i cant wait till this comes out the end was way too suspencefull ahhhhhhhh i cant wait till may I swore to myself that the last House of Night book would be my last I just couldn t take Zoey and her multiple annoying boyfriends and her just as annoying friends When Burned came out, I figure what the hell, it looks relatively Zoey relationship free Well, yes it was relatively that, but I guess BFF Stevie Rae just had to step up and fill Zoey s vacant shoes and have the boyfriend issue, but not with boys, but with a boy and a bird Sorry, half bird, half man whatever, he has a friggin beak, he s a bird But of course there s some hot indian boy hiding in him that I m sure Nix will turn him into in the next book or 2 so Stevie Rae can also have a hot boy They all have hot boys, can t leave her out Can t be a part of House of Night without a hot boy Can you tell I m sick of this story and now declare that I WILL NOT READ ANOTHER OF THESE STORIES, SO HELP ME GODDESS This book was NOT for me this series was NOT for me, yet i suffered myself through it as far as i could go My disclaimer as always, it might not have been for me, but it could be for you read it and find out, if you can stomach it. WHEN FRIENDS STOP TRUSTING EACH OTHER, DARKNESS IS THERE TO FAN THE FLAMESTHINGS HAVE TURNED BLACK AT THE HOUSE OF NIGHT ZOEY REDBIRD S SOUL HAS SHATTERED With A Broken Heart Making Her Want To Stay In The Otherworld Forever, She S Fading Fast As The Only Living Person Who Can Reach Her, Stark Must Find A Way To Save Her But How He Will Have To Die To Do So, The Vampyre High Council Stipulates And Then Zoey Will Give Up For Sure There Are Only Seven Days LeftEnter BFF Stevie Rae She Wants To Help Z, But She Has Massive Problems, Too The Rogue Red Fledgings Are Acting Up Again Her Kinda Boyfriend, Dallas, Is Sweet But Too Nosy Stevie Rae S Hiding A Secret That Might Be The Key To Helping Zoey, But Which Also Threathens To Explode Her Whole WorldIn The Middle Of The Whole Mess Is Aphrodite Ex Fledging, Trust Fund Baby, Total Hag From Hell And Proud Of It She S Always Been Blessed If You Could Call It That With Prophetic Visions, But Now It Seems Nyx Has Decided To Speak Through Her, 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 BalanceThree Girls Playing With Fire If They Don T Watch Out, Everyone Will Get Burned I absolutly loved the book before this book The only problems I had with it were that 1 Zoey and Stark didn t seem like they got enough time together which made it seem like they were growing apart 2 Stark and Zoey need to be together Period 3 I am zo glad Heath died He was a totally unimportant character he just got in the way 4 How in the fricken world could Zoey DIE I really hope that in Burned Zoey lives and she ends up with the right person Stark. I love this series I have never felt so connected to a set of characters Whenever I m reading one of these books I always feel like I m right there and that zoey and her gang are my friends These books bring me happiness, sadness, anger, serenity, laughter I always regret finishing one and always enjoy picking up another I am ecstatic to hear that there are books to come and even ecstatic to hear that they are working on making them into films I say keep up the good work P.C Cast Keepthe books coming and bring on the movies Just want to see how the story end. SPOILER ALERT Zoey s soul is shattered and it will only take two people in her life to save her soul Heath and of course Stark To be honest, I pretty tired of the whole I can t leave you Heath I love you I was jumping up and down on my bed when Stark finally was part of her life.Aprodite of course was hilarious It was kind of cool for her to have some parts and see her point of view in this whole mess We got to know her better and loved her even.Stevie Ray has a couple of parts most of the book that shows her point of view and lets us know a little bit about her life Honestly, with the who Rephaim being a monster, just reminds me of the beauty and the beast I sort of gotten annoyed with Stevie Ray and her rambling.Erik Night Idiot Period.The gay love birds, Damen and Jack, lovely and sweet Loved them.The Twins Annoying Neferet Can somebody kill her already Kalona And avenging fallen angel Sexy Hot Obsessed with Zoey Is he going to turn good anytime soon The book starts right after the dramatic events that happened at the end of Tempted So expect again lots of teenage drama in this book.Heath is gone and Zoey s soul has been shattered She is transferred to the Otherworld where she has only a few days to return or be lost forever Everyone will try to save her.This is the first time Zoe is not featured on the book cover and that s because Stevie Ray has become somehow the centre character of the story She cannot really help Zoe, but her lovelife is blooming.I love the Stevie Rae Rephaim romance in this book Also if you are a fan of Stark, you will not