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Fledging vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night finishing school. She finally feels like she belongs, even gets chosen as the Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, 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 Fledging vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night finishing school. She finally feels like she belongs, even gets chosen as the Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, 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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Fledging vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night finishing school. She finally feels like she belongs, even gets chosen as the Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, 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 Fledging vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night finishing school. She finally feels like she belongs, even gets chosen as the Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, 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.

30 review for Betrayed: A House of Night

  1. 4 out of 5

    Saniya

    Much, much and much better than Marked. LOL! Just kidding, only 0.5% better. So here's the deal: "Ohh! I see betrayed! Should I read it?" "Maybe I should, what if it turns out to be better?" "But what if it sucks? Maybe I should not..." *10 minutes later...* "Okay, okay! I am reading this!" Now here's the real story: Zoey thinks she's the most amazing person in this world. So wrong. Half of this book is about Zoey waiting for her freaking Superman, Eric. And when he finally arrives, he does N-O-T-H-I-N-G Much, much and much better than Marked. LOL! Just kidding, only 0.5% better. So here's the deal: "Ohh! I see betrayed! Should I read it?" "Maybe I should, what if it turns out to be better?" "But what if it sucks? Maybe I should not..." *10 minutes later...* "Okay, okay! I am reading this!" Now here's the real story: Zoey thinks she's the most amazing person in this world. So wrong. Half of this book is about Zoey waiting for her freaking Superman, Eric. And when he finally arrives, he does N-O-T-H-I-N-G except for maybe being a useless piece of shit. So much for superman... And then comes her to-be-pitied-for friends. They were either her servants in some previous life or some freaks definitely not from this earth. I mean, 1) Zoey speaks rudely to them. 2) Zoey never tells the truth. 3) Zoey never told them about anything. (personal) 4) Zoey disrespects them. 5) Zoey hurts them. But still they have the compassion to call her their "friend". *rolling eyes* *I would have been a pretty popular girl by now if this shit happened in the real world* She, ladies and poor gentlemen, has 3 boyfriends and then has the audacity to call other people sluts. And I actually like Heath a-lot. I just hate Zoey for screwing it all up. Fighting, fighting. (not even fighting) Zoey using the elemental powers made me go like, *Even this baby is fighting better than you...* BUT WAIT! Aphrodite is actually good! and Neferet is now the official enemy! And now I seriously hope and wish from the bottom of my heart that Zoey dies and world comes to peace. Amen. Rating: 2/5 Still going to read Chosen because there is this little hope inside me.

  2. 4 out of 5

    P.C. Cast

    I'm loving rereading the HoN! I'm preparing for a special 10th anniversary surprise for fans, and revisiting Zoey and the Nerd Herd is such fun! And the Stevie Rae scene...sob! I bawled my eyes out. Again. I'd also forgotten how funny Heath is! On to CHOSEN!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Alkyoni

    The main character, super special, gifted, popular, admired and generally perfect, newly- turned-vampire Zoey, is torn between three men (two boys and a man to be exact…). 1. Her uber-cute human ex-boyfriend Heath (Ohmygoodness!) whose - I quote - bulge in the pants she finds herself rubbing. 2. Her fellow vampire and uber-handsome current boyfriend Erik (Ohmydearsweetlord) whom the entire school considers to be her boyfriend but she is not really sure because even though they’ve dated a few times The main character, super special, gifted, popular, admired and generally perfect, newly- turned-vampire Zoey, is torn between three men (two boys and a man to be exact…). 1. Her uber-cute human ex-boyfriend Heath (Ohmygoodness!) whose - I quote - bulge in the pants she finds herself rubbing. 2. Her fellow vampire and uber-handsome current boyfriend Erik (Ohmydearsweetlord) whom the entire school considers to be her boyfriend but she is not really sure because even though they’ve dated a few times and kissed and hugged and held hands, they haven’t proceeded any further… 3. And the uber-sexy adult vampire poet and school professor Loren (no words are enough, just fan yourself here) with whom she flirts a couple of times. Her arch nemesis, Aphrodite, who used to date (Ohmydearsweetlord) Erik at some point and had been caught performing a dirty act with him in a dark corner of the school corridor, is under no circumstances to be confused with Zoey, because Zoey is not - I quote - a stank slut like Aphrodite the Ho. Coffee, anyone?

  4. 5 out of 5

    Katerina

    It's been years since I started this series, and I remember next to nothing, but I do recall something about 4 love interests ? You know how much I enjoy love geometry in my books.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Jo

