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Tempted: A House of Night Novel [Kindle Edition]

P. C. Cast , Kristin Cast
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (392 customer reviews)

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Book Description

So…you'd think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark's life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break. Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang. Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings. Aphrodite's visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal. Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn't go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her. Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul? Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.


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    Praise for Tempted:

     

    “Cast and Cast pull out all the stops and take this story to shattering new heights with devastating consequences!” Romantic Times (4 ½ stars)

     

    “P. C. And Kristin Cast have made an absolutely amazing [YA] series. The visuals offered by this fantastic duo are entertaining and imaginative, with nonstop action.... This is easily a [YA] series that can entertain adults with action, hot Vampyres, true friendship, budding romance, a Loving Goddess, and a twist of the unexpected.” –HowlingGoodBooks.com (5 stars)

     
    “I loved every one of the books in the [House of Night] series. Tempted is my definite favorite…. This book had me ripping through the pages.” –Teen review on Flamingnet.com
     
    Praise for The House of Night:

     

    “Move over, Stephenie Meyer.” –People on Hunted

    “Zoey Redbird's first-person adventures take on added danger and importance in the latest House of Night release. Forced by circumstance to grow up quickly, Zoey's emotional and spiritual evolution is fascinating. The Cast duo breathes life and vibrancy into the characters and makes each one an integral part of the saga. Awesome and unforgettable as always!” --Romantic Times (4.5 stars) on Hunted

    “The Cast duo has done it again!  These ladies appear to be an unstoppable force within the world of YA literature… Teenage readers will be drawn to Zoey’s everyday, angst-riddled life.  Not only does she need to save the world, Zoey needs to solve some major vampyre/human boy drama.  These stories are surreal, yet shockingly accurate when it comes to teenagers and their lives.” –TeensReadToo.com (5 stars) on <...

    Review

    Praise for Tempted:

     

    “Cast and Cast pull out all the stops and take this story to shattering new heights with devastating consequences!” Romantic Times (4 ½ stars)

     

    “P. C. And Kristin Cast have made an absolutely amazing [YA] series. The visuals offered by this fantastic duo are entertaining and imaginative, with nonstop action.... This is easily a [YA] series that can entertain adults with action, hot Vampyres, true friendship, budding romance, a Loving Goddess, and a twist of the unexpected.” –HowlingGoodBooks.com (5 stars)

     
    “I loved every one of the books in the [House of Night] series. Tempted is my definite favorite…. This book had me ripping through the pages.” –Teen review on Flamingnet.com
     
    Praise for The House of Night:

     

    “Move over, Stephenie Meyer.” –People on Hunted

    “Zoey Redbird's first-person adventures take on added danger and importance in the latest House of Night release. Forced by circumstance to grow up quickly, Zoey's emotional and spiritual evolution is fascinating. The Cast duo breathes life and vibrancy into the characters and makes each one an integral part of the saga. Awesome and unforgettable as always!” --Romantic Times (4.5 stars) on Hunted

    “The Cast duo has done it again!  These ladies appear to be an unstoppable force within the world of YA literature… Teenage readers will be drawn to Zoey’s everyday, angst-riddled life.  Not only does she need to save the world, Zoey needs to solve some major vampyre/human boy drama.  These stories are surreal, yet shockingly accurate when it comes to teenagers and their lives.” –TeensReadToo.com (5 stars) on Hunted 

    “Teenage issues can seem like life or death, but in this haunting series, House of Night, that’s really the case. Through Zoey’s eyes readers are led into a world that’s getting more complicated by the minute, where friends and enemies can switch positions in a heartbeat. The remarkable Cast duo continues to build a world that you won’t soon forget!” –Romantic Times (4.5 stars) on Chosen

    This highly addicting series offers a unique twist on the standard vampyre story....These books will have the reader laughing hysterically and sobbing unreservedly –sometimes all at once.”
    VOYA on both Marked and Betrayed
     
    Marked is one of the best coming of age stories to come out of Oklahoma since S. E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. It teaches about the beauty of being a social outcast, friendship, and finding your own inner spirituality.” –The Beltane Papers
     
    “Readers will identify with many of the characters, especially the protagonist.” –Library Journal on Marked

    Product Details

    • File Size: 859 KB
    • Print Length: 340 pages
    • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; Reprint edition (October 23, 2009)
    • Sold by: Macmillan
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B002U2DQFM
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,956 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    110 of 115 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars So torn... October 29, 2009
    By Monet
    Format:Hardcover
    First I want to address the POVs issue. While it was refreshing to see another POV in the book , I think the authors spread themselves a little too thin with it. I didn't need to read the angsty drama of the boys' perspectives, you already get enough of that from Zoey. I did, however, think that Stevie Ray's POV was essential to the plot as there was so much going on with her that only leaving the book to Zoey would have completely lost the plot of the *other* red fledglings and Rephaim. I don't think we needed to see Rephaim's view either since we were already getting it from Stevie Ray. There was just too much time spent on rehashing things from different POVs and it made the book seem sluggish. Seeing the drama at the end with Stevie Ray from 3 different people was just unnecessary, I'm almost shocked they didn't throw in Aphrodite's perspective on that too. The Casts should have just left the telling of the story to the two new High Priestesses and let us have a little bit more plot.

