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(House of Night #6)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  144,930 ratings  ·  3,277 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 October 27th 2008)
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Ashley A fledgling is still learning to be a vampire, and has not completely changed into one yet. Vampire/vampyre are the same, just different ways to spell…moreA fledgling is still learning to be a vampire, and has not completely changed into one yet. Vampire/vampyre are the same, just different ways to spell it.(less)
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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Mar 25, 2010 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Anyone who's into the HON series
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
Oct 29, 2009 rated it did not like it
"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
Apr 24, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jul 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 25, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
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
Brigid ✩
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
K.D. Absolutely
Jan 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal, ya, series
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
Sophia Triad
Still he was too late.

The book with the two very important deaths and the shuttering of a very important soul.
One of the best cliff-hangers that I have ever read.

In a voice torn from her soul, and so filled with anguish Stark hardly recognized her, Zoey screamed, “No!” and threw the glowing ball of spirit at Kalona.

In contrast to the first books in the series, Tempted has 6 points of view by: Zoey, Stevie Rae, Aphrodite, Rephaim, Heath and Stark.

Lots of things happen in the book that make Zo
Sep 09, 2009 added it
Shelves: books-i-own
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.
Jennifer Salaiz
Nov 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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Rusty's Ghost Engine (also known as.......... Jinky Spring)
Contrary to what others say about this series, I think they're quite good. Ok I will admit the first few books were a little slow and perhaps could have been condensed a bit, but this series is getting better. I gotta say I like the informal vibe of these books and the fact that they stand out in their own way. I'm liking this world more and more as I read along!
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
Nasty Lady MJ
Oct 09, 2012 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Amy from Amy's Baking Company and Other Self Absorbed Twits who act like Zoey
Recommended to Nasty Lady MJ by: New Years Resolutions
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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
Nov 01, 2009 rated it did not like it
Garbage !!!! que libro de mierda!!!!!

-- SPOILER Alert---

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
Mar 05, 2010 rated it did not like it
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
Aug 18, 2010 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
On the last episode of The Worst Thing Ever, we hit rock bottom when Zoey did a whole lot of nothing for dozens of pages, then allowed a serial rapist into her inner circle, and banished Kalona and Neferet with the power of love. Tempted picks up moments after the end of Hunted, with Zoey and her party scrambling to tie up loose ends in the aftermath of the fight.


While Zoey rushes Stark to the infirmary to get his stupidly-shaped burn looked at, Stevie Rae
Dec 29, 2009 rated it did not like it
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
Fangs for the Fantasy
Dec 30, 2015 rated it did not like it
It’s time for another House of Night book, yes my epic suffering continues

Here we have an evil plot to take over all vampire society and doubtlessly do bad evil things – but far more importantly we have to spend an age battling with Zoey’s endless love dodecahedron. This eclipses doing any actual plot line. Oh and Stevie Rae decides to lose her ever loving mind and find yet another irredeemable evil to redeem. Of course she does.

The desperate, awful, contrived theme of this book is “choice” and
Jul 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017, reviewed
At this point in the series Zoey is more confused then ever. She's done what's expected of her and still the world demands more! You'd think after almost dying, somehow banishing a creepy immortal and seriously flawed high priestess, saving a new red vamps life, dealing with friend's lies, and then the wonderful possessive boyfriend problems would totally be enough... Guess not.
After everything that's happened she and the cast head back to the lovely House of Night to try to regroup and check u
Nov 28, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
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
Allison ☾
Unfortunately I saw a pretty big spoiler before I finished reading this, so I already knew which contestant got 'eliminated' on this episode of The Bachelorette. Sadly, it was the only one I liked.

First and foremost, the cover of this book is ugly to me. It's my least favorite. Is that supposed to be Zoey hugging Stark, with Heath in the background? They should have made the cover one of those holographic images where if you tilt it to the side, it also shows Zoey hugging Heath, with Stark in th
Feb 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
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
Dec 07, 2009 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya-fantasy
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
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
Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
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Oct 31, 2009 rated it really liked it
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
Jun 19, 2009 rated it liked it
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
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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

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)
“If I shot an arrow and thought about an ass, would it surprise you if it hit Erik?” 593 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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