    While still a somewhat enjoyable read (if only because I like the idea behind the story & I enjoyed the ending), the overuse of the words (slut, stank slut, hag, hag bitch, skank, ho and ho bitch) was a bit much. It's always bothered me how casually teen girls throw around the word 'slut' as an insult .. not even teen girls, adults constantly toss that word around as well. It seems that if a girl isn't well liked, the automatic insult is to call them a 'slut' and it's really aggravating. I While still a somewhat enjoyable read (if only because I like the idea behind the story & I enjoyed the ending), the overuse of the words (slut, stank slut, hag, hag bitch, skank, ho and ho bitch) was a bit much. It's always bothered me how casually teen girls throw around the word 'slut' as an insult .. not even teen girls, adults constantly toss that word around as well. It seems that if a girl isn't well liked, the automatic insult is to call them a 'slut' and it's really aggravating. I mean, if you have a vagina chances are somewhere along the line you've been called a slut and honestly, it's getting ridiculous. Of course, these terms are never applied to any of the guys in the series, just the girls. Zoey, the heroine I praised in the last book for being a good role model, seems to use these words a lot to describe one particular girl who she happened to catch once in a slightly compromising position in the first book. Yet, Zoey is confused over not one, not two, but three guys in this book. Does that make her a slut? No, but it does make her extremely hypocritical, and I find it horrible that a book clearly designed for teen girls feels the need to use these words to such an extent. They appear practically every other page and it's highly distracting and preventing me from being able to stay wrapped up in the story. Also, this book constantly kept reviewing what happened in the first book to a point where it was repetitious and annoying. Every single thing from the first book, does not need to be re-explained. We are not idiots. The name dropping also continued into this book.. it's also excessive, like they're trying to say, "Hey, look at us we're relevant to teens today!" but it's having the opposite effect. I'll continue on with the series though. I need to know what Neferet is up to.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    Good Lord, was this terrible. It had a great concept: a vampire finishing school. Say it to yourself a few times. Vampire. Finishing. School. I envisioned a dark mirror of Hogwarts, something that would feed my irrational* obsession with boarding schools while twisting it down new, hopefully black-humor-laden pathways. This was not the book I got, but I'm flexible. What I got was a flat, contrived exercise in demonstrating the problems of YA writing, fantasy writing, and romance writing. Zoey never Good Lord, was this terrible. It had a great concept: a vampire finishing school. Say it to yourself a few times. Vampire. Finishing. School. I envisioned a dark mirror of Hogwarts, something that would feed my irrational* obsession with boarding schools while twisting it down new, hopefully black-humor-laden pathways. This was not the book I got, but I'm flexible. What I got was a flat, contrived exercise in demonstrating the problems of YA writing, fantasy writing, and romance writing. Zoey never misses a chance to remind you that she is The Most Powerful Fledgling Ever. She would rather explain to you, in laborious detail, what every event means, instead of letting you judge for yourself from the consequences of each plot turn. She will describe every other character's personality for you, because apparently you're too dumb to draw your own conclusions from their dialogue and behavior (or, rather, the authors are too lazy to give them dialogue and behavior that would limn their natures organically). She rings false as a teenager, and more frustratingly, as a person that anyone would like. There's no magic in Betrayed. You might read it to get your vampire fix (although, truthfully, it doesn't even do that well), but it's not going to give you a reason to keep reading. It seems to assume that teenagers aren't familiar with good writing, so there's no reason to try very hard for them. I disagree. Try Stephanie Meyer. At least you get the impression that she respects you.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    I'm a little frustrated with this series. It has the potential to be good, but it continually falls short. The main reason is the writing. It's horrible! I even added a whole new shelf dedicated to the "worst-reads-ever." Like I said in my review of Marked, "the authors are trying too hard to be hip" and it's not being pulled off very well. Plus, a thesaurus can work miracles to spruce up any writing. I gave this book two stars, because the story started to get more interesting. However, I'm not I'm a little frustrated with this series. It has the potential to be good, but it continually falls short. The main reason is the writing. It's horrible! I even added a whole new shelf dedicated to the "worst-reads-ever." Like I said in my review of Marked, "the authors are trying too hard to be hip" and it's not being pulled off very well. Plus, a thesaurus can work miracles to spruce up any writing. I gave this book two stars, because the story started to get more interesting. However, I'm not connecting to the characters and this is a big deal to me. Even if the writing is bad in a book, as long as, I connect to the characters and the story then, I can look past the painful narration. I'm finding it hard to turn a blind eye to the writing abilities of these authors. Just because there is a large audience out there for vampire novels, doesn't mean that every story should be published. Having a good idea does not equal good writing. So, why did I read the second book after hating the first book? Well, I have a bad habit of buying the whole series, even though I haven't read the first book. In addition, I like to torture myself repeatedly. I may be ridiculous in all my reasoning here, but I like to give things a try and I just can't stand the fact that I already started this series and I have to know where this story and characters are going to lead me... crazy I know.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kelly Aley

    I really enjoy the idea of these books. I CAN'T STAND, however, the authors' tendency to re-tell the reader all of what happened in the previous books. I mean, who is reading book 2 without having read the other book? Do we really have to get the Cherokee translation for daughter again? PLEASE stop treating us like we are total morons with the memory of a two-year-old. The overt sexuality is a bit much for any teens that I teach, and I couldn't safely recommend this to any teens or pre-teens I really enjoy the idea of these books. I CAN'T STAND, however, the authors' tendency to re-tell the reader all of what happened in the previous books. I mean, who is reading book 2 without having read the other book? Do we really have to get the Cherokee translation for daughter again? PLEASE stop treating us like we are total morons with the memory of a two-year-old. The overt sexuality is a bit much for any teens that I teach, and I couldn't safely recommend this to any teens or pre-teens that I know. I even skipped over a few scenes. I don't understand why that is necessary in a book that is so clearly aimed at teens. This is definitely not Twilight, even though I find the initial ideas and characters much more intriguing.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Tattered Cover Book Store

    I liked the Twilight Saga, but I'm CRAZY about The House of Night series. It's also about teenage vampires, but these teenagers are smart and funny and serious for the most part, yet still very believable as teenagers (I didn't really feel that way about Meyer's characters). I'm sure that's helped by the fact this is a mother and young adult daughter writing team who are absolutely fearless about what happens to their characters. Plus it's a new and interesting twist on vampirism, which I always I liked the Twilight Saga, but I'm CRAZY about The House of Night series. It's also about teenage vampires, but these teenagers are smart and funny and serious for the most part, yet still very believable as teenagers (I didn't really feel that way about Meyer's characters). I'm sure that's helped by the fact this is a mother and young adult daughter writing team who are absolutely fearless about what happens to their characters. Plus it's a new and interesting twist on vampirism, which I always appreciate! I cannot recommend this series highly enough--it is addictive!!! The books in the series are: #1 Marked #2 Betrayed #3 Chosen #4 Untamed #5 (coming out in March) Hunted. Jackie

