PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR THE HOUSE OF NIGHT SERIES AS HIDDEN IS THE TENTH BOOK IN THAT SERIES.
Title: Hidden (House of Night #10)
Author: P.C. and Kristin Cast
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Publisher: Atom (16th October 2012)
Source: Local library
I’d known it before we saw the fire trucks and the smoke. I’d known all hell had broken loose at the House of Night the moment it had been proven beyond all doubt that Neferet was on the side of Darkness. Only now I had a terrible feeling that outing Neferet would serve more to free her than to force her to pay the consequences for her lies and betrayals.
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.
With the seeds of distrust sown and Darkness breeding chaos at the House of Night, everyone must band together – but that’s proving to be more difficult than ever before. The twins are barely speaking and the House of Night’s former enemy Kalona has now become their warrior, pushing their trust to the limits. Zoey knows that following her instincts might be just what they need to defeat evil . . . but if she’s wrong, it could cause the destruction of those closet to her.
Rating: *** (3 stars)
Hidden is the tenth book in the House of Night series by P.C. and Kristin Cast. After reading the ninth book Destined I was really looking forward to getting my hands on this book and diving straight in.
Hidden was, to be honest, a bit of a disappointment after the set-up in Destined. That’s not to say it is a bad book, or an awful read. It just felt a very stagnant read, and I really had to push myself to read it – not because it was bad, but because honestly not a lot seemed to happen. Neferet spent most of the book acting like a petulant child, and I was left wondering what had happened to the dark goddess who tormented Zoey and her friends and was actually scary.
The plot of the book was pretty much what you would expect from a book in the House of Night series, which was a bit of a disappointment as I was hoping that the Casts would start setting up the endgame of the series in this book – there are only two more books to go, I believe. The book does end with a big reveal, but if you’ve read up to book eight in the series it won’t be much of a surprise to you.
I did enjoy being reunited with Zoey and the gang, though at times they seemed to have regressed. The Casts did their best work with the characters of Kalona and Aurox, who were by far the most interesting characters in the book – though I am curious as to what is going on with Kalona’s brother in this book.
Hidden was a good addition to the House of Night series, and I am curious to see what will happen in the eleventh book.