At the start of Awakened, the pulse-pounding eighth installment of the bestselling House of Night series, Zoey has returned, mostly whole, from the Otherworld to her rightful place as High Priestess at the House of Night. Her friends are just glad to have her back, but after losing her human consort, Heath, will Zoey—or her relationship with her super- hot Warrior, Stark—ever be the same? Stevie Rae is drawn even closer to Rephaim, the Raven Mocker with whom she shares a mysterious and powerful Imprint, but he is a dangerous secret that isolates her from her school, her red fledglings, and even her best friends. When the dark threat of Neferet—who is coming closer and closer to achieving her twisted goal of immortality—and Kalona returns, what will it take to keep the House of Night from being lost forever, and what will one desperate girl do to keep her heart from being irreparably broken? (from Goodreads)
I really loved the beginning of this series, but have lost interest with the later books. I think this would probably be a good series to read straight through because there is so much going on, I lose track between one book and the next.
I do have problems with the fact that none of the adult vampires seem to be capable of seeing dangers that Zoey and her friends easily perceive. In all of their years, sometimes centuries, of life, the adult vampires have not learned to recognize when someone is lying to them.
I will continue to read the series because I am invested in the characters. However, I do not have to be the first person to read the latest book. I just don’t care enough to fight for it!