Zoey is probably the sluttiest heroine out there ee God. I HATED this book than I think I ever hated any other book in my life Zoey is an annoying slut The Twins are dumb bitches Don t get me started with the love interests Zoey thinks that anybody who has even a small dose of sexual desire is a hoe bag, but yet throughout the series she had seven boyfriends I kid you not Talk about hypocritical, bitch I strongly disliked Erik, Heath, and Loren But Erik won me over at the scene when he called Zoey a stupid slut and a filthy hypocrite, among a bunch of other things At this point in the book, I m rooting for Erik to dumb her sorry ass and find someone who might actually treat him right The one good thing about this shit was Aphrodite I loved her sarcastic bitchy self, but unfortuanately, she was shamed by Zoey as a slutty hoe And yet, in the first 3 books, APHRODITE WAS NEVER REALLY DATING ANYONE That was enough to make me want to barf out my lunch I am not, in any way, joking when I say that Zoey is the most hypocritical, stupid, irritating, slutty, bitchy protagonist I have had ever had the misfortune to read about Hell, she makes Bella, Luce, Nora, and Ever look like beautiful, amazing, well thought out characters If I ever see Zoey on the streets, I won t think twice to wring her neck, because I have never heard of a useless, retarded character before. The first two books in this series were pretty good Definitely not phenomenal, but a good guilty pleasure series, like cotton candy in the world of literature But Chosen was just too much It starts off a month after Betrayed left off Zooey is juggling three boyfriends, trying to keep the fact that Stevie Rae is a monster a secret, and struggling with the fact that her former mentor, Neferet, is an evil vampyre creating an undead army.First off, the thing that bothered me most about the book was the racism P.C and Kristin Cast are always writing about characters skin color, but ONLY WHEN THEY RE BLACK If a character is black the authors always mention it in great detail, but if the character is white or anything else, they leave discussions of their ethnicity alone The most offensive and racist part of the book was when Zooey was innappropriately grinding one of her boyfriends, Heath, in public The line, two black guys were just a few feet away wearing the stereotypical ridiculous sagging pants, was used This line pretty much sums the scene up The authors stereotype black people, making these black guys vulgar, wannabe hoods And then Zooey kills these guys for talking trash to her, and nothing much is made of it later on in the book It s as if the authors are saying it is somehow okay to murder blacks, and that if you do there won t be any consequences This made me really mad Revealing the race of two characters who were only in the story for two pages was completely unnecessary The scene could have worked regardless of the two guys ethnicity, and the Casts identifying the two men as black sent a loud and clear message black peoples lives are meaningless The character Zooey is a horrible role model She and her friends constantly bully a girl on campus, their only reason being they deem her a slut The girl, Aphrodite s, only crime was sleeping with a boy she d been in a long time relationship with Then Zooey turns around, has three boyfriends, lies to all of them, and sleeps with a teacher The fact that Zooey, the main character and supposed heroine of this series, sleeps with a teacher is disgusting beyond words It shows her complete lack of good judgement and her willingness to betray her perfectly nice, loyal boyfriend Erik I hate how Zooey manipulates the boys in her life and has no regard for anyone s feelings but her own She lies to all her friends throughout the book and tries to have three boyfriends at once instead of doing the responsible thing and breaking up with two of them Besides the fact that the main character is an obnoxious slut and the book is blatantly racist, the story just suffers from poor writing The authors waste a lot of time giving us long summaries about what happened in the previous books, and sometimes review things that just happened a few chapters ago There were also a lot of little typos throughout the book, which detracted from the story becuase it was like they were in such a rush to get the book published they didn t leave time for editing Most of the characters are not fully drawn, and all Zooey s friends are stereotypes There s Erin and Shaunee, two loud mouthed girls who are tough as hell, but love to shop for shoes There s Damien, who is the smart gay guy who holds them all together In truth, the only thing this book had going for it was the suspense Every chapter ended in a cliffhanger and the storyline of teachers at the House of Night showing up murdered compelled me to read on But not even mediocre plotting can save a sinking ship To conclude don t waste your money buying this Don t waste your time reading it. Ugh, I don t even know why I m bothering with this I really wanted to slap