Hunted (House of Night, #5)
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What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you? At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer. But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort,...more
Hardcover, 323 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Amber
Good Grief, how many boyfriends does one girl need? It's starting to get a little ludicrous.
Courtney
Maybe I'm just not in my normal-teenage-girl state of mid @ the moement but I did not like this book. Seriously, the writing annoyed me ALOT for the first hundred pages(like, you know how they're always talking about how Zoey never curses, well she cursed a little bit in a beginning and they ALL still acted like it was totally normal for her to be cursing when you know Aphrodite would've been like "whoa") And what was with all the "Damien an Jack" are gay parade in the beginning? Really, we've r...more
Robbie
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Raven
Condensed, edited version taken from my blog.

Not long ago I finished reading the fifth instalment in the Cast's House of Night Series, Hunted.

This is about the point where I give a frustrated sigh. Oh my, is it a frustrated sigh.

First of, there is a story in there somewhere. An interesting story that could potentially make a good novel but it's been swallowed by chaotic, repetitive, stereotypical, shallow muck. I really hope that this novel is only the stepping stone to another part of the story...more
Jessica Brodsky
Okay, so the House of Night series is seriously one of the most guilty pleasure-ish young adult series I've read. Emphasis on the guilty part.

You know when you go to the airport, and you're waiting at your gate for your flight, and you look over at the little old lady sitting next to you? She might be reading a book, but she's angled it so that you can't quite see what it is. But she seems really into it, and you start to wonder what she's reading. Then maybe something happens and she readjusts...more
Jennifer Wardrip
Reviewed by LadyJay for TeensReadToo.com

Zoey Redbird is back in the fifth installment of the HOUSE OF NIGHT series.

When last we left Zoey, all hell (literally) was breaking loose inside the vampyre school. I am sad to say that her predicament has gone from bad to worse.

Neferet, current High Priestess at the House of Night, has declared war on all human beings. To aid in her quest, Neferet has called forth an ancient evil that cannot be destroyed. Kalona, a fallen angel, has risen from the dept...more
Alessandra
I tried to finish this. I really did. But when the main character of a book annoys you so much you can hardly stand turning the page, something's got to give.

I mean, COME ON. How many guys does Zoey need? It was just getting a bit ridiculous. I was happy when it seemed that Zoey was happily dating Erik (who is pretty irritating anyway, but whatever, it's not my fictional life) in this book. Then Heath pops back up again.

It's not only the fact that every single guy character in this series (apar...more
Chessa
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Mitabird (reviews on BookLikes)
Hunted was OK, but I didn't have high hopes since I was disappointed with Untamed. I was very annoyed with the dialogue in the beginning of the book. I know it's a YA book, but it seemed so juvenile to me. Do teenagers really talk this way? IMO, this was a filler book. There was not much going on through most of the story. The ending was as expected, but it was sort of a let-down. I wanted more action, I guess. I know the thing that bothers me the most is all of Zoey's boyfriends. I just wished...more
Howdy YAL
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Sometimes I don't even know why I bother.

I am a goal oriented person. Seriously, I have like post it notes on my desk with day goals, week goals, year goals, life goals...you get the picture. And being goal oriented is a good thing. But at this point with the House of Night books...I don't know if I can continue it guys I really don't. Not after I read Hunted.

This book...

I understand why many peop...more
Andrea
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Meagan
To the Casts: I really enjoy this series, but this was a bit much. Too much "boy issue", we get it she always has to deal with multiple attachments. Get back into the actually intriguing mythology you have developed. This story was only about 2 days, best I can tell, and again we are left on the edge. Button it up please!
♥ Sarah ♥
Update: I just re-read this review and have to laugh at the fact that I insisted on catching up on this series. F*ck that sh*t. Since writing this review I've happily parted ways with this series, never to look back but with a few fond memories of the only character who has actually grown in the first five books, Aphrodite. Other than her, I'm happy to say I will never have to listen to the most terrible and unrelatable protagonist in the history of all books. Yeah, that's probably a big exagge...more
LethalLovely~Let Me Hold Both Your Hands in the Holes of My Sweater
I enjoy the House of Night series but the repetitiveness is starting to get really annoying.Yes we know Jack and Damien are gay. Yes we know Shaunee and Erin are "twins",one black and the other white.Yes we know Aphrodite is a bitch and that Stevie Ray is a country girl.We DON'T need to be reminded of it every other page of every freaking book.Not to mention i fear that Zoey is turning into a giant ho cake with ho icing. And all the men she thinks she wants/loves are little ho sprinkles on top.
Elena
Seriously now, how many boyfriends can a girl have? It's getting more and more annoying every time! But still, a good book.
Vania
"Hunted" is one of those books I was majorly looking forward to. Unfortunately some of my speculations came true. There were two things that had bothered me from the beginning of the series. 1) the constant summarizing of past events and characters. I don't understand why after four books we need to be reminded of things we already know. These books aren't stand alone so therefore the redundancy became irritating. 2) The constant flip flop of love interests. Zoey is a strong character yet, she k...more
Valerie
I reviwed the earlier books and found them to be very teen-oriented and entertaining, but this book will be the last that my girls or I will read. The main character, while protesting every page that she really is a good and virtuous girl, has managed to sleep with her teacher, hook up with an ex-boyfriend, hook up with another ex and then hook up with a guy who is half rapist, half "misunderstood." You can tell the authors are heading in the direction that becuause this story is make believe, i...more
(´*•.¸ღBexღ¸.•*´)
In this latest book, Hunted, the main character Zoey, goes in even deeper than ever before. The intrigue, romance, adventure and spiritual awakening are more intense. Even the bad characters draw you in and make you want to believe in them and often it's difficult to find the fine lines between the good and evil. Really enjoyed this one.
DarkHeart "Vehngeance"
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Carolyn (Book Chick City)
Hunted is the fifth book in the House of Night series and continues from Untamed by only a day or two.

