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Awakened (House of Night #8)

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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03  ·  rating details  ·  82,561 ratings  ·  2,736 reviews
Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published January 4th 2011 by Atom (first published 2011)
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Evelin
Jan 16, 2011 Evelin marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
ALL THAT I CARE ABOUT IS REPHAIM AND STEVIE RAE. NO ONE ELSE.
I THINK I AM IN LOVE WITH A HALF BIRD HALF MAN........WOW.
Jacqueline
I'm sorry, but I've had just about enough of HoN. Zoey annoys me, the way they write Stevie Rae's accent ticks me off (I'm a Southern Girl), Kramisha sounds uneducated (we know she is educated) and the way the Casts portray Jack and Damien suggests that they've never actually met any gay men. I swore I wouldn't read any more of this series after reading the 7th book, but I read this one because I had invested too much time in the series. I wish I would have stuck to my original plan. One of the ...more
Joyzi
Jan 17, 2011 Joyzi rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Peeps who don't mind horny teenagers
Recommended to Joyzi by: Youtube
Book Review

***contains spoilers***

Pros
1. Rephaim was finally turned into a human being and OH MY GOD they finally kissed!!! Idk I can't really expressed my emotions about it. I really love that part, aaaaaaaaaawwwwww, it was just so sweet and I cried reading it.

2. Heath was back and it was very shocking. I love love love the twist on Heath's character and I really was excited for the next book because of it.

3. Kalona can actually go to Stark's body and they're like connected somehow. So okay he
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Kirtlyn
okay to everyone who is opposed to strong language i suggest you not read this review. But i just gotta get this off my chest.









Just what the FUCK does P.C Cast think she is doing? okay i was extremley happy to get my copy of awakened, and was sooooo happy when i read zoey and stark did it (i mean i have had ALOT of fantasies about that, usually with me in zoey's place), but then P.C cast is just going to ruin their relationship by adding this "totally gorgeous" vessel! I mean did she really have
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Dixie Marie
After the last book, I am so excited for this one. Stark and Zoey are definately going to end up together. No doubt about it. But Stevie Rae and Rephaim. I want Rephaim to turn into that boy he was in Aphrodite's vision. Stevie Rae deserves to be with the one she loves! Ugh. Neferet and Kalona. No one likes them, but even after everything that's happend, I can't help but feel bad for Kalona. He's stuck with Neferet forever. Could his punishment get any worse?
Isamlq
A couple of months ago, I was obsessed with the House of Night. But so many books have passed my hands between then and now. Now I wonder what I saw in them that just clicked. I’ve heard that others disliked the series from the start because the language was unrealistic and a couple of characters trite etc, etc. Yet, I enjoyed the books nonetheless.

Having read AWAKENED I find myself re-evaluating my position… some non-issues just woke me up. Has Stevie rae always read like that? Are twelve book
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Sydney
What the...? If this is supposed to be Rephaim then why does he have a nose? It clearly states in one of the books he has a beak? I'm starting to think this is Kalona. Dang. Hopefully Stevie Rae and Stark get their happy endings and I hope to god that Dallas electrecutes himself. That would just be comica(: I also swear to "Goddess" hehe. That if Zoey hurts Stark by getting involved with other boys I am going to kick her mortal butt. I am sick of how much of a sleeze she is. Heath is dead, The P ...more
David
Well.

What can I really say? The House of Night was the first vampire book series I had read and while it has a good plot, I feel like the books have spiraled down to disappointment since Untamed released. None of these recent books have had the feel to them that Chosen and Betrayed had. Stark is a total Gary Stu and Zoey is nothing more than a Mary Sue who has to be defined by a man (or some guy by her side) for her to feel 'powerful'. I thought that High Priestesses were all about feminine powe
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Kristy
Oct 28, 2010 Kristy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I want this just so I can take a dump on it and mail it back to the Cast family!!!
Seriously, worst series ever!
Nicola
Yikes- this series really is a train wreck! I really gave up all hope of these books getting better about five books ago but I've made it to book eight and just can't look away from the disaster. They are so bad it's almost amusing.

Firstly, I find it highly ironic that the Casts dedicated this book to ''LGBT teens everywhere'' given the fact that the two gay characters in these books are walking stereotypes. They are not presented as gay characters- they are presented as girls! Called Queen Dam
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Damari
Jun 25, 2010 Damari marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Another one? :/
Anna
Warning: There is a lot of negativity in this review. Please don't get all "If you don't have anything nice to say DON'T SAY IT AT ALL!"

Please. The point of reviewing is to share one's personal thoughts of the book. The point is to share the opinions even when they differ from others. Because they're opinions. It really doesn't take any longer to rant than it does to rave, and either way it's to express strong thoughts and feelings. I want to express myself. Besides, I'm typing all this on my no
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Emelie
i can't wait till this book comes out! im so excited.
i would love to see more stevie rae & rephaim.
i just love that nothing can break them apart.
not him being apart of darkness.
and the fact that she follows light.
i just think its so adorable!
CANT WAIT!!!!
best books i've ever read.
and i dont just say that for any book.
but wow.. what a wonderful series.
i hope theres more books after this 8th one.
i dont want it to end!
it definaitly beats the twilight series.
and thats a serious statement.
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Oh, man. Oh man oh man oh man. Oh …I just. Guh. Where do I begin?

I think reading these books is very unhealthy for me. Like, I can feel my brain cells dying off one by one. The writing is so bad and the plot is so bogus, it's like a drunk 13-year-old wrote this crap. I know that's a bit harsh––but seriously! I don't understand how you could throw this thing together and call it literature!

