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Darkness Betrayed

(Torn Series #2)

4.17  ·  Rating details ·  81 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Even the devil was once an angel...

Still reeling from a devastating betrayal, and a shaky relationship with Ethan, her Guardian Angel, Samantha reluctantly seeks comfort with Damien - the original fallen, the devil whispered about and part of the original deception of Adam and Eve. She learns of the real reason for his existence – a sad and twisted reason that would force
Kindle Edition, 1st, 300 pages
Published September 26th 2013 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
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Barbara Gordon
Sep 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
After reading Torn (book 1), I was so eager to read book 2! I had to know what happened next! Now, after reading Darkness Betrayed (book 2), I have to know what happens in Book 3!!!

People, you don't understand yet, unless you've read this book!! I kept wanting to throw my kindle out of frustration! Sam, GROW UP!! You've had the weight of the world placed on your shoulders and a lot of pressure put on you, but stop with the whining! The world, contrary to your belief, does NOT revolve around you
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Christine Hughes has done it again - not only does she leave you hanging in Book One (Torn) but she gives you lots of twists and turns and leaves you hanging and wanting more in Darkness Betrayed. With Samantha's friends back and new ones around the ending will definitely surprise you and wanting the next book quickly. Would I recommend this book to others? - you bet I would.

This series so far is a definite must read. Well done Christine
Sep 09, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-angels
Sorry Christine! Again, I wanted to love it, but damn, you made that really hard for me. I can say that I really, really got into this one...and you made me cry. And not to be offensive, but I did find this one better written than the first book. Even though this was an ARC, there weren't that many grammatical errors and it flowed really well.

Why I didn't love this....ETHAN

To be completely honest, Ethan is my favorite character. Not Sam, not Damien, not Lucas, etc. Unlike Sam, he tr
Sep 06, 2013 rated it liked it
I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3 and 1/2 stars!
Christine Hughes starts off with a bang and keeps momentum the entire story, ending in a final whimper--yours.

I don't know where to begin. Honestly, I liked the new character, Damien, even though he is Ethan's adversary (its a definite love/hate relationship). He is also a driving force in the story. The enigma. The bat and glue. That character you're never sure where you stand, but always hope that he'll be
Sep 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: para-angel
I absolutely loved the first book in this series, so when I was offered up an arc of the second book, I jumped at the chance. I couldn't wait to find out what happened with this well developed cast of characters.

I have to admit, although I did like this book, I really didn't find it nearly as entrancing as the first. During a great portion of the book, I really wanted to smack Sam for the decisions that she was making. Although I do see the point of everything that happened, I feel l
Sep 10, 2013 rated it liked it
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
First off, not sure if I like this cover as much as I loved the first one. The guy is hot don't get me wrong, he just seems a bit old... Oh well. Onto the story. Like the cover, I did not like this book as much as the first one. I'm not sure why. I just couldn't really connect with the characters or the story this time around. Because of this it read a bit slow for me. The story was very well written it just wasn't
Christine Stockton
Sep 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I didn't think that the first in this series could be bested, but Christine Hughes definitely did that with Darkness Betrayed. The characters from Torn develop in completely unexpected ways...each chapter, in fact, kept me wanting to fly into the next one. There was nothing predictable and yet it all felt right, even when some characters did not end up maturing enough to rise to the occasion. Still, this very thing kept the plot real. A quick read, due to the plot's pace, but one I will re-read!
Sep 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A giant leap from Torn. I found myself yelling at Samantha and questioning her choices. I was pulled into her struggle trying to balance good and evil within herself. It is central to her overcoming the giant obstacles that kept falling into her path. I could understand how easy it was to succumb to the evils around her but inspired by her determination to try and figure it out.

This is definitely a must read. Be warned, you will be left wanting more.
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YES YES YES
Recommended to Amanda by: Barbara Gordon
I was given this book as an advanced readers copy and all I can say is WOW. Twist and turns of this book will leave you wanting to throw your kindle/book at a wall... I wanted to reach in and grab Sam by the neck and make her wake up. I can’t believe how may turns are in the book. I wanted to hug them all. This is really amazing book. and I you won’t be sorry for reading it.
Jan 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
I received this book to give an honest review.

