Genre: Drama, Supernatural
Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this “highly addictive series” (Romantic Times), in which Zoey’s mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn’t have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare: Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare position of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith, and Zoey’s horrid step-father in particular, are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely reflects the truth...
I don't know why I keep reading more House of Night novels, but I do. In fact, I've already made plans to read the fourth one, even though this one seriously annoyed me.
All of the characters (except Stevie Rae and surprisingly, Aphrodite) annoyed me. Zoey was incredibly childish, and naive. I hated how she was 3-timing. At least he rbond with Heath could be explained--it was a consequence for her stupid actions. Her 'love' for Professor Blake was incredibly annoying, stupid, and based solely on hormones.
I feel really bad for Erik but he annoyed me in the beginning, as well. All of Zoey's friends annoyed me because they got mad at her for stupid reasons. They overreacted for everything. They should have considered the fact that Zoey probably had legitimate reasons for not telling them everything.
With this series, I cannot connect with the characters at all. They all seem two dimensional because there is no character development. They're incredibly predictable. It was almost like a game for me; when the characters were put in a situation, I would guess the result, and I was either right, or almost right. Now, what does that tell you?
I'm very frustrated with this series because the storyline is really interesting, but the characters make it fall flat. I can see the potential because it's right there, dangling in my face, but there's no use.
Likes: Stevie Rae, Aphrodite (the only characters with any character development).
Dislikes: Zoey, the rest of Zoey's friends, Neferet, etc.