Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Review: Hidden by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Published: October 16, 2012
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Series: House of Night #10
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Synopsis: At last, Zoey has what she wanted: the truth is out. Neferet's evil has been exposed, and the High Council is no longer on her side -- but she's far from done wreaking havoc in the vampyre world. First, a mysterious fire ravages the stables. Then, Neferet makes a devastating move that will test them all.
With the seeds of distrust sown and Darkness breeding chaos at the House of Night, everyone must band together -- but that's proving to be more difficult than ever before. The twins are barely speaking and the House of Night's former enemy, Kalona, has now become their warrior, pushing their trust to the limit. To top it off, Zoey is pretty darn sure she might be losing her mind. She saw something when she looked at Aurox through the Seer Stone that she can hardly explain to herself, let alone her friends. Is it possible that Heath has come back in a different form? Is that why Zoey's so intrigued by Aurox, when it's so obvious that he's dangerous? And who would believe her if she told them? Zoey knows that following her instinct about Aurox might be just what they need to defeat evil . . . but if she's wrong, it could cause the destruction of those closest to her.
With the tension at a breaking point and friendships on the line, can the nerd herd come together to stop the spread of Darkness before it's too late?
My Review: I don't even know why I'm still reading this series. If this series isn't a guilty pleasure of mine then I don't know what is. I have this love-hate relationship with the House of Night series. Sometimes I love it, but other times I just want to throw the book across the room or bang my head against the wall. The series is ridiculous! I don't even know what the whole point of the series is anymore.
Really the only characters I like in this series anymore are Aphrodite and Stark. Aphrodite makes this series bearable. She's also hilarious and so truthful. My favorite lines from the book are always by her or sometimes Stark.
But my absolute favorite line by her in this book is:
"Oh for shit's sake, who hasn't tried to kill you? Or Zoey. Or me for that matter. Get over it."
You think sooner or later everyone trying to kill Zoey would eventually succeed but no. Zoey just so special and she's chosen by the Goddess so there's no way anyone can kill her! Having Zoey die would definitely be a great twist and it would end her annoying narration. What is brown pop anyway?
Then there's the whole "everyone can choose the path they want to take" almost every other page. It was extremely annoying because that's been going on since...since Hunted or maybe since the first book. I don't even know anymore. BUT I GET IT ALREADY! Stop repeating yourself and get on with the book.
Both Erik and Heath need to go die or just move to the other side of the world where I will never have to read about them ever again. Heath needed to stay dead. I liked him better dead because he died honorably. Plus I really hate love triangles and I hope that Zoey doesn't try to date Heath again. Then the one time its from Erik's POV he's talking about how he can't stop looking at Shaylin's boobs and how her bra is pink with bows. That was just way to much information for me.
I swear nothing really even happened in this book. Zoey doesn't really do anything until the end where she saves her grandmother. I don't even know how this book took up about 300 pages.
The way Zoey talks is so childish and immature that it is hilarious.
This is how she describes an evil girl:
"as in Nicole who was a super mean red fledgling"
She sounds like she's a little kid talking about a bully. How old is Zoey? Sixteen? Seventeen? I don't even know but she's not ten.
At least Shaunee and Erin are no longer twins. That was probably one of the best things about this book. Erin is more wild now that she's acting more like herself and Shaunee is just so much better without Erin acting as her other half.
There were some parts that I enjoyed about this book, but I think the negative out weight the positive. But I'm already ten books into this series so I need to know how it ends. So it looks like I'll be reading the next one. Please let it be the last one. Eleven books for any series is almost too many.