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Night Betrayed (Envy Chronicles #4)

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  344 Ratings  ·  59 Reviews
The Change that devastated the earth made Theo Waxnicki something more than human-eternally young and beautiful...but not immortal. When he dies on a mission against the Strangers, he is lost to the darkness...until a miraculous healer brings him back.

Born as the world fell to ruins, Selena has dedicated her life to easing others' pain. Her tender touch awakens new life i
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published January 25th 2011 by Avon
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Emma Sea
Apr 20, 2014 Emma Sea marked it as dnf
So apparently I requested this at the library. I have no idea why. And after trying it I have a suspicion they logged it to the wrong account. Anyway, very definitely not my book. Quit at page 22, when the hero started describing the heroine's tight, curvy, golden body while she was spoon-feeding him soup. Nuh uh.
Jun 14, 2011 Vivian rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance-uf
This is the only Envy book I've read, but now I gotta say the series has me fascinated. Love the characters, the gritty post-apocalyptic setting, and the overarching conflict. The only thing that drove me absolutely batty, this is a pet peeve of mine so many may not feel the same, is the near constant pop culture references. One or two is fine, maybe even humorous to me, but dozens scream shortcut to me. Describe something and let me decide what it is. I don't need the didactic commentary that s ...more
It's been a while since I had read any books in this series and I have been dying to dive back in. Night Betrayed was the perfect book to get me back into this world.

Selena is called the Death Lady and her 'abilities' enable her to ease pain of the dying and help them transition into the next world. YIKES! That is one freaky ability. It's not a wonder why no one wants her around. However, she has other secrets she's doesn't share. And speaking of secrets, Theo has a doozy. He survived the Change
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: Available Now!
Publisher: HarperCollins
Imprint: Avon
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Amazon
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 4, Envy Chronicles
Series Best Read In Order: Yes
Steam Level: Steamy

Picking up where Abandon the Night left off, Theo has been shot and apparently left for dead. Discovered by some locals, he’s brought to Selena so that she can care for him as he
Jan 15, 2011 ♥Tricia♥ rated it did not like it
I could not finish this book. I didn't like the idea, I couldn't get into the story and the characters weren't really developing at all and I was pretty much confused the entire time.

Now, this may (or may not) be because it's the 4th in the series.. though I was told they could be read stand alone.
If I am missing a lot of information due to skipping the first 3 then perhaps that is my fault.
But there are far too many good books out there to read, to be stuck in one that I wasn't feeling.
I will
Jan 15, 2016 Mary rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-books
I think this is the most emotional of the Envy stories so far. Selena is known at "the Death Lady" because she helps people who are near death cross over to the other side. This is emotionally and physically draining enough, but she is also called to help those the rest of what's left of society consider monsters--the zombies called gangas.

Theo Waxnicki was injured at the end of the previous book and is brought to Selena's hospice ward with little hope of surviving. Although Theo has always been
Nov 26, 2014 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I loved this book. In book four, we learn how the smaller communities outside of Envy live, and it focuses our attentions on Theo. There is very little mention of the other main characters in the series until the last few chapters.

At the end of book 3 Theo was shot and then his body disappeared when his friend went to get help. He turns up at the house of the infamous death lady, but instead of helping him to the other side, she miraculously cures him. He finds h
Selly - Leggere Romanticamente
Questo è il libro della serie che mi è piaciuto meno, non mi ha preso come i precedenti. Peccato!
Aspetto con ansia quello di Remy!
Nov 26, 2014 Kim rated it it was amazing

I loved this book. In book four, we learn how the smaller communities outside of Envy live, and it focuses our attentions on Theo. There is very little mention of the other main characters in the series until the last few chapters.

At the end of book 3 Theo was shot and then his body disappeared when his friend went to get help. He turns up at the house of the infamous death lady, but instead of helping him to the other side, she miraculously cures him. He finds her
Sep 30, 2014 Karin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks-2014
Envy Chronicles Book Four

Theo lands in the home of the Death Lady after being shot by Seattle. Selena manages to resurrect him with her secret crystal and brings him back to health. Along with her son Simon, friend Frank and mother-figure Vonnie, Selena and Theo get back to life as usual...until he learns about Selena's secret. Meanwhile, Lou makes his way to find Theo, and Remy and Ian mix in with other bounty hunters to hide her identity. This book takes the reader away from Envy and into the
Jan 10, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Night Betrayed
by Joss Ware
Theo lost his heart to Sage but she fell for someone else. Taking on jobs that put him in danger, he’s shot and dies. Selena has been given a gift to help transition people death. Theo and Selena come together away from Envy as readers uncover more heinous acts by the Cult of Atlantis.

