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Destined (House of Night #9)

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4.05 of 5 stars 4.05  ·  rating details  ·  54,267 ratings  ·  2,363 reviews
Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet—which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together— ...more
Hardcover, Large Print, 551 pages
Published November 2nd 2011 by Thorndike Press (first published June 5th 2007)
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Thomas Reynolds
Why are they bringing heath back? He's friggin dead. Just let zoey and stark live their life happy without zoeys ho problem >_<
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
I have had it with these books. Just … absolutely had it. I can't go any further. I got about a fourth of the way through this book and I just couldn't finish it. And I consider myself to be a patient person. I try to give even the worst books a fair chance. But for Destined, I just couldn't pull through.

If you feel compelled to troll this review saying I didn't give this book a fair chance … well, consider that I did read the first whole eight books, and started hating them around book 3. Yet,
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Heather
Mar 23, 2011 Heather marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I want to shoot Heath in the face, I <3 STARK!
is mee... kissa
DIE HEATH DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIE!!!
ahem - okay Kissa, okay. You're getting closer to the end of the series. Just this one and then 3 more to go.
... and Heath is coming back! He's dead! Heath! The guy who I've wanted to hit since book 1! Don't bring him back! And I thought the books were finally starting to move forward. You're going backwards! Define: House of Night: see, Draco Malfoy's quotes: "if you were any slower, you'd be going backwards".
Sakina (Y.L.) Angel
Nov 02, 2011 Sakina (Y.L.) Angel rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: urgh, supernatural
For the record, I hate this series like I've hated no other. But I just want to know what happens next... :/

...And after finishing it, I'm like: "Great. Not another cliffhanger."

If only the authors had put more thought into it from the start - the books have become so overrun with narratives that I'm wondering what is the point of the authors narrating Zoey in first person now? Seems to me this is a massive case of "we're making this up as we go along..."

If this was an anime, then I suppose it c
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Manny
Oh my god is she really gonna bring heath into the mix. gggrrrrr he's dead move on. ( GO TEAM STARK!!)
Love thease books
Keep it up girls can't wait till Nov
Laura
REVIEW DOWN BELOW!!!

Wow. Okay. Cool cover. I mean, there are abs in it. What could possibly go wrong with a hottie like that on the cover?

Ugh. Despite my love for the cover I can already predict that this book is going to be...yet another usless novel.

1) Heath is coming back. Oh Heath, you can be sweet sometimes, but my real feelings for you lie in my hands that want to slap you senseles. YOU WILL GET NO REMORSE HEATH LUCK!

2) Like I said up there, this is not going to be good. The lack of..
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Hayden
Jul 25, 2014 Hayden rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the previous books, especially those who didn't like AWAKENED
The House of Night series is the definition of a guilty pleasure -- something you shouldn't like but do anyway. Let's face it -- the series has been going on for WAAAAAAAY too long. It could've -- and should've -- stopped at four. But it didn't. And some of us, like me, are still here, hanging on and enjoying the ride. For instance, it's obvious, and I mean really obvious, when the authors are inserting other people's works into their stories. For example (on page 63 of Destined):
"Actually, th
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Patricia
After people seemed to appreciate my Silence review (ahem) I felt like maybe writing a ranty summary-ish not!review for Destined might be in order. (Especially because of the entire "Those books suck, but I still want to know what happens" thing most of the not-fans have going on.)

What's happened till now

- Zoey became first fledgling High Priestess, very buddy buddy with Nyx (Goddess of all vampires)
- Stevie Ray, BBF of Zoey, is read vamp's High Priestess. (Red vamps haven't survived their trans
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Michael
Addictions suck. Especially when, as you're reading through it, your thought process is something like "Oh dear lord why am I reading this why are they talking like ten year olds why is absolutely nothing happening in the plot and even worse why am I enjoying it?" I seem to think this way when reading every installment in this series, and Destined is no exception.

Perhaps the most frustrating thing about this series is the dichotomy between the plot and the characters. The Casts (well, really, P.
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Camilla Belle
whyyyyyyy? why??? I know that Heath might look sweet and everything but COME ON Zoey already has Stark and they are bound together for life plus they are in love ... ok now its good to know that in this book not always what is dead stays dead but please Heath was already an issue when he was alive, then he was a problem when he died, clearly nobody wants him back, lmao thats not fair for Stark... Since the first book Zoey has been having boys issues (with her having more than one boyfriend) firs ...more
Jess
I'm at a loss for words. Ok, I'll try to pull myself together enough to make a descent review for this well deserving book. Here it goes. I LOVE THIS SERIES! I can't express why, but I feel like if these books are ever insulted, I feel personally offended and like blow up like a bomb lol ;) This series is a great way to escape the all to troubling world and if this books release date dosen't hurry up and get here, there's gonna be trouble ;) can't tell you how much I love it, really. Thanks for ...more
R
I haven't read this book yet but I can't wait for it to come out! I actually cryed for like 10 minutes because Heath died (I don't usually cry when characters die) and I'm actually glad that Heath may get a second chance and maybe be with Zoey again!
Demi
I think you guys are crazy for hating Heath he is so adorable. Plus he clearly loves his Zo. I mean Stark is alright, but Heath never fails to make me smile :D
Taneika (Flipping Through The Pages...)
More of my reviews can be found at Flipping Through the Pages!

