Hunted by P. C. Cast
(House of Night, Book 5)

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...presents a more realistic approach to teenage behaviour (including profanity, sexual exploits and teenage jargon), in spite of the fact that these teens are vampire fledglings.
-Suite 101

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What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you?

At the start of this heart-pounding new installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey’s friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren’t Neferet’s secrets any longer.  But an unexpected danger has emerged. Neferet guards her powerful new consort, Kalona, and no one at the House of Night seems to understand the threat he poses.  Kalona looks gorgeous, and he has the House of Night under his spell. A past life holds the key to breaking his rapidly spreading influence, but what if this past life shows Zoey secrets she doesn’t want to hear and truths she can’t face?

On the run and holed up in Tulsa’s Prohibition-era tunnels, Zoey and her gang must discover a way to deal with something that might bring them all down.  Meanwhile, Zoey has a few other little problems.  The red fledglings have cleaned up well – they’ve even managed to make the dark, creepy tunnels feel more like home – but are they really as friendly as they seem?  On the boyfriend front, Zoey has a chance to make things right with super-hot ex-, Erik, but she can’t stop thinking about Stark, the archer who died in her arms after one unforgettable night, and she is driven to try to save him from Neferet’s sinister influence at all costs.  Will anyone believe the power evil has to hide among us?

 

About P. C. Cast

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P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. With her daughter Kristin Cast, she is the author of the House of Night novels, including Awakened, Burned and Betrayed. Cast was born in the Midwest, and as a girl fell in love with mythology. After high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force, then taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. Cast’s novels are New York Times bestsellers and have been awarded the Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. Ms. Cast lives in Oklahoma, where she is a member of the Oklahoma Writers' Hall of Fame.  She splits her time between her ranch and midtown Tulsa where she has a home just down the street from the House of Night... Kristin Cast has won awards for her poetry and journalism. She also lives in Oklahoma, where she attends college in Tulsa.
 
Published April 1, 2010 by St. Martin's Griffin. 334 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Children's Books. Fiction
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Examiner

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Reviewed by Lisa Westerfield on Feb 08 2010

... I didn’t enjoy this book as much as the others in the franchise... I leave my review thusly, if you are reading this series then you should read ‘Hunted’ if you are not reading this series and are reading a book here and there then skip it.

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Suite 101

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Reviewed by Nicole Skutelnik on Dec 20 2010

...presents a more realistic approach to teenage behaviour (including profanity, sexual exploits and teenage jargon), in spite of the fact that these teens are vampire fledglings.

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The Overflowing Library

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Reviewed by Kirsty on Jun 21 2010

I quite enjoyed this book on the whole and am looking forward to seeing where the series is going. My main complaints however is that the Casts seem to think the readers are a bit dim in that they have to remind us who everyone is...

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The Flutterby Room

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Reviewed by beckireads on May 04 2012

The storyline of Hunted kept me really entertained, and whilst it didn’t have me quite as hooked as Untamed it wasn’t far off.

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Lowly's Book Blog

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on Apr 04 2010

This is well and truly the best book of the series so far. It is far more than just a vampire romance. The theme of spiritual strength and the power of good is strong, but doesn’t overpower the action

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