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219. Chosen by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast...

December 3, 2009
chosenAbout the book:
Bloodlust and dark forces are at work at the House of Night…

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school are about to take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be her 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 about the secretive and sinister power that’s turning dead fledglings into bloodsucking monsters 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 position of having three boyfriends. Mix in more than a little forbidden desire to the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster of massive proportions. Then, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith, and Zoey’s horrid step-loser in particular, are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends find out, things are not always what they seem…

drey's thoughts:
Yes, I read these back-to-back-to-back. I can't help it. There should be a rule at the library that I cannot check out an entire series at a time.

Chosen starts with Zoey's seventeenth birthday, and presents. And getting hit on by the old dude. Ugh. She also finds out that Aphrodite is the only person she can trust with certain knowledge, which is pretty ironic, considering how much the two of them don't get along.

People are dying again, and this time it's the staff at the House of Night. So there is now a full contingent of warriors at the school to protect the students. Which makes it more difficult for Zoey to sneak out to help her BFF get better. Yeah, that BFF. Surprise!

Chosen is a super-fast read, and you will breeze right through it if you're a fan of the series, or YA vampires. I definitely don't like all of the choices that Zoey makes in this installment--I'd hoped for a little more in the "good head on her shoulders" department. She's also a more emotional and angsty character here. Hopefully this improves in Untamed...

Title: Chosen
Author: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
ISBN-10: 0312360304
ISBN-13: 9780312360306
Paperback: 307 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, 2008

Challenges: 100+, Series, Support Your Local Library, Vampire

Disclosure: My copy of Chosen got lugged home from the library to get inhaled along with all the other books from the House of Night series that I could get my grubby mitts on...


Sheila Deeth said...

I need to read some more of the series. I agree - I don't like all the choices she makes. But it kind of reminds me she's got a lot of learning still to do.

Ladytink_534 said...

Yeah I thought she seemed smarter than that but thankfully she seems to get her head on straight fairly quickly.

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