Neferet's body may be gone, but her spirit lives on, and
it's ready to cause trouble. With the murder of a human,
danger increases at the House of Night, and Zoey and her
friends have a lot to do if they want to keep everyone safe.
REVEALED by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast is not my favorite in
the House of Night series. For years, I have been
the series and waiting for the last book to come out (this
is the next to last book). Sadly, since around book six or
seven, I am not enjoying the brilliant and wonderful story I
felt I got from the first books. REVEALED unfortunately is
continuing that progression for me.
After eleven books, I do have an attachment to the
and the story, as well as a real need to find out what
happens in the end after so many years of following the
books. The world building in this series is great. Each one,
including REVEALED, shows more and more of the complexity of
it, and I love that. However, the plot and the characters
themselves don't seem to work as well. REVEALED has a decent
plot, but it doesn't feel very connected or solid. The
events at the high points of the plot are full of action,
but they feel kind of random, and the story between them
doesn't feel nearly as exciting. It makes the story a slower
read because of that difficulty in getting from plot point
to plot point.
Though Zoey and her friends have shining, sometimes laugh
out loud funny or make you tear up serious, moments, I'm
missing their actual development in this story. Death has
happened around them, a major death, but after the first few
chapters, the grief doesn't seem to have done anything to
them. Though I totally think that main characters can still
be good even if you don't necessarily like them, I often
found myself frustrated with Zoey. Her character doesn't
seem to grow, but rather remains a bit immature. Again,
character flaws can be used so well, but there has to be
some real character development for me to feel a connection.
Even towards the end when Zoey seems to make a certain
decision regarding her love life, I don't feel I can trust
her narration. I can easily see her going against her
decision in the next book and not growing at all.
I will still read the next book, because I truly did like
the series before, and I have hope that it might end well,
but REVEALED just didn't do it for me. I enjoy the authors'
voices, and they do have talent, but I think I will find
more enjoyment from them when this series is over, and I
pick up other works from them.
REVEALED is the spellbinding eleventh and penultimate
installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre
series by PC and Kristin Cast.
Drastically altered after her fall at the end of Hidden,
Neferet is now more dangerous than everâ€”and her quest for
vengeance will wreak havoc on humans, as well as Zoey and
her friends. Chaos is loosed in Tulsa and the House of
Night is blamed. Can Zoey stop Neferet in time to keep her
anger from escalating to full-on war? Or will someone else
have to step in to take the fall?
The House of Night series is an international phenomenon,
reaching #1 on U.S., German, and UK bestseller lists, and
remaining a fixture on The New York Times Childrenâ€™s Series
bestseller list for nearly 150 weeks and counting. With more
than 12 million copies in print, rights sold in thirtyâ€“eight
countries to date, and relatable, addictive characters, this
series is unstoppable. Now, in the eleventh and penultimate
installment of the series, the action is more intense and
the stakes even higher as Zoey and her friends battle to
protect their school and home from devastating evilâ€”all
while balancing romances, precarious friendships and the
daily drama of the House of Night's halls.