Author: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (March 4, 2008)
From the back of the book:
Bloodlust and Dark Forces are at work at the House of Night, and fledging vampyer Zoey Redbird's adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And, oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this "highly addictive series" (Romantic Times BOOKreviews), in which Zoey's mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn't have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare, Zoey finds herself in the very rare position of having three boyfriends, a situation with the potential to spell social disaster. Then vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. But as Zoey and her friends find out, things are not always what they seem...
Book 3 in the House of Night series, and usually by now most series seem to be lagging behind. Not so with Chosen. This book is my favorite so far of the series. Zoey really seemed to come into her own here. She felt some real emotion, and was no longer a whining teenager, instead she transformed herself into a young woman.
Zoey had a lot to deal with. Her bloodlust for Heath, her relationship with Erik and her new found attraction to one of the professors. Plus her best friend was a gross undead thing, it was a lot for Zoey to deal with. She didn't tell her friends what was going on, because she knew that by telling them it would put them in danger as well.
When vampyres start showing up dead, Zoey knows that the people from her Step-Father's religion are involved, so she turns to the only person she could trust, her sworn enemy Aphrodite. The two of them have to squash old issues with one another and attempt to work things out, otherwise it could be the end for a whole lot of people.
Rating: 5 out of 5