Night Betrayed takes the series in a new direction as we get to learn more about Theo and Lou who we first met in book one. Finally Theo gets his happily ever after and yet Ms. Ware throw
Tremont G
Aug 09, 2014 Tremont G rated it did not like it
Worst in the series so far. It was so slow and boring until the last 85% I skimmed through most of it. Theo is NOT one of my favorite characters, almost none of the original 5 (Elliot, Simon, Wyatt, Quent & Fence) were in this, and Selena's power was incredibly stupid. Also there were a few basic continuity problems that just piss me off every time. For one, they clean Selena's wounds with Vodka, then Theo finds the "bottle of Whisky they has used to clean Selena's wounds". Also annoying was ...more
Dec 20, 2013 rated it liked it
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night-betrayed-ency-chronicles-joss-wareSelena knows a few things about death, as she is always surrounded by it. Known as the Death Lady she helps those that are near the end pass on to the other side. She also knows that inside each ganga is a human soul trapped inside and she has the only means to release them and give them peace. So she goes out every night armed with her crystal to put an end to the suffering of eve
Night Betrayed
3 Stars

Series note: The Envy Chronicles involves an ongoing story arc and as such the books should be read in order.

When Theo Waxnicki is brought in to Selena’s small clinic on the brink of death, she doesn’t think twice before saving his life. Determined to make the most of his third chance at life, Theo sets out to convince Selena that the attraction they feel for each other is real. Can he get past her defenses and unveil her secrets before it is too late?

The post-apocalyptic w
Nov 21, 2010 Larissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, to-review, netgalley
Previously Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life

*Contain minor spoilers if you haven’t read the previous books in the series

Ever since I read the first three books in the series I have been looking forward to reading more and finding out more about the mysteries surrounding this series. I am really happy to say that Night Betrayed not only met, but has easily surpassed my expectations. I’ll be honest and say that since it had been a while since I read the previous books in the
Feb 22, 2011 Becca rated it liked it
This book takes place in a futuristic world, where most of the worlds population is dead. I didn't read the first three books in this series so I was lost a little bit trying to catch up but it wasn't too bad. In this new world zombies are constantly out hunting for one man Remmington Truth and they take anyone with blond hair. Though in truth they will kill and eat anyone they come across. Theo was brought to Selena when he was injured and thought to be dying. Selena is gifted with helping soul ...more
Mar 16, 2013 Sillylittlefishey rated it liked it
This is the first book I've actually purchased in a long time. Between the library, getting books from friends, and getting review copies from publishers I don't often find the need to actually purchase a book. But I couldn't get my hands on this book and after seeing his heartbreak over Selena, I desperately wanted to read Theo's happily ever after. So I broke down and bought it. I was not disappointed and know that I will have to purchase the next installment as well!

The growing relationship b
Jen (Red Hot Books)
Imagine living 78 years; surviving a near apocalypse; seeing your world fall prey to zombies; watching your twin age... all while remaining an attractive version of your 30 year-old self. That's what happened to Theo. He's a computer genius, one of the leaders of the Resistance against those responsible for ravaging Earth. And while surrounded by friends, he's still alone, isolated by what makes him different.

But things change when he meets Selena. She is a strong and special woman, who doesn't
Oct 31, 2011 Stephanie rated it really liked it
My Take:
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I am not going to talk about the story line and such as that information is provided above. The main love connection is between Theo and Selena. The problem for Selena is that Theo looks to be 12 years or so younger than she is. His twin brother is Lou, except that Theo has not aged as fast as Lou. They have been living in Envy, a play on the N and the V in the abbreviation for Nevada and what used to be Vegas. I guess that means there would have been
Feb 22, 2011 Kristiej rated it really liked it
If someone had told me I would really enjoy an ongoing series where, although labeled romance, that aspect kind of takes a back seat, and the setting in years in the future after an apocalyptic ‘end of the world’ scenario, I would have said ‘right, and pink pigs fly. But I would have been forced to find those flying pink pigs because I do love this series and Night Betrayed is no exception. Though the hero, Theo Waxnicki is in his 80’s, he stopped aging when the catastrophe happened fifty years ...more
Vanessa theJeepDiva
I was a bit disappointed by this book in the Envy Chronicles. Please keep in mind that these book need to be read as a series ad in the correct order. This book SHOULD NOT be read as a stand-alone.
Theo and Selena don’t really connect. She’s too busy making a fuss about their age difference. As we know from the previous books Theo is close to 80 years old. He was wounded during the Change and was left with a computer integrated circuit in his back. The circuit in his back is fitting since he an
Scooper Speaks
Mar 13, 2011 Scooper Speaks rated it really liked it
Joss Ware has created an apocalyptic world in which a group of “gag me I’m so rich” people called Strangers have absolute control. There are gangas (zombies) and rebels fighting against the Strangers, but there are also tons of questions that have been building up through the series. Night Betrayed is book four and at least two other books will be in the series.

