Betrayed by P. C. Cast
(House of Night, Book 2)

71%

14 Critic Reviews

Betrayed is a great addition to the fantastic (and possibly addictive) House of Night series. While Betrayed doesn’t have a cliff-hanger ending, readers are left with plenty of questions about the future of Zoey and her friends - guaranteeing a return trip to the book store for Chosen, the next book in this series.
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Synopsis

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night. She's come to terms with the vast powers the vampyre 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.

 

About P. C. Cast

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P.C. Cast is an award-winning fantasy and paranormal romance author, as well as an experienced speaker and teacher. With her daughter Kristin Cast, she is the author of the House of Night novels, including Awakened, Burned and Hunted. Cast was born in the Midwest, and as a girl fell in love with mythology. After high school, she joined the U.S. Air Force, then taught high school for 15 years before retiring to write full time. Cast’s novels are New York Times bestsellers and have been awarded the Oklahoma Book Award, YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers, Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, the Prism, Holt Medallion, Daphne du Maurier, Booksellers’ Best, and the Laurel Wreath. Ms. Cast lives in Oklahoma, where she is a member of the Oklahoma Writers' Hall of Fame.  She splits her time between her ranch and midtown Tulsa where she has a home just down the street from the House of Night... Kristin Cast has won awards for her poetry and journalism.  She also lives in Oklahoma, where she attends college in Tulsa.
 
Published October 2, 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin. 324 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction
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Reviewed by Jill M. Smith on Dec 10 2015

The issues faced by these teens are not child's play, and the stakes are life and death. This is extremely craveable reading!

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Nights and Weekends

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Reviewed by Margaret Marr on Jul 15 2015

I had really hoped that they wouldn’t carry this over from the first book in the series, but, unfortunately, they did, which sometimes makes Betrayed a less than pleasing read. However, when the story picks up with the creepy aspects of the plot, Betrayed becomes a spooky, enjoyable read...

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Love Vampires

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on Jul 15 2015

Betrayed is a great addition to the fantastic (and possibly addictive) House of Night series. While Betrayed doesn’t have a cliff-hanger ending, readers are left with plenty of questions about the future of Zoey and her friends - guaranteeing a return trip to the book store for Chosen, the next book in this series.

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Book Buzz

Below average
on Mar 25 2012

The really awful love triangle (quadrilateral?) I guess is supposed to make me want to root for one guy over the other while projecting my own traits onto Zoey’s bland personality.

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Teen Ink

Above average
Reviewed by nolanje80 on Jul 19 2015

It gives us more back-round information on Zoey, her friends, and Neferet's slow transformation into becoming who she truly wants to be. With this, we also start to see Zoey's true colors show as she faces off some of her worst enemies.

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EzineArticles

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Reviewed by Gail Pruszkowski on Jul 09 2009

In the adolescent vampire genre this series is a stand out. The premise is refreshingly original and the vampires are unique.

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Story Snoops

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Reviewed by Tiffany on May 01 2014

Just as thrilling and captivating as the first book, Betrayed is a sexy supernatural read. The main character experiences erotic bloodlust and sucking blood is often likened to sexual experience – “blood drinking can actually simulate orgasm.”...

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Maryse's Book Blog

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Reviewed by Maryse on Jan 31 2011

I enjoyed the ride, and the ride is far from over, and book #3 is calling me. I’m in withdrawal from this adventure/mystery/love story and gotta get back it. What a tangled web she’s weaved, and I’m so happy to be caught up in it.

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I'm Loving Books

Above average
Reviewed by Sarah on Apr 22 2011

...overall, I liked this book a lot more than the last. It even had me close to tears at one point. But, like I said above, it’s still falling just a bit short for me.

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The Flutterby Room

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Reviewed by beckireads on Apr 06 2012

There are some definite twists in this book, some of which were hinted at in Marked, but they’re more explicit in Betrayed. Zoey is a bit well . . . silly in this book, and there were times when I wanted to poke her. Yet that was part of the thrill for me...

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Dark Readers

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Reviewed by Hayley on Sep 17 2011

I really loved the twists and turns in this novel. It had me on the edge of my seat and all I could say was "Woah" as the twists were major leaving me begging for more.

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Info Barrel

Above average
Reviewed by Hoopatang on Aug 11 2010

Despite its obvious flaws of Zoey ignoring what her common sense tells her and suffering the Mary Sue syndrome, readers should push through this book. The mother-and-daughter team of authors continue to improve their writing skills throughout the series, and the entire line of House of Night novels do get better.

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Book Blather

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on Feb 20 2009

After reading the first book in this series, Marked, I knew that I would have to pick up the next installment. And boy, oh boy am I glad I did. This book had it all, suspense and mystery, with a touch of romance and realism.

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Monster Librarian

Above average
Reviewed by Michele on Oct 02 2012

Once you get past the thorns in Cast’s writing style, Betrayed is an engaging, enjoyable read, rife with hot tension, drama, danger and teens just trying to live their lives and instead being called to do something special.

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