- Reading level: Young Adult
- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (April 27, 2010)
Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird’s soul has shattered. With everything she’s ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey’s fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampire High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days left…
Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own. The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good. The truth is, Stevie Rae’s hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but also threatens to explode her whole world.
In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She’s always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddess’s own voice, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite’s loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance.
Three girls… playing with fire… if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned.
So disappointing. Even though it might be a fraction better then the last in the series it was still not near as good as the first 4. I am not sure what is going on. It literally took me 7 days to get through this book. If you are like me you can pump through books like these in a few hours not days. I just couldn't get into it and it lagged oh boy did it lag. It did sorta pick up at the end..but still fell flat. I am glad to have had a break from boy crazy Zoey for a bit in the book. I have to say the Country Slang that Zoey has is absurd. I lived in OK for 2 years and never heard anyone speak the way she does.
Moving past all of this..I hope that Burned will give P.C. Cast and Kristen a chance to bring this series back and start anew. I really enjoyed the first 4 and It would be a shame to see it go to the pits. I will read the next in the series, But if the next doesn't hit the mark I'm out.