Saturday, May 8, 2010

Nyxen's Review of "Burned"

Burned By P.C. & 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.

Burned is the seventh installment in the House of Night Series. P.C and Kristin Cast write about a wonderful world with danger lurking around every corner. Burned starts off where Tempted left off. Kalona has killed Heath and Zoey Redbird's soul has shattered. She is trapped in Nyx's Otherworld with her soul scattered. Zoey is slowly losing herself and if she doesn't get her soul back intact, she will stay trapped. Aphrodite, Stark, Darius and the rest of Zoey's friends now must find a way to get Zoey's soul back together and bring her back into the real world to defeat Neferet and Kalona. If they don't their world and the human world will never be the same.

They do find a way to try to bring Zoey's soul together but it involves Stark - Zoey's Warrior - dying. After talking to the High Council they travel to the Isle of Women where they know they can get answers that could possibly save Zoey's life. But nothing is ever that easy. Not in their world. Neferet is up to something, though, especially since she dragged Kalona's body to the High Council. A body that was still alive but not functioning. A body without a soul. If one can put two and two together then they figure out that Kalona's soul is also in the Otherworld to keep Zoey from coming back to the real world. Everything is getting worse and Stark and the others are slowly losing time to get Zoey back.

Burned is a very satisfying novel that made me read it in one sitting. The characters are a little two dimensional and the plot is being prolonged but some elements of the book kept me at the edge of seat. The romance is what kept me reading the book, I must admit. Whether it be between Steveie Rae and Rephaim or Zoey and Stark and Heath, I was entranced by the romance that emitted between the teenagers or...erm, giant birds.

This novel is told from different perspectives. It shows us what's happening with Zoey, Aphrodite, Stark, Stevie Rae and even Rephaim. Burned is more mature than the other books, in the sense of them growing up, and is where the teenagers are learning that they do have to grow up sooner or later. I really don't have much to say about this book except that I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Even though there are a numerous amount of books and most of them are on the same plot, it was still very good.

I rate it Four Stars.

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