Saturday, July 18, 2009

Chosen

Author: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Title: Chosen
Series: House of Night (book 3)
Number of Pages: 320
Publication Date: 2008
Genre: Teen/Horror/Suspense
Synopsis: "Zoey Redbird is a teenage diva in every respect—well, almost. She doesn't get along with her mom and she hates her stepdad. That's normal. She adores her sweet grandmother. That's normal. What makes her different from the average teenage girl is that she is a vampire. In fact, two of her three boyfriends are vampires, her best friend is one of the ghoulish undead creatures that walk the streets at night preying on homeless people, and all of the students at the private boarding school she attends are fledgling vampires, including Zoey. Plus, Zoey is the president of the student body, if you consider being in charge of the Dark Daughters to be a leadership position. Filled with secrets, Zoey's life becomes harder and harder to handle as she tries to juggle what she has to do with what she is expected to do. Her main obstacle is the high priestess, who reigns over both the "vampyre" community and the boarding school. In this third book of the "House of Night" series, Zoey finds strength to challenge the priestess, who she believes is not what she appears to be. (But then, who is?)."

While I really enjoyed the first two books in the series I was highly disappointed in Chosen. The main character's choices just really grated on my nerves along with her stupidity concerning the boys in her life. The only redeeming part of this book was the fact that they saved Stevie Rae from losing the last bit of her humanity and that Aphrodite proved that she was more than just a spoiled rich girl with parental issues.

  My least favorite part of the book was when Zoey fell for her teacher (Loren Blake) who was so blatantly playing with her and working for Neferet. I almost forgot how mad her friends made me; what with their anger over her keeping Stevie Rae's non dead status a secret when they know that it's near impossible to keep anything secret from the teachers there.
  Again the only good part of the book was that Stevie Rae was no longer a whatever she was. Although I must say that it was kind of a shocker what happened to Aphrodite in the end.
  Would I read chosen again…NO, it was by far my least favorite book in the series so far. I would only recommend reading it if you are trying to get caught up on the series so that you will know what is going on.

Since Chosen was a disappointment I am only giving it 1 out of 5 pineapples.
Dame Orchid

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