Series: House of Night (Book 2)
Author: P. C. Cast & Kristin Cast
About the book: Zoey has managed to settle in at the House of Night, she has come to terms with the vast powers the Goddess Nyx has given her, and she is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. 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 danger stalks the humans from Zoey’s old life, she begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves. Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night, and Zoey must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world.
My thoughts: This book was so much better than Marked, the first book in the House of Night series. This book was filled of romance, drama, mysteries and suspense. One of Zoey's friends actually dies (the friend I liked the most), Zoey thinks that she's seeing ghosts and her mentor, Neferet, is acting strange. Who can Zoey really trust?
Ok, starting with the romance, Zoey is actually attracted to no less than three guys in this book;
Erik: Her vampire boyfriend, and the hottest guy in the House of Night. (and kind of boring, if you ask me)
Heath: Zoey's human ex-boyfriend. After drinking Heath's blood in book one, Zoey and Heath share a special connection and are drawn to each other. Since then Heath has also stopped drinking and smoking, the reasons why Zoey broke up with him, so is there really any reason for Zoey not to take him back (well,except her present boyfriend, Erik)?
Loren: Young, beautiful Loren is House of Night's newest teacher, and he is definitely interested in Zoey. Zoey finds Loren very attractive too, and they flirt heavily - but Loren's a teacher and forbidden fruit.
Well, finally some action in the romance department! Erik's gone for the largest part of the book, which makes it possible for Zoey to flirt seriously with Loren, and go to a secret meeting with Heath (where there is some serious making-out going on!).
This book is also thrilling, and full of mysteries. There is stuff going on all the time, so you don't get bored while reading it.
The only thing I didn't liked about this book was the characters; I think most of the characters are annoying. They are well developed, but narrow-minded and single-tracked. I do like Zoey a bit more in this book though and I really admired her in the end of the book; instead of lying and pretending, she was very brave (and a bit foolhardy?). But the other characters, especially "the twins" are so annoying, I just don't like their personalities.
This book was very good overall, much better than the first book in this series, so I can't wait to read the third book, Chosen!
Rating: 4 of 5
Read the first chapter of Betrayed here