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Tempted (House of Night #6)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  115,395 ratings  ·  2,826 reviews
So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang.
Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when o
Paperback, 319 pages
Published October 23rd 2009 by Atom (first published 2008)
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Vern Yes, it's just spelled differently.

And Aphrodite isn't the love goddess, she just changed her name to that.
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Have you ever read a book that's so irritating you can't help but think, 'It would be great if most of the characters died right now, especially the main character because she sucks'? Possibly even go so far as consider writing and posting your own ending to said book on An ending in which Buffy the Vampire Slayer shows up and kills everyone in a hilarious yet incredibly violent fashion?

If your answer is YES then you've probably been reading this series. XD

Seriously though, Temp
"Like, a lot of people like me and all, I'm important and shit, this god also does. Oh yeah, I have, like, three hawt guys after me. I seriously can't believe he - insert one of three guys name - would do that! It's his fault! Enough loving me already! Oh wait, I forgot, this sick thing happened, *insert spoiler* Oh my gawd! " Well, that's my perspective on Miss so-effing-beautiful-high-and-mighty-mary-sue Zoey this book. Cue head banging.

I was thinking that since the last book wasn't very impre
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So after I gave birth to my son, lazing around the house, cus “come on” my newborn slept around the clock. So I thought “heck I am gonna give this series a try”. Well I am not going to front, I was in love with the first five books of this series, blame it on the hormones or trying to re-live some form of my youth, I was addicted and gobbled up all the books in less than a week.

The sixth book happened and I am now questioning my sanity, I will
I just have to continue this series to see what happens to Kalona. I hope Zoey dies in this one....


So I've made my disdain for Zoey quite clear. So why do I keep reading this? Simple - the plot is actually really good. I really enjoy the Kalona and Neferet story arc, and I REALLY liked that we finally got some chapters from other character's perspectives.

The beginning of this book was hard for me to get through, though. I'm sorry, but the Zoey-going-out-of-her-way-not-to-cuss thing is ge
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I tried. I really did. But this book blew it really hard. I literally skimmed over pages and pages of useless and boring things. This is the first book of the series that wasn't interesting to me. I almost gave up on it. And I think I should have. Instead I wasted 2 bucks in late fees trying to finish it. And all the characters seemed so OUT of character that I just couldn't really focus or really care about it. And you know what was really annoying? All the " I heart me some__" shit. Really ann ...more
K.D. Absolutely
The sixth book in The House of Night series.

It’s been 3 years since I read and like Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight (the book, not the movie). People always wonder why I liked that book. Well, aside from the fact that it was one of my first reads when I joined GR, it turned me into who I am now: a voracious reader. I guess it had something to do with its simple, readable language and the buzz it created. I became popular in the office by being the first one to read it and my books, all the 4 of them
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About the start of August both Untamed and Hunted were (FINALLY) released in Australia... so I'm really hoping that means we'll get Tempted the same time its released in America! (but my mum isn't... apparently I should be studying instead of reading...)

Logically Zoey will get with Stark, because he's the only one who hasnt gotten or caused a broken heart yet. Also, because he's gorgeous, whereas Heath is obsessive and Erik is possessive. It's the best way.
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
Okay, I might spoil a few things here, so be warned.

There are so many things I hate about these books. I hate Zoey, for starters. She is a terrible MC. I mean, you have books like Twilight getting all that crap about the MC being a bad influence, but come on …Zoey does next to nothing except walk around and let boys drool over her. I don't even understand why so many guys are obsessed with her, when she's such an annoying idiot! Sure she has all the magic power thingies, but even that's not all
Jennifer Salaiz
I can't even begin to think how to start this review. I just now finished the book so I'm trying my hardest to process everything. The reason I give this book 5 stars is because for one, I loved the overall story. Not once did I get bored reading it, or have to set it down because things weren't going smoothly. I truly adored it........until of course the ending. I'm glad I read some of the review with nonspoilers so I was expecting something dramatic to happen. I read people throwing the book, ...more
Maria Eduarda Lucena
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Zoey Redbird is back in her full Mary-Sue glory. She's beautiful, she's unique, she's almighty and powerful; she's basically a giant pain in the ass and annoying as hell.
Despite that, the series is beginning to unfold in a most interesting way as the stakes get higher. Apocalyptic prophecies and ancient vampire councils make for satisfying twists and turns. And the occasional switch to third-person gives fresh new perspectives and a welcome break from our beloved Zo.
Stevie Rae's story specifical
Garbage !!!! que libro de mierda!!!!!

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Im sooooo upset about this book! is the worst so far! I just dont get it? WTF happen to the authors???? when they become such a crappy writers??? I mean the last book was boring, but this one was unbearable ! NOTHING happen in 250 pages ! and suddenly in the last 15 pages they kill Heath! and then is over...just like that..!

And is pretty obvius that the writter decided to make the book more "kid and teen like" because suddenly Zoey is a
This book was crap, just like the rest of the series. It was a watery filler unworthy of my time. I'll break down some of my biggest problems with the series as of now.

Damien and Jack -- they aren't a real gay couple. The Cast's have twisted them so outside of real people that it makes me cringe whenever I read them. Instead of being a real couple, they've become a cute puppy sideshow. It seems like they're constantly patting themselves on the back for having a gay couple without having to add t
I loved this book! Oh! I'm going to miss Heath soooooooooo much! I absolutly loooooooooooooooooooooove Stark! And seriously it's about time she dumped Erik. I love Aphridite and Darius, they're prefect for each other. I understand Zoey's delema, but her loving Kalona is really upseting Stark which I'm not okay with so she really needs to snap out of it. Stevie Rae is getting old, I don't really like her character anymore. But this is currently my favorite series. I'm not sure how I feel about al ...more
TCL Call #: YA Cast P

Ok. So this is the 6th in the House of Night series and while I've been recommending these as light tweener-early teen reading I can't anymore. It's like the authors know they have a series going. If they just spend the first part of the book rehashing how the last one ended, fill the middle with useless and frankly inane teen hand wringing, they can end with one plot advancement that will make their readers pick up the next in the series.
I felt like I was reading a Dan Brow
Oct 25, 2010 Joyzi rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Peeps who don't mind cussing and slutty characters, fans of HoN
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What stand out for me in this book...

