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Betrayed (House of Night #2)

3.93  ·  Rating Details ·  207,636 Ratings  ·  4,747 Reviews

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: H

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Published November 1st 2008 by Bolinda Publishing (first published October 2nd 2007)
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Layla I agree it's really badly written but the plot is really good so it's wroth a shot
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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 tha ...more
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Jul 30, 2008 Jessica rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jackie "the Librarian"
Sep 29, 2008 Jackie "the Librarian" rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: teen vampire fans
Recommended to Jackie "the Librarian" by: Cleo, teen extraordinaire
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 inclusi
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 m ...more
Tattered Cover Book Store
Jan 05, 2009 Tattered Cover Book Store added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Tattered Cover by: The Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Lib
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 ...more
Nov 24, 2009 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one!
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
Jane (PS)
Feb 23, 2009 Jane (PS) rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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
Jan 30, 2010 Natasha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Oct 14, 2012 Heather rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Nov 17, 2014 Jasmin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vampire fanatics
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
Aug 23, 2015 Astoria rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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

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
Oct 09, 2011 Susan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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 wi
I wanted to enjoy this book, because it was obviously a lot better than the first one, but heavy foreshadowing constantly ruined my reading experience. It made the characters seem extremely stupid - half the time I was like, the author's cramming information and hints down your throats and you're still completely clueless? Jeez.
Also, if I recall correctly, Zoey used to call Aphrodite & CO sluts in the first novel. In this book, Zoey is involved with no less than THREE guys. At once. Talk ab
Luna Rose
May 08, 2012 Luna Rose rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
*puts face on hot iron*
May 31, 2012 Nancy rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: library-books
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 I like the idea of a vampire finishing school. It was a tad bit boring, not much happens until the end. ...more
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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). Wh
What I liked:
-Aphrodite. Again, she was my favorite character in the book, and I found the way the rest of the characters treated her disgusting. Aphrodite’s the only character I had sympathy for throughout the entire first two books, and she will probably stay the only character I have sympathy for. She’s the only real character. She speaks her mind, she makes others listen to her, and she has a gift that could be considered a terrible burden, one that she has to deal with by herself.
-Grandma R
"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 expectati
Actual rating: 1.5 stars

After I finished this book story piece of poo thingy, I took a step back and thought about all the things it could have been.

And let me tell you, it could have been a good book. It could have been a story about a strong, independent heroine who suddenly became a vampire, who had to adapt to her new life and let go of her prejustice towards vampires. It could have been a story about a vampire politican who fights for rights of vampires (this may or may not be a character f
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
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?
 Princess Gabriel The Bookish Bookaholic of the Western Timbers of Librarianland (aka Gabriel the Bookaholic)

Go check out my Betrayed review!
Mar 28, 2016 Nikoleta rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Ήμουν αποφασισμένη να του βάλω άσο, καθώς βρίσκω την ηρωίδα εκνευριστική, ανώριμη και λυσσάρα. Μέχρι την μέση το βιβλίο δεν μου άρεσε, το συνέχιζα μόνο και μόνο επειδή είναι μικρό κ ήταν κρίμα να το αφήσω για 150 σελίδες, που μου είχαν μείνει. Εκεί λοιπόν, 150 σελίδες πριν το τέλος, επιτέλους απέκτησε ενδιαφέρον!!! Πήρε τα πάνω του κ η πλοκή έγινε γρήγορη και απέκτησε ένταση. Έκανε τέτοιο γύρισμα που για να φανταστείτε ενδιαφέρομαι να μάθω κ τη συνέχεια στο τρίτο βιβλίο! Οπότε 2/5 αστεράκια από ...more
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.
Aug 13, 2016 Naomi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really great sequel! Can't wait to read the third one!
P.C. Cast
Oct 12, 2016 P.C. Cast rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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!
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