Book: Betrayed

PC Cast & Kristin Cast

Young Adult
St Martin’s Griffin / 2007
Paperback / 310 Pages
Series House of Night 2

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She’s come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.

I picked this book up because Series

What I liked the Most? Once again the mystical side of the story

What I liked the Least? That’s not fair – read the book and you’ll understand!!!

Review: This wasn’t a bad book – it just wasn’t a good book – does that even make sense? I’m not sure anymore.

I mean I’m enjoying the fantasy aspect of the storyline, and the rituals are beautiful but they are so incredibly easy to mock. It’s like the author is trying soooooo hard to teach the reader a lesson (or 200) that she’s forcing me to not care anymore. I mean I get it – girls can be cruel to other girls. This isn't new topic and there are some amazing books based entirely on the types of relationships girls have with each other – if you want to study the typical relationships do yourself a favor and get a different book. This book was all surface level. There wasn't any depth. And that works for a fictional tale about vampires, it does not work for a satirical lecture on Girlworld. It makes me sad because it's so many wonder writers have made it cool to be a vampire, and these authors used that to create this wonderfully compelling story with alluring characters and it half the book is spent trashing one character. It just hurts a bit.

Recommended to: Fans of the series

Best Quote: "Zo, I'm not stupid. I know that. I was just coining a word."

1 comment :

  1. I've read this series it isn't bad like you said but it isn't great either. If I was still a teenager I'd probably like it better. I think that Cast does capture the teenage slang, attitude and culture. I just prefer a more adult genre of books.