a one star on it which I don t do unless I ve actually finished the book but, yanno what I m gonna do it anyway.Apart from being a very poorly written account of the life of the single worst female protagonist I have ever, ever read about, this booked is rampant with stereotypes, derogatory terms, slut shaming and the weirdest paragraph ever written about a gay character Usually he isn t so overtly gay Not that the fabulous Damien Maslin isn t actually gay He totally is But he s also a tall, brown haired, big eyed cutie who looks like he d be excellent boyfriend material which he is if you re a boy He s not a fluttery acting gay kid, but get the boy talking about shopping and he definitely shows some girlish tendenciesWhat in the literal fuck does that even mean WHAT IN THE LITERAL FUCK IS THAT PARAGRAPH If you re not offended enough by that alone, there s also casual use of the word retarded and a horrifying scene where Zoey treats a homeless person like they are actually the scum of the earth.Ugh Burn this book BURN THIS BOOK. Mini ReviewI really hate giving bad reviews but this book truly disgusted me I am really disappointed in P.C and Kristin Cast I mean honestly, do they think that all teenagers act like this because if they do, they need a reality check Love triangles are overused but I can admit, that some writers can really do it well This love square thing Zoey had going on was ridiculous I mean, come on When I read about the teacher suddenly popping up in the picture, I was so grossed out I mean, usually, older guys are sexy and they really get me going but this guy just grossed me out Plus, I had no idea why Zoey would even be looking at another man when she HAD a boyfriend What happened to being faithful What happened to loyalty Don t Read on unless you Have Read the Book or You Will Not Be ContinuingFinally, the one moment that pissed me off like never before Zoey slept with a teacher who was using her How freaking stupid could she be It was so obvious he had ulterior motives, so why oh why would she just sleep with him without considering her boyfriend, her protection, and her pride For godsakes, she gave up her virginity to some pervert and expected her boyfriend and friends to like her afterwards for keeping secrets What is wrong with her God, its characters like her that put me off It sickens me to think that there people like this out there Its like no one respects themselves in books any Its disgusting Zoey needs to get herself some self respect because her behavior is awful Thank god I don t act like her because if I did, then I d owe my parents a huge apology, along with the rest of the world.Rating 1 out of 5 Stars
CHOSEN was a long drawn out account of Zoey Redbird dealing with in her own words her ho ish existence All we read about is Zoey s hormones getting pulled every which way with a Human imprinted partner, Heath who she intends breaking up with but instead has a hot n heavy make out session with b Erik, her handsome fledgling boyfriend who she wants to come clean with about her roaming eye but instead ends up having hot n heavy make out sessions with c Loren Blake, temporary teacher who she wants to break up with but as he apparently makes her feel like a woman , she inevitably ends upyepyou got ithaving hot n heavy make out sessions with So in the midst of all this mind numbing drama, Zoey is also trying to find a way to restore some semblance of normality into the life of her friend Stevie Rae, who died and changed into a snarling, undead creature Along the way she has to keep secrets from her nerd herd and rely on the reluctant assistance of foe turned friend, Aphrodite A Series filler with minimal truly gripping moments. This series just keeps getting better and better The Casts are fearless about adding new dimensions to their beloved characters I admire the creativity of their world it s extremely well thought out and cohesive while blazing new paths in the vampiric realm I really can t praise this series enough. This book has the worst grammar of any published novel I have ever read Whoever edited this should be ashamed Besides that, the authors do write a story that is fairly interesting Authors are pretty good, but the editors can t possibly speak English.Down points of the novel are that every guy is described as being exactly the same They re all perfectly gorgeous without a flaw or even different personalities The homosexual characters are flat stereotypes And, having a young adult book in which a teenage character makes out with a teacher is just plain wrong The incident is described as being exciting and not bad at all Huh Why encourage pedophilia The story didn t need this twist as the lead character is already dating several different guys at the same time Why not put forth a stronger female character who puts her time into a healthy relationship Could ve been much better without the ridiculous relationship with a teacher, some editing, and better character development The plot itself holds the reader s interest despite these flaws.