Of course, why the heck do I keep reading them? That's a good question. I think it's because this is one of
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Kristi-The Book Faery
I liked it, wasn't a favorite but the whole Neferet/Kalona thing is getting old old old!
Find a new storyline/tragedy already. We're into what, the 8th book? and we're still dealing with the same crap with Neferet? Gimme a new baddie besides the White Bull, he's still just an off shoot of Neferet.
For a bunch of century old Vamps on the council, they're pretty stupid---I'm not seeing the wisdom here. It's time to let the Neferet/Kalona drag itself out and bring in a new storyline with the same cas
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Mari
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C.C.
Oh God! shoot me! I was really being patient with this series. After all the make outs,hook ups, betrayal,death,resurrection,hoe-ing. I really thought this was the last book. Can you say overkill? Why kill a person, oh wait make that 4 or more people, if all of them will just live again. All of them? really? The biggest overkill for me is Kalona bird man immortal warrior and his bitch deity Neferet. Is he really a bad guy? If he's so powerful and smart then how come Neferet have him on a leash. ...more
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Howdy YAL
Aug 12, 2013 Howdy YAL rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sociologists who are interested in a good case study
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A long time ago, I decided to read all of the House of Night books because I thought it would be an interesting experiment. I knew I might get annoyed, but I could get drunk and have some shits and giggles.

However, now that I'm on the eighth installment it doesn't read so much like shits and giggles anymore. Instead, its really a cry for help for humanity. I seriously think PC and Kristin Cast are a prima facie case of why the world can't have nice things. And this i
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Nancy
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Angela
Lackluster continuation of series

In AWAKENED, Zoey and Stark are recovering on the Isle of Skye after their harrowing return from the Otherworld. Neferet has returned to lead the Tulsa House of Night after being exonerated by the High Council, and she continues to grow stronger with Kalona now under her control. The rogue Red Fledglings are terrorizing the city, and Stevie Rae and Rephaim continue to struggle to define their relationship. With new threats and tragedies occurring in Tulsa, Zoey m
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Theresa Dye
i cant wait it has to be amazing

Im going to start this one tonight:)
Nicole
This will be a terrible review, but I need to get this off my chest.I'll start with the good news. If you've read and enjoyed the previousHouse Of Night books, you will like this one. All bad aside, thestoryis still pretty good. I don't understand theZoey-Starkdynamic, because it waskind ofinstant and I have a low tolerance for sappy. I think that Stevie Rae andRephaimhave a legitimate dilemma, and that story is one worth following through. There is a lot that happens in this book, and even thou ...more
Jamie
I hate, hate, HATED this book.
*****SPOILER*****
Pro (there's only one): Raphiem becomes a full human. Awesome.

Cons: Almost everything else about the book. It felt like space filler. Why release this thing? It doesn't advance the story at all, it barely gives us anything new, it's basically a collection of instances in which Zoey and Stark are naked and Stark gets taken over by Kelona (big surprise there, since Stark has a piece of Kelona's soul). Oh, and Jack Dies. While singing a Glee song. Gle
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Anne
I'm done. This book annoyed me in ways I didn't think were possible. Was I really thinking that this book would be any better than the last one? God, I'm such a retard. There are so manymanymany different ways that this got under my skin, but I won't drag this review out. Instead, let me just sum up the entire experience for you with one example of the bizarro hell that is...Awakened.
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Ashley
Reading this book was agonizing. The characters are shallow. The frequent references to current day pop culture were annoying and made me cringe from the corny nature. The dialogue is ridiculous (hello? bullpoopie? I can hardly handle it). And the plot? Was there one? I'm embarassed that this is a young adult novel and geniunely hope the parents of these readers are aware that their 12 year olds are reading pretty vivid sex scenes of unmarried 16 year olds that occur every 50 pages or so. I thin ...more
Mιss •kαthєяίиє•  Τhε Emεrαℓd Pяίиcεss®
I truly hope that Neferet is going to finally die in this one!!! She's causing too much trouble to everyone!! Why Nyx doesn't just take back the powers she gave her or fight her??

[18.02.2011]

OMG!!!!!! I had this book for a while and I didn't read it because I wanted to safekeep it until the next book would get out and I wouldn't have to wait for it. Unfortunatelly I'm not the restraint kind of girl. THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!!!

Z was in the Skye Isle trying to get over her loses with Stark and decide
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All Things Urban Fantasy
The House of Night series has always been filled with twists and turns, and AWAKENED doesn’t deviate from that score. Despite all that occurs, however, I felt that this book promises more than it delivers.

For those not familiar with this series, all of them are written in a spare style that packs a lot of action into their pages. This can be both good and bad. I think it would be easy to jump into the series with AWAKENED, as the Casts pack a lot of recap into the narrative without bogging down
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Elizabeth Nesbit-comer
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Shannon (aka Readergirl)
I was a big fan of this series starting out, as I thought it was innovative and interesting, with a great pairing of vampire myth and magic. I still like those pieces, but my enjoyment of the series is being tried a bit with these latest installments.

I feel like characterization has taken a hike somewhere along the way, as most of the characters seem to have become rather stagnant. As far as the main characters, it seems like we've reached somewhat of a standstill. On the one hand, Zoey is now s
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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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“And when you love someone you don’t always see them realistically.” 184 likes
“Zoey~ 'Listen to me, whinning about money and a scarf. Ah, hell! I'm starting to sound like Aphrodite.'
Stark~ 'If you turn into Aprodite I'm going to stab myself.'
Zoey~ 'If I turn into Aprodite, stab me first.'
Stark~ 'Deal.'
Zoey~ 'Deal.”
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