Tempted: A House of Night Novel

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Tempted: A House of Night Novel

by Kristin Cast, P. C. Cast
Read by Cassandra Morris

Macmillan Audio | October 27, 2009 | Audio Book (CD)

Tempted: A House of Night Novel is rated 3.7083 out of 5 by 48.

So…you’d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark’s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break.  Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang.  Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions. 

Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings.  Aphrodite’s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal.  Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn’t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her.  Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?  Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted

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Dimensions: 5.76 × 5.37 × 1.58 in

Published: October 27, 2009

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Language: English

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ISBN - 10: 1427207976

ISBN - 13: 9781427207975

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little slower than the others 3.5 stars This is the 6th book in the House of Night series. *****SPOILERS IF YOU HAVEN"T READ BOOK 5***** Everyone is in recovery mode after the big battle with Neferet, Kalona and the Raven Mockers. *****END SPOILERS Also, Stevie Rae is hiding something really big from Zoey and everyone else. This one seemed to be slower than some of the other books in the series (although I should admit it's been a while since I read the last one). It really picked up at the very end and ended on a bit of a twist/cliffhanger, though, so I hope not to put off reading the next one for too long. Overall, still enjoyed it.
Date published: 2012-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, though not much happened (CONTAINS SPOILERS) *** SPOILERS ALERT!! *** I was very pleased with this book. In the past 4 books for the House of Night series, P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast spend a lot of time explaining everyone and everything. By the sixth book, we know where everyone goes to school, we know the characters, we know Kalona and what he’s done, so there’s no need to get into it again. However, more than half of the book was spent with the House of Night kids plotting what to do with Kalona and then … nothing happened! I expected some kind of battle between Zoey and Kalona and Neferet, but instead, a character was killed off and the Casts left us hanging until the next book, Burning, comes out. I was surprised to see what happened between Stevie Rae and Rephaim. I was torn between whether or not it was her humanity that wanted to save him, or whether or not there’s still evil in her bones, which is why she didn’t want to kill him. The imprint was unexpected, but I’m curious to see what will happen in the next book between the two. One thing that is really getting to me is the word usage … we’ve heard “bullpoopie” enough and the phrase “ah, hell” was used more times than necessary. If there will be other swearing in the book, it seems childish to have words like “bullpoopie” seem to be taken seriously. Maybe it’s just me. In the end, we were left hanging with multiple story lines and nothing really happened in the book. It was a good, quick read, but it would have been nice to have at least one resolution.
Date published: 2012-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So. Over. It! Okay. I can't keep repeating myself because then I will be doing exactly what the books are doing. They should have killed Kalona a long time ago and made Neferet the new villain. I can't stand this anymore. Make a new villain! I don't care! Just anything besides the same. The ending of this book, though, was pretty darn good. Finally! Something good to work with! It happens in like the last 3 pages. Whatever. Let's find out what happens next....
Date published: 2011-06-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tempted To Do A Book Burning!!! So after I gave birth to my son, lazing around the house, cus “come on” my newborn slept around the clock. So I thought “heck I am gonna give this series a try”. Well I am not going to front, I was in love with the first five books of this series, blame it on the hormones or trying to re-live some form of my youth, I was addicted and gobbled up all the books in less than a week. The sixth book happened and I am now questioning my sanity, I will say this “WHAT THE HELL KIND OF BULLSH*T WAS THIS”. I am all kinds of annoyed with this series, and I am weeping for the trees lost, and the ink that could have been used for something more productive. The House of Night series I feel has become a great disappointment, don’t know what the HON series is, I don’t have the time to explain. This book picks up right after the showdown between Kelona and Zoey and her goons. I was expecting this book to be wrapped in action and have this storm a brewing. Wanna know what I got? Zoey and her boyfriend drama, some psychic visions, Zoey and her messed up feelings of being in love with the entire universe. Basically just a bunch of adolescents using swear words, and throwing in slang’s because nothing says teenager like slang’s. Did anything eventful happen in this book, honestly I can’t even say because I am trying to forget the time I wasted on this, the Cast’s needs a serious reality check. I am not the type to spend time talking the politics of a book, buuttttt I realize this book is filled with stereotypes. Heads up to the authors, not every black person speaks like they stepped out of a rap video, not every gay man tends to over exaggerate and go crazy for shoes, and I am a little sad that this was the best way they portrayed diversity. MOVING ON!!! The use of language! This book is a blow to teenagers, I was one not toooo long ago and I don’t remember speaking like an idiot. This book hit me with such deep words like…… “ I heart me some brown pop” Are you thinking what I am thinking? “I love Z, more than white bread” I don’t even know what that means. Not to mention the “sex thing” that pops up all around. Like sex is everything to these characters but lest we forget “ Zoey ain’t no HO” thing is she can’t help how she feels cus all these guys r so hot. Of course puritan Zoey has sworn of sex since she slept with a teacher at the house of night, a person she knew all for a tremendous amount of time, of a month. Since Zoey ain’t no Ho, she will not sleep with the guy she’s pretty much known all her life, you tell me if Zoey ain’t no HO! Then to make matters worse they kill of my fave character. I am all kinds of pissed! Something I did like, well…… Stevie Rae and a Raven Mocker, I don’t know but that is sounding all kinds of hot. I just cannot believe a series with such promise turned out like this, I could go on about all the ways I dislike Zoey but quite frankly this review will never end. I will not continue, just ask around to see what’s up. Jesu, I am in the mood for some Edward Cullen! 2010-057
