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kindle TemptedAuthor P.C. Cast – Wildlives.co

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 GangJuggling 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 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 ImmortalSoon 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


10 thoughts on “Tempted

  1. says:

    Have you ever read a book that s so irritating you can t help but think, It would be great if most of the characters died right now, especially the main character because she sucks Possibly even go so far as consider writing and posting your own ending to said book on fanfiction.net An ending in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer shows up and kills everyone in a hilarious yet incredibly violent fashion If your answer is YES then you ve probably been reading this series XDSeriously though, Tempted killed my addiction to the House of Night series And I know I should be grateful in a way I am but, than anything I can t help but be incredibly disappointed The first HON book had some potential but instead of getting better as the series continued, it just got worse So Much Worse Zoey Redbird went from being a normal teenage girl, who just so happened to be a vampire, to a complete slut faced ho bag vampire with extrasuperspecial powers by the sixth book To be completely honest, the full transformation to Supernatural Slut Face Sue occurred a few books back Zoey is so much worse then Aphrodite was at the beginning of the series And I think we can all agree Aphrodite was kind of slutty way back then, what with her forcing her company on an obviously uninterested, slightly disgusted Eric all the time Now that I think about it, that s way sad then it is slutty I digress My point is now Aphrodite is committed to a nice guy who loves respects her, and Zoey is lusting after sexing heavily petting groping making out with just about every guy that comes her way For whatever reason Zoey s behavior is not considered slutty because she s a priestess, or whatever Apparently if you wield the power of Nyx you can get away with anything, even being the Whore of Babylon How nice Erik Stark Kalona everyotherwaytotallyhotguyevuh Hate them So much Because seriously, Zoey is the Whore of all Babylon, has no redeeming qualities whatsoever, yet they re all hot and bothered over her Morons All of them Obviously Kalona is just some disgusting, evilGod Demon Whatever who wants to get Zoey in the sack and then kill her I m sorry but where s the downside to that plan Just kidding not really And I really don t understand Erik s attraction to her, especially since she cheated on him with THEIR ADULT TEACHER the same day Erik became a full fledged vampire It was, what An hour after the fact And Stark Ugh Don t even get me started on the Stark Zoey ship That whole complicated nonsensical mess just makes me want to bash my head against a brick wall Repeatedly Moving onThe gay couple in this series is completely ridiculous Look, I don t have an issue with homosexuality in YA fiction, but I do have a problem with the way it s portrayed in this series Damien and Jack are like a parody of a stereotype, if that makes sense Their relationship is so dare I say gay, for lack of a better description It s just a bunch of rainbows, puppies, kittens, lollipops, fluffy clouds, sunshine, glitter farting unicorns, and of course fabulousness in Damien and Jack Townshipville The Twins Sooooooo stuuuuuuuuuupid These are two of my least favorite characters and were I to write a Buffy the Vampire Slayer HON crossover, these two would go first at the exact same time It wouldn t be pretty, either Stevie Rae I don t even know what to think about where her story is going I mean, seems like the girl s gonna be gettin it on with some sort of demented raven man thing, which is incredibly disgusting That whole weird relationship aside Stevie Rae just isn t the same In fact, she hasn t been since she died and came back Stevie Rae just flat out gives me the creeps so I don t like her either Then there s Heath Poor, stupid, very mortal Heath One of the few characters I still kind of liked in this horrible horrible, oh, so very horrible series And yes, I know I m probably the only person who actually liked Heath you slags were wanting him to die and you know it but I don t care The fact is, he s the only person that really knew Zoey and he still loved her, despite all her faults He loved her so much he decided it was time to grow up and quit drinking partying And put his life on the line for her He s the only person that kept Zoey grounded besides her grandmother, of course I actually liked the interactions between Zoey and Heath Their conversations were cute, and sweet, and fun I actually kind of liked Zoey when she was with Heath I could relate to her And what did the Casts do They killed him KILLED At the end of the last chapter And because he s mortal he s actually dead dead As in, never coming back dead unlike Stevie Rae and Stark whou should have stayed dead, IMHO And I ve got the feeling the Casts only killed him because their story got away from them and they didn t know what else to do.The Casts are going to drag this series out for SIX MORE BOOKS, people And considering the fact that they ve already lost control of their story, It s pretty safe to say that this series won t end well Don t say I didn t warn you And it needs to be said, I am dumber for having read the first six books in the House of Night series That is all.


