Thursday, December 3, 2009

Betrayals by Lili St Crow

Betrayals (Strange Angels #2) by Lili St. Crow.
Publisher: Razorbill.
Pages: 304.

She’s no angel . . .

Poor Dru Anderson. Her parents are long gone, her best friend is a werewolf, and she’s just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn’t entirely human. (So what else is new?)

Now Dru is stuck at a secret New England School for other teens like her, and there’s a big problem— she’s the only girl in the place. A school full of cute boys wouldn’t be so bad, but Dru’s killer instinct says that one of them wants her dead. And with all eyes on her, discovering a traitor within the Order could mean a lot more than social suicide. . .

Can Dru survive long enough to find out who has betrayed her trust—and maybe even her heart?

Following the supernatural-filled pages of Strange Angels, Betrayals was the perfect second addition to the series. It’s witty, action-packed and the plot opens a can of worms that will have you on the edge of your seat.

I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as I did Strange Angels. For a good chunk of the time I spent reading, it felt more like a filler book- something to add between main conflicts and plot changes. But regardless, it held the same attitude and boldness that the first one had.

Dru complained a lot in this one, but it was justified considering the circumstances. I was heavily bothered by her wishy-washy emotions towards Graves and Christophe though. She’s angry at Graves for not spending time for her and the next minute she‘s over it. She’s gushing about how strange and safe Christophe makes her feel and the next minute she‘s terrified of him. (And even though I’ll probably be skinned alive for this- I’m totally team Christophe. Graves just feels like a best friend to me, since that’s how he’s written.)

I love how it ended. It took you right back to square one, with the exception of a few new, extra characters. Overall, if you were a fan of the first book- Strange Angels- this one will definitely not disappoint you. It’s not as engaging and fast-paced as the first one, but it’ll keep you turning the page.

And keep your eye out for the third book in the series- Jealousy- out in June 2010!