Man Samantha is off the chain...she still has not learned how to control herself fully and to make it even worse for her she has to deal with the betrayal of her best friend. She finds comfort in Ethan but that won't last long when Damien the original Fallen comes into the picture. Everyone keeps telling Samantha that he just doesn't help without a price and she will soon learn this.

It seems that she will fight more between the darkness and the lig
Joyce Wetherbee
Nov 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
While Samantha, Ethan and the others are still trying to recover from the betrayal of one of their own, the one thing everyone agrees on is her training needs to continue, even be amped up. During one such training session, an Exiled shows up claiming to have a message to deliver for "the one who maintains balance." The problem is that so far, that's just a title. Samantha is spending a lot of time fighting her destiny.

An offer of help to defeat Sebastian comes from Damien, the purest fallen. W
Sep 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I got this book from the author, free of cost, in exchange of an honest review from my side.

Firstly I would like to thank Christine Hughes, author of Darkness Betrayed, for giving me this opportunity of reading and reviewing this awesome book.

I read Torn, a month ago and loved it totally and then I signed up for reviewing book 2 but I'm a little disappointed with book 2 but it may have happened because after reading book 1 I had a very high expectation with book 2 but som
Sep 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from LoP in exchange for an honest review.

This was another wonderful read by Christine Hughes. It's in continuation to Torn . Ethan and Samantha are still reeling from Lucas's betrayal. Their relationship with each other has also reached a shaky ground. To make matters worse, Damien, the truest fallen, the Devil himself, enters the picture.

Samantha, in my opinion is not a strong character. She is very gullible. This is seen in how susceptible she is to Damien. T
Oct 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ugh, I loved this book and hated it all at once. Ok, I really loved it-it was even better than the first one. However, I hated the choices Sam kept making. I understand that she doesn’t fit in with either group, she has to “walk the line” but is it too much to ask for common sense?! Hello, when the devil shows up and starts flirting with you causing crazy emotions to get stirred up shouldn’t you take a step back and think? Everyone, even Malena, who was a former Faithful tells Sam to be careful ...more
Catherine Hammill
Oct 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: must-reads
I received this book for free from LOP in return for an honest review.

Christine Hughes has definitely gone above and beyond in this second series. She gets into the story quickly without any unnecessary explanations – it virtually picks up from where we left off in Torn. The transition from past to present is well defined and there is a definite sense of time shown here.

The plot mirrors that of the first book (kill Sebastian, retrieve the Box of Hope, save the world) and is still in
Oct 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
** I received a free e copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review **

Wow! I had a hard time reading the first book in this series but this one was amazing! I am actually sorry that it ended. It was really that good. For me, Darkness Betrayed succeeded in all the ways that Torn didn't.

The Characters were so great. They were really well written this time around. I loved the new additions, especially Damien. Sweet, sexy, dangerous Damien!!

The storylin
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: r2r, arc
R2R (LoP) : Darkness Betrayed

I received a free copy (through LoP,) in exchange for a review.

Continuing the story, Samantha and Ethan have had a huge blow dealt to them. A person that they loved deeply is no longer with them; has chosen the other side. How can two people get over this hurt? Samantha is still trying to channel herself and find the right balance, between dark and light. Ethan is becoming more withdrawn from her, making the hurt even more to bear. Now, enters
Rachel Krogen
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Darkness Betrayed By Christine Hughes
Even the devil was once an angel...
Still reeling from a devastating betrayal, and a shaky relationship with Ethan, her Guardian Angel, Samantha reluctantly seeks comfort with Damien - the original fallen, the devil whispered about and part of the original deception of Adam and Eve. She learns of the real reason for his existence – a sad and twisted reason that would force even the most ardent Bible thumpers to show sympathy. He agrees to help Sam
Christoph Fischer
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"Darkness Betrayed" by Christine Hughes is a sequel that in my opinion even surpasses the great first part in the series.
Samantha, our unlikely heroine, still comes to terms with betrayal, hurt and anger, but continues to train hard in order to become stronger for a battle with Sebastian and his followers - a battle that is sure to come.
An unlikely ally comes in form of Damian, the devil.
I am not a very religious person and the existence of Guardian Angels and demons in books often
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review. I enjoyed this book. I struggled a bit inn the beginning, because I couldn't remember a lot from Torn (I have a horrible memory). Anyway. I enjoyed it, once I started it, I couldn't put it down. The writing was great, the details were superb.