  10. 4 out of 5

    Nasty Lady MJ

    To see the full drinking game click here I think my local library hates me. There are some books I've been waiting for months to get my hands on and then there's others like P.C. and Kristin Cast's Betrayed that come into my box almost instantaneously-oh, the humanity. The good thing though is that I'm on Spring Break and had nothing to do this weekend other than babysit my father (long story short he decided to climb up a tree to rescued his crashed RC airplane and ended up breaking his foot). To see the full drinking game click here I think my local library hates me. There are some books I've been waiting for months to get my hands on and then there's others like P.C. and Kristin Cast's Betrayed that come into my box almost instantaneously-oh, the humanity. The good thing though is that I'm on Spring Break and had nothing to do this weekend other than babysit my father (long story short he decided to climb up a tree to rescued his crashed RC airplane and ended up breaking his foot). Which meant reading and snarking at the second House of Night book was a way to alleviate my stress of being forced to make coconut praline smoothies every other second. So without further ado let's start drinking to Betrayed by PC and Kristin Cast. Like with the first book a lot of the same drinking rules apply. You can drink every time the Casts embarrass themselves or humanity (that's about every sentence), offend humanity in general (once again every sentence), or go on a spill about how Zoey farts rainbows and poops glitter turds (again, every sentence). I don't like being monotonous and I feel like if I continue with the same format for this drinking game you guys will get bored. So, today I'm going to focus on how to make the most of your drinking (which parts of the book are the most worth getting drunk over). 1) Any Time You Want Sexual Harassment Panda to Make an Appearance: Remember Sexual harassment panda from South Park? Well, he needs to make an appearance here. The teachers and students at House of Night really know nothing about proper behavior. I could not stand Loren despite the fact he's supposedly some "hottie". All I was reminded of was one of those pervy guys who seduces girls with poetry and should be on To Catch a Predator. Seriously, if your under eighteen and he's older don't go there. You may think he's mysterious and hot and age doesn't matter when it comes to romance, but the fact that he's legal and your not has lots of ramifications. Plus, don't you think if he was that great of a catch he's already have a girlfriend his age already? So yeah, Loren he might be described as looking like a model but I bet the character really isn't that hot. 2) Every Time the Casts make an ass of themselves involving LGBTs (this originally involved all humanity in general, but they really did a number to LGBTs in this book that they get their own drinking category): The Casts offend lots of people: Christians, conservatives, blondes, Native Americans, vampires (if they count as people), anyone who has a brain...but I have to say LBGTs got it the worst in this book. I really feel sorry for the character Damien he's a token character if there ever was one. I literally drank a sip of my chocolate chai every time he appeared because the Casts would make some comment about his sexuality. That he smiled gayly, or that he looked gayer than usual, that he looks like one of those old gay movie stars (Rock Hudson I'm presuming) or that he falls in love with the first gay kid that comes to school, or that he wears pink pajamas. Enough already. Damien is gay. Yes. But that doesn't mean he needs to be a walking stereotype. Write him like you'd write any character except that he dates guys not girls. It's not that difficult. 3) Every time you just roll your eyes at the "romance" in this book. Yes, I know it's YA and romance in YA can be flimsy at best but I have to say the romance in the House of Series makes Twilight look like the best love story ever told. There's hardly any interaction between Zoey and the boys who are all in love with her. Out of all of them I probably like Erik the best and that's only because he's hardly appears and when he does I just see my Disney crush (Prince Eric) so that makes him okay (though he is ruining that cartoon crush and that isn't okay). As for Heath, well, he deserves his own drinking game (see 6) an Loren just makes me want to bathe in bleach (see 1). Really, all the romance that's in this book is Zoey trying to figure out who she loves the best and I could care less who she ends up with. 4) Every time you swear that this series is a rework of that epically challenged fan fic, My Immortal: Last time, I jokingly mentioned that I thought this series could be based off of a rather infamous fan fic. Now, I'm starting to really wonder. Let's talk about My Immortal for a minute. Once again, I've provided a link to its Wikia page but unless you've actually experienced the eye bleeding that this fan fic causes and then read The House of Night you're not going to notice the similarities. Honestly, a lot of this story reads as a clean up version of the fan fic: the romance is as senseless at the story, there's a lot of talk about coffins, Count Chocola, about the snow making the character feel depressed, evil and pervy teachers, and a super powered Mary Sue. Heck, there's even the same generalizations about LGBTS made. Considering that the author, Tera Gillespie is reportedly from Dubai and that the Casts are from Oklahoma maybe it's just a coincidence. But you never know.... 5) Anytime the Casts talk about poetry or try to teach any sort of English lesson whatsoever: Look, I get that Cast Senior is a teacher in real life (though if my kid got in her class and I read these books, I'd be getting them transferred quicker than you can say Zoey Redbird), but I can guarantee you kids don't read the House of Night series to learn. Or at least I would hope not. I have not learned a single thing from these books except for the lows that humanity can stoop to. 6) Heath pimping: Okay, so this sort of goes with category three, but I think it sort of deserves it's own category. Heath is just unlikeable. The Casts can do nothing to make him likable. I could care less if he smokes or drinks. His addiction issues weren't what makes him a deplorable character. He's immature and stupid. And honestly I think this quote says just about everything you need to know about him: "Erik wasn't like that at all, and I couldn't help but compare him to Heath, who would probably have been freaked that he had to room with a gay kid. Not that Heath was hateful or anything like that, but he was a typical teenage Okie boy, which tended to mean narrow minded homophobe." (Casts 186). Um, so was that quote suppose to make me like Heath because it doesn't? In fact, it pretty much seals my feelings for him. Obnoxious tool who just happens to be a homophobe. You know who Heath reminds me of Gaston from Beauty and the Beast. And so ends another chapter of The Unofficial House of Night Drinking Game brought to you by MJ's liver. I'll probably be reading another one of these books, Chosen, in the next month (or whenever it shows up in my reserve box). What will happen next? Will Zoey find out that she's the Nyx's long lost more powerful daughter? Will Grandma Redbird embezzle from the Cherokee bingo parlor's funds to feed her Etsy habit? Will Heath write a sad country song called "Imprinting Why It's Not a Legitimate Excuse for Statutory Rape"--oh wait, that's the wrong type of imprinting? Or will they all go flying in a Mercedes with the license plate 666 (if it's truly based on My Immortal that could actually happen)?

  11. 5 out of 5

    Naomi

    Really great sequel! Can't wait to read the third one!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Jane (PS)

    This book decided me against reading any more by these authors, even though I have the third book waiting. It is all just too painful and, I know this will sound ridiculous, unbelievable (Zoey had only been marked as a vampire fledgling one month earlier!). I just can't be bothered with the purile writing style, pathetic 'slut/ho/gay' references, allusions to current celebrities, double standards, etc. Eg. 3 boys on the go at once and she can't decide on one but she thinks nearly every other girl This book decided me against reading any more by these authors, even though I have the third book waiting. It is all just too painful and, I know this will sound ridiculous, unbelievable (Zoey had only been marked as a vampire fledgling one month earlier!). I just can't be bothered with the purile writing style, pathetic 'slut/ho/gay' references, allusions to current celebrities, double standards, etc. Eg. 3 boys on the go at once and she can't decide on one but she thinks nearly every other girl with one boyfriend is a slut??? HUH? (To utilise their stupid writing style!!) And the supposedly advanced vocabulary used by Damian? Basic!! I had to keep re-reading the sentences to try and work out what was 'advanced'. Also, I may be cynical, but it seems to me that the authors are planning to churn out book after book (equating to month by month of Zoey's life) rather than give faithful readers a decent story (eg JK Rowlings). At the rate they are going, there are close to 50 books in waiting. I'm going to see if my nieces are interested in reading these books, otherwise, they are going to the book exchange...