Date published: 2010-09-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from i died trying to finsh hate it hate it .i loved the first 3 books and couldn't put then down but after the 4 one i thought it should have just ended and that they are now just over doing then toooooooooooooo much
Date published: 2010-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a change This book came out in November of '09 and I was extremely sceptical because I was extremely annoyed of Zoey and her constant drama with like, 3 guys. Totally frustrating. After about 3 months I finally picked up the book, and wow. I was blown away, it was SO much better than the first 5. Zoey is not the only narrator in this book, Stevie Rae and Aphrodite each tell different parts from their own point of view which I found was more interesting than Zoey's parts. After Banishing Kalona, Zoey goes off to find him and learns that he and Neferet are trying to gain control of the vampyre high council. While they are gone Stevie Rae saves a raven mocker and I'm not going to spoil it so I'm stopping. This book was extremely gripping and like, just amazing :) and the guy drama? It gets better. Must read!
Date published: 2010-08-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Haven't I heard this before I couldn't finish reading this book, because I can't help but feel like I've read it before. I don't get why Authors want to ruin a good book by drawing it out or repeating the same thing over and over again. Anyways I can't say i enjoyed reading this book nor will I read anymore editions in this series. Unless I get really bored and want to read about different guys falling in and out of love with some dumb girl who can't seem to make any smart choices in life.
Date published: 2010-03-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Could have been much shorter Tempted by P.C. Cast is the sixth book in the House of Night series. It starts off slow and dull, but after about a hundred pages, the story becomes more interesting. I think the most interesting character was Rephaim. The normal cast of characters: Zoey and Stevie Rae, both kept having repetitive thoughts about doing one thing but not wanting to do it at the same time, or explaining too much of what we already know. That is how much of the unnecessary parts passed. I was not impressed that Erik was seen as the bad guy although it was Zoey who was hurting his feelings by dealing with so many guys at the same time she was going out with him. Zoey is seen as young, and even her grandma states that she has a lot of time to choose one guy, thus it is alright to have many guys on the side. CONTAINS SPOILERS: Kalona is not dead. He still wants Zoey and he visits her in her dreams. Erik could tell by the way Kalona looked at Zoey before that he felt something for her. Erik is annoyed that she isn’t giving him much attention even though they are dating. Zoey feels that Erik wants to control her because he doesn’t want her being so close to other guys, so she breaks up with him. Stark had sworn himself to Zoey to be her warrior, but she is only learning what it means to have a warrior. A warrior can feel what is going on in the mind of the person they are protecting, which is good and bad at the same time. Stevie Rae and Erik and a few others go in groups to search the premises to see if all of the Raven Mockers are gone. Stevie Rae, who is searching a section on her own, finds a live one, who calls himself Rephaim. He wants her to kill him, but she takes pity on him, for a reason she cannot understand. It was when he laughed that Rephaim, seemed so human that she could not end his life. He is terribly hurt and thinks he will never be able to fly again. Stevie Rae feels that Zoey knows that she is hiding something. After all, Aphrodite is imprinted with Stevie Rae. Thus, Stevie Rae decides to tell Zoey about the red fledglings that she has been hiding, who have not yet chosen good over evil. However bad hiding the Raven Mocker might have seemed to her, she will not tell of his existence. She wants to help Rephaim, so she sends him down to the tunnels to where the evil red fledglings are now residing. The good red fledglings are residing with the nuns. Kalona shows Zoey visions of his past. He used to be Nyx’s warrior, but then he started to feel more for Nyx than he should have. That was when he was banished from that realm and became the type of person he used to detest. He suggests to Zoey that it might be possible for him to change if she was with him, just like how she changed Stark, making him good, because of the possibility that Nerferet is corrupting him. Aphrodite sees a vision that has two end results. One in which Zoey is Kalona’s lover, and everyone, human and vampire, is burning in a wheat field. The other one is of Zoey saying something to Kalona that destroys him. Zoey is confused and doesn’t know if she should trust Kalona, but she knows that her body wants him, because her soul used to be A-ya, a maiden that was made to love Kalona. Zoey feels as though Nyx shouldn’t have banished Kalona because he started to love her. Zoey imagined that Kalona felt an immense pain for having been banished and breaking the centuries old bond of no longer being Nyx’s warrior. Zoey thinks that she can locate Kalona by the places she is seeing in her dreams. While searching online, her friend, Jack, discovers people writing about Kalona on their blogs. This leads the group to Venice. Kalona is claiming to be Erebus, and Neferet is claiming to be Nyx Incarnate. Zoey wants to speak against them. Stevie Rae refuses to go with Zoey because she claims that the red fledglings need her. She suggests that Aphrodite fill her place in the circle. Stevie Rae wants to convince the evil red fledglings, to come join her at the House of Night, where the rest of the red fledglings are residing. The evil red fledglings detest Stevie Rae and want to kill her. They are looking forward to the return of Neferet. Just before the sun comes up, Stevie Rae comes to convince the evil ones, and they tell her that Rephaim is on top of a building and is hurt. The evil fledglings threatened him to go up there. She goes to save him, however, it’s a trap and she’s caged in. Rephaim attempts to save her from the sun. Burned and damaged, the two make it into the ground. He offers her his blood, which smells odd, but she has no choice, otherwise she’ll die. Her imprint is then broken with Aphrodite and a new unusual imprint is created with Rephaim. Heath overhears Neferet and Kalona speaking privately, and is killed. This results in Zoey’s soul shattering, leaving her body an empty shell. Will Zoey be able to stop the evil? Or will Aphrodite’s vision become reality? 3/5
