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Betrayed: House of Night Series, Book 2 | [P. C. Cast, Kristin Cast]

Betrayed: House of Night Series, Book 2

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.
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Publisher's Summary

Book Two in the House of Night series, this is Buffy meets Gossip Girl. Bolinda is thrilled to have this international best-selling series on its audio list.

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.

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©2007 P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast; (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

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    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 12-03-13
    Katherine St. Johns, FL, United States 12-03-13 Member Since 2009

    I'm the managing editor of the Fantasy Literature blog. Life's too short to read bad books!

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    "Slightly better than Marked"

    Originally posted, with links, at Fantasy Literature.

    Betrayed is the second book in the HOUSE OF NIGHT series by mother/daughter team P.C. and Kristin Cast. In the first book, Marked, Zoey Redbird discovered that she’s a fledgling vampYre, went off to vampyre boarding school, defeated Aphrodite (the beautiful stuck-up popular girl) and her minions, became the most popular (but not stuck-up) girl and set up her own minions friends in a position of power where they will rule the school justly and benevolently.

    In this second installment, we find Zoey trying to recast her in-group (called the Dark Daughters) into a peer leadership group (not sure why she doesn’t start by changing the name). As Zoey is in the school library scouring the internet for sample charters, she meets Loren Blake, an adjunct teacher who is even more gorgeous and mysterious (he writes poetry by moonlight) than Erik, Zoey’s new boyfriend who she stole from Aphrodite. Like all heterosexual young men who meet Zoey, the teacher appears to be smitten. Now Zoey is juggling the three hottest guys in the universe.

    Too bad that’s not her only problem (though this is good for the reader). More serious is that boys from Zoey’s not-quite-ex-boyfriend Heath’s football team are disappearing and turning up dead days later. The authorities suspect that vampyres might be to blame. Meanwhile, Zoey is seeing the ghosts (or undead bodies) of students who died when they didn’t make the Change. Also, her mentor Neferet is acting decidedly non-mentor-ish and her arch-nemesis Aphrodite is acting non-nemesis-ish. It’s all very strange. Plus, Zoey is increasingly having a problem with bloodlust as she quickly develops into the most powerful vampyre priestess in the world.

    I was not impressed with Marked, the first book in the HOUSE OF NIGHT series mostly because P.C. and Kristin Cast brought us nothing new. It felt like nearly every Young Adult boarding school novel I’ve ever read rolled into one (just add vampYres, a weird mishmash of Wiccan and Cherokee rituals, and some almost-oral-sex in the school hallway). The plot was predictable, the characters where stereotypes, and the magic was boring.

    Betrayed, at least, begins to deviate slightly from the conventional boarding school plot. It bogs down during the pagan ritual scenes (collecting herbs, casting circles, calling on the goddess and the elements, etc.) but this time there’s a mystery to solve. There are still problems with predictability, obvious foreshadowing, and some really dumb plot elements such as several characters’ tendency to do or say incriminating things in public places where they can be seen or overheard and Zoey’s tendency to confront dangers by herself instead of getting help or reporting it to the authorities.

    Fortunately, a few characters become a little more nuanced in Betrayed. Suddenly the dumb jock isn’t quite as dumb as we were led to believe, the stuck-up girl might not be completely evil, and Zoey’s mentor gets a little shady, too. Still, though, most characters feel typecast and the new characters, such as Aphrodite’s power-hungry parents — are complete caricatures.

    But I am hard to please and I’m definitely not the target audience. I feel fairly certain that teens who liked Marked are going to like Betrayed at least as well. There’s a twist at the end that we saw coming but that will still make most readers want to move on to book three, Chosen. To those, teens, though, I’d like to say that there are much better Young Adult fantasy novels and we’d love to help you choose some.

    I read the audiobook version of Betrayed which was narrated by Edwina Wren. Her Southern accents for a couple of the characters make me cringe, but I like the rest of her reading.

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    Amanda West Lakes, Australia 07-23-13
    Amanda West Lakes, Australia 07-23-13
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    "I really enjoy this series"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It is not a bad story, a good narrator, you don't have to think too much. Enjoyable and full of action.


    If you’ve listened to books by P. C. Cast and Kristin Cast before, how does this one compare?

    I enjoy the writing, very simple.


    Did Edwina Wren do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Her accents are well executed between the characters, she is one of the better narrators.


