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About the Author

P.C. Cast was born in Watseka, Illinois in 1960. After graduating from high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force. After her tour of duty, she taught English in high school for 15 years before becoming a full-time author. She has written numerous books including the Goddess Summoning series, the show more Partholon series, and the Divine series. She co-writes the young adult House of Night novels with her daughter Kristin. She has received several awards including the Oklahoma Book Award, Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, and the Laurel Wreath. Moon Chosen, the first title in Cast's new series, Tales of a New World, became a New York Time bestseller in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) show less


Works by P. C. Cast

Marked (House of Night, Book 1) (2007) 10,040 copies, 385 reviews
Betrayed (2007) 7,654 copies, 154 reviews
Chosen (2008) 7,204 copies, 126 reviews
Untamed (2008) 6,666 copies, 110 reviews
Hunted (2009) 6,224 copies, 115 reviews
Tempted (2009) 5,451 copies, 94 reviews
Burned (2010) 4,666 copies, 86 reviews
Awakened (2011) 3,824 copies, 81 reviews
Destined (2011) 2,743 copies, 38 reviews
Hidden (2011) 2,055 copies, 37 reviews
Revealed (2013) 1,479 copies, 23 reviews
Redeemed (2014) 1,371 copies, 19 reviews
Divine by Mistake (2001) 1,121 copies, 37 reviews
Dragon's Oath (2011) 1,092 copies, 24 reviews
Goddess of the Sea (2003) 850 copies, 24 reviews
Lenobia's Vow (2012) 767 copies, 12 reviews
Goddess of Spring (2004) 727 copies, 20 reviews
Divine by Choice (2006) 722 copies, 11 reviews
The Fledgling Handbook 101 (2010) 701 copies, 9 reviews
Neferet's Curse (2013) 668 copies, 18 reviews
Elphame's Choice (2004) 618 copies, 17 reviews
Divine by Blood (2007) 599 copies, 9 reviews
Moon Chosen (2016) 595 copies, 9 reviews
Goddess of Light (2005) 560 copies, 8 reviews
Goddess of the Rose (2006) 558 copies, 15 reviews
Brighid's Quest (2005) 509 copies, 33 reviews
Immortal: Love Stories With Bite (2008) — Editor — 449 copies, 19 reviews
Goddess of Love (2008) 406 copies, 9 reviews
Kalona's Fall (2014) 405 copies, 9 reviews
Warrior Rising (2008) 386 copies, 9 reviews
Goddess of Legend (2010) 335 copies, 10 reviews
Loved (2017) 333 copies, 8 reviews
Sun Warrior (2017) 277 copies, 4 reviews
Spells Trouble (2021) 258 copies, 14 reviews
The Dysasters (2019) 255 copies, 6 reviews
Mysteria Lane (Anthology 4-in-1) (2008) — Author — 255 copies, 14 reviews
Lost (2018) 238 copies, 2 reviews
Forgotten (2019) 181 copies, 1 review
Wind Rider (2018) 161 copies, 2 reviews
Found (2020) 151 copies
Into the Mist (2022) 140 copies, 4 reviews
Omens Bite (2022) 118 copies, 3 reviews
After Moonrise: Possessed | Haunted (2012) 114 copies, 4 reviews
The Avenger (2009) 111 copies, 4 reviews
House of Night: Legacy (2012) 103 copies, 10 reviews
Eternal: More Love Stories with Bite (2010) — Editor — 99 copies, 2 reviews
Hex You (2023) 85 copies, 3 reviews
Mysteria Nights (2011) 83 copies, 3 reviews
Divine Beginnings (2009) 76 copies, 2 reviews
Draw Down the Moon (2024) 74 copies, 3 reviews
House of Night, Books 1-12 (2014) 73 copies, 1 review
Accidental Magic (2012) 37 copies
The Goddess Collection, Volume One (2012) 35 copies, 1 review
Out of the Dawn (2023) 33 copies
The Scent of Salt & Sand (2016) 20 copies, 1 review
House of Night, Books 1-10 (2013) 14 copies
The Rage of Storms (2020) 5 copies
Time Raiders [4-in-1] (2010) 5 copies
House of Night, Books 1-9 (2007) 3 copies
Salattu (2014) 2 copies
Renascida 2 copies
Zapeljana 1 copy
Perdida - eBook (2020) 1 copy
Ožgana 1 copy
Lanetli (2011) 1 copy
Neferet'in Laneti (2014) 1 copy
Neukročena (2011) 1 copy
Zasledovana (2011) 1 copy
Izbrana 1 copy
Possessed (2018) 1 copy
Izdana 1 copy
Paljastettu (2015) 1 copy
Zaznamovana 1 copy