This is going to be a pretty crappy review..
I would like to say, despite this review, the reason I give these books 3 stars is because they are extremely addictive! I love the drama, I love the story and I love how it's like watching Jersey Shore or something (haven't actually watched more than an episode), you know it's bad but you just can't get away because it is mind-blowingly entertaining. Like Jerry Springer, or something...

Her
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emily_oriley
The thing I dislike most about this book is that it should've been combined with the previous book -over seventy percent of this was not only unimportant but simply did not even need to be there at all. The parts with Lenobia, completely pointless -I gained NOTHING from reading through them. The whole thing with the Twins is equally pointless unless it's played up in the next book, which, I highly doubt it will be. Overall, this was a blatant excuse to push out as many books in a series as they ...more
Katy
Problems I had with this book:
1) Too many points of view.
2) Way too much drama, but I was indifferent to it all.
3) They're talking about "love," but I don't see the spark between any of the romances.

The characters in this book are no longer the ones I liked in the earlier books. And of all the guys, I liked Stark the best, but even now, he's some insignificant consort. I really should have stopped reading this series after Book 5.
Mary
As this series goes on the more disappointed I get with these books. The first five were good but it has gone downhill from there. Hopefully it gets better but I seriously doubt it. The last few books just don't have anything interesting in them. Its all about having sex and drinking blood mostly. It didn't get interesting until the last chapter
Shelley aka Gizmo's Reviews
*Rating* 3.0
*Genre* YA Paranormal

*Review*

I had serious reservations about reading this book and continuing with this series especially with such a horrific main character. Yet again, Zoey is annoying and childish. The why me fascade has become tiresome and boring as all hell. You are no longer a child! You have been given a huge opportunity and yet you whine and cry and mop around like a spoiled brat.

Understandably, Zoe finds out that her own mother was murdered and wants answers. The answers s
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Kit Kat
I have never really hated a series this much before. This series could have ended like 5 books ago and it's still going. I don't even know when it's going to end and I don't want to find out. The only reason I got so far in this series is because of Stevie Rae and Rephaim. They were the only parts that were interesting and didn't want me to rip the book in half. After reading another extremely badly written book, I have decided to give up. Zoey really got on my nerve and I hate how she treated E ...more
Amalie
Mar 14, 2011 Amalie marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Holy crap i can't wait for this to come out!!!
TEAM (BADBOY) STARK!!!!!! <3 HIM!!!
Brie
Heath!!!!!!!:):):):)
I cant wait for more Heath <3
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"Sometimes I think I should have been the one to die and Heath should have been the one who stayed with you. He believed in love a lot more than I do."
Deepest. Smartest. Most thoughtful. thing Stark said the ENTIRE book. I've always been rooting for Heath but Stark was definatly a close second until I read this. Awesomesauce? Are you freakin kidding me? That is NOT was Stark would have said in any of the other books even if he was trying to m
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Sarah-marie
i really want to read this book but why does heath have to come back i mean zoey has been through enough stress in her life .Firstly she had to deal with erik the jackass and loren blake slept with her and broke her heart i mean come on leave heath to be dead.
Nicole
The 'House Of Night' books are like an episode of Jerry Springer; not at all mentally stimulating, you actually feel dumber for watching it, and yet — AND YET! — you can't bring yourself to change the channel; or in this case, stop reading.

Somehow this book manages to be quite long even though, nothing really happens. The entirety of this book can really have taken place in one chapter. The "climax" was completely obvious and not even vaguely surprising. I found that the best part about the enti
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Amandacoventry
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Yianna Yiannacou
I read the entire series thinking that Awakened would be the last book and I was so happy. This series has dragged on for my entire life. They are just milking it. I will write a real review, after I finish this book.. which I will reluctantly probably buy since I just want to know the ending. Is that so much to ask for? There is only so much Zoey and Stevie Rae I can handle! lol
Joyzi
Nov 05, 2010 Joyzi marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Peeps who don't mind cussing and slutty characters, fans of HoN
Recommended to Joyzi by: Youtube
5.5.2011

REPHAIM!!!

DON'T MIND ME I'M CRAZY

CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS ^^
Penny Ross
I have had to stop Reading what I thought was one of the best series around. Yup, I put it down and started on a new book. Why? Because I had been very disappointed with the 'filler' but no substance book 'Awakened' but I thought that destined may have seen the Casts return to form. But no now, instead of a sharply written book that would have kept me on the edge of my seat, this one smacks of the Casts desperate to spin out the tale for as long as possible to earn more money. I was instantaneou ...more
Linz Zee
Sep 15, 2011 Linz Zee marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I also have read a few interviews of the authors, and how Kristen doesn't believe that Zoey is old enough to chose just one guy. Really? Does she not realize that that's why 90% of the people are reading these series? Who is going to love the vastly maturing preistess Zeoy Redbird and steal her WHOLE heart? And then finding out that one of the authors doesn't believe in true love? Ya, I'm done.

SPOILERS***
Really? Heath? Hmmm. This whole HEATH thing is...slumpish. I think I'm officially done with
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P.C. Cast was born in the Midwestern United States, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. With her tour in the USAF completed, she taught high school for 15 years before retirin ...more
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House of Night (1 - 10 of 12 books)
  • Marked (House of Night #1)
  • Betrayed (House of Night, #2)
  • Chosen (House of Night #3)
  • Untamed (House of Night #4)
  • Hunted (House of Night, #5)
  • Tempted (House of Night, #6)
  • Burned (House of Night, #7)
  • Awakened (House of Night, #8)
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  • Revealed (House of Night, #11)
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