Saturday, October 15, 2011

READING: Betrayal by Lee Nichols

Betrayal by Lee Nichols

Publication date: March 1st, 2011
Published by: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Genre: YA Paranormal, Ghosts
Rating: 4/5
Emma Vaile is the most powerful ghostkeeper in centuries. Which is great when she's battling the wraith-master Neos, but terrible when she's flirting with fellow ghostkeeper (and soul mate) Bennett. When ghostkeepers fall in love, the weaker one loses all power, and that's not something Bennett can handle. Heartbroken and alone, Emma tries to lose herself in school with fellow ghostkeeper Natalie. When a new team of ghostkeepers arrive-one a snarky teen boy, the other a British scholar-Emma finds solace in training for the battle against Neos. But as the team grows stronger, they are threatened by an unknown force. One they thought was good.

(I apologize in advance for this sorry excuse for a review. I've been in front of the comp a lot these past few days looking for a job and writing cover letters blah blah that my mind is kinda tired. I really liked Betrayal though, a lot! So go pick it up!)

Betrayal succeeds in keeping the plot still interesting while having the same easy breezy style as Deception.

I liked that we get to see the Knell in action and we learn a lot about it and how ghostkeepers operate. I like the new characters Lukas and Simon because a)they're english and b)they did a very good job filling in for Bennett, who was regrettably absent in Betrayal. I missed him *snif* and mostly the chemistry he has with Emma. So it goes without saying that Betrayal lacked a little bit in the romance department unfortunately. However, brace yourselves for Surrender(coming out December 6th!) because I have a feeling we'll be seeing a lot of Bennett and Emma! 

Fast paced and as mysterious and dark as its predecessor, Betrayal is worth picking up, especially if you liked Deception

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