Monday, July 15, 2013

Review: Burned by P.C. & Kristin Cast

Burned (House of Night, #7)
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Title: Burned
Author: P.C. and Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night #7
Version Reviewed: Finished copy, hardback

GoodReads Summary:
Y’all need to get yourselves together. Here’s a newsflash from the only High Priestess you have left at this dang school: Zoey isn’t dead. And believe me, I know dead. I’ve been there, done that and got the fricken tee-shirt.
Zoey Redbird is the youngest High Priestess in House of Night history and is the only person—vamp or fledgling—that can stop the evil Neferet from raising all kinds of immortal trouble. And she might just have a chance if she wasn’t so busy being dead.Well, dead is too strong a word. Stevie Rae knows she can bring her BFF back from her unscheduled va-cay in the Otherworld. But it’s going to take a lot more than hoping to bring Zoey back. Stevie Rae will have to give up a few secrets of her own...
One thing I liked about the previous novel, Tempted, was that it was written in differing point of views. This one made me happy because it too went back and forth between POV's, and even expanded the views to a few more characters. I've mentioned before that depending on the novel, I'm not a big fan of books jumping back and forth between POV's, but it definitely works for these novels (my husband, on the other hand, would disagree).

In this novel, we delve a little deeper into the mythology and "Otherworld" of the HoN universe. I enjoyed this immensly because we got a chance to learn more about this world, the rules of it, and understand the deeper meanings behind certain things.

On another good note, the characters really grow in Burned. No longer do they seem the teenagers that we've gotten to know throughout each novel, but now they seem a lot more mature and more like adults.

Unfortunately, there was just something about this book that didn't hold my interest like the previous ones in this series. I found that I couldn't stay focused on it and, unusual for me, I was not constantly thinking about what was going to happen or thinking about grabbing the book so I could read some more. It didn't really take off for me until Chapter Twenty-Four. That was when my interested and curiosity peaked and it really started to get good for me.

The end was touching, but predictable. I did enjoy this book though, don't get me wrong. But it definitely is not my favorite in the series.

Memorable Quotes:
"Did ya see how high-waisted his pants were? No one under the age of eighty with a big brain wears grandpa pants pulled all the way up to their underarms. Pea brain. I'm just sayin'."
Favorite Character:
Rating: 3 Stars
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*This book was borrowed from a friend.

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