Destined Author - P.C + Kristen Cast Series - House of Night #9 Genre - YA paranormal Pages - 325
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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.
In this installment Neferet is up to her usual tricks and the gang has to stop her, the usual, minus Jack (cry!). There is a new face at school though, Aurox. Aurox is not entirely human and definatly not vampire. He is an enigma and as Neferets minion Zoey and the others do not trust him, good plan.
The entirety of the book is centered around Zoey’s mothers’ death. Who did it? How? That is what Zoey wants to find out, and she will. Thanatos returns from the previous book to help. All in all the story and stuff is generic House of Night but there are a few trick and twists (that ending!) that will make you gasp.
The characters themselves are the same, except for Shaunee. Shaunee is growing up, she is questioning her twin-ness and is becoming her own person. Rephaim is struggling with his dad issues and Kalona is not so evil this time around, I liked that. The rest though.. same. Aprhodite is still a bitch, Zoey is still way goody-goody, Damien is still a smart adorable guy, etc, etc.
If you love House of Night, I think you will enjoy Destined, there is enough action, drama and change to keep you reading and onto the next book Hidden.