Date published: 2010-03-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tempted This was a all around good book. Not as good or as exciting as the others before this one. And nothing really exciting happens until the end. its just keeps you guessing and wanting to know more. Not happy with the ending. Hopefully it gets better with the next book "Burned" :)
Date published: 2010-02-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not Thrilled This is the first House of Night novel I didn't make an effort to read in one night. There were too many moments filled with characters whinging and not much else going on. While "boy troubles" were present in the other novels, in seemed in this one to be the focus of everything. The idea that everyone this young 16 year old girl meets becomes attracted to her is ludicrous. And then we're all supposed to identify with her troubles juggling them all?! Not likely. Mostly, I was dumbfounded over her different reactions to Stark and Erik, and how she deals with both of them. Stark, in her words, practically "rapes" a girl and she's totally okay with that because "he's good now." Meanwhile, Erik is far too possessive and controlling because he's calling her out on all the guys he has to share her with. She cheated on him but he's the one who's being ridiculous?! The beginning of the novel spends too much of it's time trying to convince us the Erik is now a jerk, when he was nothing but romantic and understanding in the beginning. Later on, Zoey makes a discovery about why some of the kids are still on Neferet and Kalona's side. This is something that could have been integral and made for some substance in the plot. The climax is less the stunning... and instead the author's concentrate on Zoey belittling them, calling them crazy, and even having all out confrontations with name-calling. Where's the compassion a high priestess should show? Why is she not more concerned with figuring this out rather than dismissing them? While this story is set in the aftermath of the huge ice storm that occurred in "Hunted," I'm left with a simple question: Where are the parents?! A fairly large natural phenomena has occurred where people could have been hurt, that is traumatizing and scary, and yet no one calls their parents and the adults don't storm the school wanting to know if everyone is okay. Ridiculous. I just found all of this less than appetizing. I can't enjoy a novel I find myself scoffing at and truly, there was no plot. As the saying goes: all filler, no killer.
Date published: 2010-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG!!! OMG!!!!! ok so i just finished reading Tempted, and i had like a 1/4 of the book left but i couldn't stop reading it and now that it is over i want to read the next one! i dont want to spoil it but ohmigoodness if you like this series you wont wanna miss this addition. ahh... i need to find out what happens!!! i cant wait until april!!!
Date published: 2010-01-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Changed for the better Tempted was by far the best book in the House of Nigh series. Not only did the writing style get changed up, but it was a lot less annoyingly repetitive. We take off right where “Hunted” ended. The gang of fledglings, vampires, Zoey’s grandmother and the nuns are all held up at the Benedictine Abbey after taking on the Fallen immortal, Kalona and Neferet. Zoey may have won the battle, but not the war. They only scared away the evil doers and made them flee for the time being. With Neferet and Kalona out of the picture, momentarily, our group of misfits do a clean up sweep of anymore threats, plot their next steps, get some rest and deal with some boy drama. Of course, boy drama is always at the top of the list when your world is about to be taken back to barbarian times. Zoey grows a pair and dumps one of the boyfriends, but that still leaves two and whatever temptation she feels towards wanting to be lover of Kalona. But as High Priestess, we’ve learned, that she’ll always have the need for multiple consorts in addition to her personal warrior, Stark. All the different needs that come with being a High priestess just indicates that there will be no lack of boy drama in the future. The more hot men, the better, right? Not only do we get to read Zoey’s view points of everything and everyone in the story, we finally get into the heads of the others who have some major changes ahead. Stevie Rae has adjusted to her new red vampness but she is still not being 100% honest with any of her friends. She has much to hide and her choices may seem illogical in the slightest, but maybe her heart and infinity of the earth will allow her to see things that the ordinary eye does not see. We also get some perspectives from Heath and a new addition. It gives much more depth to this series and gives us a break from all the worry and panic that goes around in Zoey’s mind. What will Neferet and Kalona get up to now that they’ve fled? The gang will find out through their very gifted members, Aphrodite and Kramisha. All they have to do is put the pieces together and they will be led right to the evil SOB’s. As they plot out their plans to get to where Neferet and Kalona are, Zoey gets more and more confused about who Kalona really is and which side he is on. Will Zoey choose the right side? Will Stevie Rae? The ending is pretty freakin good. Its deeply emotional for the characters. For once, I can’t wait for the next House of night book. The changes in this book made this read open to all ages instead of what it was before. The Queen of mean, Aphrodite is still my favorite and would like to see some POV from her in the next installment. She’s vicious in such an enjoyable way and has a bigger heart than what she shows to everyone else. But her fierce verbal skills keep me coming back for more. This one also felt a bit after school special at times.. consisisting of choosing good over evil and that you can improve your life at any point. Great read this time around. Who doesn't like a bit of cheeseyness in your reads?
Date published: 2010-01-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Move it along.... Let's go already. Pick it up. There is no need to stretch out basic concepts for an entire book. In this installment, the books seems to set up the scene and concept for the NEXT book. Not a whole lot happened here. Let me summarize: Zoey (who has kick butt power) is torn and whiny about boys. Stevie Ray is secretive and insecure. The bad guys are the same. Mix in some small dramas and a cliff hanger. The end. Could have been half the novel.