1. The book is not only written by Zoey's Perspective and we also got perspectives from Stevie Rae, Rephaim, Aphrodite, Heath and Stark. My most favorite among this perspectives is Rephaim's perspective simply because it's coming from an enemy's point of view and it is interesting that I've learned that Raven Mockers are not that really bad and they just want to please and obey their father Kalona.

2. The Stevie Rae and Rephaim relationship which reminds me of
Ok, first of all, I need to get this off my chest.

Dear PC & Kristin Cast,

Congratulations! You have successfully managed to learn the word "reconnoitering" and use it properly in a sentence. That is quite an accomplishment, if of course you are capable of also learning how to use other words. I can lend you my dictionary if you want! It is chop full of all kinds of words so you don't have to use "reconnoitering" as the only extension of your vocabulary! Seriously, after seeing that word at le
Tempted... me throwing the book after I was done reading.

This particular book is a filler, dragged on to produce more sensational books within the series. Last book left us in chaos and in the depths of Zoey's Bermuda love triangle. The story is lacking closure and leaving me saying WTF after 300 pages of more teen soap with a splatter of teen slang.

Drama with a capital D! — 1. We see Aphrodite's soft emotional side. 2. Good riddance Erik. 3. Stevie Rae with all her hidden secrets, but still a
Tempted was terrible.

Okay, so I don't usually expect all that much from the HoN series. As a general rule, I find the writing pretty terrible, the characters kinda one-dimensional, and some of the plot ideas seemingly written by somebody high on E. So why do I keep reading? Well, I like the universe and - prior to this book - I used to like some of the characters. Now I'm down to the universe.

Tempted was just all over the place. We hear from 4 POVs, an unfortunate first for the series. The Casts
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Tempted is a brilliant sixth intallment of the House of Night series. I have heard disgruntles over the use of a different point of view other than Zoey's, which is a different format to the previous books in the series, but I loved it. It was a breath of fresh air and a well needed break from Zoey. Although she is still central to the story and has more chapters than the others, it was nice to get to know more about Aphrodite, Stevie Rae and Rephaim, the son of the fallen angel, who is part bir ...more
When I first started reading the House of Night series, I held high hopes for it; it was funny and modern, and didn't take itself too seriously. Also, Zoey had yet to become the self obsessed, prattling nitwit she has become in Tempted, an unnecessarily dragged out filler for this series.

Alas, Zoey has become one of the most irritating characters in YA, and this series seems to be stuck in a rut. The narration has now split between characters, Stevie Rae taking on a much bigger role. (And I have
I had been so excited for this book to come out, but I find I'm slightly let down with the lack of action. It's not that I'm looking for mega fights and battles. I just feel like much didn't really happen; it was more of a transition book. Just when it was getting to something more interesting that would move the plot along the book was coming to an end. And I absolutely hate where it left off - more than any of the other books. I guess I understand that this book was about her being "tempted" a ...more
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Note: the following scenario is fiction and is used to illustrate my absolute hatred for the House of Night series. Note, I am not actually a teacher and have not actually substituted for PC Cast. I am merely using the classroom setting to illustrate my disdain for this piece of shit.

Somewhere in Oklahoma

MJ: Good morning class. You're teacher Mrs. Cast isn't available so I'll be teaching you guys today. It says you were talking about Tempted?

Brown Noser: Yes, Tempte
Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
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I hate to say it but I’m completely annoyed with this series. I had a hard time getting past the very first chapter in the first book Marked. The teenage langue and attitude were too much for me. But I kept reading because people were giving it good reviews. So I read on and became hooked. Until the last book Hunted. I understand about filler books, but even filler books need to have a story line that keeps the reader interested and wanting more. I wasn't a hundred percent sure I wanted to read ...more
I have a feeling that one of the authors writes the first half, and the other writes the second half, because in every book there is a HUGE change in standards at the half way mark. I actually really enjoyed the first half. We were no longer subjected to fifty pages recapping the story so far and I was excited at the prospect of reading the book from Aphrodite's prospective.

Alas, half way through the book, things went down hill. It slipped back into its stereotypical ways (apparently, because J
The book starts off with Zoey and her many many men. Come on! All these men are starting to get annoying. Everyone is in love with this 17 year old and bowing to the "high-Priestess". It's well above and beyond ridiculous. What happened to Zoey? I used to like her. She isn't growing as a character, in fact, I think she is going the opposite direction.

Poor Erik. He is struggling to deal with all the men that Zoey is freaking in love with and he is made out to be the @sshat?! Zoey is constantly ch
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Other Books in the Series

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)
  • Burned (House of Night, #7)
  • Awakened (House of Night, #8)
  • Destined (House of Night, #9)
  • Hidden (House of Night, #10)
  • Revealed (House of Night, #11)
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“If I shot an arrow and thought about an ass, would it surprise you if it hit Erik?” 578 likes
“Nerd herd, focus. You're here to help the fledglings. Dour One and Dour Two aren't important," said Aphrodite.
"Dr. Seuss reference. I like it," Stark said, giving me a check-me-out-I've-always-read-books hottie grin.
Aphrodite frowned at him.
"I said focus, not flirt.”
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