Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Book of the Moment: Betrayed by P.C. Cast + Kristin Cast
Betrayed is the second in the vampirific (yes I said it) and darkly humorous House of Night series by the Cast mother/daughter duo!
Zoey Redbird has been a Fledgling for about two months now but she is still getting used to her intricate Markings above her eyebrows,neck,shoulder, and along her back. She is already considered abnormal for the fact that fledgling don't even get their Crescent Mark filled until they become full adult vampires. But of course Zoey is the odd one out. But with that comes wonderful things like, having an affinity for all five elements. But there is also the downside of being Imprinted with her ex human boyfriend Heath while she is ALSO going out with the hottest guy at House of Night, the uber man Eric Night. Oh and there is also the fact that the super hot Poet/Teacher is hitting on Zoey. And she likes it. While juggling three guys, she is also the leader of the Dark Daughters and Zoey is determined to make it the best and not horrible and degrading like it was before under the Leadership of the hateful hag from hell, Aphrodite. But as she must face new responsibilities, she is faced with a new issue. Human teen boys that Zoey knew in her past life are turning up dead and are conspicuously close to the House of Night. And all suspicions are pointed to the school itself. However, when a sudden death shakes up Zoey's world, she must join with her trusty friends and find out the meanings behind the killings as even more weird findings are seemingly somewhat linked together. Will Zoey like what she finds? Probably not. But in the House of Night, Zoey must use her skills and her gifts from the Goddess Nyx to figure out what she must do and whom she must be.
My review for the first book wasn't all that good because I really didn't like it. But after I had read a few other books, this series was sitting on the shelves of my local library, and they kept taunting me, telling me to read them. And I just couldn't help my self. I thought I wouldn't read the rest of the series but I gave in to my curiosity and then I just HAD to find out what happened! Although the reading style somewhat bothers me at times, if you get past it, it's actually a pretty good story. Betrayed is a lot better than the first book and I got to see a deeper look into Zoey's life. I think Zoey is a cool character but not as strong as a one like Rose Hathaway from the Vampire Academy series. No matter what kind of vampire book I read, I have to say the VA series is the best. No doubt at all! So while I like Zoey, I would love to see just a tad bit more oomph in her!
Right now, I'm reading Chosen and let me tell you, I'm glad I told my self to grab Betrayed and just read on with the series! It's actually pretty exciting!
I give it a 3 out of 5 stars!