I had a really, really hard time getting through this book. In fact,
after the first 1/4 of it I was tempted to put it down and stop
reading. This series as a whole so far has been filled with ups and
downs. Book 1 was just ok to me and book 2 was a lot better. I will
say that the last 40 or so pages of Chosen was great and made me glad I
kept reading and now I am kicking myself for having left book 4,
Untamed, at home. Zoeys boyfriend problems are pretty much her own
fault and while she seems to realize her behavior is horrible she
doesnt do much to stop it. I have to admit at this point Im actually
preferring Aphrodite over Zoey now that Aphrodite seems to be making a
change for the better.
Stop here because this will be a total spoiler for those who havent
read this book.
So I thought Loren was totally hot and thought there was something
suspicious about his interest in Zoey. It totally suck that he died
and I kind of suspect that instead of the religious nuts being the
killers its actually Neferet. I think this was her excuse for going
to war on humans and I think she killed Loren because she was ticked
off he imprinted with Zoey.
I really do believe that the series is going at a really slow pace. It's already the third book and Zoey has only been at the House of Night for two months. She's only a third former, and there's still two to three more years. In this third book, Zoey seems to have become more like a child than she was in the first two. She makes crappy decisions. She loses sight of her own virtues that were so highly stressed before. She even loses her virginity at the age of 16, after making it clear to her boyfriend that she wasnt ready only to be seduced by an older man. Although you come to learn that he was using her and must have some emotional attachment, the bottom line is that Zoey Redbird is not living up to the heroine that she's supposed to be. Maybe the Cast team will redeem themselves for me in their next book, Untamed.