.C. and Kristin Cast do a phenomenal job." on Hunted

"Hunted is an appealing supernatural thriller... The exciting storyline is filled with teenage angst as Zoey struggles with choices that would cause PTSD in most adults.... This fine entry casts a strong spell on readers." on Hunted

"A richly nuanced standout... Even when she's confused, even when she's embroiled in teen-angst, Zoey's choices, delivered in fresh first person, seem believable. Even better? They seem smart.... This series has dark themes and subject matter, but the Cast team delivers them with sparkling dialogue, wry humor, and realistic characters driven by genuine humanity." on Hunted

"This is a series that should not be missed!"

"Chosen, The House of Night series book 3, is like the cream in an Oreo cookie holding the two ends together. This story is gearing up for the final showdown between Zoey and Nepheret and mother and daughter team, P.C. and Kristen Cast are setting the stage perfectly for this....Again, P.C. Cast is an auto-buy author for me and this series is also on that auto-buy list." --Paranormal Romance Reviews

"Betrayed continues the House of Night series in a chilling fashion. PC and Kristin Cast once again prove their talent in telling a tale filled with all the normal teenage angst compounded with becoming a Vampyre....If you liked the first book in the series, you'll love this one!" --Paranormal Romance Reviews

"Marked is one of the best coming of age stories to come out of Oklahoma since S. E. Hinton's The Outsiders. It teaches about the beauty of being a social outcast, friendship, and finding your own inner spirituality." --The Beltane Papers
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About Kristin Cast

P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. With her daughter Kristin Cast, she is the author of the House of Night novels, including Awakened, Burned and Betrayed. Cast was born in the Midwest, and as a girl fell in love with mythology. After high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force, then taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. Cast's novels are New York Times bestsellers and have been awarded the Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers' Best, and the Laurel Wreath. Ms. Cast lives in Oklahoma, where she is a member of the Oklahoma Writers' Hall of Fame. She splits her time between her ranch and midtown Tulsa where she has a home just down the street from the House of Night...

Kristin Cast has won awards for her poetry and journalism. She also lives in Oklahoma, where she attends college in Tulsa.
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Rating details

151,243 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 39% (58,565)
4 29% (43,359)
3 22% (33,836)
2 7% (11,146)
1 3% (4,337)

