- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Atom; 1 edition (28 May 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780349001173
- ISBN-13: 978-0349001173
- ASIN: 0349001170
- Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 2.1 x 13.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 281 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 60,410 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Tempted: Number 6 in series Paperback – 28 May 2013
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'I can never leave you in peace. You and I are bound. We will be each other's salvation, or each other's doom.' He took a step closer and I mirrored his movement by taking a step back. 'Which shall it be? Salvation or doom?'
Zoey Redbird, now High Priestess of the shattered House of Night, is doing her best to hold everything together while dealing with her beloved, injured grandmother, her moody boyfriend, her secretive best friend, and the aftermath of the victory over her former mentor and a terrible, beautiful dark angel.
But Neferet and Kalona have only been banished, not defeated, and everyone knows they're heading straight for the Vampyre High Council, where Zoey must follow.
Zoey might be a High Priestess, but she's still just a teenager. And she's the only hope the world has.
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I really loved this book. Its my second time reading it. I'm re-reading this entire series in honor of the new book that came out in October. I'm glad I am. This series as a whole has managed to captivate my attention and leave me hooked and begging for more. I tend to stay loyal to the books that do that for me. They also stick with me longer than any other book.
The only thing I really didn't like about this book was that unlike the first five books, this book is written in more than one perspective. This normally wouldn't be a problem. I'm sure there is a purpose for it that there wasn't in previous books. However, it seems that the multiple view points can be confusing, especially when using two different points of view. For Zoey, they use first person, and for everybody else they use third person. I personally believe they should have just written ll perspectives in first person. Especially considering the beginning of each chapter signifies the person's point of view that it is. In one of the chapters, Zoey's perspective is written in third person for a very short time.
I fully recommend this book, as well as the rest of the series, to anybody who loves this kind of genre. It's bold and inspiring. It's action packed. It's adventurous. Most importantly, it's raw and honest. It's targeted at a teenage and young adult audience, bu I personally thing people of all ages will enjoy it.
The House of Night series is truly and honestly completely addictive. As a series, it offers a spellbinding story about Zoey Redbird a vampire fledgling that has been touched by the Goddess Nyx and must battle evil alongside her friends. `Tempted' was a great transition book because, albeit nothing much actually happened, some critical events took place to move the story forward. This book deals with Zoey and the gang deciding to go back to the House of Night and trying to figure out how to deal with and defeat Kalona and Neferet. Also, Zoey knows Stevie Ray is hiding something and she struggles to trust her best friend. There was also the necessary boyfriend drama and some of the aftermath after the battle with Kalona and Neferet.
The structure in this volume was different, as it offered the points of view of characters other than Zoey: Stevie Ray, Aphrodite, Stark, Heath, Rephaim, and of course Zoey. So many points of view were unnecessary, albeit interesting. It truly made the story more whole and let use truly get to know the other characters. It did become repetitive and in future volumes I hope to see only two points of view: that of Zoey and Stevie Ray, as they seem the plot driving forces behind the novels. Moreover, Stevie Ray's points of view proved invaluable in her story as it let us learn many things about her.
The prose and vocabulary used in this book is what makes me *heart* it so much! It is just so funny and interesting. This book will have you laughing out loud.
Nothing much really happened in the plot itself and it takes place in the span of about 3 days, like the previous book, Hunted. But what does happen proves to be rather critical to the progression of the storyline. I think this book set many things in motion that will have grave repercussions. And again...the end...there are no words that can console me. As soon as I realized where the story was headed I had a horrible feeling in my gut and I prayed against hope, it did not end that way.
A few things were missing from this book (apart from the next volume in the series!). I missed the gang itself. There was little interaction between them, and even between the Twins! I can't help but think that this was the byproduct of having so many points of view; something that to be sacrificed and it ended up being the interactions between the characters. There was a long of introspection but not a lot of communication.
In conclusion, the series is superb. It is truly a funny and engrossing series. This book, specifically, will leave you praying that May 2010 (when the next book, Burned, comes out) was already here.