Betrayed (House of Night, #2)

by P.C. Cast

3.83 of 5 stars 21 ratings • 4 reviews • 33 shelved
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Betrayed (House of Night, #2)

by P.C. Cast

3.83 of 5 stars 21 ratings • 4 reviews • 33 shelved
Fledgling vampire Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She's come to terms with the vast powers the vampire goddess, Nyx, has given her, and is getting a handle on being the new Leader of the Dark Daughters. Best of all, Zoey finally feels like she belongs - like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend...or two. Then the unthinkable happens: Human teenagers are being killed, and all the 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.
  • ISBN10 0312596294
  • ISBN13 9780312596293
  • Publish Date 29 September 2009 (first published 1 October 2007)
  • Publish Status Unknown
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint St Martin's Press
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 310
  • Language English


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Betrayed is the second book to P.C. Cast’s and Kristin Cast’s House of Night series. It picks up after the first book, where Zoey Redbird is now starting to adjust to her life at House of Night. She has terrific friends that are there for her. Nyx has also blessed her with new powers and new roles at the House of Night. Although, with new powers and new roles comes responsibility. There’s also the issue of something happening in this book that makes Zoey wonder if someone has it out for Vampyres’. She’s not sure who she can trust in this book. 

My Thoughts: The first time I read Betrayed was back in 2009 when I was still in the Navy. I was in my twenties then, so the lingo and teenage drama didn’t bother me. Yes, Zoey can be annoying at times, but she’s young and still growing. She’s trying to grow into her new responsibilities at the House of Night. She’s also having to grow up too quickly because she has to solve things that an adult she is working on and not her. One of the mysteries has to figure out what or who could be kidnapping high-school football guys and killing them. The local police believe it’s someone from the House of Night. Zoey also has to deal with boy issues. She has her former boyfriend Heath, who has Imprinted with her, her new boyfriend Erik, and another potential boyfriend who is off-limits big time. She has her friends to help her, but they can only do so much. She also doesn’t want them knowing things that could get back to her mentor. Here’s the big kicker in this book, and that is her biggest enemy in the previous book because of a big helper in this one. Something sad happens in this book, which I won’t give away to readers who haven’t read this book or series. I was upset at what happened and felt for Zoey. 

I know P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast have a plan for the characters, but sometimes it can break a reader’s heart when they hurt a lovable character. I’m thankful that Zoey has some fantastic friends to help her get through everything. She also has Nyx that assists her too.

I give this book 4.5-stars. The only reason it doesn’t get 5-stars is Zoey keeping things from her friends who can help her and her issues with boys/men. She needs to focus on growing in her role that Nyx wants her in and not break someone’s heart. (I sound like a mother here.)

Standalone or Part of Series: It’s part of the House of the Night series. I would recommend reading the books in order.

Steaminess: Some heated scenes are PG-13 in this book. Zoey finds herself in a dilemma of having feelings for three different people. She’s only 16, so she should be focusing on her new powers, friends, and studies and not boys. (but that’s the mama bear in me talking.)

Cliffhanger: Yes. There’s a cliff-hanger because something happens in this book that needs more investigation to it.

Would I recommend this book? Yes. If you are a fan of Young Adult Fantasy books and are fans of P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Remember, this book is outdated with what teenagers are in today since it was published in 2007. This is an enjoyable book, though for someone who loved the following series: Twilight and Vampire Academy.

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I have read this book in thirteen days but I was also pretty busy in those thirteen days. We were busy doing other things and I couldn't really read but I am pretty happy that I was able to finish it. Anyways I am going to do a different way of doing this review and I hope that you guys like it.

The things I like about this book was that it was the second book and we got to see more on Zoey finding out who the bad guy is. We also get to see with what happens when Zoey's family, aka her mom and step-loser, goes to the House of Night and we get to meet Stevie Rae's mom and dad who are so cool. This book has a whole lot of good things but also bad things. Like another good thing is that of maybe Damien getting a boyfriend and maybe one of the twins as well.

The things that I don't like about this book is how Zoey kept on thinking about how Aphrodite is a ho and other things. Though also I think that the word "slut" isn't used correct in any of the ways that Zoey says in the book. Since the word "slut" means a woman or girl that sleeps with more than one man and Zoey hasn't at all. This book is a really good book though and I am giving it a four point five stars.

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Jordon 3 of 5 stars
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This book was definitely good. It had you on your toes guessing what would happen next. It was exciting and entertaining. It was scandalous.

The book was written well. It recapped the first book well and didn’t linger too much about explaining what had happened, it was easy to read and hard to put down.

There were definitely a few twists and I definitely found myself being shocked a few times. Although the huge reveal wasn’t a reveal really because the reader already knew it, it was weird Zoey thinking it was a reveal because the reader thought she would have known it too. Put two and two together or something…

I liked the first book better but the first book of a series is usually better. That doesn’t mean that this book wasn’t good! Because it was.

Miss J

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Linda 5 of 5 stars
I almost only gave it fours stars, and that's because it was just suddenly over... Great book - on to the next one!