    Was Betrayed worth the listening time?

    Yes, worth a listen, not as good as the first in the series but good enough taht I will continue with the series.


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    Shannan Owasso, Ok, United States 06-18-13
    Shannan Owasso, Ok, United States 06-18-13 Member Since 2012
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    "Love story hate narrator"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    I loved the story which is why I was able to finish it. The narrator makes nasty noises that make my hair stand on end.


    How could the performance have been better?

    The narrator needs a drink of water or something, it was horrible. It's like listening to someone smack while eating.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Absolutely


    Any additional comments?

    LOVE Pc and her books and would recommend her to anyone.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Mia Oslo, Norway 02-17-13
    Mia Oslo, Norway 02-17-13

    I am a miracle worker. Doing what I can to choose love over fear.

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    "I'm bit... Again!"
    Where does Betrayed rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I do not rank audiobooks because:
    A. Since I listen to generes raging from a classic fiction to a field study
    B. Different moods means as my mood change so does my genre of the day
    C. This is a vampire series: The only suited for me, it might be about teens when we talk about the age they are teens Their actions is NOT suitable for teens below the age of 18.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Stevie-Ray because of her high-speed story


    What does Edwina Wren bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She IS the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Yes: It is always sad when a cool character half-dies.


    Any additional comments?

    The perfect vampire book for those who never have found a vampire series for adults.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Krystal north las vegas, NV, United States 11-05-12
    Krystal north las vegas, NV, United States 11-05-12 Member Since 2011
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    "LOVE THIS SERIES!! READ IT !!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Betrayed to be better than the print version?

    I love a print book buck everyone like to be read to so I purchase both whenever I can


    What three words best describe Edwina Wren’s performance?

    i dont like her voice


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    i like all the mystery all the hidden stuff and the subtle foreshadowing


    Any additional comments?

    love theseries the book is awesome just couldnt stand that girls voice

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    A. Menzies US Virgin Island 10-16-12
    A. Menzies US Virgin Island 10-16-12 Member Since 2008
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    While I did enjoy Betrayed more than I initially thought I would, it could do with a bit of housecleaning to rid itself of too much coincidence and too little realistic interaction among the teens. I also think that much of the "vampyre" rituals seem to be more "witch-like" than they should be. But in general I did enjoy the story and I still like the whole idea of The House of Night and creepy undead creatures and people who aren't what they seem to be. I'd love to give this one 3.5 stars for general entertainment.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sonya DETROIT, MI, United States 08-26-12
    Sonya DETROIT, MI, United States 08-26-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Really love this series!!!!"

    This book is very detailed and vivid on painting a picture in your head as you listen...... Narrator is vey talented in keeping up with all the different voices of the characters...... I love her Stevie Ray voice.

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    Colette Scammon San Francisco, CA United States 08-20-12
    Colette Scammon San Francisco, CA United States 08-20-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fun book with good coming of age backstory"
    What made the experience of listening to Betrayed the most enjoyable?

    Edwina Wren's performace was very good and the story seemed to just fly by and left me wanting more of the same, before I was done I ordered the next book in the series.


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    Loria NEW YORK, NY, United States 07-02-12
    Loria NEW YORK, NY, United States 07-02-12

    I love to read and listen to books. I'm a hair dresser. I live in New York and I have 5 children. All grown. 30, 27, 24, 23, 19. And I Love them all very much.

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    ""Excellent"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, and I did.Why, because I enjoy it.


    What other book might you compare Betrayed to and why?

    All hero's have a hard live,but you grow to love them. What other books? Harry Potter series, The Lightning Thief series, Twilight series, My Soul to take Soul Screamers series,The Strange Power Dark Visions Series, Alchemyst The Secrets of the Immoral Nicholas Flamel series. They are all teens and hero's, they win at the end.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes i did


    Any additional comments?

    You will love this book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Cottageville, SC, United States 03-24-12
    Amazon Customer Cottageville, SC, United States 03-24-12 Member Since 2011
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    "A good series!"
    Any additional comments?

    I just started this series and I'm really liking it. I have read a lot of bad reviews about the preformer's pronouncement of some of her words. This would be due to the fact that she is from Melbourne, Australia. So her Australian pronouncements comes through on certain words even though she is trying for an American accent. I feel that she is doing a wonderful job and do not feel like it is detracting from the story at all. I know that I will continue on with the rest of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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