House of Night: Betrayed

 
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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.
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Reader reviewed by Megan S

So zoey is now the leader of the dark daughters..But some of her friends are starting to turn up dead from where she used to go to school...Then she starts to become froms with the former dark daughters leader, who has visions of stuff that will happen in the future. to make a long story short she becomes friends with her even tho zoeys friends hate her. and somewhere in these books zoeys bestfriend doesnt make the change and dies then come to find out the killings were her best friend stevie rae. Because neferet had created them as a different type of "vampyre"
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Starting to get into the series now
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Reader reviewed by Debbie

I took a long break from this series I guess because it just did not
grab me as much as the Vampire Academy series did.  I finally got book
2 in from the library and am happy I did.  This one definitely drew me
in more so than Marked and I cannot wait to get book 3 to find out what
happens.  Zoey was getting on my nerves a little with her flirting with
Loren, being wishy washy about her relationship with Erik and then the
whole imprinting thing with Heath.  I was totally bummed out over what
happens to Stevie Rae but Im still holding out hope for a happy ending
there.  If you have not read past book 1 in this series I would suggest
getting back into it as the story is really starting to pick up.

Reprinted here with author's permission.


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Reader reviewed by an_d

Book 2 in the House of Night Series picks up right after Book 1.   The story follows Zoey as she tries to unravel a mystery of why human teenagers are being murdered.   The story is mainly the same tempo as the first and dialogue keeps in tune as well.   I did find it frustrating to get through it at times, simply for the fact the book is very repetitive.  I found myself skimming whole pages over dialogue and back story that was more or less recycled from the first book.  The story is fun and inventive, maybe it was just meant to be an actual full length book rather than a series.  The frustration of re-reading how Zoey feels when her grandmother calls her a special name, makes me want to just scream.  All in all, I do like the series and I am going to stick with it.  This is definitely the book in the series that will make you not like the main character a bit and with the repetitive writing, you may even get a little huffy with the author(s) as well.   I recommend this for mature 14 year olds and up.  

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