  2. says:

    Like, a lot of people like me and all, I m important and shit, this god also does Oh yeah, I have, like, three hawt guys after me I seriously can t believe he insert one of three guys name would do that It s his fault Enough loving me already Oh wait, I forgot, this sick thing happened, insert spoiler Oh my gawd Well, that s my perspective on Miss so effing beautiful high and mighty mary sue Zoey this book Cue head banging.I was thinking that since the last book wasn t very impressive, this would make up for it I mean, seriously, I get that there are some fillers or at least one bad book in a series, but this has got to be one of the worst Let me rephrase that There are some to little interesting developments regarding the plot and where Zoey was left of last time and another twist Sadly, all this takes a backseat well, at least they mention it Why Because Zoey is in a freaking love square and she can t decide who to choose gasp She, the important one, with a shitload of problems involving danger, can t concentrate because something happened I thought it was kinda okay, not bad and she can t choose the right guy Zoey, we have a word for you, chica, with troubles with the amount of guys you have and how quickly you switch it s called being loose and a slut I can t even say emotional development because while the main character kind of gets things sometime, I would expect her to oh I don t know mature a little after 5 books Nope And while it is cool to see other POV s in this book, it seemed suddenly out place because the authors just threw them in for the sake of what Understanding View points It didn t seem right after 5 books on just Zoey s view unfortunately It wasn t much use anyways since it was a recap of actions that already happened and how they viewed it And it was pretty much about I can t believe Zoey Oh no Maybe this It was messed up and to suddenly add later in the series Incoherent and Well, moving on the who to choose I swear, at least lessen it to two, don t decide on a third , there was this pretty awesome development on the story and I liked the direction the authors were taking it But, man, the pace of the story was uneven with it that the authors weren t able to execute it properly I just hope they concentrate on that then Zoey s love dilemma I like the concept of the story, but I just don t like the round about way the authors are taking and focusing on lesser problems Remember the main focus in the last book There is a completely useless side plot that distracts everything and is an obstacle the series is starting to drag the plot line And since I m already used to the over the top use of slang, I ll skim that part And what about other side characters What happened to them here My love for Stevie Ray and Aprodite grew I prefer them as the main characters instead I actually liked Stevie Ray s part of the story and her POV Also, WTF happened that made others whiny and unlikable I already find Zoey annoying dude, you have to take the blame sometimes , and including other characters that are going downhill because of you guess it Zoey Seems like the authors are doing switches on others too Crap, well there goes the rest of the series Suffice to say, something plot wise does happen to Zoey that took a turn Well, I can sympathize a bit on that Kinda sad Reminded me of the risks and all and will the plot actually go straight forward instead of a detour and off the cliff Hmm, I m seriously giving up this although the ending where some things were redeemed was cool and I think hopefully some ties are done though the cliff hanger had me hesitating The love square is kinda done There are some characters I want to keep reading The actual plot is weakening but I d like to see what happens after a side problem is complete Blah, forget it, I m done I ll just ask my friends if it gets worse or we ll just snark from the campus library.


  3. says:

