Monday, 3 August 2009

Chosen: A House of Night Novel - P.C. and Kristin Cast

Chosen: A House of Night Novel - P.C. and Kristin Cast

Pages: 322
Publisher: Atom
Release Date: 26th February 2009

Other Titles in the Series: Marked, Betrayed, Untamed, Hunted, Tempted (27/10/09)

I guess it had gone okay with Stevie Rae. I mean, she had agreed to meet me tomorrow. And she hadn’t tried to bite me, which was a plus. Of course, the whole trying-to-eat-the-street-person thing was highly disturbing…

Zoey’s best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead - in a eww! Zombie! Kind of way, not in a cool vampyre kind of way. She’s struggling to retain her humanity and Zoey doesn’t have a clue how to help. But she does know that anything they discover must be kept a secret.

Unfortunately, trust has become a rare commodity. Sinister forces are at work at the House of Night, where the line between friend and enemy is becoming dangerously blurred.

I didn’t like Chosen nearly as much as I did the first two in the series.

Zoey thoroughly annoyed me. I found her whiney and irritating and she was never satisfied with just how decent her life really is. I know she lost her best friend but she has amazing powers, a devoted boyfriend, great friends and a fantastic grandma. I also really disliked that she had Heath, Erik and Loren all on the go at once. Talk about greedy! It really got on my nerves, but, rant over now. I did actually like a few things about Chosen.

The twins, Shaunee and Erin, were by far my favourite characters. I love how they are like two halves of the same person even though they are not related in the slightest. Their finishing of each other’s sentences and witty comments along with their obsession with fashion and guys made them brilliantly funny characters to read about. I think they’re great!

I also liked how lots of different famous figures were made out to be vampyres. According to P.C. and Kristin Cast, Shakespeare, Josh Hartnett and Jake Gyllenhaal are all vamps. Making these famous people a part of Zoey’s world made the story a bit more realistic.

I will read the read of the House of Night series but I’m not in any rush to get to them.

Sophie

9 comments:

  1. It was annoying that she had all those guys all to herself, If it were for me heck Id go with Eric... Or Heath, but definitely not Loren ugh.

    Eric <3

    ReplyDelete
  2. I would go for Eric too. I thought Zoey was annoying too and I love Shaunee, Erin and Damien they are so funny.

    ReplyDelete
  3. I haven't read anything in the series, because I haven't heard that many good things about them.. What do you think?

    ReplyDelete
  4. I've read the first too. And then just had to stop. Like you, I thought Zoey was unbearably annoying. Kelsey, I do know quite a few who adore this series, but if the main character's not for you, then just don't bother.

    - Alex

    ReplyDelete
  5. I've not picked up this series either. I wonder if I should.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Great review! I love HoN although I agree with you that Chosen wasn't the greatest. I loved the 'twins' and Damien. They were like a bit of reality injected into the vampire school.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Josh Hartnett as a vamp... yum (ier). He's my favourite :D

    I know what you mean about these books by the way, stick with them though, Hunted was quite good!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Hi, I've given you a blog award here: http://everythingtodowithbooks.blogspot.com/2009/08/blog-awards.html

    ReplyDelete
  9. Zoey IS annoying the books are so-so mostly because she "loves" Heath, Erik, Stark, Loren, and Kolana...later she dates 4/5 at the same time..

    ReplyDelete

Leave a message, I'd love to hear from you!