Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Chosen, A House of Night Novel

Zoey recently found out her best friend is still alive but different. As in red eyes, turns into dust in the sun, needs blood all the time, undead different. Zoey is also still having guy troubles. She must decide between Heath her long time on again off again boyfriend, Erik the fledging superman, or Loren the vampire part-time teacher who is to old for her.

I really don't know what the author is trying to accomplish. She tries to tell everyone that being racist is bad, smoking is bad, homophobes are bad, and many other things but at the same time her characters are having sex with minors, calling each other hos and cussing up and down. The characters really don't have any personality. Erik talks exactly the same way as Zoey. I think the only character that might be a little different than the rest is Aphrodite.

I also hate it how the main character calls everyone 'kid'. Seriously, Erik is what, almost 19 and yet she still calls him kid? He is about 2 or 3 years older than her he is not a kid. And the main character herself is what, 17? and she is certainly not a kid anymore. A 12 year old in this book would be a kid not a 17, 19 or 16 year old. I think it is because the author is a teacher and she sees the characters as kids so she incorporated herself into her main character by calling everyone a kid. I don't know why but it really annoys me.

Even though the characters have no personality and the lessons in the book are tilted, I still enjoyed the plot. Like all the other House of Night books so far, the first couple chapters were hard to get into but after a couple chapters the story started to go on a roll. Although, again, I would probably never would have picked this series out on my own to read.

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