Thursday, March 13, 2014

Review | Betrayed by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast @ChickenFrances

Title:  Betrayed
Series:  House of Night (Book 2)
Author:  P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast
Published:  October 2007
Genre:  Paranormal Romantic, YA Fantasy


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 couldn't get enough after finishing Marked, I had to move on to Betrayed and see what happened next!  So much action, romance in the air and betrayal that the pages kept turning on their own accord.

Zoey has finally gotten settled into her new school.  Her closest friends could be the death of her come the end of this installment though.  Between her imprinting with her human soon to be ex-boyfriend, Heath and the drama at the House of Night she's got her work cut out for her.

After taking leadership of The Dark Daughters, those around her start to look at her in a new light.  Yet when humans of the city start to turn up dead or murdered everything points to the school of vampyres'. There's something twisted going on and Zoey must get to the bottom of it.  While her friends are the only ones she can rely on, those closest to her may turn out to be her enemy.

The characters are more developed in this installment, we get to know more about a few of the key characters as well.  The story line is well developed and the climax is great.  I enjoyed this book and would recommend to others that love a to read YA Fantasy/Paranormal genre.

Previously Reviewed House of Night Series

P.C. Cast was born in Watseka, Illinois, and grew up being shuttled back-and-forth between Illinois and Oklahoma, which is where she fell in love with Quarter Horses and mythology (at about the same time). After high school she joined the United States Air Force and began public speaking and writing. Since her tour in the USAF, she has been speaking and teaching professionally.

Ms. Cast is an award winning fantasy and paranormal romance author. Her novels have been awarded the prestigious: Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers' Best, and the Laurel Wreath.

Ms. Cast writes the popular Goddess Summoning Series for Berkley Publishing. The forth book in the series, GODDESS OF THE ROSE, A Retelling of Beauty and the Beast, is a Feburary 2006 release.

In December 2004, LUNA (Harlequin's single title fantasy imprint for women) released ELPHAME'S CHOICE, the first of five epic fantasy novels set in the world of Cast's popular first book, GODDESS BY MISTAKE. BRIGHID'S QUEST was her December 2005 release, with two more installments in the world of Partholon scheduled for release in 2006 - including a special LUNA edition of GODDESS BY MISTAKE, under the new title DIVINE BY MISTAKE, and it's never before published sequel, DIVINE BY CHOICE, which will be available December 2006.

KRISTIN CAST has won awards for her poetry and journalism. She lives in Oklahoma, where she attends college.

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