Chosen (House of Night, #3)
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Chosen (House of Night #3)

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Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this “highly addictive series” (Romantic Times), in which Zoey’s mettle wi...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by St. Martin's Griffin (first published March 1st 2008)
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Cari
I have to say I became addicted to these books when I started them (and I had nothing to do over the past few days,) but now they're really starting to irritate me. I have started the fourth book but put it down because I can't just stand the horrid writing anymore. The author is extremely repetitive, starting with her introduction to the books. She thinks random people would start reading at the 3rd book without reading the previous ones, and in the process of her 'introductions' she pisses her...more
Dakota
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Samantha
The first two books in this series were pretty good. Definitely not phenomenal, but a good guilty pleasure series, like cotton candy in the world of literature. But Chosen was just too much. It starts off a month after Betrayed left off. Zooey is juggling three boyfriends, trying to keep the fact that Stevie Rae is a monster a secret, and struggling with the fact that her former mentor, Neferet, is an evil vampyre creating an undead army.

First off, the thing that bothered me most about the book...more
Teresa
I HATED this book more than I think I ever hated any other book in my life. Zoey is an annoying slut. The Twins are dumb bitches. Don't get me started with the love interests. Zoey thinks that anybody who has even a small dose of sexual desire is a hoe-bag, but yet throughout the series she had seven boyfriends (I kid you not). Talk about hypocritical, bitch. I strongly disliked Erik, Heath, and Loren. But Erik won me over at the scene when he called Zoey a stupid slut and a filthy hypocrite, am...more
Brother Odd
This book has the worst grammar of any published novel I have ever read. Whoever edited this should be ashamed. Besides that, the authors do write a story that is fairly interesting. Authors are pretty good, but the editors can't possibly speak English.

Down points of the novel are that every guy is described as being exactly the same. They're all perfectly gorgeous without a flaw or even different personalities. The homosexual characters are flat stereotypes. And, having a young adult book in wh...more
Namratha Kumar
CHOSEN was a long-drawn out account of Zoey Redbird dealing with (in her own words) her ho-ish existence.

All we read about is Zoey’s hormones getting pulled every which way with:
a) Human imprinted partner, Heath (who she intends breaking up with but instead has a hot ‘n’ heavy make-out session with)
b) Erik, her handsome fledgling boyfriend (who she wants to come clean with about her roaming eye but instead ends up having hot ‘n’ heavy make-out sessions with)
c) Loren Blake, temporary teacher (...more
Jackie
This series just keeps getting better and better. The Casts are fearless about adding new dimensions to their beloved characters. I admire the creativity of their world--it's extremely well thought out and cohesive while blazing new paths in the vampiric realm. I really can't praise this series enough.
Lindsay
House of Night by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast

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I really hate giving bad reviews but this book truly disgusted me. I am really disappointed in P.C. and Kristin Cast. I mean honestly, do they think that all teenagers act like this because if they do, they need a reality check.

Love triangles are overused but I can admit, that some writers can really do it well. This love square thing Zoey had going on was ridiculous. I mean, come on? When I read about the teacher suddenly popping up in the picture, I was so grossed out. I mean, usu...more
Abigail
Okay let me just start by listing all the things that made this book terrible. Terrible writing. It repeated things we already knew over and over and over and over again. The gay boy thing? Taken way too far and i was not amused. And let me just say that i have never hated a main character as much as i hate Zoey. Jesus, what makes her so damn attractive that not one boy/man/guy whatever can stay away from her? NOTHING! SHE HAS THE PERSONALITY OF A WET MOP! so why does everyone want in her pants?...more
Lina
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Tara
I just read a review of this book that says it has the worst grammar of any book ever published and that the editors should be ashamed.

That is probably the real reason I continue to read this series. I would like to see how much worse it can get. I never thought I would read a more poorly written story than Jean Auel's The Shelters Of Stone, which read like a NaNoWriMo novel that never got fleshed out. But I was wrong. This series is full of annoying characters, half-baked plot ideas, and badly...more
FashionDayDreamer
!!!First line is a spoiler!!!

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Not that that is a big surprise *rolls eyes*

Zoey is a Mary Sue. She is. How many guys are after her? I have lost count. Whatever she does she is always forgiven and hardly gets hurt. Everyone wants to be Zoey's boyfriend or friend because she is sooooo popular and everyone can relate to her. The only character I liked was Neferet and even then she's useless at destroying Zoey. To think tha...more
Kim
This third installment of the House of Night series starts to feel a little preachy in its declaration of the heroine's personal values and opinions: I have, after all, listened to the exact same sentiments for three freaking books now. For much the same reason---that is, my experience of the previous two books---my tolerance for the heroine's idiotic decisions and lovelorn melodrama began to wear thin.

