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(Strange Angels #2)

4.08  ·  Rating details ·  26,139 ratings  ·  850 reviews
She’s no angel...

Poor Dru Anderson. Her parents are long gone, her best friend is a werewolf, and she’s just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn’t entirely human. (So what else is new?)

Now Dru is stuck at a secret New England Schola for other teens like her, and there’s a big problem—she’s the only girl in the place. A school full of cute boys wouldn’t be
Paperback, 296 pages
Published November 17th 2009 by Razorbill (first published October 29th 2009)
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Kat Kennedy
May 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
I liked this book a lot better than its predecessor.

There was far less stupid questions and actions by the characters that made me want to tear out my hair.

Dru is resourceful and clever in this book. The action (what there is of it) is far better described and played out. There's a few interesting twists to keep you guessing.

I enjoy the characters of Graves and Christoph and the bevy of other characters introduced.

There isn't much to say other than the fact that the lack of any real story progre
Emily Bates
Jan 17, 2010 rated it did not like it
So, Betrayals is the sequel to Strange Angels, and I have to say I was just as disappointed with this one as the first. Both books could have been a hell of alot shorter without the constant and excessive need for repetition, it drove me insane!! Do we really need to be told constantly about inane objects (Dad's billfold, mom's locket, mom's swords, etc, etc)? There is constant repetition running through every theme in the book, even down to repeating whole chunks from the first book. I also fou ...more
Maggie ☘
Betrayals did what its title suggests. Honestly, I expected much more and it just left me disappointed.
It felt like all the character had a pretty hard case of OOC plague and I can't say I liked any of them here. Dru entirely lost her badassery and the tough girl from the first book disappeared and became a total weakling. It felt like she had an identity crisis actually, which very well may have been true. (The only thing I thought was interestingly written at the beginning was the portrayal of
Feb 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
Dru is now at a Schola (kind of a school for vampires and werwulfs) learning the official curriculum on the species and trying to relax, which is kind of hard when a possible traitor is visiting you on the sly, and someone you previously thought was your enemy is trying to save your life. Oh, and you're the only girl in a school full of really hot guys. First world problems, man.

More details about Dru's past is revealed in this book, not much at all, Lili St. Crow is really stretching our patien
Aj the Ravenous Reader
It's as good as its prequel and is an easy read. It makes you want to hunt for the third book at bookstores. ...more
May 08, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like the first book, it is more like 3.5 stars, with a little bit of benefit of doubt thrown in.

This book was just as fun, interesting, and as twisted as the first. I enjoyed the plot, the universe, the crazy politics between the djampir and the wulfen. I am suspicious of everyone, the situation is tense, and I don't even know who Dru should trust.

In this book Dru was much less bitchy, much more accepting of support, and asked many more questions, though she still needed to ask more. I am stil
Jul 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
I'm not that good in english, so sorry... I'll try here.
Han... I don't, know but I didn't like this book that much.
I don't really think Dru is that badass girl. Actually I think she's boring. She's always complaining about her miserable life. She is not the girl I thought she would be when I started to read this series. The author criated a character that are so fucked in life that her weakness should make her stronger. I think she should push herself more, go after answers no matter what... be
Sammee (I Want to Read That)
Nov 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
I really, really enjoyed this. Unlike Strange Angels it started with good momentum and kept it up throughout, incorporating some standout action scenes. Dru was slightly down beat but I felt this was to be expected considering everything that’s happened recently and gave it a sense of realism. Christophe was still intriguing but I want to see more of him in the next book otherwise I think it’s just going to become annoying – there are so many questions that need answering. I absolutely loved how ...more
Sep 01, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult, fantasy
It took me a week to finish this book. School was a definite factor, but the plot also contributed to my slow completion. It meandered in this one: a lot of internal thoughts but no real action. When the real action occurred, it was always sporadic, like a blur.

Also, the writing style is beginning to irk me. There is a lot of unnecessary cussing - I know, teens cuss. But I do not see the point in submerging what could be good writing in immature language. Repetition was also pretty prevalent in
Aimee Convoy
Betrayals is the second book in the Strange Angels series and picks up right where the series titled first book left off. Dru and Graves have just arrived at the Schola Christophe sent them to, and it doesn't take long for Dru to get herself in to trouble. Wulfen and djamphirs don't get along, add in super strength and fast healing with testosterone fueled teenage boys, and fights are a common occurrence. Dru isn't one to back away from a fight, but she doesn't yet have the strength or healing p ...more
D.F. Jules
Jun 12, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Nov 10, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-bookshelf
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Jul 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young adult, Vampire Academy series lovers
Betrayalscontinues the story of Dru Anderson with her escape from the Dakotas. Dru and her "loup garou" friend, Graves are taken to an isolated scola, where Dru is the only female amongst djamphirs and wulfen. There, Dru is to be protected from the vampires and werwulfen that want her dead. Oh, and there is a traitor somewhere.....

The book started off a little slow for me, although it should not have. Basically the prologue is the last chapter of the previous book which was exciting. I found it
Jun 18, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, ya
I've had this book out from the library for awhile, and I kept delaying reading it because I wasn't that big of a fan of the first book. I actually ended up finishing this one in a day. It was a lot better than the first one, but there were still some things that I didn't entirely like about it. If I could give half stars, I would have given it a 3.5.

