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Young Adult Fiction 1966
Slowing Down
Overall rating 
 
4.0
Plot 
 
4.0
Characters 
 
0.0
Writing Style 
 
0.0
Reader reviewed by Alex (Tales of a Teenage Book Lover)

After reading Marked, possibly the most addictive book I have ever read, I was all to anxious to pick up the next installment in theHouse of Night series, Betrayed. And I have to say that my views on the series haven't really changed all that much.

The plot was missing for me. It took 300+ pages for 3 basic things to happen. I felt that the storyline could have been executed so much better than it was. I felt very bogged down by all the angst that I didn't feel was needed for the book.

The characters continued to be what they were in the the first book. Some characters, mostly the antagonists, developed and changed. But the main characters, the ones I had the most problems with, stayed the same. Zoey's side comments continued to annoy me, even though there was less of them.

The writing in these books is definitely not my favorite I have ever read. But it is easy to read, which is always nice.

I was thinking I was going to give this book a not-as-good rating, but the last 40 pages or so wouldn't let me stop reading them because of all the action, the characters turning evil, and the mystery.

This continues to be a one of the most addicting series I have ever read and I can't wait to read more of the Casts' works, starting with the next book in the series, Chosen.
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