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Untamed by P.C. & Kristin Cast

May 20th, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books


I would rate this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

Description: 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.

Thank goodness this book was better than book 2, Chosen!  It still was not one of my favorites and I still wanted to stop at the beginning and rant at Zoey for being so fickle when she starts to develop an interest in the new student, Stark.  At the end of Chosen it seems like the action is finally going to start but Cast seems to be dragging the story out.  I loved that we continue to see Aphrodite’s character grow and evolve as she tries to make up to Nyx, all the wrong she has done.  I actually feel that while Aphrodite is maturing, Zoey continues to make the same mistakes over and over.  I do feel bad for Zoey over the treatment she receives from her friends and especially Erik.  She did behave totally skanky but now as her teacher, Erik had no right to take his anger out on her in the classroom.  Yet again, the action starts to ramp up at the end of the book and will leave you hanging.  I will give Cast that, they sure know how to hook you into the next book.

One random note-I thought it was funny to see a mention of Melissa Marr’s book, Ink Exchange.  It always seems read to be reading  a story that references other real life, modern day books.  I’ve read Marr’s Wicked Lovely and Fragile Eternity books but not Ink Exchange.

Posted in 3 Star Books, Books, Young Adult

4 Responses

  1. Jess

    Great review. I really loved this book.

  2. dsuzuki

    Thanks. I’m debating just buying the Kindle version of Hunted since it’s cheaper and it looks like it’s going to be a really long wait from the library.

  3. Kailana

    One of these days I have to read the second book in this series. I didn’t love the first one, so I haven’t felt like rushing!

  4. dsuzuki

    Kailana-seriously this series has me on a roller coaster. Book 1 didn’t really grab me either and it took months to pick up book 2. I’m still waffling between liking or not liking the series and sometimes I just want to slap Zoey.

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