"Mother and daughter have done it again with this one!"
We're back in the House of Night with Zoey Redbird, now the
leader of the Dark Daughters and Sons and High Priestess in
training. Zoey is special, and her Mark proves this out.
Whereas all the other fledglings have the Mark, only Zoey's
is completely filled in, plus she has tattoos over her face
and down her shoulders. Knowing she wants the Dark
Daughters and Sons to be something other than a clique
group, Zoey decides to do some research. While in the
library she runs into none other than the handsome Vampyre
Poet Laureate himself, Loren, and Zoey gets the distinct
impression he's flirting with her. Not only is this wrong
because Loren is a teacher and Zoey is a fledging, but Zoey
has a boyfriend. Having finally decided how to reorganize
the Dark Daughters and Sons, Zoey talks over her plan with
her friends: her roommate Steve Rae; the twins and Damien.
When they iron out the details, Zoey takes her ideas to the
High Priestess in charge of the school, Nepheret.
When Zoey and her friends are all getting ready to watch a
DVD, they hear a bit of the news and Zoey gets a bad
feeling. Turns out one of the kids she knows has
disappeared and Zoey knows he won't be found alive. Add to
that Zoey has seen one of the fledglings who didn't survive
the Change at the east wall. Of course, he didn't look like
the same kid. Then another teenager Zoey knew ends up
missing. When the first teenager is found, the murders
appears to be linked somehow to the House of Night. And not
only that, Zoey has to prepare for her first ritual of the
What is happening to all these boys Zoey knows? Who is
behind their murders? Will Zoey be able to carry off her
first ritual? What of Loren's behavior toward Zoey?
THE HOUSE OF NIGHT BOOK 2: BETRAYED continues THE HOUSE OF
NIGHT series in a chilling fashion. PC and Kristin Cast
once again prove their talent in telling a tale filled with
all the normal teenage angst compounded with becoming a
Vampyre. Once again, our heroine must show her bravery and
skills in rescuing someone she cares for from a very
frightening foe. In this story, Zoey learns just who she
can and can't trust and I was surprised at this turn of
events. This fast-paced story kept me turning pages way
beyond my bedtime to find out how just Zoey deals with
things. If you liked the first book in this series, you'll
love this one!
Reviewed by Chere Gruver
Posted October 6, 2007
A House of Night Novel
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.