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(House of Night #9)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  76,893 ratings  ·  2,714 reviews
In Destined, the forces of Light and Dark collide as their epic struggle focuses on Tulsa’s House of Night. Zoey is home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side – and preparing to face off against Neferet. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, he and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if Re ...more
Hardcover, UK Edition, 325 pages
Published October 25th 2011 by Atom
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Thomas Reynolds
Feb 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Why are they bringing heath back? He's friggin dead. Just let zoey and stark live their life happy without zoeys ho problem >_< ...more
Jan 11, 2011 marked it as to-read
I want to shoot Heath in the face, I <3 STARK!
Sakina (Y.L.) Angel
Jan 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: supernatural, urgh
For the record, I hate this series like I've hated no other. But I just want to know what happens next... :/

...And after finishing it, I'm like: "Great. Not another cliffhanger."

If only the authors had put more thought into it from the start - the books have become so overrun with narratives that I'm wondering what is the point of the authors narrating Zoey in first person now? Seems to me this is a massive case of "we're making this up as we go along..."

If this was an anime, then I suppose it c
is mee... kissa
Apr 29, 2011 marked it as to-read
ahem - okay Kissa, okay. You're getting closer to the end of the series. Just this one and then 3 more to go.
... and Heath is coming back! He's dead! Heath! The guy who I've wanted to hit since book 1! Don't bring him back! And I thought the books were finally starting to move forward. You're going backwards! Define: House of Night: see, Draco Malfoy's quotes: "if you were any slower, you'd be going backwards".
Jan 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: need-to-read
Oh my god is she really gonna bring heath into the mix. gggrrrrr he's dead move on. ( GO TEAM STARK!!)
Love thease books
Keep it up girls can't wait till Nov

Wow. Okay. Cool cover. I mean, there are abs in it. What could possibly go wrong with a hottie like that on the cover?

Ugh. Despite my love for the cover I can already predict that this book is going to be...yet another usless novel.

1) Heath is coming back. Oh Heath, you can be sweet sometimes, but my real feelings for you lie in my hands that want to slap you senseles. YOU WILL GET NO REMORSE HEATH LUCK!

2) Like I said up there, this is not going to be good. The lack of..
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.75 Stars
Still my favorite character is Rephaim!!
After people seemed to appreciate my Silence review (ahem) I felt like maybe writing a ranty summary-ish not!review for Destined might be in order. (Especially because of the entire "Those books suck, but I still want to know what happens" thing most of the not-fans have going on.)

What's happened till now

- Zoey became first fledgling High Priestess, very buddy buddy with Nyx (Goddess of all vampires)
- Stevie Ray, BBF of Zoey, is read vamp's High Priestess. (Red vamps haven't survived their trans
Jan 13, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: judge-me
Addictions suck. Especially when, as you're reading through it, your thought process is something like "Oh dear lord why am I reading this why are they talking like ten year olds why is absolutely nothing happening in the plot and even worse why am I enjoying it?" I seem to think this way when reading every installment in this series, and Destined is no exception.

Perhaps the most frustrating thing about this series is the dichotomy between the plot and the characters. The Casts (well, really, P.
Sep 05, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of the previous books, especially those who didn't like AWAKENED
The House of Night series is the definition of a guilty pleasure -- something you shouldn't like but do anyway. Let's face it -- the series has been going on for WAAAAAAAY too long. It could've -- and should've -- stopped at four. But it didn't. And some of us, like me, are still here, hanging on and enjoying the ride. For instance, it's obvious, and I mean really obvious, when the authors are inserting other people's works into their stories. For example (on page 63 of Destined):
Camilla Belle
Jun 24, 2011 marked it as to-read
whyyyyyyy? why??? I know that Heath might look sweet and everything but COME ON Zoey already has Stark and they are bound together for life plus they are in love ... ok now its good to know that in this book not always what is dead stays dead but please Heath was already an issue when he was alive, then he was a problem when he died, clearly nobody wants him back, lmao thats not fair for Stark... Since the first book Zoey has been having boys issues (with her having more than one boyfriend) firs ...more
May 23, 2011 added it
I'm at a loss for words. Ok, I'll try to pull myself together enough to make a descent review for this well deserving book. Here it goes. I LOVE THIS SERIES! I can't express why, but I feel like if these books are ever insulted, I feel personally offended and like blow up like a bomb lol ;) This series is a great way to escape the all to troubling world and if this books release date dosen't hurry up and get here, there's gonna be trouble ;) can't tell you how much I love it, really. Thanks for ...more
Feb 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read this book yet but I can't wait for it to come out! I actually cryed for like 10 minutes because Heath died (I don't usually cry when characters die) and I'm actually glad that Heath may get a second chance and maybe be with Zoey again! ...more
Sophia Triad
This is another book in the series in which so many things happen and it has too many storylines that have started from previous books and they will continue in the next book. If I try to describe the plot, everything will be a spoiler.

