Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Destined by P.C. Cast
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The book opens with everyone safe and sound back in Tulsa. Rephaim and Stevie Rae are getting used to Rephaim’s new boy body at night and bird body during the day. Zoey and Stark are adjusting to life away from Skye and the discovery that Zoey’s Mom has been murdered. Everyone is back at the House of Night campus and Neferete is faking playing nice while creating chaos everywhere she goes…and a couple of ways she does this is by opening the campus to human workers, and bringing back the red fledglings that wouldn’t follow Stevie Ray. Thanatos, of the Council, arrives in Tulsa to be the eyes and ears of the council…which allows for some intriguing possibilities.
Reading a “House of Night” novel is kind of like coming home. Or, if you are of a certain age, it’s like turning on your favorite “stories” in the afternoon and catching up with some of your “friends”. It does move like a soap opera…only a few days passes in the course of the story…but a LOT happens, as is the case with Destined.
This installment, however, did introduce some new characters (“fresh blood” – muwhahaha)…which should allow the story to take some new and interesting directions. But just like a soap opera, there weren’t any earth-shattering surprises or mysteries. You, the reader, could see what was coming from far off. But after 8 books, it’s OK, it’s comfortable, and it’s pretty much what we’ve come to expect.
Bottom line, if you are a fan of the series, “Destined” does not disappoint.
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Posted by Pam Steinke at 9:26 AM