  13. 5 out of 5

    Sophia Triad

    "You have no clue what you're doing, Zoey Redbird," I said aloud to myself as the grey sky opened and poured cold rain over everything. Zoe becomes a vampire faster than the other fledglings and has already become leader of the Daughters of Dark. Thus, there is a lot of interest in her by the older vampires and maybe a bit of jealousy by the other younger vampires-to-be that may or may not succeed in surviving and transitioning. Zoe most of the times does not feel comfortable with these rabbit "You have no clue what you're doing, Zoey Redbird," I said aloud to myself as the grey sky opened and poured cold rain over everything. Zoe becomes a vampire faster than the other fledglings and has already become leader of the Daughters of Dark. Thus, there is a lot of interest in her by the older vampires and maybe a bit of jealousy by the other younger vampires-to-be that may or may not succeed in surviving and transitioning. Zoe most of the times does not feel comfortable with these rabbit changes, but she has good friends who support her. Zoe's love life is also a mess. So far she has two love interests: 1. Her ex boyfriend, Heath, who has started imprinting himself with her. 2. He boyfriend-to-be, Erik, who apparently is the best looking guy at the House of Night. Are these two enough? NO THEY ARE NOT! Vampire poet Loren (And teacher! And very much adult!) does not hesitate to show his interest in Zoe. He does not hesitate to touch her or write poems about her. Creepy? Flattering? Zoe does not seem to mind. Other important facts of the story: - Neferet may not be the good guy after all - Aphrodite may not be that bad - A leading characters does not accept the changes and she dies Then, with an enormous rush of meadow-filled wind, the green candle went out, and my best friend died. - We finally learn what happened with the dead fledglings and this is an intriguing twist. So, expect lots of drama in this book. For me it is still a guilty pleasure and I am devouring the series for second time with the same enjoyment and attention.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Katie (Kitkatscanread)

    Re-read: 9/5/2015 Ahhh so many memories flooded back when re-reading this book! I'm really getting back into the series. My aim for this year is to finish it finally. I remember being so obsessed years ago. This book has loss and betrayal involved. Zoe does annoy me with her constant hoe-ness. She needs to just pick a guy and stay with them!! This series is very hit and miss with a lot of people. Personally I love it as it's fun, the characters are awesome and it's oddly addictive. Can't wait to re-read Re-read: 9/5/2015 Ahhh so many memories flooded back when re-reading this book! I'm really getting back into the series. My aim for this year is to finish it finally. I remember being so obsessed years ago. This book has loss and betrayal involved. Zoe does annoy me with her constant hoe-ness. She needs to just pick a guy and stay with them!! This series is very hit and miss with a lot of people. Personally I love it as it's fun, the characters are awesome and it's oddly addictive. Can't wait to re-read the next.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Princess Gabriel The Bookish Bookaholic of the Western Timbers of Librarianland (aka Gabriel the Bookaholic)

    https://rowansravingreviews.wordpress... Go check out my Betrayed review!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Victoria ♡

    Been a while since I read the first book of this series but I noticed my library app had a few of the audiobooks to loan, so I decided to loan out book 2 and carry on!! I have the physical copies of most of the series from charity shop hunts so I may as well read them. It wasn’t a bad book really, I remember moderately liking book 1 (despite the datedness of it and some weird stuff) but this was a solid read! The story was interesting and it kept it on a nice cliffhanger, making me want to dive Been a while since I read the first book of this series but I noticed my library app had a few of the audiobooks to loan, so I decided to loan out book 2 and carry on!! I have the physical copies of most of the series from charity shop hunts so I may as well read them. It wasn’t a bad book really, I remember moderately liking book 1 (despite the datedness of it and some weird stuff) but this was a solid read! The story was interesting and it kept it on a nice cliffhanger, making me want to dive into book 3! Still only a 3* though bc it wasn’t anything super special or shocking, but it was pretty fun!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lucy

