Forgotten(House of Night Other World #3)
Authors: P.C. Cast&Kristin Cast
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Release Date: October 29th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Rating: 5/5 Stars!
*Thank you The Fantastic Flying Book Club and Blackstone Publishing for a finished copy to review and the opportunity to be on this tour!*
Before he was freed by Neferet, Kalona was imprisoned within the earth for centuries because of the Darkness in his heart. But what happened to the Other World’s Kalona? It’s as though he’s been forgotten, or maybe he never existed at all…
In the present, Other Neferet may have left her House of Night, but she has far from given up her goal of immortality and world domination. As she operates in secret to gain access to Old Magick, the new High Priestess, Anastasia Langford, works toward peace and acceptance for the vampyres of the Other World. But just as Other Kevin’s broken heart will take time to heal, peace in that world will also take time and work—and not all of the Other World vampyres want peace. After all, why should they return to being shunned by humans, especially when they’ve had a taste of how it feels to be in power?
Meanwhile, Zoey is desperate to help rid the Other World of Neferet once and for all, and not knowing what’s going on over there is eating away at her. But, as the Nerd Herd warns, it’s far too dangerous to call on Old Magick time and again. As a distraction, she throws herself into her work and attempts to bring the humans and vampyres of Tulsa closer together with the first human-vampyre swim meet in history! It’s too bad that something always seems to go wrong whenever the stakes are high.
What happens when worlds clash and powers that should be left alone are awakened?Can Other Kevin and his world heal from the wounds Neferet continues to inflict?Can Old Magick ever truly be harnessed and used for good? Or will Darkness extinguish Light and leave our heroes broken, hopeless, and as forgotten as Kalona of the Silver Wings? Don’t miss this second to last volume in the House of Night Other World saga!
As a long time fan of the House of Night Series, it was obvious I would love this book. I know, I’m a bit biased towards the series, but trust me it was good. The third book in the Other World series continues where the second book left off. SPOILER WARNING: Nyx gives the red Vampyres from the other world their humanity back, Zoey enters the Other World, Other World Neferet has been ’embarrassed’ and now is seeking revenge. Oh, and Old Magick is both powerful and takes an awful lot to possess even a small amount of it. Alright, now back to book three. In the Other World Neferet is undefeated and is on her journey to become immortal. But that’s not all. Imagine a world where Kalona wasn’t the fallen immortal Zoey and her nerd herd knows him to be and is actually on good terms with NYX. However, imagine him still buried in the ground because he selflessly gave his immortality towards the creation of a perfect mate for his brother. Yep, it was good and I did not see that coming.
Forgotten was a fast paced, action intriguing novel that kept me yearning to know more and gripping at the book to figure out whether or not Other World Neferet would have justice served on her by Zoey, her Nerd Herd, her red Vampyre brother Other World Kevin and a slew of Other World characters ready to end the Vampyre-Human war happening in the Other World. I was here for every moment of this action. While the action was great, I continued to enjoy each character’s journey. However, to be honest, Neferet became the thorn in your side that you wanted gone. P.C. and Kristin created a true villain in Neferet whose drives was solely based on her own selfish needs. When you think about it, Neferet was the perfect villain for this story. I enjoyed seeing Kevin’s character arc develop throughout the story. His bravery, grief, and emotions throughout the book added a raw perspective. When he was hurting, he was hurting but he was also serving his part to take down evil.
It takes great authors to create an different world within a world and series they have written. Forgotten, along with Loved and Lost provides a new what if world that is refreshing, thriving, and still plays homage to the original world and series. In Forgotten, you have romance, mystery, action, Other World Loren Blake, who if you know from the original series is still a jerk. We also get the story I’ve always wanted for Kalona and phenomenal world building. I can’t wait to see how this story concludes but I am also not ready for it.
“Joy isn’t easy or inherent. It is a choice,
and not always an easy one–not at first.”
“Her life is a key,
Humanity locked within.
Open at your peril.”
“Yes, despair is more in your brother’s nature – anger is
more in yours … You should know that both emotions
are allies of Darkness. Both will eventually destroy
Light if left unchecked.”
About the Authors
PC was born in the Midwest, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school, she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. After her tour in the USAF, she taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. PC is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today Best-Selling author and a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. PC is an experienced teacher and talented speaker. Ms. Cast lives in Oregon near her fabulous daughter, her adorable pack of dogs, her crazy Maine Coon, and a bunch of horses. House of Night Other World, book 3, FORGOTTEN, releases October 29th, 2019. More info to come soon about the HoN TV series!
Kristin Cast is a #1 NY Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teamed with her mother to write the wildly successful HOUSE OF NIGHT series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal.
When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves going on adventures with her friends, family, and significant other, playing with her French Bulldogs (Grace Kelly and Sir Laurence Olivier), and discovering new hobbies. This year she’ll work on handstands, gardening, and taking her new puppy (Baloo) to puppy classes.
Prize: Win (1) of (2) HOUSE OF
NIGHT OTHER WORLD bundles: a copy of
LOVED, LOST and FORGOTTEN by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast and some swag (US Only)
Starts: 23rd October 2019
Ends: 6th November 2019