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Burned
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Author P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Publication date April 27, 2010
Published by St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Order
Preceded by
Tempted
Followed by
Awakened

Burned is the seventh novel in the House of Night Series.

About

When friends stop trusting each other, Darkness is there to fan the flames....

Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird's soul has shattered. With everything she's ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey's fading fast. It’s seeming more and more doubtful that she will be able pull herself back together in time to rejoin her friends and set the world to rights. As the only living person who can reach her, Stark must find a way to get to her. But how? He will have to die to do so, the Vampyre High Council stipulates. And then Zoey will give up for sure. There are only 7 days left...

Enter BFF Stevie Rae. She wants to help Z but she has massive problems of her own. The rogue Red Fledglings are acting up, and this time not even Stevie Rae can protect them from the consequences. Her kinda boyfriend, Dallas, is sweet but too nosy for his own good. The truth is, Stevie Rae's hiding a secret that might be the key to getting Zoey home but also threatens to explode her whole world.

In the middle of the whole mess is Aphrodite: ex-Fledgling, trust-fund baby, total hag from Hell (and proud of it). She's always been blessed (if you could call it that) with visions that can reveal the future, but now it seems Nyx has decided to speak through her with the goddess's own voice, whether she wants it or not. Aphrodite's loyalty can swing a lot of different ways, but right now Zoey’s fate hangs in the balance.

Three girls...playing with fire...if they don’t watch out, everyone will get Burned.

Overview

The story starts with Kalona's point of view, witch explains what happened in Tempted. However, the story really starts when Neferet turns up and discovers that, although he is immortal, he can be injured through his spirit. Using this to her advantage, Neferet binds him with darkness and sends him after Zoey.

As the story goes on, Stevie Rae and Rephaim get into their own trouble. After several risky meetings, however, Stevie Rae learns from Aphrodite that there are two forms that can help her. Light and Darkness. However, Aphrodite failed to mention that the black bull was good, and Stevie Rae calls the Dark one instead. Rephaim senses her fear and saves her by offering up a blood debt, which gives her time to summon Light.

All the while, Stark is busy sorting through rumors and Myths to find a way to save Zoey.

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