Author: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Published: October 2009
Description: So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?
I Give This Book 4 Stars!
I think I have a new favorite in this series. I had no idea this book was going to go this direction. The authors dropped some of the horrible "teen talk" that has dominated this series. Plus, the boy issues took a back burner in this book. Zoey grew up in this book and it was such a breath of fresh from the drama that has encased the series so far. I like how Kalona has many faces. I'm not entirely sure which one is the real one. The ending of this book was so dramatic. I did not expect it and I actually had to re-read it to make sure I understood what had just happened!