Chosen by P.C. Cast
Available At: Air Academy, Aspen Valley (HS), DCC (HS), Liberty, Rampart
Categories: Sexual, Violence
Description: Zoey Redbird, a fledgling vampyre, becomes confused about who to trust, with friends becoming enemies and enemies becoming friends at the House of Night prep school, and the need for caution becomes increasingly important when she finds herself juggling three boyfriends, and vampyres start turning up really dead.
YA Label?: Yes
Notes: Contains sexual activities and nudity.
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Page 58: “Pressing myself against him I deepened the kiss. And then on impulse (ho-ish impulse at that) I took his hand from the small of my back and moved it up so that it was cupping the side of my breast. He moaned again and his kiss got harder and hotter. He slid his hand down and under my sweater, and then back up so that he had my breast in his hand, bare except for my lacy black bra.”
Page 241: “….Loren took the hand he was fisting in my hair and pulled at his shirt so that the buttons popped, exposing his chest. Then he drew his thumbnail slowly over his left breasts, leaving behind a line of perfect scarlet. The scent of his blood wrapped around me.”
Page 253: “I rocked against him, thinking about heat and blood and nothing but Loren…Loren…Loren-“
Page 262: “She’s easy to lead around. A shiny present here, a pretty compliment there, and you have true love and a popped cherry sacrificed to the god of deception and hormones.”