Tuesday 5 May 2009

BETRAYED by P.C & Kristin Cast

It seems that (un)life is going pretty well for Zoey Redbird. She's settled in at the House of Night finishing school and is coming to terms with the vast powers the vampyre goddess, Nyx, has given her. She even has a boyfriend...or two. Best of all, Zoey finally feels she has found somewhere she belongs.

Then the unthinkable happens. Human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the vampires at Zoey's school. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey's past life, she begins to realise that the very powers that made her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night. Zoey finds herself facing a betrayal that could break her heart and jeopardise the very fabric of her world.

This is the second book in the House of Night series and it's fantastic!

A month has passed since Zoey's life-changing ordeal led her into the House of Night. She's bonded with her group of friends, she's getting used to the schoolwork, and is preparing to put together her first Dark Daughters full moon ritual. Things appear to be going great, as she accepts who she's becoming... until a boy she knew in her previous 'human' life is killed.

After that, she can't shake the fact that something dark and terribly wrong is going on around her. And to sort it all out, she'll have to believe the snotty and not-very-nice former leader of the Dark Daughters, Aphrodite. Something neither of them is happy doing.

In the second instalment of this engrossing series, the world expands and deepens. Showing the reader that not all is what it seems, even with the vampyres. For most of the book, Erik is away, so Zoey is forced to realise that the attraction she feels for him might not be as strong as she first thought it was. She feels a pull towards her ex-boyfriend, Heath, and there's someone very mysterious and alluring lurking in the background. So many guys, so little time because figuring out who she really wants to date takes a backseat when something tragic happens to one of her friends.

Once again, I was intrigued from start to finish and couldn't wait to see how it all turned out. The awesome thing about this series, is that although the book comes to an end, you can sense and spot all the seeds being carefully sowed for the future. Two books in and I already know that Zoey's life is only going to get more complicated, especially now that we found out the awful truth about a person she really trusted.

Betrayed is an amazing read that will definitely strengthen the intrigue that Marked began. I can't wait to read more.

Betrayed, May 2009, ISBN 1905654324, Orbit Paperback

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