be disappointed by his presence in this bookZoey, my Ace, my bann ri shi , my queen I choose to accept it all and to follow the way of honor That s the only way I can be the Warrior you need me to be This I swear These books are fine and all but has anyone else realized that there are going to be TWELVE of them in total After Burned you have Stolen, Burdened, Touched, Cloaked and Wanted No wonder they are starting to tell the story from multiple perspectives Speculation is now at fifteen books.Loving the U.K cover by the way, disappointed its not Stevie Rae like the U.S but it will look good on my shelf anyway.Finally, time for me to actually review it Okay, so this took me a while to read seeing as I have to study for the state exams the Irish government insist I take.Well, I enjoyed this far than I thought I would, I really did I still hate Zoey, and speaking of hate, I despise Damien, Jack, and the Twins too.But now for things I like, Stark for one, and pretty much anything to do with Stevie Rae and Rephaim, I hope that ends well This book still has the shameless pop culture references and I hate the really over the top And I suddenly realised what I must say moments but all in all, its a good book Lets just hope Rephaim, Stevie Rae and Stark get their happy endings now.Oh, I must also compliment the authors for the research they did, although I obviously don t speak Scottish Gaelic, I definitely recognised the words that are identical to Irish. P.C Cast has gone way beyond the talent she has shown in previous books in her writing of the most recent installment of the House of Night series The multiple perspectives, introduced in the 6th book worked masterfully in telling this book s unique story The way that the storyline is told is both surprising as it is breathtaking There was a point in this book where P.C Cast tricked me and I absolutely loved it When the realization hit, I was in awe of how well written the revelation was And satisfyingly enough the reader will be just as challenged as the characters are while reading this book As a friend once put it, these books are like snacks With that comparison, this book is not a snack the way the others are, and it isn t a full course meal either Instead, it sits the reader down and shows them how to cook.But lets go back to the first 6 books Because without them, this book wouldn t be nearly as pointed During the House of Night series, the reader feels a need and demand that the characters learn, make decisions, and grow Books 1 through 6 hasn t really shown us the volume to which these characters can change While we know that they have, we haven t ever been as intimate with the characters until this 7th book, where we are forced to look at these multi dimensional characters and acknowledge the depth of them Heath, Zoey, Aphrodite, Darius, Stevie Rae, Rephaim, Stark and the big baddies Neferet and Kalona are the main focus and while fans of the Twins and Damien and Jack might be disappointed, the focus on the characters listed is key to this book What s marvelous about that, though is not all characters are developed in the present, not all are even truly in the book, but each and every character mentioned takes on meaning and becomes so much clear than in previous books.Now I m a huge Stark fan and by the end of this book I don t see how anyone couldn t be, but that s not where I think this review should focus What s important is that I m not a huge Zoey fan I m not a huge Heath fan But by the end of this book I was Zoey s character changes so much that the reader may expect whiplash yet the story is crafted so that her extraordinary progresses reads naturally Heath s character is developed simply by reviewing the constants in his relations with everyone in the book It does not serve to make any reader feel stupid, but rather does cause a reader to stop and think about how Heath really doesn t change so much as our understanding of him did.Stark Where to even begin We learn his history, his future and glimpse into his mind in the present all at once while somehow carrying his load for him His role in this book is so well written and so well played that this character really shines.Those of you interested in Stevie Rae and the inevitable dilemma of Rephaim will not be disappointed by how this story line, so loosely and tightly mingled with Zoey s is developed and expressed.And that firecracker Aphrodite If you think she had a strong voice in all of the rest of the books, her voice is even stronger, if that can even be conceived, in this one Another spin in the story line helps develop her character in remarkable ways as well.Here are the most important themes of the book The act of wishing vs doing, disguise, the power of mistakes, the power that everyone has inside of us born out of the path we choose, and ultimately, the power not so much of free will but of choice Every choice in this book counts.