Saturday, March 10, 2012

Book #34: Awakened

Title: Awakened (Book #8 of the "House of Night" series)

Author: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Date started reading: March 10, 2012
Date finished reading: March 11, 2012

Publish date: January 2011
ISBN: 978-0312650247
Number of pages: 290

Official summary: "Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position of High Priestess at Tulsa’s House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over her immortal consort Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there. Being Queen would be cool, wouldn’t it? Why should she return to Tulsa? After losing her human consort, Heath, she will never be the same – and her relationship with her super-hot-warrior, Stark, may never be the same either. .. And what about Stevie Rae and Rephaim? The Raven Mocker refuses to be used against Stevie Rae, but what choice does he have when no one in the entire world, including Zoey, would be okay with their relationship? Does he betray his father or his heart? In the pulse-pounding 8th book in the bestselling House of Night series, how far will the bonds of friendship stretch and how strong are the ties that bind one girl’s heart?" (

Official book "trailer:"

How I obtained the book: Bought for $1 at a Friends of the Library charity book sale

Memorable quotes:
  • "I just came from the Otherworld, but that doesn't mean I have a death wise." ~ Stark
  • "Beauty doesn't last. Friends and family decay. Power is the only thing that goes on forever." ~ Neferet ... "No, love goes on forever." ~ Jack
  • "If cats understood technology and had opposable thumbs, they'd rule the world." ~ Sqiach
  • "Once you've known Darkness, real Darkness, there's always a shadow on your soul." ~ Stark
  • "Darkness is territorial, possessive. Once it's had a piece of you, it doesn't like to let go." ~ Stark
  • "If there was one thing the immortal understood, it was the power of patience." ~ Kalona
  • "Terror could be satisfying." ~ Kalona
  • "Neferet is slicker than hen crap on a tin roof." ~ Stevie Rae
  • "We do not have time to tiptoe around Zoey's feelings. She needs to put on her big-girl High Priestess panties and deal." ~ Aphrodite
  • "Evil wins when good folks do nothing." ~ Stevie Rae

My commentary:
  • I was trying to figure out how much time has supposedly passed from the first book of the series to the beginning of this one. I think it's only like four months or so. It seems like it should be a long time, but I'm pretty sure everything in the first seven books took place within about four months. It's a lot of action packed into four months

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