Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Book #8- House of Night Series

Betrayed (House of Night Series Book #2)
By: P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast

Synopsis (from Barnesandnoble.com): Betrayed, the second installment in the bestselling House of Night series, is dark and sexy, and as thrilling as it is utterly shocking.

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, the school’s most elite group. Best of all, Zoey’s made some new friends and she finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two. And despite the best efforts of her mother and step-loser John to humiliate her publically during parent visitation, she’s earned the respect of her professors and High Priestess, Neferet.
Then the unthinkable happens: human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night, straining human-vamp tensions in Tulsa to a breaking point. While danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she finds herself drawn into an intoxicating forbidden flirtation that threatens to distract her from the growing crisis. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night. Too late, Zoey begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves, and she must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.

So, What do I think?

Overall: The Cast women have done it again! I LOVED this book. I actually couldn't put the book down the last 10 or so chapters. I think my hubby thought I was sneaking off to another lover at night, but he would just walk in and find my nose in this book. Zoey is such a relatable character and I know exactly how she feels being torn between her feelings for more than one guy and also the feeling of being part woman and part little girl. Overall, I think this second book was better than the first. I wasn't going to read the second one, but I heard it was pretty good, so I got it from paperbackswap.com. I'm glad I did.

Characters: Of course, Zoey and her group of friends remind me of my friends when I was in high school. I was kinda the leader of our little band nerd group and I even had a gay guy friend! LOL. Sometimes, I forgot that this was a made up story, the characters were just so relatable! Loren (hot poet vamprye) made me feel warm and gooey inside. That was what he was supposed to do, and the Cast women made sure he did just that!! Some of the chracters surprise you at the end, but it is aimed to keep you on your toes.

Drama: The Cast women did not let me down when it came to drama. Aphrodite brings her own drama into the story where you almost feel bad for her, something weird is going on with missing high school students, Zoey has three guys to choose from, she also has a Full Moon ritual to do, and more behind the scenes things happen that eventually come to the surface. I was never bored in this book. I was always entertained.

Googie's Grade: 4.5 out of 5 stars!!

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