In Destined, the forces of Light and Dark collide as their epic struggle focuses on Tulsa’s House of Night. Zoey is home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side – and preparing to face off against Neferet. Kalona has released his hold on Rephaim, and, through Nyx’s gift of a human form, he and Stevie Rae are finally able to be together – if Rephaim can truly walk the path of the Goddess and stay free of his father’s shadow.
But is Zoey really safe? Does she truly know those who are closest to her? And will love win when it is tested by the very soul of Darkness?
I’m trying hard to keep my patience with this series. Not that it’s honestly doing anything that is “wrong” or that I utterly detest. I just feel like I’ve outgrown it. Unfortunately, I’m the type of person who hates giving up on a series, especially after having read so many of the books. I will continue to trek through the remainder of this series, but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I hope it all ends soon.
There’s nothing redeemable about Zoey at this point. I understand she’s supposed to be the heroine and everyone is supposed to love her, but she has become entitled and arrogant. The beginning of the book picks up right after Zoey’s dream of her mother dying and yet, by second period it’s as if nothing has happened. After all, she doesn’t even bother to tell her friends until her grandmother shows up in tears. It’s this type of self centered behavior that makes her a despicable character.
For awhile during my reread I have been very pro-Neferet. Not because I really want Darkness (with a D) to win, but because she’s been one of the only consistent characters in this series. Plus she calls Zoey out on all of the immature and idiotic things she gets herself into. But even at this point, my patience is wearing so thin that I barely skimmed the book during my reread. After all, it’s primarily about yet another guy fawning all over Zoey and it’s Zoey’s willfulness to do whatever the hell that she wants to do, that gets yet another person killed in the end. Face it, Neferet might be bat shit crazy, but Zoey’s just pathetic at this point as is her nerd herd. The only thing I found interesting in all of this was it’s the first time I begin to see the difference in Erin, which becomes a much larger issue in the next few books.