Monday, February 13, 2012

Destined Review

Published: October 25, 2011

Goodreads Synopsis:
Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet – which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx's gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father's shadow…

But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia’s handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there’s the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more – or possibly less – than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And there’s something strangely familiar about him…

Will Neferet’s true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox’s humanity in time to protect him – and everyone – from his own fate? 

My Thoughts:
I loved the struggle within Aurox and Kalona, because it's always amazing when people change for the better. I hate the fact that Heath was involved again...he died and he should stay dead and let Zoey move on! I love Thantos' involvement with the house of night and how she tries to thwart Neferet. This Story was suspenseful but dragged a little in the beginning and of course hang a cliff hanger end that would infuriate the white bull himself! I love the focus on Rephiam and Kalona because their character flaws turned out to be their greatest strength. I love this series but kind of wish Neferet would just get defeated already and am a little concerned about the next few books and my love for them. I love the description of darkness in the book and how it is greedy and must feed of Neferet constantly in order to carry out her ill wishes. I'm satisfied with the book as a whole but like I said earlier I do worry that the whole Neferet is going to be drug out and ruin the series that I have fallen in love with.