    I put it down after 190 pages of nothing I m tempted to burn it It s that terrible When I say nothing, I almost literally mean NOTHING happened The word u we tsi a ge ya or whatever the hell her grandmother calls her in EVERY sentence was used probably 756 times Listen, grams I know you re trying to be affectionate, but Zoey s actual name is only 2 syllablesit s got to be a lot easier just saying the two as opposed to the six Hell, why not just Z, if you want to really take a shortcut. As a reader, we don t need to witness that word a bunch of times in one conversation She used it in 4 consecutive sentences FOUR Give it a rest Jack and Damien Namely Jack It s completely stereotypical that he cries everytime anything happens A gay male does not a pregnant, bipolar, moody female make The Casts are basically counteracting their overt display of being all for human equality and accepting of homosexuality by pointing out their gayness quite often within these books Damien is feminine and smart Jack cries anytime Zoey sneezes Give them some dignity Speaking of stereotypes Kramisha What the hell Because she s black, she must automatically speak like a complete illiterate Them kids be bad You s stupid They is whack Where you be at located from Okay, so each of these quotes may not be from the book, but it s pretty damn close We re supposed to believe this girl is a talented poet when the Casts have her speaking like that All of Zoey s obsessed male minions No guy with attached testicles and dignity is going to follow Zoey around like a puppy, catering to her and watching her make out with each of her boyfriends, then act like she is a victim and agree to sharing her with each of the guys That s where Erik went right But, of course, Zoey was made out to be the hero in that situation Because she broke up with the guy who wasn t okay with sharing her with 2 other guys and a dead angel demon from under the dirt She s always the victim And the rest of the characters are vapid enough to believe it Stevie Rae s impending beastiality That is all The plot went like this Zoey does something magicKal can t forget the K Everyone agrees Jack cries Zoey considers something and kind of makes a decision The Twins say twin 15 times Jack cries Zoey kisses Erik Zoey contemplates her boyfriend situation and resolves to make a decision She doesn t Zoey sleeps with Stark Zoey delegates a task to everyone They happily oblige 10 pages pass and they still haven t done anything Her friends delegate to some other friends, who agree Zoey dreams about Kalona feeling her up She drinks brown pop Zoey makes out with Stark while Heath is rubbing her feet and cooking her dinner, all the while knitting a new scarf for her Everyone tells Zoey that she needs to sleep because she s so beautiful and all powerful and wise Grandma calls her u wan sum pud din and tells her some nonsensical and life changing cliche about truth that doesn t actually mean anything Then the POV changes to the birdman s and I quit reading.I m absolutely done with this series I thought I d continue reading it because I d like to see if the Casts could either a redeem themselves through the next 54 books, or b outdo themselves in stupidity They ve succeeded at the latter, except that it wasn t even entertaining stupidity It was boring stupidity I hope Neferet comes back and blows everyone up with some sort of magic with a K diabolical fire power Or that Aphrodite remembers what a bad ass she is and refuses to further take place in this Barney and Friends bullcrap and punches Zoey in the face I ve never been this angry at a book This shouldn t concern the Casts too much, as they re likely cackling away at negative reviewers like myself from the highest tower of their money castle.And yet, this book has 5 stars on goodreads.Make your peace with God, everyone The end is near.


  4. says:

    TEMPTED TO DO A BOOK BURNING,ONLY FOR THIS BOOK So after I gave birth to my son, lazing around the house, cus come on my newborn slept around the clock So I thought heck I am gonna give this series a try Well I am not going to front, I was in love with the first five books of this series, blame it on the hormones or trying to re live some form of my youth, I was addicted and gobbled up all the books in less than a week.The sixth book happened and I am now questioning my sanity, I will say this WHAT THE HELL KIND OF BULLSHIT WAS THIS I am all kinds of annoyed with this series, and I am weeping for the trees lost, and the ink that could have been used for something productive The House of Night series I feel has become a great disappointment, don t know what the HON series is, I don t have the time to explain.This book picks up right after the showdown between Kelona and Zoey and her goons I was expecting this book to be wrapped in action and have this storm a brewing Wanna know what I got Zoey and her boyfriend drama, some psychic visions, Zoey and her messed up feelings of being in love with the entire universe Basically just a bunch of adolescents using swear words, and throwing in slang s because nothing says teenager like slang s.Did anything eventful happen in this book, honestly I can t even say because I am trying to forget the time I wasted on this, the Cast s needs a serious reality check I am not the type to spend time talking the politics of a book, buuttttt I realize this book is filled with stereotypes.Heads up to the authors, not every black person speaks like they stepped out of a rap video, not every gay man tends to over exaggerate and go crazy for shoes, and I am a little sad that this was the best way they portrayed diversity MOVING ON The use of language This book is a blow to teenagers, I was one not toooo long ago and I don t remember speaking like an idiot This book hit me with such deep words like I heart me some brown pop Are you thinking what I am thinking Just pick a brand already I love Z, than white bread I don t even know what that means.Not to mention the sex thing that pops up all around Like sex is everything to these characters but lest we forget Zoey ain t no HO thing is she can t help how she feels cus all these guys r so hot Of course puritan Zoey has sworn of sex since she slept with a teacher at the house of night, a person she knew all for a tremendous amount of time, of a month Since Zoey ain t no Ho, she will not sleep with the guy she s pretty much known all her life, you tell me if Zoey ain t no HO Then to make matters worse they kill of my fave character I am all kinds of pissed Something I did like, well Stevie Rae and a Raven Mocker, I don t know but that is sounding all kinds of hot.I just cannot believe a series with such promise turned out like this, I could go on about all the ways I dislike Zoey but quite frankly this review will never end I will not continue, just ask around to see what s up Jesu, I am in the mood for some Edward Cullen