It is not a fluffy book. It addresses hard topics and is filled with dark threads. I’m not sure if an easy way out is taken, but one pos
Christi Snow
Aug 26, 2011 Christi Snow rated it really liked it
My Review:
For some reason, this book seems much harsher to me than the others in this series have been. I am guessing that the reason for that is because, in this book, we become much more familiar with the gangas (zombies) and what they actually are and how that have come into creation.

In addition, this book focuses on Theo. Theo is an interesting character from this series. He was in Vegas with his twin brother when the Change (apocalypse) occurred, but his experience was different from his tw
Crystal ♥ RBtWBC
Jan 06, 2011 Crystal ♥ RBtWBC rated it really liked it
I love every journey Joss Ware takes through in this complex, interesting post-apocalyptic world!
Quent, Abandon the Night, was a favorite and I didn't think Ware could do better then that but I was just proven wrong!
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy Theo’s book as he wasn’t one of my favorite men in the series but Night Betrayed definitely surpassed my expectations.
Night Betrayed continues where Abandon the Night ended, the bounty hunter Seattle has shot Theo. He is still heart broken o
Delilah Stephans
Feb 13, 2011 Delilah Stephans rated it really liked it
The last time we saw Theo he'd been shot in the chest by Seattle, this book picks up a few hours after that. After Sage and Simon's book Embrace The Night Eternal I felt for him - oh I was thrilled that Sage and Simon got together because they fit - but still felt bad for Theo.

This book had a lot of humor in the fact that Selena thought she was older than Theo and those doubts about being with a younger man definitely added to the fun factor. I'm not sure what her son and what happened to him ha
Dec 30, 2010 Leslie rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, arc
I've said it in previous reviews, I love the world Joss Ware has created in her post-apocalyptic series. The romance on the other hand, generally came in second to the world. I was pleasantly surprised this time with both Theo and Selena. Theirs is a romance begun with chance and continued with mutual attraction and respect.

Theo is a wonderful hero who proves computer geeks can be sexy! The fact that he's also buff and has a wicked sense of humor doesn't hurt either. Theo was born before the Cha
Jan 26, 2011 Mollie rated it really liked it
Night Betrayed, the fourth book in Joss Ware’s post-apocalyptic romance series, is yet another enjoyable installment. This book tells Theo’s story. I enjoyed Theo in most of the other books and was eagerly anticipating his story. However, he was rather irritating in Sage’s book, Embrace the Night Eternal. But he returns to being the Theo readers have come to know and love.

I think Theo is one of my favorite characters because he’s from before The Change and is able to bridge the gap of today’s w
Dec 22, 2010 Jody rated it it was ok
Everyday is still a struggle to stay alive in the fourth book of Joss Ware's post-Apocalyptic series. Ever since the Change, the day where Zombies took over and society ended, those left alive are trying to put their lives back together. For Theo Waxnicki his life will definitely never be what it once was. On the day of the Change his body mutated to stop him from aging and to heal very quickly. He's always seen his perpetual youth as a good thing until he meets Selena. Known as the Death Lady, ...more
Jan 11, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it
Joint Review with Has from

MinnChica: I have to say, I started reading the Envy Chronicles just a few short months ago, and Ware has quickly become my FAVORITE post-apocalyptic author. I love the world she’s created!

Has: I read the first book when it first came out earlier last year, because I am always a sucker for a dark/dystopian setting. So when I discovered that the 4th book was up on Netgalley – I soon grabbed the chance to read it and I have to say it was a book t
Jan 17, 2011 Kelly rated it really liked it
Part of me really liked this book and part of me wished I had read the previous three books in the series because as much as I enjoyed the characters and the idea behind the devastating Change, I was a little lost at some parts.

The world Joss Ware has created is dark and dangerous and infested with Zombie-like critters who are on an eternal quest to find a man named Remington Truth. The humans who have survived live in walled villages and do their best to survive. Throw in a shady group of quasi
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