I just have three important things to mention:

1. I love the bookcover which represents the Aurox/white bull. Obviously he plays a big part in this book.

2. My favourite scene of the book is again connected to the death of another favourite character:

“My own,” he s
Mar 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
The thing I dislike most about this book is that it should've been combined with the previous book -over seventy percent of this was not only unimportant but simply did not even need to be there at all. The parts with Lenobia, completely pointless -I gained NOTHING from reading through them. The whole thing with the Twins is equally pointless unless it's played up in the next book, which, I highly doubt it will be. Overall, this was a blatant excuse to push out as many books in a series as they ...more
Oct 12, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Problems I had with this book:
1) Too many points of view.
2) Way too much drama, but I was indifferent to it all.
3) They're talking about "love," but I don't see the spark between any of the romances.

The characters in this book are no longer the ones I liked in the earlier books. And of all the guys, I liked Stark the best, but even now, he's some insignificant consort. I really should have stopped reading this series after Book 5.
Apr 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I think you guys are crazy for hating Heath he is so adorable. Plus he clearly loves his Zo. I mean Stark is alright, but Heath never fails to make me smile :D
Kit Kat
I have never really hated a series this much before. This series could have ended like 5 books ago and it's still going. I don't even know when it's going to end and I don't want to find out. The only reason I got so far in this series is because of Stevie Rae and Rephaim. They were the only parts that were interesting and didn't want me to rip the book in half. After reading another extremely badly written book, I have decided to give up. Zoey really got on my nerve and I hate how she treated E ...more
J.M. Clinton
Jul 23, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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I feel utterly underwhelmed and disappointed with this book. Hence the 1.5 star rating. It had its good parts and then there were the parts that were literally left to be desired. First with the parts that I felt disappointed with. Spelling and grammar are a big issue that I seem to be finding within each book. I still seem to question how it managed to get past the editing process. There was the added issue of chapters missing and somehow b
*Rating* 3.0
*Genre* YA Paranormal


I had serious reservations about reading this book and continuing with this series especially with such a horrific main character. Yet again, Zoey is annoying and childish. The why me fascade has become tiresome and boring as all hell. You are no longer a child! You have been given a huge opportunity and yet you whine and cry and mop around like a spoiled brat.

Understandably, Zoe finds out that her own mother was murdered and wants answers. The answers s
Nov 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing ending! I was crying so much!
Jay G
Apr 21, 2020 rated it liked it
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3.5/5 Stars
Oct 04, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-my-shelf
I cant wait for more Heath <3
"Sometimes I think I should have been the one to die and Heath should have been the one who stayed with you. He believed in love a lot more than I do."
Deepest. Smartest. Most thoughtful. thing Stark said the ENTIRE book. I've always been rooting for Heath but Stark was definatly a close second until I read this. Awesomesauce? Are you freakin kidding me? That is NOT was Stark would have said in any of the other books even if he was trying to make
i really want to read this book but why does heath have to come back i mean zoey has been through enough stress in her life .Firstly she had to deal with erik the jackass and loren blake slept with her and broke her heart i mean come on leave heath to be dead.
Mar 02, 2011 marked it as to-read
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Sep 02, 2010 marked it as to-read
Recommends it for: Peeps who don't mind cussing and slutty characters, fans of HoN
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Sep 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
i cant wait to read this book. i completly diagree with everyone who says "heath ugh". i think its great that he comes back, and i even love stark but im just saying heath died because he was sooo in love with zoey so why shouldnt he get another chance to be with her. i love this series and have read and re-read every other book in this series and cant wait for the next one i hope it never ends.a lot of young people read these books because they can relate. not in the being a vampire way of cour ...more
Yianna Yiannacou
Sep 22, 2011 marked it as to-read
I read the entire series thinking that Awakened would be the last book and I was so happy. This series has dragged on for my entire life. They are just milking it. I will write a real review, after I finish this book.. which I will reluctantly probably buy since I just want to know the ending. Is that so much to ask for? There is only so much Zoey and Stevie Rae I can handle! lol
James Tullos
Apr 30, 2020 rated it did not like it
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