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4.13  ·  Rating details ·  366 ratings  ·  55 reviews
Life as a mermaid can be suffocating. Eviana Dumahl has returned home as a clan leader, an orphan, and a heartbroken teenage girl. Her parents are dead and her boyfriend, Brendan, has decided that he needs some time away. While battling her inner turmoil, Eviana is forced into the war that Lucian Sutherland has incited amongst her own kind. With the help of Kain, her frien ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published February 20th 2012 by CreateSpace (first published February 19th 2012)
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Sarah Elizabeth
Jul 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis as part of the ‘Syrenka’ Series Blog Tour)
This is Book 2 in the ‘Syrenka’ series, and starts a few weeks after the end of book 1 – Promises.

Eviana has taken over as clan leader, following her parent’s death. She’s unsure of her new position, but doing her best; while trying to come to terms with the fact that her boyfriend Brendon is taking time away from her.
Forced to prove her worth to the council by dem
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Amber Garr is taking the reading world by storm in her Syrenka Series. I just love mermaid and mermen stories and I absolutely LOVE this series. Amber has added some new twists and turns and has created a world where choices could and do equal consequences. Where love knows no bounds and will break you if your not careful. The best part of this world is that Amber gives her characters a voice of their own. They can decide what happens to them and they can choice who they are going to love but in ...more
Lovey Dovey Books
Jul 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Betrayal, the second book in Amber Garr's Syrenka Series, is a riot of emotion. The pace is just as easily flowing as book one, Promises, and captures the audience's attention just as well.

Garr twists and turns the plot so that events become unpredictable and very telling. Eviana is trying to step up and show her clan that she and Kain are suitable leaders, even in their young age. Eviana's series of training, both physical and mental, aren't enough to prepare her for the truths she learns and t
Sep 11, 2012 rated it really liked it


Cant believe it!

I still hope she ends up with Kain but damn if Graham isn't attractive. And powerful. And loveable..

So much happened in this sequel, it's keeps you anxious right the way through.

The best bit? Brandon was hardly in it, yay!

Samuel Fu
Nov 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book just as much as I did the first one. It was definitely interesting to see how each of the characters have grown from the first book and throughout this entire second book, especially Eviana. She seems to finally understand the duty she must fulfill and while still a little hesitant at first, she learns to accept it with the help of her friends and allies.
Howard Parsons
Aug 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Betrayal is the second book in Ms Garr's Syrenka Series and picks up the story a few weeks after the end of Promises. Eviana Dumahl originally had two things in her future, neither of which she wanted: Leadership of her Clan and an arranged marriage with Kain Matthews who was the future leader of his own clan. Instead, Eviana only had eyes for Brendan, a selkie several years older than herself and the last person that her mother wanted her to be with - for more than one reason. On the evening be ...more
Jan 26, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: young adult, female
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Jammie Godkin
May 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2012, e-books
As with the first book I loved the pace of the story, there was never a dull moment. I was almost on the edge of my seat the whole time wanting to know what was going to happen. Quite a few things that I was not at all expecting. Loved this one just as much as Promises, if not more.

Eviana is sent away to try and strengthen her powers in preparation for the upcoming war. Attacks are happening everywhere, harming, and even killing, some of Eviana's friends and family, Lucian is behind it all and
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What worked: Again, another series that doesn't fall prey to the second book curse. Eviana has to deal with her new responsibilities as the co-leader of the clan and her own grief at the same time. Not only that but (view spoiler). I'm finding it difficult to give Betrayal a review because it was just so....brilliant! It had everything you could want: the right amount of pace, twists and turns, another hottie by the name of Graha ...more
originally appeared on: Bookshelf Confessions

DISCLAIMER: Don’t dare read this if you ahven’t picked up book 1, PROMISES just yet. Check out my review here.

Just like the first, the cover is still pretty.. Love that the blue got darker and it feels more turbulent, like the storm is brewing. Although judging from the former, I like the simplicity and eerie beauty of Promises:D

BETRAYAL has a great plot that turned the whole series upside-down. I never guess the twist and turns that happened. It caug
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: e-reader
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If you haven't read book one there's no way around spoilers in my review. So read book one first! Betrayal is a transitional book in this series of mermaids and other paranormal creatures of the aqueous persuasion . The first book introduced the hidden society with a big bang. In the mist of the war brewing, we are introduced to the infrastructure of the mer political dictators. We see the strategies of building of armies while perfecting powers of the royal duo in the aftermath of Evi
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
If you have not read's probably best to not read my review, due to spoilers of the first book.

