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Tempted by PC Cast and Kristin CastTempted by PC Cast & Kristen Cast

Published by St. Martin’s Griffin (A division of Macmillan)

Pages: 336

Ages: Young Adult

Publishers Summary: So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break.  Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang.  Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions.  Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings.  Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal.  Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her.  Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?  Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series,Tempted.

**Spoiler Warning**
I’m honestly not sure how I can get through this review without mentioning a bit about the past books. So, if you haven’t read them yet, get to it! Then, come back and check out my review, you won’t want to miss it!

“This installment of The House of Night is another great addition to the series, although I will say I wasn’t as impressed with it as some of the others. Again, Zoey is torn between the choices of better and better boys. Besides the boys in her life she now must ward off the temptations of a previously angelic being, Kalona. Not to mention her best friend and now leader of the red vampires, Stevie Rae, has done something that could shift the balance of power depending on choices made in the next installments of the series.

“Besides the obvious love interests pulling constantly at Zoey’s heart we now see into the love interests of another character, Stevie Rae. (Is it me or does every girl of high school age have multiple boys standing in line for their attention? Maybe I missed that line in high school. If this is the case though, I’m definitely finding a good place to hide my Littlebug now!) Admittedly, it was refreshing to have another viewpoint in the story. Stevie Rae’s point of view was the perfect relief from the constant love tugging with Zoey, even with her own interests developing. Her struggle to find the good within the other red vampires and now possibly a raven mocker was just what the story needed.

“Overall Tempted was, as usual, a fantastic quick-paced read. I’m definitely not regretting the time I spent devouring the pages. I will say this, if I had picked this book up back when it originally came out instead of waiting until Burned (the next book in the series) came out I would have been pretty upset. The ending of this book leaves so many unanswered questions, with so much riding on Zoey and the choices she makes in the next few books I can almost see why they chose to cut it off where they did. I’m definitely eager to pick up the next book just to see what happens to Zoey, although I fear she may just wake up like nothing really happened, I hope not. Now, off to read Burned!”

The1stdaughter Recommends: Ages 16 and up due to one sexual encounter.

For the Comments: You tell me, what do you think of all the high school love triangles? Normal? Just in books? Exaggerated?Why do you think they’re so popular recently?

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11 Responses to Tempted by PC Cast & Kristen Cast

  1. Great review. I’ve heard lots of great things about this one 🙂
    .-= Juju at Tales of´s last blog ..News Flash: Janefusion =-.

  2. Jess. says:

    I think that high school love triangles are horribly exaggerated in books today. Do they exist? Yes, but not for everyone. I think they’re popular because they do have some realism and because they’re part of a fantasy for some girls.
    .-= Jess.´s last blog ..Book Review 102: Welcome to Harmony =-.

  3. Shy says:

    I’d have to agree with Jess regarding the school love triangles thingy. Sometimes I do hope that authors will come out with some other niche that’s much more interesting than this cause over time, the story will gets “old”.

    I’ve been wanting to read this series for awhile now but some of the reviews I read recently sort of put me off. Do you think that most people end up not liking this book is because of the huge cliffhanger that the book has at the end? Will it helps to have the sequel in hand before start reading?
    .-= Shy´s last blog ..City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare =-.

    • I’d have to agree. The love triangle thing is getting a bit old, but still has some appeal or else it wouldn’t keep getting published.

      As for the series…I’d definitely want the next book in hand, which is out now, because like I said if I had finished this one without it I would have been kind of upset.

  4. Gwen says:

    I keep hearing about the Cast’s books and I need to pick one up to get in on the action. I don’t remember any love triangles in high school unless you count my best friend always going out with the guys that I liked. Of course, since I never told her that I liked them, they were fair game.

    My step daughters have always played it pretty cool with relationships, which sort of bums me out. I looked forward to dishing about boys with them and they are way too level headed. I wish that I was that smart at that age!
    .-= Gwen´s last blog ..The Name Partner by Carlos Cisneros ~ Review =-.

    • They are really fun reads, I highly recommend them if you are looking for something quick and entertaining.

      That’s too funny about your daughters! I’m not sure how I’ll feel about it when Littlebug gets a bit older, but I’ll just have to see I guess.

  5. anachronist says:

    “You tell me, what do you think of all the high school love triangles? Normal? Just in books? Exaggerated?Why do you think they’re so popular recently?”

    I couldn’t agree more with all the rest – these love triangles are highly unusual – I’ve met them only in fiction; real girls are more than happy to have just one steady boyfriend, period. Real boys are not so stupid to have more than one girlfriend too. Of course a super-heroine might have three boyfriends at a time but it sound unrealistic and was written to make her stick out a bit from the crowd of similar fictional characters.

    I enjoyed your review, by the way!

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