Date published: 2009-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my fave book it was really slow most of the book , and when it did pick up it still wasn't that great..the ending upset me i don't like the way it ended at all No Happy Ending..hoping the new book will make up for this one
Date published: 2009-12-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from An Improvement It feels good, but she knows it’s not over yet, not even close. She has banished Kalona and Neferet and his nasty children, the Raven mockers, saved her best friend, Stevie Rae and her new warrior, Stark. But her problems are far from over; they’re only just beginning, and about to get worse. The biggest and most threatening problem is that she knows that she has not destroyed Kalona, and has no idea where he is now or what him and Neferet have planed. Not to mention that she has recently discovered that she is the reincarnation of Kalona’s soul mate and lover, A-ya, and that he continues to visit her in her dreams. To add to this she can sense that there is something off with Stevie Rae and is sure that there is something that she is hiding from her, but she has no idea what or how dangerous it could be. But Stevie Rae is not the only one keeping things to herself, Zoey is too. So how is it fair for her to expect her friends to tell her every thing when she won’t for the same, but shouldn’t she be able to tell Stevie Rae, her best friend? All Zoey can think about is how easy it used to be, before she turned into a vampire fledgling and started at the House of Night. Back when her biggest worries were about her next big math test and the latest fight that she and Heath had gotten in to. Sometimes she wishes that she could just go back, back to before her life was turned upside down. But she can’t and has to accept that and work on figuring out what has to be done next. So what is next for Zoey and her gang? Can she fix things up between her and Stevie Rae, will they ever be able to share all their secrets again, and help each other solve theirs problems? And what is she planning to do about Kalona? In the end will she be able to destroy him or is their soul deep connection to much to fight, can she resist his seductive powers or will A-ya over power her will? I the latest book of the House of Night series, you will discover the answers to some of these questions and more. I found that this book was an improvement from the last, but definitely not my favourite so far. It starts slow and I find that there is a bit too much detail in the beginning, which takes up a lot of the book and causes that ending to feel a bit rushed. However the ending in this latest book leaves you will many questions and really wanting to know what will happen next. It also really sets up a good base for the next book. I think that if done right the next book could be the best one yet.
Date published: 2009-12-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great Storyline.... Bad Ending!! Hmmm ... how to describe this book i'm still confused i think i loved it but i still dunno i think its the ending caught me off guard! The story was great the way the characters grew from marked to tempted it was fabulous. This book had good parts to it there were some moments where i wish i could fast forward to the next action. Also I really like the different characters perspective (kind of like the blue blood series and breaking dawn novel.) SPOILER................................................................................................................... SPOILER!!! DON'T SAY I DIDN'T WARN YOU!!! LAST TIME!!! i dislike the way how zoey gets rid of one of her guys and the reason kills me!! it make no sense how he went from fabulous to THAT!!! IF YOU READ THE BOOK YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I MEAN! The next spoiler is that one of the important people gets killed off!!! yeah i know!!! so left field!! Also i can't wait for burned when is it coming out again!! i hope its not September of next year!!
Date published: 2009-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Err...Didn't like it So, Zoey is back with all her friends and her boyfriend(s) in the 6th book for the HON series Tempted. I didn't like Hunted much so I thought this would be better. Apparently it wasn't, the ending was a cliff hanger as usual, the writing style wrecks it, and I thought it could've been better, way better. Alot of things have been going on with Zoey such as, drama, saving the vampire world etc. But I really don't care if her life is miserable because I find she is a wh*re, a cheater, and very annoying. The romance in this book is not the romance that makes you say "Aww that is so cute!" It's more of the romance that is icky, and immature. The vampires are always Happy-go-lucky in this book and not dark and mysterious, which is the way vampires are supposed to be. Not very excited for Burned.
Date published: 2009-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely fabulous! This next segment of Zoey and the House of Night is fantastic. I love how they continue on in the story with no gaps. Also, this book doesn't spend a lot of time on the back story, the writers are assuming that by this point we have read all of the books in the series. It is very very sad but what a cliffhanger!!
Date published: 2009-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome!!!! i loved it and could almost never put it down!! i got it the day after it came out and i cant wait for the next one. the ending for tempted came at me like a curveball!! i was shoked amazed and sad all at the same time!!! truly moved and basically addicted!!!! i cant help it! my hopes for this series are sky high!!and even higher
Date published: 2009-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing!!!! this book was super amazing , i couldnt put it down and def. didnt see some of the events coming...............the ending came out of left field for me !! well worth buying!!!!!
Date published: 2009-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light but satisfying I love the vampire genre (anyone who knows me will confirm this... LOL). This is a very light series, uncomplicated but interesting story. It's presented from the point of view of a teenager, and as the story progresses, the only thing I find myself thinking is... when is the next book coming out? The answer is... NOT SOON ENOUGH.
Date published: 2009-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good The 6th in the House of Night series and I liked this installment much more than the others. There was lots more action and I really liked how the perspectives changed to the other characters. I am starting to wonder when the series will end. 21/1000
