August 20, 2012
Book #88 - Betrayed (House of Night #2)
Betrayed (House of Night #2), P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
urban fantasy, paranormal romance
Where do I begin with this mess? I wasn't altogether thrilled with the first book in the House of Night series,but I don't really believe in giving up on a whole series after only the first book. HOWEVER, after the second book, abandonment of a series is fair game, and I'm exercising my right to do so.
So, there's trouble at the House of Night when teens in the area start turning up dead and all the evidence points to vampires as the culprits. Zoey smells a rat and tries to flush it out. Which proves to be exhausting work - so much so that she needs to seek comfort and reassurance from not one, not two, but THREE different guys.
I've said it before - it's hard for me to like a book when I can't stand the main character. And, I REALLY can't stand Zoey. She is so full of herself that she can't see what's right and what's wrong. What's right: Aphrodite, friends who would do anything for you, a special gift given only to you. What's wrong: stringing three freaking guys along and messing with each of them behind the other ones' backs. And, one of them is a TEACHER! Ugh. I just can't read anything more about this chick.
And, it's a sad thing, really, because certain aspects of the plot were actually interesting. The House of Night is a pretty neat world. Zoey's and her friends' powers are really cool. And, I'd really like to know how the bad thing that happened in this book is resolved. But not even those curiosities can draw me back into a series where the main character is a narcissistic ho-bag. Sorry Cast girls - I'm moving on.