Book Review #12: Destined by P.C. + Kristen Cast

Can love win when it is tested by the very soul of darkness?

” Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet-which would be a whole lot easier if the High Council saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, Rephaim and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together-if he can truly walk the path of the goddess and stay free of his father’s shadow.

 But there are new forces at work in the House of Night. An influx of humans, including Lenobia’s handsome horse whisperer, threatens their precious stability. And then there’s mysterious Aurox, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous teen boy who is actually more-or probably less-than human. Only Neferet know he was created to be her greatest weapon. But Zoey can sense the part of his soul that remains human, the compassion that wars with his dark calling. And their’s something strangely familiar about him…

Will Neferet’s true nature be revealed before she succeeds at extinguishing light? And will Zoey be able to touch Aurox’s humanity in time to protect them all?”

Warning: Spoilers, read on if you dare.

This book, I believe is deemed to be the last in the House of Night Series. Which it is not… because the ending of the book opens up to another sequel. You know, I love Zoey as much as the next gal, but pleease. Do we really need another book? I am excited for Lenobia’s Vow though, which is coming out in January.

Anyways, onto the review. This book… kind of fell below my expectations. I mean, there were obviously some moments where I loved to read on, but going into it, I was expecting more that what was given to me.  Don’t get me wrong, I loved the addition of Aurox, but he will never overshadow my love for Rephaim, that’s for sure. But it just seemed that it wasn’t a fit “ending” to the series at all, where was the non-stop suspense of some of the other books in the series? It felt like there was no real threat in the book, even though Neferet is a crazy bitch. I wish they figured out truly why Erik marked that girl red and I wish he would stop being a whiny douchebag about losing his acting dream.

Overall, despite my disappointment of this book, certain parts and characters made up for it somewhat.

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