Yes, I know you're a teenager, Zoey, and yes, I know the plot requires some stupidity on your...more
Amanda
O MY EFFING GOSH! HOW STUPID CAN ONE PERSON BE? I WANTED TO STRANGLE SOME SENSE INTO HER!...*WARNING...CONTAINS SPOILERS...I MEAN A LOT OF SPOILERS*****...first she cheats on her BOYFRIENDS..thats right...as in more than one boyfriend...then (i sorta agree on this one)..she doesn't tell her friends about her not so dead friend because she did not want to risk the teachers finding out by reading their minds(cause they cant read hers)...then she goes and does the dirty deed with a teacher she thou...more
Howdy YAL
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Disclaimer: Obviously, I'm not Zoey Redbird or PC or Kristin Cast (God help me if I was one of them). I am merely using the character to illustrate my deep hatred for these books and why you should get drunk or at least get a sugar high off of them.


Hi,

This is Zoey Redbird (yes, I know I'm amazing you can like totally stop clapping now).

Smiles.

I'm upset that people are using my series to get drunk. Seriously, you can't understand how amazing it is. That I am like the...more
Kristyn
Okay, I do agree the grammar is horrible, as well as the dialogue, and the way P.C. Cast always repeats things that her regular readers already know. Like when she keeps repeating how "The cats choose the fledgling," like seriously shut the freak up already! I also have some issues about what happened with the Zoey charater and Loren Blake. I mean, I just find it sickening that Zoey is supposed to be this strong, smart, independant young woman, yet, she's not intellegent enough to not have sex w...more
Lisa
I only keep this book around because I started reading it, which means I have to finish. I only read it when I'm taking a bath. There's no need to waste my precious time on this garbage any other waking moment.
First off, it's so badly written it makes me want to pull my hair out. The immature, inane dialogue is so stupid and ridiculous, it makes me feel embarrassed for the writer, who is obviously trying way to hard to sound like a cool teenager, when in fact, it makes her sound the way Drew Bar...more
Elektra
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Cyna
Ugh, what can we say about this book that we haven't already said about the last two? Not a whole lot, actually. Three books in and we've quickly come to realize that these books continue to be shitty, just in the exact same way every time.

In fact, we could probably quote whole sections of complaints from our reviews of books one and two, and they'd be able to apply to Chosen, as well. It wouldn't just be in "spirit", either - the book seems content to recycle whole chunks of earlier books, bigo...more
Jillyn
Aug 16, 2012 Jillyn rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA
I hate myself a little.

Instead of getting worse, I'm finding that this series is getting better. I don't know if it's because the writing is getting better, or it's because I'm just getting used to it. But, despite my better judgement, I actually liked this book better than its predecessors.

The drama was way more engaging, the characters more interesting. I feel like more things were explained, & things are starting to take shape.

Personally, my favorite part is that Zoey, the main character...more
Brigid *Flying Kick-a-pow!*
i still like the overall story of the series, but the characters are starting to bug me. idk... they're all getting pretty obnoxious and i'm getting a little sick of them. i want to just yell at them or something. i mean, in the first book zoey was this innocent teenage girl who got turned into a vampire; now she's all like, 'oops! i have three boyfriends! one of which is my teacher! i feel so bad for myself. boo-hoo.' sometimes i just want to slap her for being so annoying. but other than that,...more
Fuglsang
>> If you're interested in my reactions at the time of reading, look HERE and HERE <<

I don't know why I keep doing this to myself. I'm crazy scared of needles and if I eat as much as a little raw onion, I almost puke. Yet, I keep downing these books. It's getting old.
I'm too old for this, friends. I should be out in the sun, talking walks at the beach and seducing hot, nerdy guys. I should get a boyfriend, settle down in a house with a dog and a car and I should get a job and get mar...more
Lucy
"You're not like anyone else," I whispered to my reflection. Then I cleared my throat and continued in an overly perky voice. "And it's okay not to be like anyone else." I rolled my eyes at myself. "Whatever."


When I first started on the House of Night series back in January, I was warned by a friend that, while the first two books were indeed terrible, they had nothing on the third, Chosen. So, after reading Marked and Betrayed, I couldn't possibly believe my friend's words. How could it get wo...more
Christiana
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E.J. Stevens
Hmmm...I am still unsure about this series. The vampire world of the House of Night series, the magic, mythology, and biology, is intriguing, but the characters are not overly believable and often do things that make me cringe. The love triangle (square?) that develops is a bit gross...okay, it is a *lot* gross...and I'm hoping that the focus shifts back to the vampire world for book four.
Meg
So far, this has been my favorite book in the House of Night series. Chosen (book #3) brings forth a lot of changes in the world of the House of Night. Zoey is dealing with the loss of people as well as a tragic birthday incident. To add to all of that she has the admiration of three guys, she's trying to save someone, and life as she knows it is pretty much going to chaos and destruction around her.

What I enjoyed the most about this particular book in the series was that for the first time, in...more
Therese Regina Marie
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Tara
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CJ
The writing still isn't improving. In fact, it might be getting worse. She made a zillion side notes (seriously, I counted.) And Zoey thinks everything is disgusting with an (eesh!). She has three boyfriends (but she's not a ho). The characters are really simple and annoying. The Twins constantly finish each other's sentences and think every single guy is "fiiiine." And the writers repeat everything a million times. They recap everything from previous books, and even mention things (in a side no...more
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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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