Chosen by P.C. Cast

House of Night #3

Author: P.C. Cast

Reading Level: Teen

Genre: Fantasy

Released: March 4th 2008

Review Source: St. Martin’s Griffin

Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn.

Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare situation of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster.

Just when it seems things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely affects the truth…

I wanted to give this four stars, because after about midway it REALLY picked up for me.

The beginning half however is a re-introduction of all the characters, their looks and what they bring to the circle (as their gifts), and it rehashes all the prior books important must know information. As if just anyone would pick up book three in a series to read without picking up the other first. I am starting to skip lines and small paragraphs to get past all the repetitive writing.

Story wise however, it’s compelling to keep me grabbing the next book. Zoey is in deep within Chosen. With her mentor seemingly being all knowing, she can’t go to anyone for help or advice on everything that happened at the conclusion of Betrayed. Alienating herself, is only making things worse for her situation of course, and poor poor Eric.

I want to believe there is more to the poet and to Z and Eric that maybe they pulled a vampire academy on the earrings, or maybe there were some kind spell put on her lustful actions, but I think it’s over between Zoey and Eric. As for Heath, it is best if he gets with other humans, however sad it is for him, it’s for the best.

The ending had me reeling, it really was a cliff hanger and I need to now see where this leads. Zoey has been making poor choices in the last book, and I am not sure how things will get put back together, but they must!


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