At the start of Awakened, the pulse-pounding eighth installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey has returned, mostly whole, from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey—or her relationship with her super- hot Warrior, Stark—ever be the same? Stevie Rae is drawn even closer to Rephaim, the Raven Mocker with whom she shares a mysterious and powerful Imprint, but he is a dangerous secret that isolates her from her school, her red fledglings, and even her best friends. When the dark threat of Neferet—who is coming closer and closer to achieving her twisted goal of immortality—and Kalona returns, what will it take to keep the House of Night from being lost forever, and what will one desperate girl do to keep her heart from being irreparably broken?
I actually read this book a couple weeks ago and almost wrote a review when I finished but that review may have ended up being a little too harsh. So here we are, two weeks later, and I still have a slightly bad taste in my mouth over this book. I don’t want to rant since overall it is a good series so I will keep this short and semi-sweet.
For me, Awakened doesn’t rise to the same level as the previous 7 books in the series. I give it a 3.5 out of 5 where the others ranked higher. In other words, it was good but not great.
In previous books there was more of a balance between the good twists vs the bad but this time around it seemed like even the good things are going wrong. There were a few redeeming points but overall I was left disappointed.