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    I just have to continue this series to see what happens to Kalona I hope Zoey dies in this one.UPDATE So I ve made my disdain for Zoey quite clear So why do I keep reading this Simple the plot is actually really good I really enjoy the Kalona and Neferet story arc, and I REALLY liked that we finally got some chapters from other character s perspectives The beginning of this book was hard for me to get through, though I m sorry, but the Zoey going out of her way not to cuss thing is getting RIDICULOUS It would be one thing if the authors were trying to prove a point that they don t have to cuss to sell books But that s not the case, as every other character drops constant f bombs So Zoey saying things like, I m sorry I dragged you into all this poo and That s a bunch of bullpoopie is just downright ridiculous She can t even say the word crap Or crud Or ANYTHING other than bullpoopie It is just really ridiculous, and drags me out of the plot everytime she says it.I was happy this book focused less on her guy problems, though I laughed my butt off when Eric said, I m sick of you cheating on me with everyone who has a dick HAHAHA Even the characters in the book think she is a hoe But even with all my ranting, the last half of the book was awesome, and I couldn t put it down And thanks a lot, for ending the book so ambiguously that I am now actually excited to read the next one.


  6. says:

    OMFG Okay, The End For Now Who ends a book like that And I was just starting to like Heath I was totally Blissed out that she finally dumped that asshat Eric, But I was just starting to like Heath He wasn t a Stark, but he did get really sweet Random thought Zoey beat one of Aphrodites latest death visions I really don t think there is any way for her to fall for Kolana now Butdadadummmm.she only altered another one She didn t drown on the island with Stark just out of her reach Her soul shattered with Stark just out of her reach I think it had the same intended affect.DAMN WHEN DOES BURNED COME OUT


  7. says:

    I tried I really did But this book blew it really hard I literally skimmed over pages and pages of useless and boring things This is the first book of the series that wasn t interesting to me I almost gave up on it And I think I should have Instead I wasted 2 bucks in late fees trying to finish it And all the characters seemed so OUT of character that I just couldn t really focus or really care about it And you know what was really annoying All the I heart me some__ shit Really annoying I mean, why did everyone in this book just start saying this phrase I did like the ending though 1 boyfriend down right I mean, seriously, how many guys can be in love with her Maybe she really is dead and the next book will just be some even crazier random shit about Buffy killng all of them and then the humans live happily ever after Okay, I can dream though, right I know this is a vampire book, but can we at least be a LITTLE bit realistic Please And how can she be such a heroine , for lack of a better word, if she keeps passing out and almost dying and really dying I mean, not a good role model for girls who want to be strong independent women What is this Twilight In the least it s a huge lame soap opera Don t know why it took me this long to realize it Oh, and excuse me, I m out 2.50 2 effin 50 And whoever can say that they liked this book, obviously doesn t know what a good, detailed book is T


  8. says:

