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Zoey, High Priestess in training, has managed to settle in at the House of Night and come to terms with the vast powers the Vampyre Goddess Nyx has given her. Just as she finally feels she belongs, the unthinkable happens: human teenagers are being killed, and all evidence points to the House of Night. While
Paperback, First Edition, 310 pages
Published October 2nd 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Much, much and much better than Marked. LOL! Just kidding, only 0.5% better.
So here's the deal:

"Ohh! I see betrayed! Should I read it?"

"Maybe I should, what if it turns out to be better?"

"But what if it sucks? Maybe I should not..."

*10 minutes later...*

"Okay, okay! I am reading this!"

Now here's the real story:

Zoey thinks she's the most amazing person in this world.
So wrong.

Half of this book is about Zoey waiting for her freaking Superman, Eric. And when he finally arrives, he does N-O-T-H-I-N-G

The main character, super special, gifted, popular, admired and generally perfect, newly- turned-vampire Zoey, is torn between three men (two boys and a man to be exact…).

1. Her uber-cute human ex-boyfriend Heath (Ohmygoodness!) whose - I quote - bulge in the pants she finds herself rubbing.

2. Her fellow vampire and uber-handsome current boyfriend Erik (Ohmydearsweetlord) whom the entire school considers to be her boyfriend but she is not really sure because even though they’ve dated a few times
P.C. Cast
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I'm loving rereading the HoN! I'm preparing for a special 10th anniversary surprise for fans, and revisiting Zoey and the Nerd Herd is such fun! And the Stevie Rae scene...sob! I bawled my eyes out. Again. I'd also forgotten how funny Heath is! On to CHOSEN! ...more
Dec 15, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
It's been years since I started this series, and I remember next to nothing, but I do recall something about 4 love interests ?

You know how much I enjoy love geometry in my books.

Oct 19, 2008 rated it it was ok
While still a somewhat enjoyable read (if only because I like the idea behind the story & I enjoyed the ending), the overuse of the words (slut, stank slut, hag, hag bitch, skank, ho and ho bitch) was a bit much. It's always bothered me how casually teen girls throw around the word 'slut' as an insult .. not even teen girls, adults constantly toss that word around as well. It seems that if a girl isn't well liked, the automatic insult is to call them a 'slut' and it's really aggravating. I mean, ...more
Jun 12, 2020 rated it liked it
“Remember, darkness does not always equate to evil, just as light does not always bring good.”

“The best part of beauty is that which no picture can express.”

I really like the plot but the romance not so much. Okay girl chill down.. you have 2 boyfirend and you flirt with a third.. choose alreadyyyyyy.. I think I am team Loren because I don't like either Erik or Heath. I love the mystery around Loren and I love poetry!!
I hate Zoey. She is so immature. I hope she gr
Jul 30, 2008 rated it did not like it
Good Lord, was this terrible.

It had a great concept: a vampire finishing school. Say it to yourself a few times. Vampire. Finishing. School. I envisioned a dark mirror of Hogwarts, something that would feed my irrational* obsession with boarding schools while twisting it down new, hopefully black-humor-laden pathways.

This was not the book I got, but I'm flexible. What I got was a flat, contrived exercise in demonstrating the problems of YA writing, fantasy writing, and romance writing.

Zoey never
Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*Too Immature*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱

Second re-read: 25.03.2020
I skimmed a lot. I did. I'm ashamed. This one did not work for me as book one almost didn't. I didn't like how immature things is. I mean, the actions is alright, but it's the characters that kinda.... annoys me. I don't know how to explain it, you kinda have to read it yourself to understand it. A female that is powerful and all that, is okay, but the so many men/boys want her is such a typical YA thing. What, there's three love intere
Kelly RAley
Mar 17, 2008 rated it liked it
I really enjoy the idea of these books. I CAN'T STAND, however, the authors' tendency to re-tell the reader all of what happened in the previous books. I mean, who is reading book 2 without having read the other book? Do we really have to get the Cherokee translation for daughter again? PLEASE stop treating us like we are total morons with the memory of a two-year-old. The overt sexuality is a bit much for any teens that I teach, and I couldn't safely recommend this to any teens or pre-teens tha ...more
Nasty Lady MJ
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I think my local library hates me. There are some books I've been waiting for months to get my hands on and then there's others like P.C. and Kristin Cast's Betrayed that come into my box almost instantaneously-oh, the humanity.

