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(The Guardian Legacy #1)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  1,028 ratings  ·  124 reviews
Lil has come to terms with her life as a Guardian/demon hunter and the wielder of the Nephilim most powerful weapon. But trouble looms in the Guardian enclave. Bran is pulling away from her and her best human friend is in trouble, and it's all Lil's fault
Paperback, 368 pages
Published July 12th 2011 by Firetrail Publishing
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Jan 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Awww, that ending ;))

I liked this book, in fact I LOVE this series!
To me, if Awakened was like a better version of Beautiful Creatures, then Betrayed was more like a better version of "The Mortal Instruments". (I mean, I find them to be similar somehow, don't hold it against me if you don't think so, LOL)

Reading this book felt like meeting with an old good friend of mine - I remembered some of the things I liked in the first story and I got to know a lot more new interesting things from this on
Jul 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Any and every YA lover
2 words, baby: Utter brilliance.

This book takes all angelic novels a whole league up, and it was more than i expected after reading AWAKENED and more. Seriously people, you have got to read this or you're really missing out on life.

Anyway, this book follows our beautiful, smart, witty, powerful - in short, real perfect - protagonist, Lil as she starts getting used to her life as a Guardian(half-angels). Previously, she hated the idea of not being fully-human, to have such crazy powers was a waki
Rachel Heather Sangster

I don't think I've ever been so nervous and jumpy and suspicious about every single person that wasn't the main character...For gods sake you had me doubting Bran and his overly noble and hot hot hot intentions towards our beautiful Lil. I suspected everyone! And by the time I let my guard down and decided, actually there's no way it's that person that is betraying Lil...BAM..there goes another reason to mistrust them...
I think I've developed trust issues from this book.

But hot
Mar 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever dreaded reading a sequel because you liked the first book so much that you didn't want to be disappointed? Well, let me assure you that this is not a problem with this series!!!

I was so incredibly excited when my copy of Betrayed arrived in the mail. I started it immediately and I was not disappointed one bit.

Betrayed is a fantastic sequel. I tore through the 366 page book in less than twenty four hours, staying up until I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. It felt amazing bein
May 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(4.5 stars)

Such a great read!

I read Awakened back in 2010 so this book was a long time coming, but so incredibly worth the wait.

Betrayed was everything I was hoping it would be. I just adore the way Ednah Walters combines mythology, the four elements (and then some) with angel/demon lore without overwhelming the readers. Sometimes to many elements can make it to much, but it's not the case for this book, it's the perfect touch to entice the story line.

My favorite part would have to be the outrag
Rae Ryans
Feb 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Beautifully written Urban Fantasy that revolves around the Nephilim. Now I have not read the first in the series, though I plan to soon. I was able to follow along just fine without any real pressing questions.

I really found myself liking Lil. She is strong, caring, and full of compassion. There is no quick judgement, even when her father tries to plant deceit in her mind or Bran does *something*. It doesn't mean she doesn't feel anger or hurt, but she understands especially when it comes to Bra
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Nov 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: young-adult, 2011
Lil is adjusting to life as a guardian when her life becomes more complicated. In the beginning her relationship with Bran is very lovey dovey, huggy, kissey and then there become problems and she has a hard time dealing with the emotional separation and fighting.

She is dealing with the issue and confusion of having a demon for a father. He is trying to persuade her come with him, but she is firmly committed to the guardians.

This story is packed with action in the last 1/3 of the book. The begin
Jun 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was brilliant. I have read several books about angels that have been good, but typically, I have not really been drawn to this type of story. After reading the blurb about Betrayed, I was intrigued and interested in the book, and I absolutely loved it. Lil is 16 years old, part Nephilim, part human, part demon..yes...and she is the Chosen, a Guardian in training, and one kick-butt heroine. She and her friends and fellow Guardians go to high school by day, blending in with the humans, w ...more
Sarah (Head Stuck In A Book)
This series just gets better and better, Ednah Walters name should be up there with the likes of Stephenie Meyer and Richelle Mead, why it isn't is beyond me.
In most series the sophomore release is usually not as good as the first but this book definitely surpassed it's predecessor Awakened and that book was fantastic!
Words cannot explain how much I loved this, it is high up on my favourite series for sure and I'm highly anticipating the next book in the series Hunted.
I would suggest that you re
Nadège Richards
I can’t even begin to tell you how many times I laughed during the reading of this spectacular novel. It was one of those extraordinary reads that is full of so much humor you find yourself laughing on almost every page. The language and dialogue was very fluid and addicting, I felt Ednah really touched the basis of teenage angst and everything dramatic that goes on in a sixteen year-old’s head. It was one of the many books I’ve ever read in first person that I could actually feel tuned in with ...more
Mar 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
REVIEW: 4 out of 5 stars

Betrayed is the second book in The Guardian Legacy series by Ednah Walters and was kindly provided to me by Spencer Hill Press.