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Stevie Rae and her red fledgings aren't a secret to Neferest any longer. Neferest has turned evil and is working with her consort Kalona while they take over the school and attempt to sway the council into continuing to go against Nyx. I am getting really sick of Zoey getting involved with so many boys. Eric. Heath. Stark. Loren. How many guys does the most powerful fledging really need? I really thought Heath would be out of the series by this book, but then blood is drunk, and she imprints, again! That is just too much. Eric is such a great guy and she's always messing it up. I really hope that throughout the series I can watch her mature and gain some perspective in her own life. Or maybe there is something to her being a man magnet whore that will come out in one of the future books. I really hope so, because it's quite pathetic that the new High Priestess has so many relationships with so many different guys. Even after everything Aphrodite has done for the nerd herd they still continue to bicker. I can understand it from Aphrodite since this is very much her character but she's also the one doing the good deeds and showing how she can overcome her differences. It still doesn't make sense why the twins are still so mean to her. Especially how much it seems Aphrodite really cares for the bunch, she goes into panic mode when any one of them is hurt. But then again if it weren't for all the inner drama with the fledglings I probably would have put the book down. The plot needs an adult character that is able to help them through tough situations an is on the right side. I think Darius and Lenobia are the two perfect characters for this position. I'm a little confused on how much time is passing by, when they are in the tunnels they talk as if they are down there for one night, but with all the activities that are going on it seems as if they had been down there for weeks. So much in so little time. It felt like they were down in the tunnels for so long, that it took up half the book and I was anxious for the climax of the face to face between Zoey and Neferest to finally happen. I've never seen Christopher Moore quoted in any other books, but the Cast team referred to him on 188 and it made me love the book just a bit more. By the end of the book, Zoey is complaining that Eric is too jealous. I was blown away by this statement, Eric has had to witness her drinking other guys blood, imprinting with other guys, having sex with other guys, and he's the one acting jealous? She should face the facts of her actions and stay away from a relationship with Eric because all she's doing is breaking his heart. So sad. Good news though, by the end of the book it seems Aphrodite and everyone seem to be finally getting along. I hope this means no more bickering in future books. www.stuffedshelves.comshow more
by elizabeth barbarick
Honestly, I was eager to begin Hunted. With the end of the last installment in the series, things were left rocky, horrible, and confusing. So I couldn't wait to delve deeper into the next novel to find out exactly how Zoey and all the other fledglings would manage to get themselves out of this mess. I won't lie, the first couple of chapters were a little boring to me, but I was still hooked and could not quit reading chapter after chapter. I was very curious to see how all these fledglings would handle themselves, minus the aid of adult vampyres. It was very interesting to find that they had seemed to create their own little town, their own world beneath and there were honestly a couple parts that had my pulse racing a little faster and my brain begging to know what was going to happen next. I found myself really not wanting anything bad to happen to any of these characters. I do have to say though, that some of the situations Zoey is put it are getting a little exhausting. We're stuck getting aggravated at her and multiple male characters again as Zoey's boy trouble continue to be a problem in the world of the House of Night. I found myself begging her to just put some of these characters out of their misery and just (freaking) move on (already). Another thing I wasn't very happy about is the backtrack to previous novels. In Untamed, novel number four, it seems like most of the "immature" language and childish ways of speaking were mostly gone. Every now and then we caught a glimpse of Zoey's kiddish words, but it wasn't overly annoying. In this novel, Hunted, we're thrown right back into it. With words like "bullpoopie", it seems Zoey's refusal to use cuss words is thrown back into third grade. Even the characters in the novel constantly bring it up and terrorize her over it. (How many times do we need to read one character telling her it's okay to cuss sometimes?). The continuity of this gets a little tiresome. I also noticed that around the middle of the novel, there seemed to be quite a bit of typos and mistakes. Numerous times Darius' name was used when the character's were referring to Damien and Darius was nowhere near them. And there were a few punctuation errors too. Quotation marks that were put in the middle of paragraphs where characters had clearly not stopped speaking. I do not hold this against anyone though because I am the queen of the backspace button (I hit it four times in this sentence already). People make mistakes and sometimes there are just ridiculous typos that noone seems to notice until it's already too late. I go back numerous times after I have published a post to fix something that I never noticed until I threw it out there for the world to see. All in all, there was some repition in Hunted that I did not enjoy as much, but the novel itself was really good. I enjoyed it and would read it again. I have to repeat what I said about the last novel; the further you read into this series, the better the books get. And I absolutely loved the ending to this novel. I found it very touching and even went back and re-read parts of more
by Rainy Days and Pajamas
Zoey Redbird is back in the fifth installment of the HOUSE OF NIGHT series. When last we left Zoey, all hell (literally) was breaking loose inside the vampyre school. I am sad to say that her predicament has gone from bad to worse. Neferet, current High Priestess at the House of Night, has declared war on all human beings. To aid in her quest, Neferet has called forth an ancient evil that cannot be destroyed. Kalona, a fallen angel, has risen from the depths of the earth with Neferet's help. He is an immortal who believes that Zoey is his chosen one - the one who trapped him decades ago inside the confines of the earth. Zoey's task is great. She and her friends will be forced to use their abilities to help rid the world of Kalona once again, and sabotage Neferet's master plan. By calling the five elements, Zoey, Shaunee, Erin, Stevie Rae, and Damien are declaring a war of their own - to stop Neferet and Kalona, no matter the cost. The Cast duo has done it again! These ladies appear to be an unstoppable force within the world of YA literature. The energy and integrity of the first four novels has not been diminished in this fifth installment. The characters' personalities are as vibrant as ever, and the story remains engaging and original. Teenage readers will be drawn to Zoey's everyday, angst-riddled life. Not only does she need to save the world, Zoey needs to solve some major vampyre/human boy drama. These stories are surreal, yet shockingly accurate when it comes to teenagers and their lives. Here's to hoping for many more HOUSE OF NIGHT novels to follow! *Gold Star Award Winner!show more
by TeensReadToo
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