Date published: 2009-11-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It was alright Least favorite of the series so far... Real cliffhanger at the end, I would suggest waiting till book 7 comes out. Then you won't be so disappointed.
Date published: 2009-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SOOO Good I really love this series! This book was really good, but sometimes i feel that not much happens in the individual books of this series but together its really exciting and awsome! This one was good though. It has a VERY interesting ending, i personally never saw it coming! SPOILER: Erik was such a jerk in this one! omg he was so possesive! I used to think he was sweet and nice, but now i like Stark WAY better! Heaths not so bad either, but if you've read the book you might be able to guess how thats gonna be problematic!
Date published: 2009-11-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed First let me say just how much I loved all the other books...Hunted was one of my all time favs and I had really high expectations for this one. Unfortunately, they didn't even come close to reaching them. I didn't get the same feel as the other books. Aphrodite was herself, but not, Stevie Rae was herself, but not. Everything seemed to change from the end of Hunted and the Beginning of Tempted, which shouldn't be the case seeing has its only a few months after Marked was set. I was left feeling disappointed in all of the characters, more than grossed out during some of it and it no where near as hot as they other books. Not to spoil the ending of the book, but I don't think I have ever been so let down by another book in all the ones I've read. I never couldn't put it down, when I was reading it I was almost always doing something else and I just never felt at all connected to any of the character, except maybe Stark. I didn't dislike it enough not to read Burned, But I hope the the Casts can fix what they've done. (Ps why the heck did they change Heath on the website?? He looks NOTHING like his description)
Date published: 2009-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Then there was Two this book was great and i was so happy when Erik was dumped because strak is my fav. Also i'm reallly mad that there is another book to the story "bruned" because omg thought this was the last one . actually i thought haunted was the last.
Date published: 2009-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from OMG can't wait for the next one!!! It is only the beginning of a bloody war. Kalona may have been banished, but he is not gone forever. Zoey has become the House of Night's savior as well as High Priestess and as such, she must go and fight against Kalona, defeating him once and for all. She loves him. By him I mean Heath, her once again imprinted human boyfriend and consort. By him I mean Stark, the red fledging who pledged himself to be her warrior and with whom she has an incredible bond with. By him, I mean Kalona, the fallen angel who once, very long ago, had been the love of her soul's existence. Heath has accepted that he must share Zoey with Stark. Now that annoyingly possessive Erik is out of the picture, Heath and Stark have found a common ground. The House of Night is now torn between good and evil. Some still worship the Nyx and fighting against Kalona's influence, other have fallen under his spell and still adore him long after he's been banished. It is now Zoey's reponsibility to go and face the Council of Vampire and convince them that Kalona is not who he says he is and that in fact he is pure evil....which is something she no longer completely believes. Meanwhile, Stevie Rae has a dilemma of her own. She begins to care for someone she should have killed as soon as she saw and she keeps him a secret from everyone else. This being might jeapordize everything for Stevie Rae. Is she willing to give up everything to be with him? The ending of the book is....frustrating. I really think that it should be a crime to end a book with such a cliffhanger LOL. Also, I would love to know which guys is which on the cover.
Date published: 2009-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I loved the book it was a great addition to the HON series and I can't wait for thr next installment
Date published: 2009-11-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A little disappointing... The wait leading up to Tempted's release date was killer...and sadly I think the book just didn't quite live up to expectations. Though there is much progress in the series' plot in Tempted, I'd have to say I was not "wow-ed". The little quirks I had about all previous titles in the series were still present (the book sounds like it was written by a teenager - and yes I do know that the primary narration is supposed to be through the eyes of a teen - I was still expecting a more mature writing style). The book really seemed like it was just "going through the motions" - there didn't seem to be much thought behind character motives. As a matter of fact, most of the characters seemed pretty much the same...personalities blurred and I didn't really feel like any of the events or actions taking place really "belonged" to any single character - meaning a whole slew of the cast could have been cut from the book leaving the story the same... and irrelavent characters were a definite turn off in the book. The book also failed to grab my undivided attention...whenever I quit reading the book, I didn't really find any urge to pick up and start reading again immediately because honestly I didn't really care much what happened next. Luckily, the final chapter + epilogue of the book definitely leaves you with a huge cliffhanger, so I will definitely be reading "Burned" when it comes out but I am no longer dying to find out what happens next. Lastly...I just wanna add... BOOOOOOOOO ERIK -_-"
Date published: 2009-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Oh my ..... Well to be honest I don't know how i feel about this book, I love the house of the night novels I mean LOVE them but this one felt different to me, first it took forever for me to get into it 2 days just to read the first 11 chapters and during this time I kept thinking what is this ? why did they start the book on the same night the other ended ? and the guy problem come on it's fine to have a love triangle to but it was getting a bit crazy, i was thinking Zoey was totally annoying and actually started to think this might be the last HON novel i read the only thing that kept me reading during the first few chapters was Stevie Ray. Then Chapter 12 happened and I couldn't put it down from that point to the end and I started to remember why i like these books so much, DON'T READ ANY FURTHER IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS. I really enjoyed Heath and Stark working together to keep Zoey safe it was very sweet, Heath is pretty much the perfect