Dark forces are at work at the House of Night and fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird’s adventures at the school take a mysterious turn. Those who appear to be friends are turning out to be enemies. And oddly enough, sworn enemies are also turning into friends. So begins the gripping third installment of this “highly addictive series” (Romantic Times), in which Zoey’s mettle will be tested like never before. Her best friend, Stevie Rae, is undead and struggling to maintain a grip on her humanity. Zoey doesn’t have a clue how to help her, but she does know that anything she and Stevie Rae discover must be kept secret from everyone else at the House of Night, where trust has become a rare commodity. Speaking of rare: Zoey finds herself in the very unexpected and rare position of having three boyfriends. Mix a little bloodlust into the equation and the situation has the potential to spell social disaster. Just when it seems things couldn’t get any tougher, vampyres start turning up dead. Really dead. It looks like the People of Faith, and Zoey’s horrid step-father in particular, are tired of living side-by-side with vampyres. But, as Zoey and her friends so often find out, how things appear rarely reflects the truth…
I have to say that I thought this was the book that made the House of Night series go down for me. I hated how whiny she was in this book, I understand she had a lot on her plate but that doesn't excuse her from treating people like garbage.
She was short with her friends and while I'm not really a fan of Erick, I felt horrible for him that he was trying so hard to be a good boyfriend and she wasn't having any of it and still struggling with her feelings for Heath and a professor. The writing is very immature in my opinion and they kind of went parenthesis crazy.
I also didn't really enjoy the back story at the beginning, I thought it was unnecessary and slowed the book down a lot. I liked the plot but the writing was bad and it didn't move well for me.