    "You deserve to be shown respect," Damien said in his school-teacher voice. "You're the only third former ever to have been made leader of the Dark Daughters and the only fledgling or vampyre in history who has shown an affinity for all five of the elements." "Face it, Z," Shaunee said around a bite of salad while she gestured at me with her fork. "You're special." Erin finished for her (as usual). I am going to go ahead and admit something right now: I didn't go into Betrayed with high "You deserve to be shown respect," Damien said in his school-teacher voice. "You're the only third former ever to have been made leader of the Dark Daughters and the only fledgling or vampyre in history who has shown an affinity for all five of the elements." "Face it, Z," Shaunee said around a bite of salad while she gestured at me with her fork. "You're special." Erin finished for her (as usual). I am going to go ahead and admit something right now: I didn't go into Betrayed with high expectations. After all, I read and reviewed Marked about a month ago. I hadn't forgotten how much it made me cringe; the writing was poor, the plot was barely existent, and the characters were flat, stereotyped and annoying- especially our leading lady, Zoey Montgomery Redbird, who is without a doubt the most infuriating fictional character I have ever come across. Still, I was (and still am) determined to finish what I began. A long time ago I made a resolution to finish every book series I start, so that I may never be told "Your opinion doesn't count because you didn't read all the books." Because I'll be damned if I'm ever told I can't dislike the House of Night series because I didn't "stick with it." And, of course, there's the off chance that somewhere along the line, this series will actually manage to get better. Betrayed took five days for me to read, despite it being only 310 pages long. I had to put it down several times because I just couldn't deal with its incessant douchebaggery. All of the last book's problems had come back for an encore, along with several brand new issues. It was like a poor writing party. The story starts off by furiously recapping the last book like there's no tomorrow. Zoey wangsts about how hard it is to be as special as she is, while her friends gush over how amazing she is. She's the new leader of the "Dark Daughters", having deposed Aphrodite of her Alpha Female throne at the end of the last book. Coupling that with her magical "filled in" mark, affinity for all five of the elements, and not one but two boys who masturbate to the ground she walks on. Oh woe is Zoey Redbird, High Priestess in training! It takes a while for things to get rolling. We're treated to a nice reminder that Zoey's mom and step-father (or "step-loser", as Zoey so clevely puts it) are assholes and that she is to be pitied for having such a horrible home life. Only, apparently all fledglings are legally emancipated from their parents upon entering the House of Night, so it's not exactly an issue, is it? Plus, Zoey has her loving grandmother who more than makes up for her mother, so what is the problem? (view spoiler)[I've also been informed that Zoey's mother is killed at some point in the series, so there's really no point at all, is there? (hide spoiler)] Zoey's (main) boyfriend Erik is absent for about 70% of the novel (only showing up to read some poetry, comfort Zoey, and be totally fine with her emotional/physical cheating on him with Heath). To fill his absence, Zoey is given a new admirer in the form of a teacher named Loren. This is about as creepy as you'd expect; there is a lot of "sexual tension" (or, what I suppose was meant to be received as sexual tension) that mostly revolves around Loren inappropriately touching Zoey's face/shoulders, and writing "romantic haikus" for her. As someone who is dating a student teacher, he and I can both tell you right now that Loren comes off as the biggest creeper. I know the relationship is clearly meant to appeal to fans of "taboo" relationships- but it's not sexy. It's awkward and cringe-inducing and only makes me dislike Zoey more. This isn't mentioning Heath, who makes a reappearance by taking advantage of Zoey's addiction for blood by carrying a flipping knife around with him on the off chance he would run into her so, if he did run into her he could promptly SLICE HIMSELF OPEN and let her drink from him. There's a particularly embarrassing scene where they have a "moment" in Zoey's car where she drinks his blood and rubs his crotch while he desperately thrusts his hips back against her hand. I had to laugh to keep from physically wincing at the awkward. Zoey constantly moans about how hard it is to juggle three guys. Stevie-Rae at some point says that it's okay for Zoey to cheat because she's so special; how could the same rules that apply to other people apply to Zoey? I couldn't help but gag at that part. What the fuck? All this boyfriend drama makes up for about thirty or forty percent of the plot. While Zoey is out "slutting it up" (all the while slut-shaming Aphrodite for being with Erik in the last book. Hypocrisy much?) two male teenagers from her high-school have gone missing, and evidence points to the culprit being someone from the House of Night. This results in some inept detectives showing up for about eight pages to accuse Zoey of being the murderer, leaving, and then coming back at the end of the book to tie the plot together in a flim-flam sort of way. Oh, and Zoey calls the FBI to leave a fake bomb-threat. RESPONSIBLE PROTAGONIST! The other two plot things include Zoey preparing for her first ritual as leader of the Dark Daughters, and setting Neferet up to be the bad guy by having Zoey discover her sneaking around with the supposedly "dead" fledglings. Yeah. Riveting book. Yawn. Oh wait, one thing happens. Stevie-Rae dies... for like fifteen pages (all of which Zoey spends wangsting, despite only having known Stevie-Rae for about a month. Wut?). Then she's back, as one of the "undead" fledglings. To be honest, the most exciting thing of the book was seeing the "ugly" fledgling Elliot from the last book, and he was yet again called "gross" and "hideous" because he's not gorgeous like the rest of the cast. I have a feeling the Casts have something against ugly people? As I said before, all the problems from the last book are still hanging around. Bad syntax and grammar, poor pacing, racism, sexism, awful characters and immature writing. Zoey enjoys saying things like "scared poo-less" or "I almost peed myself!" I understand wanting to tone the language down, but Shaunee says fuck at one point- so what's the point of avoiding the word "shit"? I could understand avoiding the "three big swears" (view spoiler)[Cunt, Nigger and Faggot, if you're curious (although, faggot was used in Marked now that I think about it...) (hide spoiler)] but if you're saying fuck, you can say shit. Common sense. Have some. Not to mention that any time Shaunee shows up, everything stops to remind us that she's black. Oh, but don't say the word "black!" Call her "mocha" coloured, or "cafe-latte", or some other coffee flavor instead! This happened on the first damn page. There's also more of this crap later on in the book where a dude flirts with Shaunee saying that he's "colorful" which made me drop the book and push it away. Why? Then there's Damien. Can we leave the poor gay kid alone? Why does every time he show up we have to be reminded that he loves the D? There's a part in the book where the other girls taunt him and call him "Majesty" and "Your Highness", and it's not treated as bullying. I understand that friends tease friends, but this was awful. I have a gay friend who would punch you in the face for that kind of dickery. This book added the character "Jack Twist", who is immediately revealed to be gay without any characterization because he's named after a character from Brokeback Mountain. Casts, you're not clever. We all know that you added this flat, faceless gay character so Damien could be paired up like the rest of the characters are being paired up, and you're not doing it well. All of this added together for one mess of a book. I don't have any fond moments to recall. I don't think I enjoyed any part of this except when I read it aloud to my boyfriend to laugh about how much of a fail we thought it was. Basically, I did not like this book. Again, I would like to end this review by saying it's perfectly alright for other people to like this book. And yes, good on the Casts for doing something with their lives and writing a series of books- but these books have serious problems. The messages they send are really hurtful and... bad. If I could sum them up, it'd be "judge others; be childish and disrespectful; get butthurt when people don't show you respect; lie, lie and lie some more- friends don't deserve the truth!" and several others. This book is not a good book. It was annoying and bad and creepy and bad. I'm honestly doubting that any of these books will be any good. Regardless, I'm going to keep reading them and see it through to the end like I swore I would, because even if they aren't great literature, they're still really hilarious to snark at with my friends.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jackie "the Librarian"