In the short time since Promises left off, Eviana has had to grow up quick after losing her parents and her boyfriend. Eviana and Kain may be back on speaking terms; at least enough to lead their clans, but their relationship is nowhere near where it once was. She still has feelings for Brendan, her selkie ex-boyfriend, but what was up with that almost kiss with her and Kain? A
Bookish Indulgenges with b00k r3vi3ws
“Betrayal” is the second book in the Syrenka trilogy. It takes off a few days after where ‘Promises’ ended and is followed by Arise.

Eviana is back with her clan where she has taken her rightful place of that of the leader. While she has to prove to the clan members that she is capable, she also has to prepare herself for the war. She and Kain have a plan, but for that to work, she has to convince the Council that she is strong enough. But the council has their own plans and they decide that she
Title : Betrayal

Series : The Syrenka Series 2
Author : Amber Garr
Pages : 255
Release Date : Feb 20th 2012
Publisher : Self-pub
Format : Paperback
Source :
**This copy was provided by the author in exchange of an honest review**

My Opinion :

Promises by Amber Garr wasn't necessarily my favorite mermaid book, although it was really good. But, Betrayal seemed more drama-filled. I liked Betrayal better!

Sometimes life as a mermaid can be suffocating

Betrayal picks up not too long after Promises left off. Bu
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Eviana Dumahl went through a whirlwind of heartache in the first book of the Syrenka series. Now in this this second installment, ‘Betrayal’ Eviana is back with her family and friends. She now has to take her role as clan leader now that her parents have been brutally murdered by a crazy mermaid. Eviana and Kain settle into their clan leader roles and go on to meet the council, which are the head of the mermaids, in order to discuss what to do in their battle against their biggest villain Lucian ...more
Review originally published here:

Betrayal is the second book in the Syrenka Series. I reviewed the first book in the series, Promises, last week. I enjoyed reading Promises, but I enjoyed Betrayal even more. The pacing is a lot more relentless in this book, the characters are vibrant and entertaining and well, I absolutely loved Graham. He was the perfect amount of bad boy thrown in an attractive body and with some nice quircks. I also loved Eviana’s prog
Jul 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Firstly, Ms. Amber Garr, please please please stop with all the yummy Guys you are throwing my way!!! I was totally torn apart in the first book (Promises), I don’t need to be completely splintered. Seriously, Brendan is just hot and the love of Eviana’s life. Kain is gorgeous and what’s not to love when the guy is just so gentle, generous, warm and loving?! And OMG, Graham is Bad-Boy-Licious with a to-die-for accent! How’s a girl to choose? I’m glad that’s not my job

Eviana went home without Br
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
The following review is my opinion and not a paid review. I recieved a copy of Betrayal from the author Amber Garr via Bewitching Book Tours blog tour for The Syrenka Series.

Eviana has taken over as the leader of her clan because her mother was murdered by a man who wants to be the leader of all the clans. Who is this man? Lucian Sutherland. Lucian wants to control all of the merfolks. He is an evil merman. He has powers that most merfolk don't have. Lucian wants to control the world. He wants t
Bookish Michelle
May 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I'm really excited to be reading Betrayal after I finished reading Promises (Book 1) because I really want to find out more about Eviana, especially when she just assumed the position of the Clan Leader. I immediately linked Brendon to the title of the second book, so I sort of guessed what will be happening. Nevertheless, that did not deter me from reading the book. The most important thing is that there is a new character (or many) in book 2 and that brought some new surprises which spice up t ...more
Stephanie Ward
Jul 22, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review
'Betrayal' is the darker and more exciting second book of the Syrenka trilogy that brings mythological sea creatures to life. It continues to focus on Eviana, our heroine of the series, as well as her clan members and friends. After returning home after her parents were killed and her heart was broken, Eviana must join the war against Lucian Sutherland and also must find her destined place among her people.

I found this book to be just as fast-paced and fun with lots of adventure and great fantas
Seeing Double in Neverland
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Seeing Double In Neverland's Review:

We always get nervous after a really great first book if the rest of the series is going to continue to meet the expectations that have been set. Amber Garr proved with Betrayal that she can and did, she far exceeded our expectations with this amazing sequel. It was flirty, full of action, and made you feel so many different emotions!

