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Untamed (House of Night #4)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  193,457 Ratings  ·  3,184 Reviews
Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird – she's become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war o ...more
Paperback, First Edition, 338 pages
Published September 23rd 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Nov 25, 2008 Kristi rated it liked it
The House of Night series is unlike any other vampire series I’ve read. I really enjoy the series and it’s interpretation of vampires. I’m especialy looking forward to reading the next novel.

I was disappointed in Untamed. After reading all of the previous novels and immensely enjoying them, Untamed fell short of the standard that had been set. Most of the novel was spent on explaining what happened in the previous three novels, and while I understand how that can be necessary, it took up valuab
Sep 23, 2008 Courtney rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Twilight
Okay, even though I haven't been a teen for a couple of years (uhm, make that over a decade), I'm a HUGE fan of the House of Night series. (Rather obvious, considering I bought it on the date of its release) Marked, Betrayed and Chosen were superb! That said, I really enjoyed Untamed, but if I had to order the books according to preference - it'd be fourth on my list.

I eagerly await Hunted. And the twists and turns I anticipate (and can't even imagine) will result from the events in Untamed. (N
Apr 24, 2009 Claire rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Vampire fans!
Zoey falls for boys way to easy and way too fast! Even boys she barely even knows! These books are really really addicting and I really am having a hard time putting them down! They're supernatural, but there are very human feelings and situations involved, which makes it somewhat relateable. In each of the books there has been gloom and doom and the end of the world, but this one's book was worse than the others and its left as a cliff hanger and I cannot wait until I can get my hands on the ne ...more
Sep 25, 2008 Rhiana rated it it was ok
I like the general story line and the characters, but the redundant writing is getting a little old. Constant vocabulary lessons from Damien, the author describes everyone over and over again, everything from their personalities to their day to day clothing choices. Everytime the Grandmother speaks she calls Zoey the Cherokee word for daughter and every single time the author explains that the word makes her feel safe. There is a whole lot of explaining and back story and description and really ...more
UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

2.5 "Well, this is getting old" stars...

So much potential...

Things have gotten bad for Zoey Redbird in Untamed, book 4 of the House of Night series. In one week she has gone from having 3 boyfriends to none and from having a trusted group of friends to being an outcast.
From the cover:

"Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light and an ancient evil is awakened."
My thoughts...

Meh. Same ol', same ol' d
Sep 29, 2008 Maria rated it liked it
Ok, so I really hated the last book and I told myself I wasn't going to read anymore of this series, but I came across a cheap electronic version and I couldn't help myself. I am glad I did. This book was so much better than the previous ones, my only two complaints are: 1. too short!! and 2. I know this is targeted towards a young audience, but come on, does Zoe really need multiple love interests in every book!!!? And to make it worse, does she really have to fall "head over heels" for EVERY g ...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
okay, i'm relieved. i almost didn't read this one, cuz the third one was getting kinda stupid. this was definitely better than the third one though. i thought zoey was being REALLY stupid in the third one. and she's still kind of a hypocrite ... i mean, she had three boyfriends at once, yet she's always like, "eww. aphrodite is such a ho." and i'm like "LOOK WHO'S TALKING." but anyway, it was much more interesting than the last one, and zoey is sort of getting her act back together, although she ...more
Oct 26, 2008 Julie rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: vampire fans
Recommended to Julie by: Shannon
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Nov 27, 2008 Jodi rated it liked it
Shelves: audiobook
This is an audiobook I am reviewing for Sound Commentary ( which is why I ran through the first three books so quickly. When you read quickly. you miss a certain type of detail. In audio, you have to hear it all. Which is why it was so apparent that Aphrodite was modeled after Cordelia Chase (both Buffy and Angel versions.) This isn't a bad thing, merely obvious. I also think that the authors are having trouble remembering that it's been only 2 months since Zooey was mark ...more
Nov 30, 2008 Christophe rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody
Recommended to Christophe by: I found the series on my own.
OK. So this book is horribly written. It seems a 12 yo wrote it. I think the other books in this series are pretty good and I was so excited when I ordered it from my local bookstore. I read the first 3 pages and almost throw up. I really don't want to finish the book at all. I understand that the authors of this book are not the best but they could have done a much better job writing this book.
Jan 25, 2009 BizarreLibrary rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: Twilight readers with an edge!
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Mar 08, 2009 Jacey rated it did not like it
It's a good thing these teen vampire dramas take only a couple of hours to read. I've read the first four of this series and each one made me vomit in my mouth just a little more. Seriously. I know, you're asking why I have read 4 if the first one made me throw up even just a little. Well, it's a funny thing, I'd rather stick a book out on the off chance that the ending makes the whole thing worth it, than never know if the ending made the whole thing worth it. Now mind you, the ending-making-a- ...more
Mar 22, 2009 Arinda rated it really liked it
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Jun 11, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: People who go to Sunnydale Highschool.
Shelves: ya, vampires, 2009, crack, p-c-cast
Jenny crack book and I don't care! It was good!

