Synopsis of Burned by P.C. and Kristin Cast
Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampire High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days left…
Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own. The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good. The truth is, Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but also threatens to explode her whole world.
In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddess’s own voice, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance.
Three girls… playing with fire… if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned.
After months of eagerly awaiting the seventh installment of the House of Night Series I hate to admit that I feel greatly underwhelmed by Burned. One of the things that turns me off of a series is when it starts to feel like the author is writng book (insert next number in series here) instead of a must read continuation of the story, regardless of previous books published. To me this one felt like it was being put out as book number seven rather than a ‘must read or the suspense will kill me’ creation.
Though the writing has always been just a little over mediocre, I’ve been able to overlook that in favor of a great story, but the House of Night seems to have hit its summit for me and I do not plan on reading any further in this series.
That being said, if the Casts were to do a spin-off centered around the character of Aphrodite, I would be the first in line to pick up a copy. She is the only character in the whole thing who has gained my utter devotion as a reader.
Overall I would rate this book a 1.5 out of 5.
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