Eviana has come back broken and alone. She has to patch up the mess she left in the wake of her absence. Brandon wants time to s
Ruby Jo
Aug 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-series
If the first book in this series, Promises, was good, the second one was even better. I think it was an amazing continuation of Eviana's story.

In Betrayal we find a more mature Eviana, one that is trying to cope with everything that has happened to her. I admired her a lot in this book. Her parents are dead, she becomes clan leader and tries to stop a war, she's supposed to take care of her younger sister and her boyfriend left for God knows how long. I'd be terrified, angry. She was too, but sh
May 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
We always get nervous after a really great first book if the rest of the series is going to continue to meet the expectations that have been set. Amber Garr proved with Betrayal that she can and did, she far exceeded our expectations with this amazing sequel. It was flirty, full of action, and made you feel so many different emotions!

Eviana has come back broken and alone. She has to patch up the mess she left in the wake of her absence. Brandon wants time to sort things out. Eviana gave up every
Take Me Away To A Great Read
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: book-boyfriends
I love this series! Amber Garr is an amazing writer! I love the different mythical creatures created by Amber Garr, and the attention to detail. I also really like the way she makes you care for every character, even if sometimes they are not always good, you feel for them.


Eviana is the main character in the book, she is a mermaid who has in the past been struggling with her own desires and her duties. Eviana is in love with a Silkie named Brendan, which is not excepted by most. Kain is a me
Dani C. (Paulette's Papers)
Jul 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Betrayal is book 2 in the Syrenka series and starts a few weeks after the end of Promises (book 1 in the Syrenka series).

For some reason I enjoyed reading Betrayal a little bit more than I did Promises. I don’t know if it is because you really see Eviana grow as a character or if it was the plot twists. Either way this is a highly enjoyable book!

Eviana is now the clan leader due to her parent’s recent death. She is trying to do her best in this new position of leadership all the while dealing wi
Dawn Ross
Jul 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
War is here, and Eviana finds herself as one of the leaders to it. After a devastating end in Promise Eviana is now forced to assume her responsibilities as a new clan leader. Lucien s hell bent on Eviana joining his cause with her new found power. the council is at ill ease and Brendan has decided he needs time to think of his relationship with Eviana. Eviana is a tough girl she takes her new role with the help of Kain who has agreed to stand by her side despite all the ill fated things she has ...more
Amber Garza
Jul 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2012-challenge
I have to say that I am completely addicted to this series! I finished the first book in 2 days, then immediately jumped into the 2nd book which I also read in 2 days. The pacing in this book is amazing – just like in the first. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough to know what would happen next. Eviana’s character is really blossoming and I like her more and more as I read. Garr added in some new characters in this book. One in particular whom I like a lot is Graham. He is witty and sarcastic ...more
Aug 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Amber Garr has outdone herself. I am stupefied at how this series has unfolded. Betrayal has quite a bit of the unexpected and some twists that caught me off guard. I loved book one Promises and book two Betrayal is even better. Ms. Garr is creative and has such a great plot and character development. Eviana has grown and Kian as well, but have they grown closer? We also meet Graham and does Brandon come back? Does he stay? If you want to know pick up this book. I would love to see these books t ...more
Regina Tam
Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance, mermaid
no this book is not perfect but i am completely so sucked into this world Ms Amber Garr has created that i bought the whole series to read. the second book left me on such a cliffhanger! i am so happy Kain got screentime with Eviana. hes so sweet and devoted despite what she did to him. He deserves more really but i cant blame Eviana for loving Brendan. I never really loved Brendan as much as Kain but i was saddened by what had to happen. not gonna say anymore or itll be spoilers but Kain fans m ...more
Oct 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Eviana has come back broken and alone. She has to patch up the mess she left in the wake of her absence. Brandon wants time to sort things out. Eviana gave up everything and has a hard time with Brandon's decision.
With power hungry enemies Eviana has to get it together and fast.

Eviana has to prove herself to the counsel. In the process hopes to win back Brandon. Then enters the new hotty Graham. With his accent and flirtatious ways. You will be swooning.

I loved this book. It is the most beautifu
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Amber Garr spends her days as a scientist and nights writing about other worlds. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain she has a supernatural sense of smell. Amber is a multiple Royal Palm Literary Award winner, author of the bestselling The Syrenka Series, The Leila Marx Novels, the award-winning The Water Crisis Chronicles, and the The Second Rising ...more

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