I feel like the first couple of books were wrapped up neatly in a bow by the end of the story. The last two are allowing things to remain open longer so that when you finish a book you are left wondering what will happen next. Sadly I am sure that is due to the publisher rather than the authors desire. (Wouldn't want to write a cliff hanger if you are only optioned for a single book.)

So this book and the last book have left me chomping to learn mor
Jun 15, 2009 Alisa rated it it was ok
What seems to bother me about this series is that as preoccupied with calling every other girl around her a "slut" or "ho" for the smallest things, Zoey sure does seem to be quite a bit of one herself. I mean seriously, she lost her virginity on the floor of the recreation hall in her school for God sake! To a grown man! And she cheated with him two other boyfriends! She is in no position to judge anyone.

What makes me even more annoyed is that she continues to call people "hos" and "sluts" even
Aug 11, 2009 Sunsontops rated it did not like it

OK, honestly, what type of reaction would you expect from someone who used to be your boyfriend and CAUGHT you in the action of not only making out with someone, but down right naked in a freakin room at school doing the freak nasty to a teacher. LIKE REALLY, HAVE YOU NO SHAME OR BRAINS. THUS, THIS STUPID PARAGRAPH GETS ON MY NERVES.

'Erik looked at me. His blue eyes were absolutely expressionless, whic
Oct 14, 2009 Natasha rated it really liked it
Untamed is the fourth installment in the popular House of Night YA fantasy series by P.C & Kristin Cast. I'm a fan of this series. My favorite YA vampire series so far is Vampire Academy but this is a close second. The characters have unique quirks that make them intriguing and fun to read, the plot is varied and interesting. I found the more I read of this series, the better it becomes. I liked each new book better than the last. It has great emotion and steamy romance. Sometimes her love ...more
May 08, 2010 Bex rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Right off the bat, this is my favorite book of The House of Night series. Yes, it's only book 4, but it is fantastic. This book doesn't deal with Zoey's love life as much as the others have. I'm all for the ooey-gooey bits, but this one does well without her having a boy (or man) in her life. It focuses on Zoey coming into her own and she is beginning to portray the high priestess that she really is.

A new character, Stark, is introduced, but his part is just too short in this book, so I'm hopin
Dec 09, 2015 Cyna rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So when we last left Zoey, Erik had mercilessly slut-shamed Zoey until her friends abandoned her, Loren had died, and Neferet was evilly declaring war against humans for those murders that she totally didn’t do. Untamed picks up like a day or two later, with Zoey sulking because her friends are angry at her for not telling them things I can’t be fucked to remember. I think it was about Stevie Rae? Also possibly Loren? Anyway, the vital part is that Zoey’s adrift with only Aphrodite as an ally, w ...more
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Aug 27, 2010 Laura (Booksforbreakfast) rated it did not like it
There isn't much to say about this novel other than it made me not want to finish the series. Zoe is such an annoying little putz that I just have the desire to slap some sense into her!

I felt like so much of the book was what happened in the previous novels that I was bored to tears. The book should've only been 200 or so pages without the BS. I don't have a desire to read more of this series so I'll leave it at that.

Also...all the love interests are laughable.
Dec 02, 2011 Namratha rated it liked it
UNTAMED is a vast improvement on the previous three instalments. Finally there’s some “save-the-world-from-dire-distress” happening.

