Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Review & Giveaway - Redeemed: A House Of Night Novel




Redeemed
A House Of Night Novel, book 12
by P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Pub. Date: October 14, 2014
ISBN: 978-0312594442
Pages: 320
Buy Link: Amazon

Review:

Yes, the time has come for the final installment in the popular A House Of Night series by the mother and daughter duo, P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast, that started with in 2007 with the first novel, titled Marked. A House Of Night is set in a world where some teenagers have "junk DNA." It triggers them to become vampyres (vampires), which the transformation between human and vampyre takes four years to complete. If a fledging is not near an adult vampyre at all times, then than fledging will die. This is why fledgings are sent to a House of Night school during those troubling four years.

Zoey Redbird has been the main protagonist all through the series, arriving at the House of Night in Tulsa as a teenager, her powers have grown and she is now known as the High Priestess who has the power of all five elements (air, fire, water, earth and spirit). When she isn't having boyfriend troubles, she is battling the forces of darkness along with her friends.

Redeemed picks ups shortly after last year's Revealed with Zoey accidentally killing two men with her powers. She leaves the Seer Stone at the House of Night and confesses her crimes to Detective Marx, who has no other choice but to arrest her for the murders. She is unaware that she didn't commit the crime, but instead her once mentor now turned enemy, Neferet, is the actual murderer.

Meanwhile, Neferet's role as the Dark Goddess as taken a turn for the worse, well, at least for the other vampyres and as well as the humans. The darkness has finally consumed her and she becomes outrage when she hears that Zoey has taken the fall for what she has done. Along with her army or minions, Neferet invades the Mayo and takes human hostage and declares war on the world.

Though I consider myself a fan of the vampire genre, my tastes for anything with fangs has decline over the years, mostly due to the overrated glittering Twilight Saga. That being said, I took notice of A House Of Night about midway through the series, though since then I have bought the earlier books, but I haven't read them yet. With a lot of loose ends left hanging from Revealed, I was expecting a long-drawn-out drama, but instead the final installment is a fast-paced thriller with Zoey pitted against the evil Neferet one last time. The rest of the characters take second stage, other than Kalona, whom gets a proper ending. Overall, Redeemed is a great ending to an outstanding series.



*Disclaimer - I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 





Giveaway Details:

Think you have what it takes fight the darkness with Zoey? Can you wield Old Magick effortlessly like Neferet?

To celebrate the launch of REDEEMED, P.C. and Kristin Cast teamed up with some great companies, like Sinful Colors, 21 Drops, Jamberry, Chrislie, Baby Blue Designs, and For Strange Women, to put together “Goddess Gifts” filled with goodies that represent main characters in the books.

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15 comments:

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  2. I have always had a thing for the "bad" characters in any series so Zoey is my favorite, and I am looking forward to this last book!

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  3. I like Damien and zoey

    monacart32 at hotmail dot com

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  4. I have only read the first book so far, so it might change. At this time I would choose Zoey Redbird.

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  5. Hi, so I've never even heard of these books, but why not?? This is something that I would love, so I'm not sure how I missed it. I'll get back to you on a favorite character after I'm done with them. :)

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  6. my favorite character is Zoey!!

    andysavi.mom@gmail.com

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  7. I have not read it yet, but zoey sounds interesting!

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