Dru is being whisked off to safety at the start of this book. She is what is known as a svetocha. It's very rare, and because of that, everyone eit
Oct 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Betrayals is the second novel in the Strange Angels series by Lili St. Crow A.k.a Lilith Saintcrow. Lilith is one of my favorite authors, and I was shocked that I haven't read any of her YA novels yet. I guess I just wasn't in a YA reading mood, but after reading the synopsis for this series, I had to pick it up!

I read Strange Angels(book 1) and Betrayals(book 2) within a day and a half. I was hooked. Strange Angels was a good read, but betrayals was amazing! I heard Jealousy is even better. I'l
K. Lincoln
Nov 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Betrayals is the second in this series about a teenage girl whose ex-marine father taught her to fight the "others", all the magical beings such as zombies, werewolves, and vampires that inhabit the shadows of our world

Dru's life got turned upside down in the first book when she had to kill her father (turned into a zombie by a bad vampire) and was on the run with a boy from her high school who got bitten by a werewolf. She gets saved from the bad vampire by christophe, a half-human, half vampir
Dec 05, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Even though it was definitely not one of the best books I've ever read, I enjoyed Betrayals, more than Strange Angels anyways.

But there were a few things that got on my nerves. I'm kind of confused with the whole Graves-Christophe thing - I want to like Christophe, but his characterisation is seriously skewed. One minute he's this dangerously attractive rebel who seems to really care about Dru, and the next he morphs into a complete jackass. At the end of the book he was acting weirdly nasty & c
Tammy K.
2.5 no more! ugh, why do I always seem to find books with so much teenage angst? Are all supernatural books involving females so whinny? Whats wrong with having a young female character who can and does stand up for herself without having to have young boys fight over her while she plays helpless?
The two books that I have read of Lili St Crow have both fallen flat. The writer repeats herself constantly. I found myself flipping ahead just to skip over the main characters constant retelling of he
Betrayals is the second installment in the Strange Angels series. I liked this book but I didn’t love it. The first part of the book was a bit of story building about the Schola and the second half was more action filled.

This one picks up where Strange Angels left off. Dru and Graves have arrived at the Schola but it’s not the one that Christophe thought they would be going to. This one is really out in the country and it’s all boys both wulfen and djamphir. While there are a few that like her m
Sep 08, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars.
Kate Lansky
Jan 26, 2011 rated it liked it
My biggest complaint with this book (and the last, come to think of it), may be more edit-based than anything else.

When you're writing, bits and pieces of ideas can sneak in here and there. You go "oh, this would be a great time to mention this little tidbit of knowledge..." and in it goes. The problem is, sometimes, 20 pages later, you may go "oh, this would be a great time to mention this little tidbit of knowledge" all over again. In the author's head, it's new - it hasn't come up yet. The au
Rachel (The Rest Is Still Unwritten)
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Sep 20, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-for-review
Betrayals is yet another kick-butt book from the awesome Lili St. Crow. Yes, it is true; I am becoming quite a fan of this series.

The prologue of Betrayals reminds us how Strange Angels ended. This is definitely a series to read in the correct order. You’ll miss out on so much action-packed fun if you skip ahead. And indeed, if you read this review you will give yourself gigantic spoilers for the first book. You have been warned.

For those of you still with me, we meet Dru again as she takes up
Feb 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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Oct 08, 2009 rated it really liked it
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Jan 02, 2011 rated it liked it
Of the three books in this series thus far, I think Betrayals is my favourite. The story flow is not as slow as in the first book, there is a lot more action and the narration of Dru's inner feelings about both the boys in her life sounds convincingly like the thoughts of a tough-but-confused teenager.

However, all is not perfect, as is all too common these days. First off, Dru's still being irritatingly obtuse in this book, as also in the third one, so maybe it's a personality flaw I'm going to
Dec 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
I guess I would go 3.75 stars with this book. I liked it better than Strange Angels; I felt like more happened in this book than in the first one. In this book, Dru and Graves are placed in a Schola, ostensibly for their protection. But it rapidly becomes clear that Dru is not safe, and she has no idea who she can trust. I liked how this incarnation of the werwulf and nosferatu/dhjampir mythologies are fleshed out (particularly how the wulfen make consensus decisions in order to "hunt in packs") ...more
Nov 19, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Fast-paced, action-packed, full of mystery and hidden secrets, you won't be able to put that book down!
Betrayals is the second engagement in the Strange Angels series and while I liked the first book, I LOVED the second book.

First book ends when Dru gets to the Schola and the second books picks where we left off, Dru is in a Schola full of delinquent djamphir and wulfen teenage boys, and even though Christophe promised she would be safe there, something is wrong.

Teachers won't let her learn figh
Roxy the Fury
Jun 10, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: to-read-via-lib
It was very upsetting to find a great book with a kick ass heroine and then move on to book two and said heroine is a dud. Dru was depressed this whole entire book. I mean poke out my eyeballs depressing. I had to read this book in bits and pieces just so that I wouldn't get depressed. In book one, Dru kicked butt. She was trained by her father for just about anything. In this book? Dru was a lost little girl waiting for her knight in shining armor. What. The. Hell. Happened? This whole book sho ...more
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Lili St. Crow was born in New Mexico, bounced around the world as an Air Force brat, and fell in love with writing when she was ten years old. She lives in Vancouver, Washington, in a house full of stray cats and children.

Lili St. Crow also writes as Lilith Saintcrow.

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