We return to the battle of good versus evil in ‘Burned’ the seventh installment in the House of Night series. ‘Burned’ takes on a more morose and dark feeling. Zoey’s soul has shattered and with that brings a very real life or death situation to the whole group. As the team works together in Italy figure out how to help piece Zoey back together. Stevie Rae is back at the House of Night fighting her own battles literally.
What everyone doesn’t know is that Stevie Rae is dangerously teetering on the edge of light and darkness. She knows that a lot of her actions are wrong and she shouldn’t feel the way she does. But unfortunately she doesn’t know where to turn or what to do and that is showcased in this book. In the end who will Stevie Rae’s true loyalty lie with?
Will Zoey be able to overcome her guilt and heartbreak over Heath’s death and pull herself together to continue to fight the forces of evil, Kalona and Neferet? Or will her friends be left to face them alone without their high priestess?
So, ‘Burned’ was by far my favorite book in the series yet I felt like this installment was the first book where all the characters left all the childishness behind them and became adults. There is much more depth to the characters in this one. They actually stood for something and fought for what they believed in. Stark blew me away in Burned his character really shined in this one he stood for something beautiful and powerful, loyalty and honor.
This book really kept me hooked until the very end. There were lots of twist and turns, loyalty and deception, love and hate all the things you need in a good book. Again I was happy to see less typos in this installment, which is always a good thing nobody likes typos.
I really love what is happening with Stevie Rae. I am very interested to see where this road leads her and what Zoey is going to do when she finds out about Stevie Rae’s larger-than-life secret! ‘Burned’ was the best one in the series yet and it definitely pulled hard at the strings of light and darkness. Highly recommended, I give it five stars.
P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
St. Martin’s Griffin
ISBN: 978 – 0 – 312-38796 – 9