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(House of Night #5)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  175,407 ratings  ·  3,675 reviews
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, First Edition, 323 pages
Published March 10th 2009 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Gabriela The books are actually well written. I don't think there is too much dialoge, I feel P.C. Cast put the right amount of dialoge than anyother book I ha…moreThe books are actually well written. I don't think there is too much dialoge, I feel P.C. Cast put the right amount of dialoge than anyother book I have read.(less)

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Amber Gardiner
Mar 09, 2009 rated it liked it
Good Grief, how many boyfriends does one girl need? It's starting to get a little ludicrous. ...more
Dec 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: signed
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Nov 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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. ...more
Mar 25, 2009 rated it it was ok
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
Sophia Triad
This is the book in which Kalona pretends to be a good guy. And he also wants Zoey.

“You know what I want, my love. I want you.”
“I am not your love.”
“Of course you are.” He moved this time, stepping so close to me that I could feel the chill that came from his unsubstantial body. “My A-ya.”

But Zoey does not want him...

Moreover, Heath is back

“We’re good at being together. We’ve had lots of practice at it.”

Erik is back

“I don’t know how much of your human boyfriend I can stand”

And Stark is back

Nasty Lady MJ
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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
Oct 30, 2011 rated it did not like it
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
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
Aug 18, 2010 rated it did not like it
You guys ready? Cuz here we go again.

Just a reminder that you guys should really head over to Fangs for the Fantas, my House of Night month reading buddy, for their review, which excellently covers a bunch of things that I just didn’t have the energy to analyze in mine. They’ve got a lot of good stuff on the shittiness of Erik and Zoey’s relationship, in particular, that is just A+ spot-on.

Hunted picks up right where Untamed left off – well, sort of. It actually picks up a few hours after Untame
This was worse than all the other books on my "books that pissed me off" shelf up together.

Really & truly.

Even the VERY few redeemed qualities this series had have just been destroyed under the sheer weight of how overly disgusting this shit fest of a book really is.

Spoilers ahead. Just warning you,since I'm gonna be ranting a fucking lot.

Let's start the list off with the writing.

1.Mainly the repeating of information & the dialogue. I started highlighting, but there was just to damn much here
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Fangs for the Fantasy
Dec 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
After a series of dubious events force Zoey and her people back to the House of Night after they managed to escape in the last book they are left only with a random series of poems to guide them to finally drive off Kaloma.

Yes, it’s time for another House of Night book, inflicted on me by Cyna and Mavrynthia, who will either be co-defendants in my trial for trying to annihilate humanity for no longer deserving to exist, or will be the people I blame in my defence. I intend to use this link spam
When the apocalypse starts in book four, you have to wonder where the rest of the series goes.
This series would make an excellent reverse harem. All this hee-hawing between boys, and in the end she keeps them all. Because #whychoose Unfortunately I think this book fell a little before it’s time, and Zoey will have to make a decision. Le sigh. So yes, same old same old. Zoey is in love with a million boys for no reason. Honestly, I would like to see some connection on the page between all these m
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, read-in-2020
Unlike the last 4 books, I’m counting this one towards my good reads challenge because, while I listened to a lot of it, I finished it off by physically reading it. And I did that for a few books, so I’ll count 1.

I liked this book more than the previous ones. While she now has 4 boyfriends and the romance part is getting super ridiculous, I like the overall plot and story.

The writing is basic, and while way less slut-shaming is present, it still exists. They haven’t aged well and I don’t parti
May 04, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
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. ...more
Mar 11, 2010 rated it did not like it
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
Izzie Parata
Oct 19, 2018 rated it did not like it
Story begins with a dream sequence, naturally. What a noncliche way to start it off! Kalona, the serial rapist birdman and Zoey’s boytoy #5, is there. He thinks she’s A-ya. Things get vaguely BDSM. Then she wakes up.

Zoey Redbird is one of those protagonists that makes you want to want to dabble in evil magic to find a way to materialize in her world, just to beat the absolute living fuck out of her. Her only personality traits are that she’s a super special fledgling with a filled out and added
Mar 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: young-adult
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Ria ♡
Story was alright, like 25% of the book was basically flashbacks though and I’m getting more irked by multiple boyfriend plot lines every book. Still finishing the series though bc I own up to 8
Jun 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Dana Al-Basha |  دانة الباشا
The ending of Untamed was epic, even Jenna Lamia's voice is growing on me. The prophecy is chilling and to think of Zoey as the reincarnation of her Cherokee women's elements is unbelievably genius! (ironically A-ya is a Cherokee word meaning 'me').

I just thought of that!! Zoey actually is Captain Planet:

Stevie Rae Johnson: "EARTH!"
Shaunee Cole: "FIRE!"
Damien Maslin: "WIND!"
Erin Bates: "WATER!"
Zoey Redbird: "SPIRIT!"
Her friends: "Go Priestess!"
Zoey: "By your powers combined, I am PRIESTESS ZOEY
Mar 12, 2009 rated it liked it
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
Feb 15, 2009 rated it it was ok
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! ...more
James Tullos
Apr 28, 2020 rated it did not like it
Listening to this at 1.75 speed makes it tolerable.
Aug 04, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'll warn people of spoilers, if you really care about it.

A friend of mine who works in a bookshop once spoke to a customer who told her that the House of Night books get better from this volume on and as someone who enjoys tearing them apart out of childish malicious glee, that made me giggle in anticipation. I HAD to read it and find out if it was, indeed, better. So? Was it?


We're on the fifth of the series and a book built on as rocky a foundation as this will hardly turn out great. Th
Dec 02, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: vampires
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
Steph Sinclair
And this is where I gave up on this series. I just couldn't connect with the characters. ...more
Allison ☾
Feb 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I will start by saying that Zoey's love-life resembles the mythological Hydra. Kill one boyfriend, and two more will grow back in his place.

This was probably the slowest-paced of all the books. The first 100 or so pages were all Zoey feeling like Erik was being 'possessive' even though they had just gotten back together and she was sending him mixed signals, by also wanting to spend alone time with Heath. Erik did not take this lightly, however.

"I didn't yell. I didn't scream and smack him l
Aug 08, 2009 rated it liked it
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PC was born in the Midwest, 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. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a #1 ...more

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