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Monday, June 14, 2010

Review: Burned by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

About~Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days left…

Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own. The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good. The truth is, Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but also threatens to explode her whole world.

In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddess’s own voice, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance.

Three girls… playing with fire… if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned.

My Review~ P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast made this book better than the last. Better than all the books in the series. Even better than most vampire novels...

This book answered many of the questions I got from reading the last book Tempted. In Burned, Zoey soul gets shattered because she saw one of her friends (I am going to try to avoid names so I don't give spoilers to those who are not caught up with the series) die. In the meantime Zoey's warrior, Stark, is trying to find a way to get to the Otherworld without dying so Zoey can come back, but every single Vampyre says that's impossible.

Stevie Rae kinda also has the worst part of life. I love reading from Stevie Rae's point of view. I feel like she took Zoey's part with all the boy drama, etc. She's caught between a love triangle of her own with Dallas and Rephaim. Speaking of Rephaim, he also was fun to read from. Even though he is suppose to be evil, I have grew very found of him. I wish that he and Stevie Rae became a couple. They seem so perfect for each other.

Aphrodite played a very important role in the book even though she was not in it a lot. It's mostly her visions that make her important. We readers would have no idea were the story line might be going without her. But she's still her funny, sassy self. A character you gotta learn to love.

The ending of the book was quite good and thank god that the author's did not leave us with any cliffhanger this time. If you have not started reading the House Of Night series, I recommend you do because you don't know what your missing. I can't wait till the next book Awakening to comes out.

Cover Art:♥♥♥♥♥
Pages in Novel: 323
ISBN: 978-0-312-60616-9
Link to buy Book: Borders, Amazon, Barnes & Noble
Other Books In The Series: Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, Untamed, Hunted, Tempted


  1. I will be reviewing this book very soon myself. Not spoiler-free though... I can't figure how to talk about the book without, you know... talking about the book. lol.
    This one felt so different from the rest of the series, I thought. Not too much Zoey, lots of Stevie Rae. I really thought the end would be different! And, well, I guess I'll try not to "spoil" by saying what I thought would happen. :P