"When friends stop trusting each other, Darkness is there to fan the flames…. Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days left…Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own. The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good. The truth is, Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but also threatens to explode her whole world. In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddess’s own voice, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance.
Three girls… playing with fire… if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned."
Love, Love, Love this series! My only complaint is I can't get enough, oh, and that all The House Of Night books end with cliffhangers! Which really isn't a complaint considering the fact that it leads me to intrigue and suspense. But to be honest P.C. Cast has done it again! Her books are like a magical symphony you just can't help but sway to! Every note is perfectly balanced! And what really captures you is her characters they're soo real! Which I think a lot of that credit goes to Kristin Cast for keeping the teen drama realistic. I have been pulled into every one of these two ladies books so far and this was no exception. And I've seen a lot of mixed reviews about the House Of Night series but however much people despise the books they keep reading them. And that says something!
This volume particularly caught my attention because it was rooted in Scotland for the most part. And being of Scottish decent I loved the old Folklore, symbolism, and setting. This series is a combination of so much mythology but at the same time there is complete harmony throughout the books. I love the storyline, characters, settings and references and I don't think I really can say much more besides this is a must-read series (in fact most of the Cast books are)! So I will be on pins and needles waiting until the next installment (Awakened) comes to a store shelf near me!