    Okay, I might spoil a few things here, so be warned.There are so many things I hate about these books I hate Zoey, for starters She is a terrible MC I mean, you have books like Twilight getting all that crap about the MC being a bad influence, but come on Zoey does next to nothing except walk around and let boys drool over her I don t even understand why so many guys are obsessed with her, when she s such an annoying idiot Sure she has all the magic power thingies, but even that s not all so impressive It s like, she just magically calms people down and like drives away evil spirits I don t even know.So yeah, the boy drama also really gets on my nerves I m so glad that Erik is out of the picture, pretty much the only cool thing Zoey has ever done is break up with him Rolls eyes I always thought he was a total asshat Stark Stark is cool I liked him better in books 4 and 5, and now he s getting all arrogant and obnoxious But he s the least annoying asshole ish of Zoey s bfs, soooo if I had to choose a team Team Stark Heath, I just hate He s a stupid, annoying little puppy dog who has absolutely no life, whose world revolves around obsessing over Zoey So in that way, he is essentially like a male Bella Swan Heh heh, on him later Evil grin I must say, I do like Kalona in a twisted way He just confuses me so much On one hand, he is very very evil On the other hand, he seems really hot and he has a backstory He s the only character in the book who comes close to actually being developed Plus I love that thing he did at the very end Heehee But yeah, Zoey obviously isn t going to end up with him Too bad.As for the other couples It sort of ticks me off that Stevie Rae is now becoming like Zoey and has like three boyfriends, which is stupid because I don t even know what the significance of those boyfriends is Like Dallas, and that other kid whose name I don t even remember It s like, whatever, who cares I hated how Zoey was like Heehee, I hope Stevie Rae will have lots of boyfriends like me, and then everyone can start calling her a slut instead of me I mean, really Yeah, that s a great friend right there But anyway, I liked Raphaim He seemed cool Although I didn t really understand why he was pretending to help out those other vampyres trap Stevie Rae and then he was like Nooo Stevie Rae it s a trap But then it s like Well then why did you agree to be part of this plan, which involved you getting beaten nearly to death, just to tell Stevie Rae that it was a trap It makes NO SENSE So Couples Right Damien and Jack are cute together, as always I also like Aphrodite and Darius together And yeah, I guess that s pretty much it.Ok, now to rant about the writing a bit I ABSOLUTELY HATE HOW THESE BOOKS ARE WRITTEN What I mostly hate is that the authors seem to think it s cool to write in text speech Like, being all like So my BFF Stevie Rae and I heart you Really headdesk And then Zoey being like, I m too pure to swear, teehee BULLPOOPY I mean, helloooo You re the one whose had FIVE BOYFRIENDS USUALLY 3 4 SIMULTANEOUSLY ARGH YOU ARE NOT PURE, ZOEY REDBIRD YOU CAN SAY SHIT I m sorry for the outburst But really It gets on my nerves I also hate Zoey and her stupid brown pop What Who says that Can t they just say Coke Or is that, like, illegal Could they at least say soda GAAHHHhhh And I hate the way they spell vampire like vampyre WTH It doesn t make me think you guys are original or anything, it just makes me think you can t spell Also, the writing is so repetitive They use the same description about 50 billion times It came to the point where I would just scream in frustration every time I read about Kalona s amber eyes or oh God Stark s cocky smile grin Just remembering it makes me shudder If I ever see the word cocky again I will explode IT S CALLED A THESAURUS, PEOPLES USE IT As for the plot Ahhh I don t know what to say I ll just narrow it down, because I could rant about every stupid little plot twist but I won t.First off Not so original, you guys The High Vampyre Council In ITALY I believe I have heard this one before It was this book called Twilight And the ending OMIGOD AKJF AKDSJ FKJS DF Ok, well the ending actually did shock me I m still trying to comprehend Heath Heath is DEAD The sun comes out and the birds sing YES YES YES YESSSSS Well, this would be good for many reasons First of all, it would end the boy drama for the most part Erik has been eliminated because he is a jerkface Kalona has been eliminated because he killed Heath and he s an evil jerkface also but I love him for killing Heath Wow, I am so mean Heath is eliminated because he is dead So I guess that only leaves Stark Yesssshhh Thank goodness Second of all, I just hate Heath He always annoyed the crap out of me Please let him stay dead forever If he comes back from the dead somehow I will be majorly MAJORLY pissed off Thirdly, these books could use some substance, like an actual death Something that would actually make me feel slightly bad for the characters.So In conclusion, I felt like my brain was being raped as I read this book But as always, it s a decent fluff read, if you re bored and don t mind killing off your brain cells It wasn t my favorite of the books I can see it going downhill from here But you never know I guess I ll have to wait and see And I only have to wait like two months because these books multiply like rabbits.Wow that was a very long ranting review O_O But I am done now D


