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AWAKENED
by P.C. Cast, Kristin Cast

Genre: Young Adult, Urban Fantasy
Sensuality: MILD

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The mega-selling Cast team continues to reveal its pulse-pounding saga through the viewpoints of multiple characters, giving fresh insight into their hearts and motivations. Over time, the tone and events of the House of Night series have grown increasingly darker as evil continues to gain ground. Although Zoey is still the heart of the series, Stevie Rae’s influence and importance continues to grow. Tragedy, sacrifice and choice are all themes that make this story gripping.

Through warrior Stark’s devotion and sacrifice, Zoey’s soul has returned from the Otherworld. But Zoey has not gotten over the murder of her first love, Heath. While she was comatose, Neferet sent Kalona into Otherworld to kill her. Kalona’s failure has now given Neferet dominion over him, and she has dark plans indeed. So far Stevie Rae has managed to keep her bond with the Raven Mocker Rephaim secret, but his first loyalty is to his father Kalona. Having tricked the Vampyre High Council into reinstating her, Neferet wants to force Zoey to return to Tulsa so she can destroy her. Neferet’s chosen method will be heartbreaking! (ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN, Jan., 323 pp., $17.99)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith

Publisher: ST. MARTIN’S GRIFFIN

Published: January 2011

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