    The plot was another issue with me. Really, not a lot happened in the book. And the few major things that did happen were kind of tossed to the side while everyone dealt with their relationship drama. I would have much rather had two very romantic scenes with Stark and Heath and get on with it then have to read 15 little pointless ones where nothing happened. The stuff that happened with the council, Neferet and Kalona at the end was totally brushed off so Zoey could go deal with her emotional issues. The councils mindset in response to the two of them should have been a really big deal and should have been addressed but instead it was "Boo hoo, Zoey hurt Stark's feelings. What's she going to do?
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    39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars One long dream...start to finish October 30, 2009
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    #1 Avoid reviews that contain the ending spoilers or this book is not even going to be worth reading.

    First off, this series is incredibly imaginative, so I don't want to come off sounding like the book is, well... "poopie". It's not - it's just nowhere near on par with the other books in the series. On it's own I would say it's more like a high 2 or low 3, but with so much invested in the characters, Tempted may not pull its own weight but is entertaining nonetheless.

    Tempted leaves off where we left off with Neferet ushering fallen angel, Kalona, (now calling himself Nyx's consort, Erebus) into the spotlight with a grand entrance at the House of Night. Zoey and friends have escaped to the relative safety of the convent belonging to the City Cats nuns only to have to fight the Raven Mockers. Tempted begins with the clean-up and most of the book is devoted to the reorganization of Clan Zoey and planning of Kalona's downfall (they don't get that far). Much time is focused on Stevie Rae and the secrets she keeps - especially one involving Kalona's firstborn - the Raven Mocker Rephaim.

    This goes on and on until 20 pages to the end when the action starts up again building up to a showdown between Kalona and Zoey. The ending comes in a rush of confusion (not at all what I was expecting) leading to a promise of answers in the next installment. So, on its own Tempted read like one big build-up to the next book with far too much time spent to building up relationships between other characters (Stevie Rae with her "Red Vampyres" and Rephaim, Aphrodite and Darius, sheesh - even Stark and Heath).

    POV: One of the reasons this book felt like one big build-up and a bit disjointed was the removal of focus from Zoey.
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    17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Not even a little better the the awful Hunted November 2, 2009
    Format:Hardcover
    I was really hoping the the Cast authors would have read the terrible reviews that Hunted received and made adequate changes to the next installments. Boy, was I disappointed - Tempted was equally as bad. I really have to wonder about the reading tastes of the people who write reviews on here who gave it five stars and say its the best book they have ever read. Really? Really?? That is sad. This story is going no where fast! This series started slow for me, but by Untamed I was hooked. Only to be thoroughly disappointed with Hunted and now Tempted.
    Just because it is in the YA division, doesn't mean the characters have to be so immature and ill speaking. The choices made and lack of plot development have hindered the entire series. The sudden need to make Erik this possessive jerk - which is completely contrary to the first 4 books, is way too forced. I really wish we could rewind back to Untamed and get new versions. Hunted and Tempted are crap!
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    14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars They atTEMPTED to destroy this series. October 31, 2009
    Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
    Wow... I just finished it, and my first thought was that the Cast's must be experiencing Writer's Block and threw this out there to satisfy their publishing requirements.

    This completely lacked all of the power of the first books in the series, it was extremely hard to follow as there was no unifying theme through this book as there were in all the others.

    They're supposedly fighting the Evil of All Evil, but the book was nothing but a mash up of different characters running around with absolutely no purpose.

    Come on, like they'd really let Heath run around a convention of Vampyres? PLEASE!

    The Tulsa HON has all but been obliterated, and the Council acts like they know nothing about it?

    I think the Cast's better get back to what made this series so great to begin with and stop trying to just drag it out, which is what this felt like.... it definitely was NOT their best work, not even close.

    If the next installment doesn't get back to what made them so interesting, I'll be TEMPTED to never read another HON book again.
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    Erik Night
    Erik went from sweet, adorable dork to this crazy selfish possessive jerk. It never made sense why Aphrodite would fight to get him back. After all, Lauren Blake, Heath, and Stark had nothing to do with Aphrodite back then so they couldn't be blamed for Erik's behavior with Aphrodite. So why'd... Read More
    Oct 28, 2009 by Jedibarrister |  See all 24 posts
    Who do you think she will be with out of her 3 boyfriends?
    I think she will choose Stark in the end... one thing that you didn't mention is that while I agree she should be a role model for those around her as she is their priestess in tarining, she is also ONLY 17 and has just entered a new life which is confusing. She wanted to be with Erik, but her... Read More
    Jul 6, 2009 by Cait Franks |  See all 75 posts
    House of Night seems to get worse with each book - try The Morganville...
    I will also recommend Vampire Academy ! :)
    Nov 9, 2009 by Grace |  See all 7 posts
    Overall feeling after reading Tempted?
    The writing was inmature......it didn't go anywhere....the ending was heartbreaking. I really didn't want it to end that way...Overall the whole book "sucked"....
    Oct 31, 2009 by Kindle Customer |  See all 22 posts
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