Zoey and her friends are now hiding out in the tunnels with the red fledgelings, a different kind of fledgeling who change into a different kind of vampyre, and one which Zoey doesn't know if she can trust yet. Stevie Rae is badly hurt by an arrow piercing through her chest after being fired by the newly risen red fledgeling, Stark. All the gang is pretty freaked out by what happened at the end...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Kewl. These books make me feel like I'm steadily losing brain cells, but I can't stop reading them for some reason. I guess I'm just curious to see what other ridiculous plot twists there will be. Anyway, Hunted was purty good. I almost stopped reading after Chosen -- I kinda hated Chosen -- but Untamed and Hunted weren't too bad. I felt like Hunted was a little uneventful compared to the others; not a whole lot of new stuff came up. That's not necessarily bad though, considering how complicated...more
Karissa
This is the fifth book in the House of Night series; all in all this series has been very inconsistent. The third book was kind of ho-hum, the fourth book was excellent, and the fifth book, well, it kind of sucked.

In this book Zoey and friends are hiding in the tunnels with Stevie Rae and her red fledglings. Somehow they need to get back into the House of Night to face Neferet and Kalona and somehow break the influence they are having on the vampires and fledglings of the House of Night.

The abov...more
Robin
My overall reaction to the end of this book was, 'So what?'. I don't understand the hype around this series. It isn't very good, it's written blatantly aimed at selling as many copies to the incredibly stupid, shallow tween American audience. How do I know this? The lack of swearing. Normal teenagers swear. "Bull poopie" is not appropriate language if you want your older audience to take the characters seriously. And the sex. The sex! What sex? What sex there is is undescribed, unnecessary and t...more
Cece
This series has become laughable. I don't give books anything below three stars lightly, and it's not just because I'm not a fan of the whole fallen angel thing. It's because I really hate the love triangle (square? pentagon?) thing that's going on here. It's like Zoey falls in love with every good looking guy she comes across and joyfully toys with them all. It wouldn't kill her to make a choice-seriously, it wouldn't-yet the authors seem to set it up in a way that suggests she's suppose to hav...more
Rann
We're back to zero again. Honestly, this is not a novel about vampires that gives you that awe-struck factor when you first read it. But the last 3 novels--betrayed, chosen, untamed--were actually gone beyond my expectations for this series. Those were really an action packed and heart pulsing ones and really scared the beat out of me. That's why I gave this series a chance, but when I came down to this, hunted, in the end of the novel, I was like okay back to zero. I just noticed that maybe the...more
Ophélie
I found this book from the House of Night series the darkest, but most interesting and capturing of the series so far.
However, it seems that most of the important stuff happens in the last few chapters - where everything goes by really quickly - and the main body of the novel seems less important.
I also like how you can get into the books in this series quite easily without having read the first few. I made the mistake of buying the second book first but only realised it when I went back to the...more
Jennifer
Another enjoyable read. I am anxious for the next book to come out! Although I have to say reading these books makes me feel my age a weeeee bit. I am more of the "Gag me with a Spoon" goonies jokes generation, so the Gossip Girl jokes kinda fly over my head. Still - I really like these and my inner teenage girl wishes I could have read these. It would have been a nice stepping stone after my Sweet Valley High phase and before the Interview with a Vampire years.
Cora Linn
THE END.

Or I hope not. But for once a House of Night book ends without a heart-stopping cliff hanger. But that doesn't mean I don't want to read on.

What's been building from the start finally came to a head. But it's not gone forever, it's only gone away for a while. Which means there's plenty left of the story to tell, and I'm glad. Can't wait to get stuck into the next one!
Nick
Jan 06, 2009 Nick marked it as to-read
this book doesn't come out for a couple months, but i will read it when it does. this series is for a younger audience, but i am hooked. the knew spin on "vampyres" is interesting. Not because it is my favorite version, nothing can compare to Anne Rice's Vampires, but because it is definitely new and fresh. i am sure no one has ever put this spin on it before.
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