The good thing though is that I'm on Spring Break and had nothing to do this weekend other than babysit my father (long story short he decided to climb up a tree to rescued his crashed RC airplane and ended up breaking his foot). W
I'm a little frustrated with this series. It has the potential to be good, but it continually falls short. The main reason is the writing. It's horrible!

I even added a whole new shelf dedicated to the "worst-reads-ever." Like I said in my review of Marked, "the authors are trying too hard to be hip" and it's not being pulled off very well. Plus, a thesaurus can work miracles to spruce up any writing.

I gave this book two stars, because the story started to get more interesting. However, I'm not
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I liked the Twilight Saga, but I'm CRAZY about The House of Night series. It's also about teenage vampires, but these teenagers are smart and funny and serious for the most part, yet still very believable as teenagers (I didn't really feel that way about Meyer's characters). I'm sure that's helped by the fact this is a mother and young adult daughter writing team who are absolutely fearless about what happens to their characters. Plus it's a new and interesting twist on vampirism, which I always ...more
Sophia Triad
"You have no clue what you're doing, Zoey Redbird," I said aloud to myself as the grey sky opened and poured cold rain over everything.

Zoe becomes a vampire faster than the other fledglings and has already become leader of the Daughters of Dark.

Thus, there is a lot of interest in her by the older vampires and maybe a bit of jealousy by the other younger vampires-to-be that may or may not succeed in surviving and transitioning. Zoe most of the times does not feel comfortable with these rabbit cha
Jane (PS)
Feb 23, 2009 rated it did not like it
This book decided me against reading any more by these authors, even though I have the third book waiting. It is all just too painful and, I know this will sound ridiculous, unbelievable (Zoey had only been marked as a vampire fledgling one month earlier!).

I just can't be bothered with the purile writing style, pathetic 'slut/ho/gay' references, allusions to current celebrities, double standards, etc. Eg. 3 boys on the go at once and she can't decide on one but she thinks nearly every other girl
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really great sequel! Can't wait to read the third one! ...more
Katie (Kitkatscanread)
Re-read: 9/5/2015

Ahhh so many memories flooded back when re-reading this book!
I'm really getting back into the series.
My aim for this year is to finish it finally.
I remember being so obsessed years ago.

This book has loss and betrayal involved.
Zoe does annoy me with her constant hoe-ness.
She needs to just pick a guy and stay with them!!

This series is very hit and miss with a lot of people.
Personally I love it as it's fun, the characters are awesome and it's oddly addictive.

Can't wait to re-read
"You deserve to be shown respect," Damien said in his school-teacher voice. "You're the only third former ever to have been made leader of the Dark Daughters and the only fledgling or vampyre in history who has shown an affinity for all five of the elements."
"Face it, Z," Shaunee said around a bite of salad while she gestured at me with her fork.
"You're special." Erin finished for her (as usual).

I am going to go ahead and admit something right now: I didn't go into Betrayed with high expectation
Jackie "the Librarian"
This second book of the House of Night series gets deeper into the creepy potential set up by the first book. Zoey Redbird, vampire fledgling, has unusual abilities for a fledgling, and her powers (and her attraction to the opposite sex) seem to be growing in this book.

