I love the House of Night books. Even if they are a cliché and repetitive, they're something of a guilty pleasure to me. But Burned? Not so much. The series is beginning to draw out a bit, as the overall plot could be condensed into fewer and longer books. And we're all bored of listening to Zoey whining about her stupid love triangles! Kalona is in one corner, dangerous and evil but alluring, who Zoey is beginning to fall for. Then there's Heath, her needy little human boyfriend who is no more use to her than for her to feed on, but yet she loves him. And Stark, the obvious choice, her warrior, her rock, the one she can always rely on! But she ignores him. Argh!
I do love the different points of view. Aphrodite and Darius are a lovely pair, and Aphrodite is coming to terms with the full extent of her powers. Stark is an interesting character but his devotion to our whiny protagonist makes him hard to cope with. However, Stevie Rae is a real diamond in the rough. Her relationship with Rephaim really develops here, which I am grateful for. And if you thought Dallas was a goody two shoes, then think again! If you have read up to this point in the series then I recommend reading this, because the last few books are worth reading and they won't make a lot of sense without Burned!