    This second book of the House of Night series gets deeper into the creepy potential set up by the first book. Zoey Redbird, vampire fledgling, has unusual abilities for a fledgling, and her powers (and her attraction to the opposite sex) seem to be growing in this book. Zoey has taken over as the head of the Daughters of Darkness, and wants to make it into something akin to a service club like you find at other schools. She researches ways to change the rituals into something positive and This second book of the House of Night series gets deeper into the creepy potential set up by the first book. Zoey Redbird, vampire fledgling, has unusual abilities for a fledgling, and her powers (and her attraction to the opposite sex) seem to be growing in this book. Zoey has taken over as the head of the Daughters of Darkness, and wants to make it into something akin to a service club like you find at other schools. She researches ways to change the rituals into something positive and inclusive. In the meantime, she can't seem to drop her old human boyfriend, she feels guilty about neglecting her current vampire boyfriend, and hey! is the hot guest lecturer vampire attracted to Zoey, or what? Aphrodite, the former leader of the Dark Daughters, may not be as bad as she seemed, and Zoey can't help but have sympathy for her after she overhears her getting chewed out by her parents. And why is Neferet, head priestess of the school, saying Aphrodite's visions are false, when they're not? Neferet might not be as perfectly wonderful as Zoey originally thought... But most important, football players that Zoey knew are getting killed, and it looks like Heath might be next. Can she figure out who or what is killing them before it's too late? Zoey has seen what she is calling "ghosts", two students who have supposedly died, wandering around near the stone wall in black cloaks, and with red glowing eyes. Could they have something to do with the murders? I'm doing a series swap with Cleo, teen extraordinaire. I'm lending her my Charlaine Harris "Southern Vampire" series, and she's lending me this "House of Night" series.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Nicola

    This one started off slow, but after about fifty pages, I was captivated. I believe the reason the beginning was slow was because it basically just went over everything that happened it the last book. However, once the story got going, I couldn't put the book down. It's a really emotional book, and deals with a wide range of themes including death, and as the title suggests, betrayal. The loyalty among Zoey's group never falters though, and it really strengthens the book. I thought this one was This one started off slow, but after about fifty pages, I was captivated. I believe the reason the beginning was slow was because it basically just went over everything that happened it the last book. However, once the story got going, I couldn't put the book down. It's a really emotional book, and deals with a wide range of themes including death, and as the title suggests, betrayal. The loyalty among Zoey's group never falters though, and it really strengthens the book. I thought this one was a lot better than the first, and it'll be great if the series keeps getting better. For more of my reviews and recommendations, visit my blog: here

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kimberley doruyter

    this book is where it all starts to go wrong for this series. and btw does zoey seem like the sluty virgin or is that just me?

  21. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I had read the first book in the House of Night and didn't actually feel inclined to read any of the others. But I got a good deal on a set of 5 and thought I'd give it another chance. This book had less about the mythology of "vampyres" than the first one. Honestly, without the occasional mention of drinking blood, I would have assumed it was a book about witches. There was a lot of talk about rituals, elements, and the Daughters of Darkness or whatever they were called. Still, Zoey talked on I had read the first book in the House of Night and didn't actually feel inclined to read any of the others. But I got a good deal on a set of 5 and thought I'd give it another chance. This book had less about the mythology of "vampyres" than the first one. Honestly, without the occasional mention of drinking blood, I would have assumed it was a book about witches. There was a lot of talk about rituals, elements, and the Daughters of Darkness or whatever they were called. Still, Zoey talked on and on about her super specialness and, unlike the first book, didn't seem to want to be normal. It had been a month since the end of the first book. That's not enough time to become comfortable with being different, no matter how awesome the difference might be. There were also a lot of parentheses. This popped up every time Zoey was trying to justify some thought or action, let us know that she knew what she was talking about, or to be snarky. This was just annoying. This is a first person story. We don't need the narrator to give commentary on her narration. The authors definitely let us know how they feel about drugs and alcohol use in this book. One of the more memorable lines for me was when Stevie Rae says "I don't like marijuana. It smells bad." Blah Blah all the other stuff that you tell kids when you don't want them smoking pot. I'm not saying they should, but it was so PSA. It reminds me of how parents try to casually sneak in the sex talk. It just doesn't work because you damn well know it wasn't just a casual conversation. The authors also implied that drinking was more than enough reason that someone might end up dead in the river with cuts all over them and drained of blood. Zoey is so good that she only met the dead boys once because they drank and she didn't want to be around that. But Zoey the virtuous doesn't see anything wrong with flirting with a teacher. Or with having 3 boyfriends. Or with those guys not knowing she has 3 boyfriends. Because she's not giving bj's in the hallway, she's not the ho that Aphrodite is. And that word is used a lot- along with slut, bitch and tons of other derogatory terms for girls. The authors won't let Zoey say "shit". She has to say "poo." Yet they let her walk around calling other girls derogatory names. Anyway, to the actual story. Zoey has to do her first full moon ritual and much of the book is spent with her working on it at odd hours and walking around in desolate areas of the school where she continuously happens to find people to eavesdrop on. This is actually how Zoey finds out practically everything in this book. Any plot progression happens because Zoey inadvertently eavesdrops on conversations. Zoey is so self-absorbed that she doesn't notice her bestest friend of a month, Stevie Rae, isn't looking so hot. Despite several instances of Zoey thinking about how illness is one of the signs of rejecting the change, she doesn't seem to be concerned with Stevie Rae's obvious sickness. I, on the other hand, saw this coming a mile away. Just after her super special first ritual in which all her friends become super special too, Stevie Rae dies. But Zoey doesn't have much time to grieve because Heath, Zoey's human ex that she imprinted with, goes missing. She had to find him before he dies and her imprint allows her to do so. She runs off without telling anyone to save the day. She finds him still alive because the blood of an imprinted human tastes bad. She also finds Stevie Rae, not quite dead. She kind of knew but had confirmed that the high priestess she looked up to and thought of as a second mother was really an evil bitch. The high priestess blocks her memory but Zoey gets a super special visit from Nyx and remembers everything. The book ends with whispered threats between Zoey and the high priestess. I knew the high priestess was evil in the last one. I knew the dead students weren't dead. This one did not shed any more light on that. We don't know why or how. Overall, no plot progression. I don't know if I can bring myself to read the rest. Usually if I get involved in a series, I can't wait to read the next. With this one, I actually didn't want to go right into the next book. I felt like I needed to read something that was much better. It's books like this that make me feel like the teen vamp thing has kind of jumped the shark. And I love vampire books. 2.5 from me.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    I truly wish that I had something better to say about this book or the series for that matter. I am currently reading the third book because I really am interested as to where this series is going. I have a couple of things that really make me mad: Brown pop is the first. The term "brown pop" is used several times. Every time I see "brown pop" I think, brown poop. It's childish, I know; however, that is exactly what I first think every time the main character wants a drink. Perhaps its a issue I truly wish that I had something better to say about this book or the series for that matter. I am currently reading the third book because I really am interested as to where this series is going. I have a couple of things that really make me mad: Brown pop is the first. The term "brown pop" is used several times. Every time I see "brown pop" I think, brown poop. It's childish, I know; however, that is exactly what I first think every time the main character wants a drink. Perhaps its a issue with not broadcasting a certain company, but American Eagle was mentioned by name in the book so I don't know why Coke or Pepsi wasn't. This girl loves brown pop...ugh. Also, Damien. He's gay, did you know that? How could you not when its mentioned over and over again. I like to think as Damien as more than just a homosexual, but the Cast's cannot stop bringing it up. Apparently that is all there is to this character. Some of what is said is almost insulting. People who treat Damien as an actual person are made out to be the best people ever. It goes a little like this: "Damien is gay, but we treat him like a regular friend. Isn't that nice, that we treat our gay friend like any other person, oh by the way he's gay, but he's also our friend. He's our gay friend that we accept as being gay. He's gay. We are good people. THE END" JUST STOP! Please. I consider this series like a train wreck I cannot look away from. I'm going to finish the third book, but that will probably be the last one for me. SPOILER: Damien is gay.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Kelsey Marie

