Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Book Review -- Betrayed: House of Night Book 2 By P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

>> Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Betrayed the second book in the House of Night series starts exactly where Marked left off. In this dark novel, Zoey takes over leadership of the Dark Daughters and with that comes more responsibility.

Zoey intends to change the way the Dark Daughters is run, and enlists her friends to help her. As she struggles with her new role as a leader she also finds that she has two boyfriends, and another possible love interest. If that isn't enough stress for a young girl she also finds that people from her past are turning up dead. Zoey is determined to find what is going on.

In what should have been one of Zoeys’ greatest moments, after leading her first ceremony of the Dark Daughters, a great tragedy occurs. The death of another fledgling. If that is not enough she is seeing the dead fledglings, even the one who died in her arms, alive but not the same.

So now Zoey has to solve the mystery of the weird dead but undead fledglings and find out who is killing people from her human life. All this just as she starts to accept the changes in her life and feels more comfortable with becoming a vampire.

All the stress causes Zoey to make a lot of bad decisions especially with the boyfriend situation. It also helps her tap into more of her powers and you start to see what she is really made of. In this dark novel some of the characters started to grow on me a bit more.

I did love this book, but there were quite a few things I didn’t like. They spent way to long updating us on what happened in the last book, and kept doing it through out the book. Also I think I could cast my own circle blindfolded with as many times as they went through the whole entire process from start to finish.

Oddly enough despite all the complaints I have with this book I couldn’t put it down. It was like an addiction or something. So I am going to have to give the book 4 out of 5 stars.


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