There’s a new powerful fledgling in The House of Night: James Stark who Zoey Redbird immediately forms a connection with. He reveals the affinity given to him by The Goddess Nyx and the two seem to share an instinctive understanding about the respective crosses that they must bear. Sadly, like all the other crappy things going on in her life, Stark dies before goi
Breathe in, breathe out.

I can't take it anymore. The terrible writing is giving me a head ache.
I hate the character Zoey, so much. She is whiny, pathetic and SERIOUSLY annoying!! Serves her right now that she has no boyfriends. In chosen she was all:OoooO! I've got 3 boyfriends drooling on me, blahblahablah.
Oh i feel bad, I shouldn't be doing this to Erik but I love Loren oh and wait I get horny over heath!
She does not deserve Erik's forgiveness. Not one little bit and the fact that he ha
Charlotte Phillips
Oct 23, 2012 Charlotte Phillips rated it it was amazing
I think we have all had that experience of feeling entirely and utterly alone in life, where our friends have turned against us because something has happened or we forgot to mention sometime to them. Its a horrid place to be in and its therefore a place that we can sympathize with. Zoey has a whole lot more things to go through with regards to this book, there are things happening that none of us would ever want to go through, and would never want to understand the feeling of needing to go thro ...more
I really like where the plot is going, it is very interesting. I could do without the constant retelling of the other books.
Jul 07, 2013 Fuglsang rated it did not like it
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Abby Ellis
Jul 16, 2013 Abby Ellis rated it did not like it
I found the book so fucking annoying. Why is Zoey such a ho and a hypocrite? She and her friends call Aphrodite a ho when Zoey is a ho! I mean, she was dating Erik, Loren, and Heath. At the same time! Then she goes after Stark and when it's been two or three days she starts kissing up on him! What the hell?

The fact that she has to mention that Damien and Jack are gay and that Shaunee and Erin aren't twins gets on my nerves every time!

Then she gets all mad when Erik starts to call her a slut! Can
Nov 10, 2013 Rebecca rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Nala hissed long and menacingly, staring back over my shoulder at the darkness surrounding the huge old oaks that were usually so familiar and welcoming. Not tonight. Tonight they housed monsters.'

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Summer 2013, and I did not know what to read. I did not have goodreads yet, so I did not have a nice view of all the series I had started in but never finished.

Then I remembered the House of Night series. I had read the first three books in 2009/2010 and I had really liked it, though I didn't think it was amazing.

I got Untamed from the library in July, and damn this book was so good. I thought it was much, much better than the first three books and I just really loved every part of it.

It took me
Fangs for the Fantasy
Dec 30, 2015 Fangs for the Fantasy rated it did not like it
This is the part where I have to pretend there’s a plot to summarise… due to the machinations of Cyna and Mavrynthia and Merriska and I am doomed to reading 4 of these books, in 4 weeks.

There is not enough booze in the world

Ok, Zoey is feeling isolated with her friends turning on her – which is a problem because have several prophecies. One that predicts the rising of a dark and terrible force – and one which predicts Zoey’s death if she is alone

She needs to rebuild some bridges quickly

Jul 22, 2016 Nikoleta rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Αυτό το βιβλίο μου άρεσε περισσότερο από τα προηγούμενα, καθώς οι χαρακτήρες μου φάνηκαν αρκετά πιο ώριμοι. Ειδικά όσον αφορά την πρωταγωνίστρια Ζόι, νομίζω ότι έγινε άλμα στις μεταξύ μας σχέσεις, εφόσον σταμάτησε να φλερτάρει με 452 άντρες ταυτόχρονα, για να ασχοληθεί με πιο σοβαρά θέματα, οπότε σταμάτησα να θέλω να περάσω από πάνω της με φορτηγο.
Ένα θέμα είχα μόνο, το βιβλίο είναι γεμάτο πολλές, περιττές συζητήσεις, που τραβάνε πολύ και νιώθω ότι δεν θα τελειώσουν ποτέ, άλλωστε αυτός είναι και
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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)
  • Hunted (House of Night, #5)
  • Tempted (House of Night, #6)
  • Burned (House of Night, #7)
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“I should have kissed more than your hand...thought I'd have more time," he whispered between liquid, panting breaths. "...too late now."
I looked into his eyes and completely forgot the rest of the world. In that moment, all I knew was that I was holding Stark in my arms, and I was going to lose him very, very soon.”
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