Zoey has taken over as the head of the Daughters of Darkness, and wants to make it into something akin to a service club like you find at other schools. She researches ways to change the rituals into something positive and inclusi
Read Me Like…
Jul 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
*****You can read the full review at Darling & Co.*****

The exciting sequel to Marked! This one is exciting for a few reasons. There's a lot of action, it gets extremely steamy, and it delves a little more into the vampyre world and learn so much more stuff. In this book, the series really starts moving and setting everything up for later books. Also, in this book, a few of the things I know happened from my first time reading happened, so it's nice getting some clarity on my vague memories. I'm
Aug 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Great second edition to the House of Night series..I liked the first book but this book was even better in my opinion. Mostly because your already settled with the characters and new locations so you get into it more.Events in Betrayed continue from about month after the events in Marked (the first book in this series) finished.The book is narrated in first person by sixteen-year old Zoey a fledgling vampyre who has been gifted with unusual powers by the vampyre goddess Nyx. Betrayed sees
Carrie (The Butterfly Reader)
Nov 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: july-2017
This one picks up not far where Marked left off. Zoey is now in charge of the Daughters of Darkness. Aphrodite is now old news and her 'evil' ways are done. Even Neferet has said that the Goddess has taken away Aphrodite's gift of seeing the future... or has she? Human Teenagers that Zoey used to know are dying and Aphrodite has a vision that ends up saving Zoey's grandmama. So if Aphrodite still has her gift... why would Neferet lie? What's really going on in the House of Night? Who can Zoey tr ...more
Amber J
Jan 04, 2022 rated it really liked it
A vampire academy romance. The second book in the House of Night series.

Zoey has been blessed by the vampyre goddess Nyx. She is about to take over for the dark daughters. Add in a gigantic love square, and her life is pretty hectic. But dark things are happening. Boys are going missing, boys she used to know. There are the ghosts that bleed. And something is telling Zoey that Neferet is not who she seems to be.

This book was better than the first. I almost didn't continue the series because the
Ria ♡
Been a while since I read the first book of this series but I noticed my library app had a few of the audiobooks to loan, so I decided to loan out book 2 and carry on!! I have the physical copies of most of the series from charity shop hunts so I may as well read them.

It wasn’t a bad book really, I remember moderately liking book 1 (despite the datedness of it and some weird stuff) but this was a solid read!

The story was interesting and it kept it on a nice cliffhanger, making me want to dive
Aug 14, 2010 rated it did not like it
Still trying to figure out what's so good about a girl who can't say 'shit' but can call someone Slut and hag with the blink of an eye, for having sex with her own boy friend (or ex-boyfriend). And yet she is dating 2 boys at the same time, and having sex with the one that is not her boyfriend.
Also The writing is pitiful.
Kimberley doruyter
Sep 20, 2015 rated it liked it
this book is where it all starts to go wrong for this series.
and btw does zoey seem like the sluty virgin or is that just me?
Mar 09, 2021 rated it liked it
For the life of me, I can't understand why this series has got even the shred of fame it did. Although I haven't finished the book yet, I know I can't go on much longer without throwing a full-blown rage fit about how horrible this book is, unless, of course, I write a review. I suppose a better title for my rant would be Everything I Hated About The House of Night Series because that's all I am going to talk about here.

For those of you who don't know what this book is about, the main character
Nov 04, 2009 rated it it was ok
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Sep 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
'Looking offended and superior and gayer than he usually looked' Mood?

Sooo i read up to book 9? when i was like 11?12?13?*who the fuck knows or cares*and i decided to get a copy of these books because i like owning shit i read *kinda why whenever i borrow something i regret it*.shit i borrowed and i plan on buying are House Of Night 3-9,Harry Potter and Fifty Shades.yes i know.quality shit.
Back to the review? I decided to reread this because i was bored and i honestly can't understand why li
Oct 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
I truly wish that I had something better to say about this book or the series for that matter. I am currently reading the third book because I really am interested as to where this series is going.

I have a couple of things that really make me mad:

Brown pop is the first. The term "brown pop" is used several times. Every time I see "brown pop" I think, brown poop. It's childish, I know; however, that is exactly what I first think every time the main character wants a drink. Perhaps its a issue wi
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