I thoroughly enjoyed Awakened, the first book in the series so I was really eager to dive into Betrayed and I am thankful it was everything I had been hoping for.

Lil is trying to juggle her Human/Guardian life as well as she possibly can but is also adapting to her duty as the Chosen One; she has been through a lot but has really grown as a chara
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I was very excited to receive Betrayed from Spencer Hill Press for review. I loved reading Awakened the prequel to Betrayed last year, (A Prequel is a story containing events that precede those of an existing work) it was a great paranormal read with great characters so I was expecting the same from Betrayed and I wasn't disappointed!

Betrayed kicks of a few months after the events in Awakened. Lil the main protagonist is trying to balan
Oct 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Book Blurb: Lil isn't just an average teenager. She's one of the Nephilim--the descendants of humans and angels--which gives her some serious psi skills and a mission for redemption. Just when Lil thinks she's found a balance between her normal life with human friends and her training to become a Guardian, she's warned that someone close to her will betray her. When the boy she loves starts acting strangely and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability, Lil begins to realize that ...more
Tom Pintong
Jul 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I received this book as part of Goodreads First Reads giveaway. The author was nice enough to personally autograph the book inside, as well as include a few autographed bookmarks and magnets.

I started this book in the middle of the night, and ended up reading it straight through to the end and finishing in the morning. The story is a very good one, set towards a young adult audience, but I enjoyed it just as much as an adult. Angels and demons are involved in the book, though they seem to be fr
Eli Yanti
Jul 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An awesome book… can’ wait for the next bookkkk :D

My thought

*. Bran - still an awesome guy :), who likes grin .. hey, I like a guy who likes grin lol, handsome, protective in the sense, possesif at the right time and not excessive even though lil 'd say it is not necessary because I'm yours. But this book, I want to kick his ass for keeping a secret, arghhh
*. Lil, I hope she can more stronger and explicit especially about bran.
-. Skyes is cute and took every opportunity of making Bra

I received this book in return for a honest review from the author. This book starts off seven months after the first book ended. Lil is still in training as a cardinal, while Remy, Kim and Sykes are off hunting she's stuck in training with a new psi instructor Master Hazil who came for Xenith to train her, as he had trained her grandfather and many other powerful psi guardians.

The team is sent out to find Bran who went missing while trying to find his brother who is trying to find the list. Whi
Caroline McMaster
Jul 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
Betrayed was so much better than I expected- seriously. After not completely enjoying Awaken, I figured this book would have the same affect but boy, was I wrong.
Lil has excepted her powers and for the most part, her role as The Chosen One. Bran and his sister, Celeste become like family and are accepted by the Grampa and the other Guardians. Lil is able to balance her Guardian-life with her human-life. Everything is great until Bran starts acting weird, the Guardians' new mission is to find The
Raquel Vega-Grieder
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Review Of Betrayed (The Guardian Legacy Series Book #2) By Ednah Walters

I was floored by how amazing this book was. I finished it yesterday and so wished there was more. I am basically going crazy waiting for book 3 now. I didn't think it was possible but I LOVE Bran and Lil even more. The title Betrayed really fits this book to a tee. In this book Lil's left to wonder just who she can trust and just who might be out to destroy her and her Guardian friends. Also Lil and Bran's relationship is pu
Jun 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Betrayed is the second in the series and after enjoying Awakened l was excited to see where Ednah would take this series. I am really glad that l read Betrayed, not only did l enjoy it more than Awakened (l did still really enjoy Awakened) but l felt it wasn’t one of those books which feels like it’s a bit ..pointless. Lately l feel a lot of authors just bring out a second in the series because everyone else is but Ednah made Betrayed a gripping read which did a great job
Donna (BLHmistress)
After reading Awakened I was eager to dive into Betrayed and it didn't disapppoint.In fact I think this book is even better than the first book. What I loved the most was the fact I was kept guessing of who done it's or who is behind this or that. I normally can figure or nearly figure out who it is but this one I for the life of me figure who the traitor was or why her friends were now acting so strangely and very rude.