Loved the characters, the new and the old. Sam got on my nerves, again. Granted, she was thrown into all this, had no clue of anything, but by book 2, she needs to GROW UP! Her constant whining and
Sep 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was given this book by Lovers of Paranormal (Goodreads) in exchange for my honest review.

I enjoyed this story very much. Ms. Hughes has created original characters and an interesting premise on which to base them. And I love, love, LOVE the concept of balance! So many novelists strive for the formulaic good-defeats-evil plotline, but that is not the case here, and it makes this series very refreshing for me.

There is a slow build up of emotional turmoil for Sam, and a he
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Dec 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA and Adults
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Christine Hughes Author
Would you make a deal with the devil? The devil is cunning, manipulative, and yet, very delicious and hard to resist! I was up almost all night, glued to this book and these kick ass characters!
Wow, Samantha really goes through a lot of emotional trauma that left me feeling like I was right there fighting with her. I had as many feelings running through my head as Sam did. This story is extremely addicting and very hard to put down. I think this is by far my favorite story by this author t
Becka Lloyd
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Another great book from Christine. There are some decisions that Sam makes that I don't agree with, but I'm one of those who tends to go with her heart vs. her head a lot just because i'm an emotional individual. It's just who I am. So I get her. Damien was a great person to read about but he did remind me of a few other characters I've read in other series so it was hard to keep those stories out of my brain while I was reading.

Again, I love how she makes you question commonly accep
Sarah Carr
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Hughes has written another captivating story with characters that compel you to crawl into the Kindle.
Some - you'll want to console.
Some - you'll want to slap.
Some - you'll want to lick. (Yes, I have my favorite.)
Any way you look at it, Hughes is a phenomenal world builder and she makes the reader a part of the world she creates. It's almost like she's controlling a puppet; she has this fascinating ability to make a reader continue turning the pages a at a rapid pace to learn w
Jun 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Darkness Betrayed is the second book in the Torn series by Christine Hughes, and as the title of my review suggests, it is the heart who feels betrayed. Not just the readers, but heroine Samantha.

The book continues from straight on from Torn, as Samantha is left with mixed feelings regarding her friend, Lucas, and love interest, Ethan. Enter into the mix Damien - the original fallen angel, and her whole road is rocked left,right, and centre. A powerhouse of a read, it plays on the he
Sep 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After reading Torn (book one) I was dying to know what happened next! I must say that Christine did not disappoint and I am now dying to know what happens in book three!

So many questions were answered, but so many more came along. Samantha drove me absolutely crazy in this book, I kept wanting to smack her or shake her. She needs to grow up and stop whining and being selfish. I hope that she will learn that her choices have consequences and effect people other than herself. This book
Dec 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.

What a fantastic book. I had read the first one and was eager to read this one as well.
We find Sam still battling to control the light and dark within her. She finds making decisions extremely hard. Lucas returning and the appearance of Damien doesn't help any either.
She continues to train and finally faces Sebastian and win's. Although she is betrayed by Damien.
I can't believe how the book ended and can'
Tiffany Riach
Sep 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I received a copy of Darkness Betreayed in exchange for an honest review. I really wanted to love this book, but the characters just wouldn't let me do it which is why I gave it 3 stars. It was a great story but the main character just ruined it for me. Sam drove me absolutely crazy when I was reading this book. Half the time when I was reading the book I wanted to smack her for always taking the easy way out of everything and her constant whining. Even though this book drove me crazy at times I ...more
I enjoyed reading this book. The sequel to the novel Torn, Darkness Betrayed is a book with a broad spectrum of emotional conflicts- ranging from the return of a friend who betrayed her and her family, to being deceived by the Devil himself, to losing the one person who truly love her no matter what... All while guarding the pendant of hope and learning to balance the Darkness and the Light. I had fun learning more about Samantha and her life. Thanks, Christine!
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