    *****You can read the full review at Darling & Co.***** The exciting sequel to Marked! This one is exciting for a few reasons. There's a lot of action, it gets extremely steamy, and it delves a little more into the vampyre world and learn so much more stuff. In this book, the series really starts moving and setting everything up for later books. Also, in this book, a few of the things I know happened from my first time reading happened, so it's nice getting some clarity on my vague memories. *****You can read the full review at Darling & Co.***** The exciting sequel to Marked! This one is exciting for a few reasons. There's a lot of action, it gets extremely steamy, and it delves a little more into the vampyre world and learn so much more stuff. In this book, the series really starts moving and setting everything up for later books. Also, in this book, a few of the things I know happened from my first time reading happened, so it's nice getting some clarity on my vague memories. I'm still really glad that I'm re-reading this series. So like I said, this one has a little bit more going on in it, which makes sense; you expect that each book has a little more drama as you become more familiar with the world it takes place in and more characters are introduced. The big things in this one are: Zoey's love rectangle (since it's 3 guys, not two); Zoey and Aphrodite; the gang and their affinities; Neferet; and Stevie Rae. All I remember from the next book is that everything intensifies even more, and I think I remember a character that is introduced, but other than that, I don't know what I'm getting into, and I'm excited to find out.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)

    This one picks up not far where Marked left off. Zoey is now in charge of the Daughters of Darkness. Aphrodite is now old news and her 'evil' ways are done. Even Neferet has said that the Goddess has taken away Aphrodite's gift of seeing the future... or has she? Human Teenagers that Zoey used to know are dying and Aphrodite has a vision that ends up saving Zoey's grandmama. So if Aphrodite still has her gift... why would Neferet lie? What's really going on in the House of Night? Who can Zoey This one picks up not far where Marked left off. Zoey is now in charge of the Daughters of Darkness. Aphrodite is now old news and her 'evil' ways are done. Even Neferet has said that the Goddess has taken away Aphrodite's gift of seeing the future... or has she? Human Teenagers that Zoey used to know are dying and Aphrodite has a vision that ends up saving Zoey's grandmama. So if Aphrodite still has her gift... why would Neferet lie? What's really going on in the House of Night? Who can Zoey trust? Not only is Zoey dealing with all that but her parents aren't helping anything at all... then something really happens that will shake Zoey up for sure. Darkness isn't always evil and light isn't always good. I can be the first one to admit that these aren't the best books out there. While I think there are some great things about this series, I can also say there are some things that could be done better. Much better. My biggest gripe with this series is just how whiny all the characters are. I know that some people have said that this is how teenagers are... and while that is true. Some teenagers can be whiney. Not every single freaking teenager is that way. I wasn't that way. So that being said, I like the writing style. It's fun and fast to read. It's an engaging story. Also, I'm vampire trash so.... anything with vampires, I may just be biased about. Crap, let's just be honest, I've very biased when it comes to vampire novels. I just love it all so much. I like how witchcraft plays a part in this novel. As a Pagan, this is just so cool to me. I love how the ones we think maybe 'evil' characters, aren't always evil. Good isn't always good. There can be this grey area and I feel like this mirrors the real world greatly. I started this series back when only the first three or four were out and I never finished it. So this is a reread so I can finally finish this series and jump into Loved.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Jasmin

    I am totally ashamed of myself. When I started reading this book, I swore it was a book that couldn’t pique my fancy. I was overly bored and couldn’t flip anymore pages. I thought the writing was for too-young adults. I thought I would be generous and give it two stars. But dang, I am eating what I said. Betrayed (House of Night #2) by P.C and Kristin Cast started out slow, but, somewhere in the middle, I began liking the book. I can’t point to the exact page, but somewhere, things were becoming I am totally ashamed of myself. When I started reading this book, I swore it was a book that couldn’t pique my fancy. I was overly bored and couldn’t flip anymore pages. I thought the writing was for too-young adults. I thought I would be generous and give it two stars. But dang, I am eating what I said. Betrayed (House of Night #2) by P.C and Kristin Cast started out slow, but, somewhere in the middle, I began liking the book. I can’t point to the exact page, but somewhere, things were becoming interesting. Despite the mediocre writing, the plot, I admit is good. I actually think of the authors as brave for having straying so much from the vampire norms. Zoey Redbird, is still likable for me. She always has the best interests of everyone is heart. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t fail trying. Despite being advanced for a fledgling, she’s still struggling to maintain normalcy. She just wants to fit in. And experience the same stuff other normal teenagers do. Probably having a little boylet, here and there. Despite her having three love interests, I don’t take it against her. I even wish I had three boylets hunkering over me. But dah, I’m no Zoey Redbird. Anyway, this book makes me want to pick up the next one, as in now. I’ve betrayed myself. I swore it couldn’t pick my fancy, but now, karma’s eating at me.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Astoria

    Still trying to figure out what's so good about a girl who can't say 'shit' but can call someone Slut and hag with the blink of an eye, for having sex with her own boy friend (or ex-boyfriend). And yet she is dating 2 boys at the same time, and having sex with the one that is not her boyfriend. Also The writing is pitiful.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Natasha

