Hunted is the 5th and most recent installment of the House of Night series by P.C. Cast.
NOTE: This review contains some spoilers!
I've been a fan of this series for a while now. I picked it up on a whim one day at Barnes & Noble and was instantly hooked. In this book, Zoey's love life becomes increasingly complicated while the world around her seems to fall at Kalona's feet. To be perfectly honest, Zoey's indecision about the men in her life is starting to get a little tiresome. I want her character to be happy and in love (at least for a little while). Erik is, as far as I'm concerned, the most logical choice...and he's smokin' hot. However, his little possessive rant definitely cost him some points. She has history with Heath, but he's just not right or mature enough for her. As for Stark, there definitely seems to be some chemistry there, but I would like to get to know him a little better still.
In terms of the other characters, Aphrodite has become one of my favorites. She has evolved and grown the most which has been really great to read about...and I love that she knows how to crack the whip! Her imprint with Stevie Rae had me laughing out loud. It definitely threw us for a loop. It was also interesting to learn more about the red fledgings and see Stevie Rae becoming more & more herself again. Although Stevie Rae seems to be hiding something and I'm very curious to see what she has up her sleeve.
I don't want to delve too deeply into the situation with Kalona and Neferet because I don't want to ruin it for those who haven't read this far into the series. However, I will say that during Zoey's time with the red fledgings, she discovers that one of them is writing prophetic poetry. This leads to a pretty serious twist in the story and she finds herself back at the House of Night where they uncover more of Kalona and Neferet's plot to change the world.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. Some things were resolved and some were left open for the next installment which I'm really looking forward to. This book is fast-paced and I practically read it overnight. I will say this for P.C. Cast, she definitely knows how to keep you hooked because I'm anxious to find out how Zoey will handle all of this in "Tempted" =)
I give this book ★ ★ ★ ★
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