Series: House of Night #8
Published by Atom on January 4th 2011
At the start of Awakened, the pulse-pounding eighth installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey has returned, mostly whole, from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey—or her relationship with her super- hot Warrior, Stark—ever be the same? Stevie Rae is drawn even closer to Rephaim, the Raven Mocker with whom she shares a mysterious and powerful Imprint, but he is a dangerous secret that isolates her from her school, her red fledglings, and even her best friends. When the dark threat of Neferet—who is coming closer and closer to achieving her twisted goal of immortality—and Kalona returns, what will it take to keep the House of Night from being lost forever, and what will one desperate girl do to keep her heart from being irreparably broken?
The House of Night series has been a minor addiction of mine for quite a few years now. And with all the constant twists and turns that the Casts deliver, it looks like the series will continue to please me until the end.
Right away, readers will notice that Awakened has a completely different feel to it. Which makes it standout in a series of (mostly) amazing novels. And even though I finished this book days ago, my brain keeps going back to it. Replaying events and already trying to guess how everything will play out in the upcoming novels. But no matter what I can imagine, I know that the Casts will completely surprise me as they always do.
Awakened is a beautiful read. Full of emotions. Betrayal. Redemption. I cried like a baby throughout most of the novel. It is that powerful.. bittersweet.. touching. Words cannot fully describe how much this novel amazed me.
Since it is the 8th novel in a series, I really do not want to go into too much plot details. But let's just say that if you have been keeping track with this series, you will not be disappointed. This is the best House of Night novel that has come about possibly since the beginning of the series. The Casts completely hit the ball out of the park. And if the novels continue in this fashion, I believe the series will end on a very positive note for me.