Monday, October 13, 2014

Review: Untamed by P.C. & Kristin Cast

Untamed (House of Night #4)
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Title: Untamed
Author: P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast
Series: House of Night #4
Version Reviewed: Finished, Hardback
*I borrowed this book from a friend.

GoodReads Summary:
Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird – she’s become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.

I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. After reading the first three House of Night novels, I really liked this one because it seemed like it took the series down a more mature path. In Untamed, it’s noticeable that the characters are growing up. They haven’t really grown up in the getting older sense, but by the situations they have faced and the hardships they’ve gone through in a few short months.

In another true sense of maturing and growing, this novel, as well as the last, have gotten more intense and sexual. I’m not saying that a novel has to be sexual for me to enjoy it, but to me it makes the characters seem more realistic. What teenager doesn’t deal with lust, envy, and…well, sex. The majority of today’s youth are losing their virginities while in their teenage years. Zoey is a little bit of a goody-goody, but she shows the vulnerable sides a lot of teenage girls have to face and fight to control. Boys. And boy, is she vulnerable…

This novel also starts to put the series in a darker light. With evil hidden in secrecy, death upon more death, and bloody, gruesome acts of violence, things are getting more serious…and dangerous. It draws the reader in and makes them wonder ‘just what the hell is going to happen?’.

All in all, this novel was definitely better than the last and even better than the one before it. The House of Night series is one that is quick and easy to read. My husband and I have sped through these books with an intensity like no other, and we both have come to the same conclusion. We cannot stop reading them. And we both agree that the more books we read, the better the series gets. So if you’re not particularly fond of the first novel, Marked at least give the second a try. Both of thought the first was a little shaky, but now we can’t put the books down.

Memorable Quotes:
“We gotta keep you alive, Zoey. Not just ‘cause we love you more than white bread, but ‘cause you have to save the world.”
“Fear and bigotry are bred from isolation and ignorance.”
4 Stars
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