boyfriend throughout the hole book and Stark is a close second, Eric well did turn into a sleaze bag but most people i think known a guy at some point that was sweet that turned out to be not what they thought I still think they left hope for him to be a nice guy in the following books. Then the Stevie Ray situation not sure how I feel here if the creature wasn't half bird it be a great storyline totally but I can sense them falling for each other and unless Rephaim continues on the right path and does something that is so good Nyx grants him an normal appearance it's just plain werid to have her falling for a raven mocker. The book goes on being great Kalona goes on with his trickery and Zoey's friends keep her grounded and I'm loving it to the end and POW not quite loving it anymore why kill Heath ? o.k I get it in theory but there are many other characters that are close to Zoey that could have met their end instead of Heath, One of the twins for example or Damien yes they help make the circle but other than that what do they really do I would have prefered lose one of them than Heath, The hole book got Heath looking like the sweetest character and then to have him killed in the last chapter when truely out of all Zoey's guys he's the only one that stood by her 100% of the time even on the end Stark walked away from her for a brief moment but Heath was there. The book did leave an ending that will make me read the next but I only liked this book and I hoped the next one brings me to to loving it again.
Date published: 2009-11-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another good Installment... Zoey continues to fight off temptation from 3 guys. The battle against Kalona continues. Some secrets are revealed. Some new characters are introduced and some are killed off..... Well, I really love this series and I have enjoyed all of the books. This book is no exception. It still shocks me how Zoey can have all these guys chasing after her and it always seems to sound like a bad thing. In my opinion a bunch of hot guys chasing after me could never be a bad thing.. ha. I love all of the characters in this series and they are all developed so well in P.C and Kristin's writing that you feel like you know all of them. And the world of the vampyres to me in this novel seems really believable somehow. The only issue I have with this series and it is the same issue that I have with many series is that a lot of the books seem like filler books that end with a huge cliffhanger. They don't really seem to be stand alone books at all so you always have to go back and at least read then end of the last book to remember what happened. Well, if you read as many other books as I do, you generally get some mixed up occasionally. I wish it was more like Harry Potter or Twilight where you kind of have to read all of the books to get the whole story line but you at least feel somewhat content with the end of the book and not immediately feel like it just ends. I don't know could just be my opinion though. Another good book from the Casts'. Unfortunately we have to wait until April of next year for the next installment "Burned http://thenovelhovel.blogspot.com
Date published: 2009-11-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from so so Kinda dissapointed by this book , not up 2 par with the others. I hate what they ave done to Eric suddenly hes a sleazebag?, when did this happen? . also thought the story was slow although the ending made up 4 it ,
Date published: 2009-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST BOOK! Every part in this book was addicting. The ending made me cry and I'm dying to read the next book, 'Burned."
Date published: 2009-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really exciting and FAB!!!! I really enjoyed the first 5 HoN's so i couldn't wait to get on with the sixth one. At the end of Hunted Zoey had defeated Kalona, but not killed him and her and her team where desperately injured. Stark was badly burned, Zoey recovering from a huge cut by a Raven mocker and everyone was just generally shaken. The book starts in 1st person and (like normal) from Zoey's perspective. However then it went to Stevie Rae and was in third person. It was all a bit confusing and a little bit weird as it jumped around a lot. I think it would have been easier if it had been in 1st person all the time or in 3rd person all the time. Zoey's boyfriend troubles continue and, with James Stark on the scene, it gets into a bit of a testerone filled frenzy. Eric is really possessive with Zoey, Heath is gorgeous with his puppy dog eyes and Stark is now Zoey's warrior. The end of the book is so incredibly sad i cried and i can't wait for the next instalment. But one things for sure, all is not well in the Vampyre world!
Date published: 2009-11-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK this book was not as good there was not really a new confilct same as last book zoey is TEMPTED by kalona stevie ray parts bored me to death they were just going on and on about the red flrdgeling she could made it shorter Stevie Rays parts i was happy the boyfriend thing is calmmer but the end of the book was horrible I cant believe********* died that made no sense why the hell did he neeed to die!!! all in all it was good you got to know the characters better
Date published: 2009-11-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best one so far! Zoey and her friends are back. So are all the boyfriends. This book starts right where the last one left off. Zoey just defeated Kalona. Many people are hurt, confused and scared. In this book Zoey is trying to figure out what to do with Kalona. He comes to her with the truth, but is it the truth. Her BFF Steve Ray is not quite telling her the whole truth, and starts hiding a raven moker. Zoey breaks up with Eric (that goodness), but still has two other guys’ vying for her affections. Can Zoey deal with Heath her human consort and Stark her warrior? Back at school people still seem to be under Kalona’s spell. Or is it a spell? Zoey and her gang find out that Kalona is now trying to take over the vampire head council to bring back the old ways. Can Kalona convince the council? Can Zoey stop them? How is a girl supposed to save the world and still remain sane? This is the best one in the series so far. With how this books end, I will defiantly be reading the next. I need to know what happens!!
