Friday, February 5, 2010

Review: Betrayed (House of Night, Book 2) by P. C. and Kristin Cast

Title : Betrayed
P. C. and Kristin Cast
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

About the book:

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night finishing school. She finally feels like she belongs, even gets chosen as the Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, 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.

My Review:

This book kept me hooked from the start till the end. In spite of the writing style which is quite boring I still loved the book!!  . Oh, and let me tell ya…what keeps me going is only the plot..thats it !
This book can be read even if you haven’t read Marked. The authors have explained whatever is necessary from the first book so that ‘Betrayed’ can be understood. Although, reading the first one will make you feel that you are with the characters from the beginning!

____________________________________-- SPOILER
For only those who have already read ‘Marked’ as this will contain some spoilers from the first book.

Although there was a lot of problem in ‘Marked’, ‘Betrayed’ is much much better than the prequel. Zoey is finally settled in the ‘House of Night’ and has started realizing her own affinities towards all the five elements. Also, now that she is the leader of dark daughters, her responsibilities have increased as well. But, Nyx has not bestowed such great powers on Zoey just so that she can be the leader of dark daughters!
Human teenagers are been killed in such a way that vampyers are been held responsible for these mysterious deaths. Zoey has to find out who is behind all these crimes. Unraveling these mysteries again, she finds deep secrets which she would not rather know if they were true. But, finally she has started realizing her own purpose in life and her responsibilities towards Nyx!

Hmm..the writing style hasn’t improved a bit! Its still repetitive! Also, the thought process going on in Zoey’s head is very very very  explanatory and again very very very repetitive!! huuff ..!! But, I didn’t stop reading this one, as I simply skimmed over the pages when the same things were said again and again!

The plot is definitely becoming dark and dangerous as the story is moving forward..!


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February 5, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger IceJewel said...

My feelings are exactly the same :)
Thanks a lot Amelia :)

February 6, 2010 at 2:21 AM  
Blogger Cherry said...

I still have this book in my TBR pile. Your review sounds like I ought to move the House Of Night books a bit forward in my pile :) Thanks for sharing your thoguhts Icejewel!

February 6, 2010 at 9:30 AM  
Blogger IceJewel said...

Sure Cherry.See if you like Betrayed.If you don't, then do not continue reading the next in the series :)

February 9, 2010 at 1:58 AM  

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