Betrayed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast 


Betrayed (House of Night, #2)
by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Pages: 310
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 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.
Betrayed is the 2nd novel in the House of Night series. Zoey Redbird is starting to fit in at the Tulsa House of Night, and everything seems to be going really well. Unless you count the undead monsters that are mysteriously roaming under the city, the too-old for her but totally hot professor that is hitting on Zoey, and an ex-boyfriend who is anxious to be more for Zoey. Being a teenage vampire is so challenging!
I don’t have much to say about this book. It was interesting and nice to read more about Zoey and her friends, but it wasn’t life-changing. I think the author did a good job of portraying Zoey as realistically as she can. When Zoey speaks, it sounds like something a real teen would say, instead of something that an adult imagines they might say. I do have a beef with these books though. The author is trying TOO hard to be diverse. I totally love when authors include characters of different races or sexual orientations in their books. What I don’t love is when they have to point out that they’ve done it every 10 pages or so. Jessica over at Forever Young mentioned something very similar that she noticed recently. It bugs me when the author includes a gay character just for the sake of diversity. Awesome that she has a gay friend. Awesome that you point out how accepting certain people are of him. Not awesome that you have to call him “Damien-our gay friend” EVERY.SINGLE.TIME you mention him. I wish that the author would find a better way to incorporate his gayness. Perhaps in her future books, she will do a better job.
I’m reading book 3 right now and I’m anxious to see how it ends. The review will be up sometime this week.