Betrayals REVIEW

Title: Betrayals Author:   Lili St. Crow Series: Strange Angels #2 Publisher: Razorbill Publication Date...

Title:
Betrayals

Author:
 Lili St. Crow

Series:
Strange Angels #2

Publisher:
Razorbill

Publication Date:
November 17th 2009

Format:
                          Paperback, 304 pages


        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 Schola 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?


       In the sequel of Strange Angels, Dru and Graves arrive at the place Cristophe lead them to: the Schola. You'd think that, since it's a place to study and learn and Dru apparently it's crucial and extremely rare and the only girl at the school, she'd get to study and train, right? Wrong. However, Graves gets all the school treatment there is.

       Now, I have to say I struggled a bit in the beginning, since not much was happening.. You'll see Dru change a lot throughout this book. From the first one, we know her as a very resourceful girl, not depending on anyone because that would mean weakness. Here, however, she keeps thinking someone will come to her rescue and I didn't really like her becoming like that. Graves goes through some changes as well - thanks to his new self - he gets to be a lot more confident and strong, more like an alpha male - go Graves! -. Cristophe is charming as usual, no change there and again, very helpful to Dru and Graves, despite all the 'is he bad is he good' situation that's starting to rise.

       The love triangle between them starts to take shape in this book, Dru struggling between the fiery, mystery choice or safe, reliable one. Eventually though, she does make a choice, but since it's a YA book, I'm pretty sure she'll make up her mind plenty of times.

       One thing I absolutely love in this series is the description when someone's badly wounded, the atmosphere and the tension Lili St. Crow builds. I swear to God, whenever Dru gets hurt, I feel all the pain that she feels. So please, Dru, stay safe for my sake.

        Even though the book only started to get interesting in the end, I'm really looking forward to reading the third book in the series and see how the story grows.

Favorite quotes


“Yeah. Calm down. Two of the most useless words in the English language.” 
“I don't know who I am anymore." I expected the world to crack open and the sky to fall once I said it. Nothing happened.” 

Rating


Characters: 3/5

There's a lot of character growth, compared to the first book of the series. However, not sure if I like the change when it comes to the main character.

Romance: 4/5

Much better than the first one. Love the relationships that are slowly developing!

Pacing/Length: 3.5/5

The beginning was slow, but it got so much better afterwards.

Cover: 3.5/5

Love the coloring.

Plot: 3/5

It was alright, but not epic/worth remembering.




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4 comments

  1. Not completely sure if it would be high on my TBR however I do love the cover.

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  2. Well, the story IS interesting. It can be SO much more though, with the imagination the author has, but sometimes it feels like the writing is not enough.

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  3. Loved your review - I thought about reading this one. I love your rating scales!

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  4. Thank you so much, glad you liked it ^^
    Well, the series sure is good (not epic, but good), so yeah, it's worth checking it out! :)

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