Book: Untamed

PC Cast & Kristin Cast

Young Adult
St Martin’s Griffin / 2008
Hardback / 338 Pages
Series House of Night 4

Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird – she’s become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked. And Neferet has declared war on humans, which Zoey knows in her heart is wrong. But will anyone listen to her? Zoey's adventures at vampyre finishing school take a wild and dangerous turn as loyalties are tested, shocking true intentions come to light, and an ancient evil is awakened in PC and Kristin Cast's spellbinding fourth House of Night novel.

I picked this book up because Series – make it stop

What I liked the Most? Yes some action but my favorite part was Duchess

What I liked the Least? hmmmmm, bet you can’t guess

Review: I like the concept of the general story line and the characters, but the redundant writing is getting a little old. I even enjoy the constant vocabulary lessons from Damien, but the way the author describes everyone over and over again, everything from their personalities to their day to day clothing choices is becoming a complete waste of paper. Example every single time the Grandmother calls Zoey the Cherokee word for daughter the author explains that the word mean daughter & that it makes her feel safe. There is a whole lot of explaining and back story and description and really not a whole lot of story, plot, character development or emotion. It's a good story idea, but not very well executed.

Also, has anyone ever noticed that Zoey falls in lust with any cute guy that walks into her path, but condemns Aphrodite for falling in love? And to make it worse, she really Seems to fall "head over heels" for EVERY guy that shows even remote interest? Ugh, it drives me crazy when a strong and otherwise independent heroine seems to need male attention 24/7 to feel worthwhile.

These authors definitely need to take that writing instruction that everyone learned in grade school..."Show, don't tell."

Recommended to: Someone weak like me – I hate the book but I have to know what happens

Best Quote: "Oh, honey! My heart is just broken for you!" he told the dog.

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