This week for the Fiction Friday feature, I am reviewing the young adult fantasy novel, Redeemed by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast. This work was originally published in September 2015 by St. Martin’s Griffin with a page count of 320 pages. This is the 12th novel in the House of Night series. The audiobook is 11 hours & 26 minutes in length and read by Caitlin Davies. The following overview is provided from B&N: Zoey Redbird is in trouble. Having released the Seer Stone to Aphrodite, and surrendered herself to the Tulsa Police, she has isolated herself from her friends and mentors, determined to face the punishment she deserves—even if that means her body will reject the change, and begin to die. Only the love of those closest to her can save her from the Darkness in her spirit; but a terrible evil has emerged from the shadows, more powerful than ever… Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals. Crowning herself a Dark Goddess, she is evil unleashed and is enslaving the citizens of Tulsa. The vampyres of the House of Night have banded with the police, and are gathering every last resource they have, but they know that no single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her—unless that vampyre has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey is heir to such power…but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help. In the final novel in the house of Night series, an epic battle of Light versus Darkness will decide who is redeemed…and who is forever lost.
This was the perfect ending to this series. I loved the redemption arcs for Zoey and Kalona. There are so many good lessons to be had in this novel and the series overall. Each novel previous to this one paved a path to this wonderful finale. I think the stakes matched the tension of the story. The story elements are well-balanced and the main characters had significant depth. I am so excited that this series is being turned into a show, but I am also nervous that they will gut this beautiful story for ratings. That would be such a disservice to all the wonderful and probably tireless work that P.C. and Kristin put into these books. I highly recommend this series to anyone that enjoys urban fantasy and/or vampire novels.
I give this novel 5 out of 5 stars.
Tomorrow for the Missing Person Saturday feature, I am highlighting the missing person’s case of Jessica Seybold. Next week for the Fiction Friday feature, I am reviewing the gothic fiction novel, Web of Dreams by V.C. Andrews. Until then keep reading on; Nerd out!
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