Associated Works

Mysteria (Anthology 4-in-1) (2006) — Contributor — 467 copies, 14 reviews
Bewitched, Bothered, and BeVampyred (20-in-1) (2005) — Contributor — 127 copies, 3 reviews
Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals (2018) — Contributor — 8 copies, 2 reviews
Dark Horse Does Vampires Right (2015) — Contributor — 6 copies


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Common Knowledge



House of Night Series in Read YA Lit (March 2014)
House of Night discussion thread in Hogwarts Express (April 2012)


This book is an old favourite - my copy is one of the first published version of this, under the original title Goddess By Mistake - and for that I probably have something of a soft spot for it. Shannon isn't my favourite protagonist but I do like her, and her opinionated, interested, slightly flaily, dedicated voice and self are entertaining and did make me like her. ClanFintan isn't my favourite love interest, either, but I enjoy their dynamic and he is far from the aggravating tropes I find so commonly - and commonly aggravating.

Parthalon is an interesting world and I enjoyed this book, though I've read little of the added-later series beyond it - only the second book, thus far.
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Kalira | 36 other reviews | May 12, 2024 |
It has been a bit of time since I read these, but I will give my opinion. I enjoyed the first few of this series in the way that I enjoy shows like South Park, mildly entertaining, however completely unstimulating. As a pagan I did enjoy the use of many aspects of Wicca that were brought into daily life for the characters at first. The circle castings were cute, though they do grow progressively mote ridiculous through the series. Props for original ideas, those are hard to find in modern vampire tales. The writing isn't great, but that seems to be common in books marketed to teens. (which I find incredibly counterproductive.) The descriptions and narrative tend to be regurgitated fairly repeatedly and if you continue through the series you will find that the first chapter or two, used to "catch the reader up if they are starting from this point", are almost exactly the same in every book. Overall, decent bubblegum reading if you stick to the first few books, but I believe the cast ladies should have stopped at book 4 and done a few more drafts of each book.
And then I go and read the comments and remember all the little nagging things that disturbed me...
the ridiculous stereotyping of all of her friends, male, female, from different cultures (her southern character is ridiculous.) of different races, and her pet gay boy. (also the way she frequently feels the need to say, "oh she's pretty but I'm totes not a lez, teehee, that would be gross! not that I'm judging, I don't judge, that makes me totes modern and like forward thinking. lawl!") The slut-shaming. The mental-health-shaming (is there an official term for that?) The overall shallowness of thought that is being implanted into teenagers' heads. Gr. I got pretty far in this series for the same reason I read all 4 twilight books and saw all 5 movies. Common ground with my mother. it's not worth it.
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MothCryptid | 384 other reviews | Apr 12, 2024 |
Draw Down the Moon
Moonstruck, Book 1

I Picked Up This Book Because: Cover lust + liking the author’s previous work.

Media Type: Audiobook
Source: Netgalley
Dates Read: 4/2/24 - 4/3/24
Stars: 4 Stars
Narrator(s): Ina Marie Smith and Jordan Barton

The Characters:

Wren Nightingale:
Lee Young:
Sam, Lily, The one that wears the red sweatshirt all the time and is super brave

The Story:
This is a YA tale that reminds me of Harry Potter Meets Divergent. There’s a magical school, four different houses and something is just not quite right. I love the relationships the Wren has both before and after attending Academia de la Luna. Don’t get too used to them though By the end Wren finds out the truth and some terrible decisions must be made.
I’m really looking forward to the next installment to see how things unfold.
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bookjunkie57 | 2 other reviews | Apr 4, 2024 |
I love this stand alone novella for the house of nights series but I wouldn't read out of order as to not get confused.
Enid007 | 23 other reviews | Mar 23, 2024 |



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