Bran, especially through me for a loop I couldn't understand why he was bei
Elsa Carrion
Oct 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I have never read a YA angle/demon story that I did not love! No matter how many I read, there is always something a little different that makes the story special. And boy does this one little fact about Lil make it different and special and one I will not easily forget. I like that she is coming into and accepting who and what she it. I love a strong female leading character and although in the beginning she was not quite there, she was still her own person with her different style and dam thos ...more
This is the sequel to Awakened. I knew that I was going to love this but was wondering if it could live up to the first one. Well let me tell you it surpassed Awakened.

All the characters are back for another round in the guardian world. Things are going good,Lil and Bran's relationship is growing, she is training and hunting as a guardian, Bran's sister is living with him now. Then the trouble starts. Lil' father Valfar starts calling her and telling her she's in danger and that Bran is not tel
Maria Stanica
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Goodreads Summary:
"Lil isn't just an average teenager. She's one of the Nephilim--the descendants of humans and angels--which gives her some serious psi skills and a mission for redemption. Just when Lil thinks she's found a balance between her normal life with human friends and her training to become a Guardian, she's warned that someone close to her will betray her. When the boy she loves starts acting strangely and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability, Lil begins to rea
Sep 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Ednah Walters has captivated me once again with her amazing characters and wonderful storytelling. With even more action, heartache, trouble, mayhem, betrayal, and angst than Awakened, Betrayed has definitely exceeded my expectations!

What to LOVE about Betrayed:
The characters - they are simply amazing, they each have such distinctive personalities that even if you weren't told who was saying something you would still know who said it. Like you were sitting in the room with them instead of readi
Stacey (Sassy Book Lovers)
Apr 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I was so excited to have the chance to read and review an ARC of Betrayed, after book one I was dying to read more about this incredible world Ednah Walters has created.

Wow what a ride...*whines* does it have to end?!?! Just until book 3 *winks*
This book is just amazing, had me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning. I'd reread book one Awakened to refresh my memory of the storyline, so glad I did made me enjoy this one even more.

Ednah has done an amazing job, she truly knows how to ca
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I want to start out by saying how much I loved this book. I have never quite enjoyed characters the way that I enjoy these ones. I have found myself to be very much attached to them. I am so glad that I found this series and gave it a chance because boy am I happy that I did. Ednah has a fan for life in me. I will love these characters for ever.

Well Lil is just awesome in everyway. And Bran is perfect. I do not have any faults with any of these great characters. The plot is wonderful. I found my
Kelly Hashway
Apr 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've read some really great books this year, but Betrayed is my new favorite. It has everything--a powerful female MC, a hot romance that has to surpass some serious odds, mystery, and great action scenes. I swooned over the steamy scenes between Lil and Bran. Those two are so hot, and I found myself marking passages left and right, each more steamy than the last.

And the story line is phenomenal. There are twists and turns to keep you guessing and great fight scenes that make the pages turn so q
Jun 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
If you are looking for an average read about nephilim, this is not the book for you. Ednah Walters wrote a fast-paced, exciting novel with a large, but interesting cast of characters. Although I did not read the first in the series, I was never confused when reading Betrayed. This book may be the second of the series, but it could definitely be enjoyed by itself.
I won’t give away much of the plot for fear of ruining the book, but will say that I was never able to predict what would come next. L
Sep 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I decided to review these books as a series. I truly loved reading these books. The story puts a new twist on super powers, demons and the super natural. From the first page I was hooked and could barely put the books down, I was lacking in sleep until both books were done. I found that Ednah Walters wrote her teenage characters perfectly, they acted and thought like teens and were treated accordingly by the adults in the books.
I have often read book where the teens made no sense and sex or pas
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“Can I flirt with another guy to make him jealous?"
"Oh no." She laughed, still holding my hands. "That will unleash something you can't handle. You don't mess with men that way.”
“Kim's gripe with humans was nothing new. She, like the rest of the Guardians, put her life on the line every time she faced demons and was entitles to her own opinion.
Sometimes I wish she would tall in love with a human. That would shut her up.”
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