Betrayed (House of Night #2)
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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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Paperback, 310 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Saniya(Will Herondale is mine)
Much, much and much better than Marked. LOL jk, only 0.5 percent better xD
Heres the thing:

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"Ohh! I see betrayed! Should I read it?!"

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"Maybe I should, what if its good?!"


"Buh what if it sucks? Maybe I should not"

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"Ohk, ohk. I am reading it!"


Now heres the story:

Theres this annoying Zoey who thinks shes the most amazing person in this world.
So wrong.



Half of this book is about Zoey waiting for his freaking Superman, Eric. And when he finally arrives, he does N-O-T...more
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...more
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 m...more
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...more
Tattered Cover Book Store
Jan 05, 2009 Tattered Cover Book Store added it
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
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...more
Lexa
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...more
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...more
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
Howdy YAL
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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...more
Heather
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Nicola
Jan 22, 2011 Nicola rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of YA vampire books
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...more
Lina
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Jackie "the Librarian"
Sep 29, 2008 Jackie "the Librarian" rated it 4 of 5 stars
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...more
Dar
*puts face on hot iron*
Katie
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...more
Jasmin
Jun 18, 2010 Jasmin rated it 4 of 5 stars
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...more
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...more
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 wi...more
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....more
Britt
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Jill
This is the second book in the series "House of Night". I didn't enjoy the first book much, I thought it started out strange, the story was slow, and the language and a certain scene was a little much for me. BUT the last chapter or two got me a little intrigued and I wanted to see what happened, so I gave in and read the second book.

I thought the second one was far more interesting, and the language didn't seem as harsh this time (although it was still there). There was, once again, one little...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...
Sep 18, 2013 UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: 18 and over due to language and sexual references

Betrayed is the ongoing story of Zoey, a newly Marked fledgling (vampyre in training) and the difficulties she experiences while taking over the Dark Daughters (a sort of sorority) and trying to make this House of Night into what the Goddess Nyx would want it to be. Many things have to change so lines are drawn and friendships formed.

I think this could be a great series, even for adults, but it's soooooo directed at teenagers. Lots of the 'f' word (which is really unnecessary... it's almost as i...more
♥ Sarah ♥
3.5 stars

A lot has happened to Zoey since first coming to the House of Night. She's made some awesome friends, she's become the leader of the Dark Daughters (and Sons), she's in training to be a High Priestess, and she seems to be gifted on many levels that is very unusual for a fledgling (and even a vampyre). Now some strange and sad things are happening at the House of Night and she has a bad feeling about everything that's going on. She feels that it's her duty to find out what is happening i...more
Rebecca
'No one would believe what I was beginning to see: that there was something dark and wrong about Neferet. And why should anyone understand or believe me? I was, after all, just a kid.’

Zoey seems to be settling into The House of Night, she has great friends, her boyfriend is the hottest boy in the school, and she has also discovered she has an affinity for the five elements.

However, human kids have been disappearing, bodies have been found close to the school, and all evidence is pointing toward...more
(´*•.¸ღBexღ¸.•*´)
Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast is the second novel in the House of Night series and is it was great. The entire book was so suspenseful that I had to finish it immediately. Betrayed goes over the main parts that a reader may have missed from the first book, Marked, so that anyone can start reading the series without having read the first book. This is definitely a vampyre series worth reading, since it is so unique from other vampyre tales that you will enjoy its creativity.

Unlike the f...more
The Lost Lola
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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 expectation...more
Red Rosie
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Karla
This book stars off slow but gets better along the way. It fallows Zoey on her journey at the house of night. I got fustrated and wanted to quit reading the book so many times but im glad i didnt i really liked it. It got kind of sad in chapter 22 but other then that it was really cool. and if you read the book i think you'll get the chapter 22 thing jajaja soooo read the book and dont give up if you think its boring cuz trust me it will get better along the way!!!
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