Friday, December 14, 2012

Book Review: Hidden by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast

Title: Hidden

Author: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Series: House of Night #10

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

How obtained: ebook

At last, Zoey has what she wanted: the truth is out. Neferet's evil has been exposed, and the High Council is no longer on her side -- but she's far from done wreaking havoc in the vampyre world. First, a mysterious fire ravages the stables. Then, Neferet makes a devastating move that will test them all.

With the seeds of distrust sown and Darkness breeding chaos at the House of Night, everyone must band together -- but that's proving to be more difficult than ever before. The twins are barely speaking and the House of Night's former enemy, Kalona, has now become their warrior, pushing their trust to the limit. To top it off, Zoey is pretty darn sure she might be losing her mind. She saw something when she looked at Aurox through the Seer Stone that she can hardly explain to herself, let alone her friends. Is it possible that Heath has come back in a different form? Is that why Zoey's so intrigued by Aurox, when it's so obvious that he's dangerous? And who would believe her if she told them? Zoey knows that following her instinct about Aurox might be just what they need to defeat evil . . . but if she's wrong, it could cause the destruction of those closest to her.

With the tension at a breaking point and friendships on the line, can the nerd herd come together to stop the spread of Darkness before it's too late?
I know I didn't put up any reviews of the House of Night books but I literally read the first six in a week, like two years back and then followed along slowly as the others came out.

So the adventure with Zoey is far from over. Its kind of nice to have a long enjoyable series but sometimes it drags just a bit. I think that is why there is the mixing in of other people's POV. Its a nice touch because sometimes always being in the heroine's head can get to be boring and irritating when she's doing some stupid stuff.

Anyway, if you read up until this point you know that Auroux was created by that witch Neferet and is her device to try to harm Zoey in anyway possible. But Neferet didn't think that Heath would be making a comeback into the world of the living through another body. Hidden is really full of action and uncovering of secrets. Though I honestly think that the previous books were a bit better, this one wasn't that bad.

Kalona was being remorseful, and Auroux found his humanity in some sense. It was surprising that Erebus (Nyx's consort) showed up with hints of jealously. Like really? Kalona is the one thats banished and fallen to earth, the hero in charge of the sons of erebus should of been more, i dunno, honorable?
I still like Stark, he might be a bit possessive sometimes but I think he would be the best for Zoey. Even though Zoey can't make up her freaking heart about guys.

It was refreshing to read about Aphrodite and Darius again. Their relationship plus Stevie Rae and her man seem the most real. It was nice to meet Shaylin, but damn, I didn't think the twins Shaunee and Erin would end up like that.

Ugh, so much drama.

I give the book a 7/10. I read it because it was the next book in the series and though it added to the series as a whole, and there were some new and interesting plot twists, I think that the series should really come to an end soon. Peace of mind you know.

Read up a storm! :]