Date published: 2009-11-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The nerd herd are back! Tempted is the sixth book in the house of night series and it has left me with mixed feelings and still alot of unanswered questions. It has been a few days since zoey and the gang banished kalona and neferet from tulsa and the house of night but things are far from ok! Zoey and stark (her warrior) are recovering from their injuries but how can zoey relax when so many problems haunt her. For starters, there is the "boyfriend" problem. Stark, heath(the human)and eric(hot vampyre) are still fighting for zoey's attention,so she must make a decision and settle things for all(dilemma,dilemma!) Next zoey feels that stevie ray(her bff) is keeping secrets from her,and if she doesn't come clean soon their friendship may be over! Plus the red fledglings really creep her out. Next and the biggest problem of all is kalona. Zoey is having dreams of him, but in these dreams they arn't fighting, there is no hate only love,a very passionate love that they shared when zoey was A-ya. A-ya is the mortal made to trap kalona in the earth all those years ago,and zoey now realizes that she is the reincarnation of her. Now they must return to the house of night to face what they left behind and it isn't pretty. When they get there they find out that anastasia is dead and alot of kids are injured. With neferet gone their is no healer to help them so with her powers of the 5 elements zoey eases their pain. They also learn that most of the students and teachers are still powered by kalona and really resent zoey for sending him away. Professor lenobia is there helping and is still fighting the good fight so she declairs zoey the new high prestess of the house of night.(ah,hell) more stress to add to zoeys pile! Dreaming again zoey see's that klona was once good and he vows to be good again if zoey is by his side,but how can she possiably be with someone so evil and anyway she has more boyfriends then she can take. Now that they know where klona and neferet are, the gang (less stevie ray)are off to italy to confront them and save the world,again. But can zoey face him knowing that deep down she truely is connected to him? To me this book was good but like the last one i found it to be a bit of a filler. Just when it gets really good everything is left hanging in the air. The good new is zoey has less guys in her life the bad new is it could cost hers. Time to play the waiting game! Burned comes out late next year. Hopefully all will soon be revailed.
Date published: 2009-10-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from disappointing ... i was really excited when this book came out but.....honestly it wasnt that good.. i loved the other house of night books but this one had no real storyline.. there was no conclusions the conflicts in the last novel..SPOILER> the breakup with erik didnt really make since she completely kicks him out of her circle of friends and then a main character dies and Z gets stuck in a come-like-thing... and then the book ends leaving me with WTF and making me really doubt wanting to read another book in this series............
Date published: 2009-10-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bawl Fest Oh my goddess!! I loved it! I read a spoiler for the 2nd chapter and was told it was the full chapter. It was a bit disapointing, but once the rest of the book is read, it was wonderful! I loved reading from not only Zoey's perspective, but also from Stevie Rae, Afroditie, Harsh, Stark...It makes their characters more developed (which makes the crying turn into a bawl fest) They keep talking about a choice, I dont believe we will see the final decision made by any character until the last book. If you can, take your time reading this book as the next one doesnt come out until next year, and trust me, this one will definitly leave you wanting more...<3 Stark and Heath...booo Erik...haha.
Date published: 2009-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ehmawgawd I cannoot wait till thiis book comes outt!! the otha books are meh fav !! i hope this oneh is ahsome too.
Date published: 2009-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking forward to it.. i love this series! i love twilight but i can't say that this series is better than twilight saga because they have different views about vampires.. if you want to know more about this series, you could go to their website.. www.houseofnightseries.com
Date published: 2009-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love them! I am a Big Twilight Lover and I am also a Pickey at times These books took me 2 months after getting them to pick them up but once I did they were the best! I am inlove with them and have been waiting for a long time for this book I cant say they are Better than twilight Cause I think they are tied but I do love them and I know my friend feels the same :) cant wait so little time left .
Date published: 2009-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Wait I love this Seires. Read all the frist 5 books in a week. I love the character Zoey and I want her to get with Eric but whatever that doesn't really matter. This is one of my favourite series, it is tied with Vampire Kisses. i love twilight , night world, vampire diaries and all the other vampire book and this Seires is One of the best it put twilight in 3 for me. ( And Twilight is like amazing)But i just can't wait, i have been wait for 5 months for this book to come out and it is in like 2 weeks. :D
Date published: 2009-10-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from MY FAVORITE BOOKS!!! these are my favorite books a read all of them in two days taking lots of breaks and i can't wait for this, i've been waiting since July!!
Date published: 2009-09-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cant wait! OMG, I thought the 5th book was the last one, but no, you made another one, I cant WAIT for it to come out, when i found out, i texted my friend, she loves the books too! and i think that there better then Twilight, and i love twilight. And i love the night world books too, i cant wait for the new book of that to come out too :D but i REALLY cant wait for this one, it comes out a day after my bros b-day :P
Date published: 2009-09-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from HON Series -- Even better than Twilight Saga ! Omigodd ! I can't wait , I've read all the books so far and I can't wait for Tempted ! I have also read the whole Twilight Saga multiple times , and I am absolutely positive that the HON series is much better , and I am OBSESSSSED w/ Twilight so you can imagine how good this series if I just said it was better than Twilight ! :)
Date published: 2009-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OMG Can't Wait I have been reading alot of vampire books now and HON is the best of the best....even better then Twilight ...i can't wait im more excited about this book then the movie New Moon which is pretty crazy
Date published: 2009-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from can't wait i can't wait for this book to come out i love the HON series and i can't wait to find out what happens next!♥♥♥♥♥♥
Date published: 2009-06-05

