Destined (House of Night #9) by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Destined (House of Night, #9)

Hardcover
325 pages
Published October 25th 2011
by St. Martin’s Press
Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet – which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if he can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father’s shadow…But there are new forces at work at the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia’s handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precarious stability. And then there’s the mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more – or possibly less – than human. Only Neferet knows he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his Dark calling. And there’s something strangely familiar about him…

Will Neferet’s true nature be revealed before she succeeds in silencing them all? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox’s humanity in time to protect him – and everyone – from his own fate? Find out what’s destined in the next thrilling chapter of the House of Night series.

This Book Contains: Death, Sex, Romance, Magic and Love.

My thoughts:

This book was so much better than the last few.  I really enjoyed seeing the progression of Stevie Rae and Rephaim.  I also, enjoyed the change in Kalona.  I really think that the book is starting to come full circle.  I think the story is finally back on track.  So I look forward to reading the next book, which before I more so thinking that I just want it to end.

On the other hand I am still not sure if I like Zoey as much any more.  She was better in this book but that  may have been because she wasn’t in it as much.   Also, there were a lot of new characters introduced and not a lot of detail given about them.  I don’t know if that is because the authors are trying to add more dimension to the story or just to milk out more books for the series.

Over all I like this book and am glad I didn’t stop reading the series.   I have invested so much time in this series that I must see it till the end.   So even thou this book wasn’t everything I hoped it was  it was still good.   So, if you are a fan or were one, I think you will be pleased with this book.

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