    Wow... Great second edition to the House of Night series..I liked the first book but this book was even better in my opinion. Mostly because your already settled with the characters and new locations so you get into it more.Events in Betrayed continue from about month after the events in Marked (the first book in this series) finished.The book is narrated in first person by sixteen-year old Zoey a fledgling vampyre who has been gifted with unusual powers by the vampyre goddess Nyx. Betrayed sees Wow... Great second edition to the House of Night series..I liked the first book but this book was even better in my opinion. Mostly because your already settled with the characters and new locations so you get into it more.Events in Betrayed continue from about month after the events in Marked (the first book in this series) finished.The book is narrated in first person by sixteen-year old Zoey a fledgling vampyre who has been gifted with unusual powers by the vampyre goddess Nyx. Betrayed sees a more confident Zoey. There is still plenty of confusion in store for Zoey though, as she deals with her feelings for her human ex-boyfriend who she has accidentally Imprinted, while she has her new vampyre fledgling bf Erik who is more of a mate for her. He suits her better. I really love ths characters and their relationships with each other. Zoey's group of friends are amazing and are friends to hope for. Her new bf Erik and her are more introduced and some conflict happens that make her think..Theres a vampyre teacher at the House of night that is flirting with Zoey and making her weak at the knees. There is great dialogue and an amazing plot that even at one point I couldn't stop crying.. it was so sad, but also written so wonderful, I felt like was there with the characters. I'm officially a fan of this series and will countdown the days for each new edition! Synopsis: Summary (from the book jacket) Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night finishing school. She finally feels like she belongs, even gets chosen as the Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, 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.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Darcy (Daydreamingofbookdragons)

    I am ashamed of myself that this book made me cry the first time I read it. To be fair, I was about 9. I also loved Twilight around that age and thought they were genuinely good books, so I don't trust young me's judgement. This book uses 'retard' as an insult which is completely unacceptable. Zoe herself is such a judgemental character and constantly slut shames. Never mind the fact that she majorly emotionally cheats on Eric and it's not seen as a bad thing. There's a whopping amount of I am ashamed of myself that this book made me cry the first time I read it. To be fair, I was about 9. I also loved Twilight around that age and thought they were genuinely good books, so I don't trust young me's judgement. This book uses 'retard' as an insult which is completely unacceptable. Zoe herself is such a judgemental character and constantly slut shames. Never mind the fact that she majorly emotionally cheats on Eric and it's not seen as a bad thing. There's a whopping amount of girl-on-girl hate (although that's kind of being fixed? I think? I can't remember how well it's done in the future books) and also romanticises Heath refusing to take no for an answer. This book does have a lot of representation, but it's done so badly that it's actually damaging. This book literally calls someone a 'fag'. I do like the religious aspects and the rituals, but they and the unique take on vampirism can't make up for the shit show that is the rest of the novel. I would rate lower but I know it gets worse.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Ria

    'Looking offended and superior and gayer than he usually looked' Mood? Sooo i read up to book 9? when i was like 11?12?13?*who the fuck knows or cares*and i decided to get a copy of these books because i like owning shit i read *kinda why whenever i borrow something i regret it*.shit i borrowed and i plan on buying are House Of Night 3-9,Harry Potter and Fifty Shades.yes i know.quality shit. Back to the review? I decided to reread this because i was bored and i honestly can't understand why lil 'Looking offended and superior and gayer than he usually looked' Mood? Sooo i read up to book 9? when i was like 11?12?13?*who the fuck knows or cares*and i decided to get a copy of these books because i like owning shit i read *kinda why whenever i borrow something i regret it*.shit i borrowed and i plan on buying are House Of Night 3-9,Harry Potter and Fifty Shades.yes i know.quality shit. Back to the review? I decided to reread this because i was bored and i honestly can't understand why lil me liked it.the protagonist is sooo fucking blant and boring.i know people complain about the way she talks, calling her homophobic,a bitch,that she slut shames everyone and the reason i don't have a problem with it is because almost all the teen girls i knew when that shit came out talked like that.you have to remember that shit came out in like 2008? and people talked like that.nobody cared about other's feelings...the thing is that i did enjoy this but not for the reason i did as a kid.it's a so bad it's good book.hopefully the whole series remains this shit and doesn't ruin the enjoyment i get from reading it.if you find it for like 1-5 euros get it.it's fun. why i loved it as a child will forever remain a mystery..i read some reviews and people were like 'i read this beause i love Twilight and wanted something similar'.i never finished the first Twilight movie so i can't compare them but aside from vampires i don't think they have something else in common.i may be wrong but who know.i mean if Twilight is like i may buy it so i can laugh by myself at night *no i won't*. yeah i know this isn't an actual review.it's more like a weird rant.i blame the fifty pills i take for my period cramps..yeah whatever it's almost 2019.nobody but me cares for this...i'm gonna buy and review all of them.you are welcome.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Nancy

    I really don't know how to start of my review, so I'm just gonna start of with this. I really dislike this book. I read the first book, Marked, about a year ago and thought it was eh. Saw this at the library, and thought, "Hey! Why don't I catch up to this series?" big mistake. I like the storyline, I get what the authors are trying to do, but the way they piece it together is just...wow. I like the idea of a vampire finishing school. It was a tad bit boring, not much happens until the end. I really don't know how to start of my review, so I'm just gonna start of with this. I really dislike this book. I read the first book, Marked, about a year ago and thought it was eh. Saw this at the library, and thought, "Hey! Why don't I catch up to this series?" big mistake. I like the storyline, I get what the authors are trying to do, but the way they piece it together is just...wow. I like the idea of a vampire finishing school. It was a tad bit boring, not much happens until the end. I don't like the fact that they spend around half a chapter telling the reader what happened in the previous book. I hate Zoey. I think she's very ignorant and selfish. And let's not forget the fact that She's the most powerful fledging in vampire history. Seriously, the authors remind us about it every 4 pages. And let's not forget about Erik Night, Loren Blake, and Heath Luck. I feel like Zoey has way too many guys going after her. Instead of being faithful to Erik, she just starts flirting with Mr. Poetic Laurate and Heath. Then, she starts calling other girls with one boyfriend ho's and sluts. Anyone find anything wrong there? There's also Damien's supposedly "wide vocabulary." Um. That is not a wide vocab. I know 12 year olds with a more exstensive vocab. Overall, I like the idea, and since I believe that some series might get better, I'll continue with the series.

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