St. Martin's Griffin, 320 pages
"At last, Zoey has what she wanted: the truth is out. Neferet's evil has been exposed, and the High Council is no longer on her side--but she's far from done wreaking havoc in the vampyre world. First, a mysterious fire ravages the stables. Then, Neferet makes a devastating move that will test them all. With the tension at a breaking point and friendships on the line, can the nerd herd come together to stop the spread of Darkness before it's too late?"
Why is this series still going? WHY?! Sure, it's entertaining enough, but honestly, I was almost going to rate this two stars. Enough is enough, and nothing really progressed too much in this book. I can certainly describe this series in one word: disappointing. If we took all of the junk and fluff out of the series, we would most likely have a gem. But, unfortunately, that is not the case.
Let's see... everything has been beaten into our heads like crazy. Neferet is a psychotically evil. Aphrodite likes to call Stevie Rae a bumpkin. Kramisha likes to talk like she is from the ghetto. Zoey has a million guys in love with her. Zoey is really close with her grandmother. Kalona wants redemption. Yeah, we get it; this is great and all, but tell me something I don't know. I'm just... tired. I'm ready for things to end... this is the tenth book, so I'm pretty sure it would be okay if it did!
The content of the book just seemed incredibly silly. Neferet capturing Zoey's grandma? Really? That's the best you can do? The only two things I liked in this book was 1. the relationship between Zoey and Stark and 2. Kalona's character development. Thank the lord for these two things, or the book would be nearly irredeemable. Not only did the central conflict seem silly, but the author is trying to bring back Heath! WHY? Was that ridiculous, aggravating love triangle for 6 books (!!!!!) not enough? Zoey doesn't need Heath, and dare I say it, but he is so much more tolerable when he is DEAD.
Needless to say, this series needs to end. Like, soon. And I really am not looking forward to the next book all because of the one incredibly obnoxious character whose name starts with the letter "H" that doesn't know how to stay dead.
Rating: 2 1/2 stars - Liked it, but was incredibly annoyed.