Thursday, April 2, 2009

Betrayed by P.C Cast and Kristin Cast

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 really should have done these reviews immediately after finishing each book, as now that I've read the fourth they are all kind of blurred together for me.

In this second installment of the House of Night series, Zoey is the new leader of the Dark Daughters. We get a recap of everything that happend in Marked, and then move along kind of slowly to current events. We get a little character development from Aphrodite, but still don't really know much about Zoey's dearest friends. The "twin" and "poopie" talk still frustrated me.

I did, however, appreciate the plot and where the story was going with the murders and the death of someone very close to Zoey. I'll admit that I was very interested in where the story would take me next. I wanted to know who was commiting the crimes, what exactly was going on with Neferet, and was pulled into everything that was happening and found myself truly enjoying it. I believe that it stands out from the rest of the series so far because there's actually a lot going on and there are some surprising twists presented to the reader.

I'll be reviewing the next 2 books in the series very soon, so I'll leave the rest of my thoughts on the series as a whole until then.


  1. I hope you like the next two novels. They just kept going down hill for me. Good review!

  2. Yeah the way the characters can talk can be a bit annoying but I love those books ^_^

  3. I think this one might have been my favorite of the series so far (like you, they tend to blend together for me too). I wish there wasn't so much recap in each book. And the 'poopie' talk bugs me too. But I find myself still wanting to see what's going to happen next!

    I see you're reading Vampire Academy now. I LOVE that series!

  4. I just can't read books about vampires, but it's a great cover!