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Tempted: A House of Night Novel

by Kristin Cast, P. C. Cast
Read by Cassandra Morris

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 5.76 × 5.37 × 1.58 in

Published: October 27, 2009

Publisher: Macmillan Audio

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1427207976

ISBN - 13: 9781427207975

About the Book

The sixth installment of the bestselling young adult vampyre House of Night series finds Zoey Redbird, High Priestess-in-training, juggling three guys--one of which is so into protecting her that he can sense her emotions.

Read from the Book

TEMPTED (Chapter 1) Zoey The night sky over Tulsa was alight with a magical crescent moon. Its brilliance made the ice that coated the city, and the Benedictine Abbey where we''d just had our showdown with a fallen immortal and a rogue High Priestess, shimmer so that everything around me seemed touched by our Goddess. I looked at the moonlight-bathed circle that stood in front of Mary''s Grotto, the place of power where not long ago Spirit, Blood, Earth, Humanity, and Night had been personified and then had joined to triumph over hatred and darkness. The carved image of Mary, surrounded by stone roses and nestled within a ledge high in the grotto, appeared to be a beacon for the silver light. I stared at the statue. Mary''s expression was serene; her ice-covered cheeks glistened as if she wept in quiet joy. My gaze lifted to the sky. Thank you. I sent a silent prayer up to the beautiful crescent that symbolized my Goddess, Nyx. We''re alive. Kalona and Neferet are gone. "Thank you," I whispered to the moon. Listen within . . . The words swept through me, subtle and sweet like leaves touched by a summer breeze, brushing my consciousness so lightly that my waking mind barely registered them, yet Nyx''s whispered command imprinted itself into my soul. I was vaguely aware that there were a lot of people (well, nuns, fledglings, and a few vampyres) around me. I could hear the mixture of shouting, talking, crying, and even laughing that filled the night, but it all felt d
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From the Publisher

So&#8230;you&#8217;d think after banishing an immortal being and a fallen High Priestess, saving Stark&#8217;s life, biting Heath, getting a headache from Erik, and almost dying, Zoey Redbird would catch a break.&#160; Sadly, a break is not in the House of Night school forecast for the High Priestess in training and her gang.&#160; Juggling three guys is anything but a stress reliever, especially when one of them is a sexy Warrior who is so into protecting Zoey that he can sense her emotions.&#160;

Speaking of stress, the dark force lurking in the tunnels under the Tulsa Depot is spreading, and Zoey is beginning to believe Stevie Rae could be responsible for a lot more than a group of misfit red fledglings.&#160; Aphrodite&#8217;s visions warn Zoey to stay away from Kalona and his dark allure, but they also show that it is Zoey who has the power to stop the evil immortal.&#160; Soon it becomes obvious that Zoey has no choice: if she doesn&#8217;t go to Kalona he will exact a fiery vengeance on those closest to her.&#160; Will Zoey have the courage to chance losing her life, her heart, and her soul?&#160; Find out in the next spectacular installment in the House of Night Series, Tempted.&#160;

About the Author

P.C.&nbsp;CAST is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher.&nbsp;Her novels have been awarded the prestigious Prism, Daphne du Maurier, Affaire du Coeur, and other awards. She lives and teaches in Oklahoma. KRISTIN CAST has won awards for her poetry and journalism. She also lives in Oklahoma where she attends the University of Tulsa as a communications major.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17