  9. says:

    The sixth book in The House of Night series It s been 3 years since I read and like Stephanie Meyer s Twilight the book, not the movie People always wonder why I liked that book Well, aside from the fact that it was one of my first reads when I joined GR, it turned me into who I am now a voracious reader I guess it had something to do with its simple, readable language and the buzz it created I became popular in the office by being the first one to read it and my books, all the 4 of them, passed down from my hands to another, to another, to another Until I became known as the one who told me read the Twilight series Well, I am not planning for them to hear the whole of The House of Night series In fact, I only picked this 6th book which is so far, the book that has the highest sales So, I thought I should read this if only the sample the series Besides there are still other books in the offing so the series is still on going This book is better than Twilight which is the first book and the one with the highest sales in the Twilight saga It was also the only movie in the whole series that I saw It is meatier richer in twists, imaginative author, younger characters and heartfelt interactions with the grownups The last one is important to me because the best part in the Twilight saga for me was the relationship of Bella to her father I just found that relationship open and trusting Something that I would like to establish with my own daughter Not that I am praying that she ll end up with some vampire man who will have to break the wedding bed on their first night.In this book, that relationship between a teenage vampyre yes, the spelling is like this courtesy of the mother daughter tandem writers the Casts and a grownup is beautifully depicted by Zoey Redbird and her grandmother The old folk is there in the House of Night to recuperate and she is being taken care of by her granddaughter who is the High Priestess Since Zoey is also taking care of the wounded boy Stark, her friend Stevie Ray does some of her roles The main conflict, that the two have to settle is that the ancient goddess Koloma has hots on and the only weapon Zoey can use to drive Koloma away is to sleep with another boy and Stark is very much willing to do that.There are other minor yet still delightful characters They are all vampyres which means that they are all gorgeous and like Superman with their powers They don t eat people or drink human blood They have this imprinting that is both pleasurable to them and to their grownup victims It is enjoyable and you would not regret being bitten by gorgeous teenagers, would you not It s like being bitten by your child when you are all rolling on the floor laughing and hugging each other.I know that Twilight came first but who cares if the next one is a lot better


  10. says:

    Still he was too late The book with the two very important deaths and the shuttering of a very important soul.One of the best cliff hangers that I have ever read In a voice torn from her soul, and so filled with anguish Stark hardly recognized her, Zoey screamed, No and threw the glowing ball of spirit at Kalona In contrast to the first books in the series, Tempted has 6 points of view by Zoey, Stevie Rae, Aphrodite, Rephaim, Heath and Stark.Lots of things happen in the book that make Zoey a story take another devastating turn Although this is a young adult novel, it does not lack scenes of seduction and cruel deaths.This is also the book where Rephaim and Stevie Ray get closer Kill me End this, he gasped, panting in pain.The sound of his voice was so human, so completely unexpected that Stevie Rae dropped her hands and staggered a step back You can talk she blurted.Then the Raven Mocker did something that utterly shocked Stevie Rae and irrevocably changed the course of her life.He laughed. Aphrodite and Darius are together She s really amazing, Darius said as he gazed lovingly after her. The truth is that Aphrodite has changed remarkably since book 1 and she has become one of the most interesting characters.while Erik has become one if the most annoying characters.