Thursday, 18 August 2011

A Review for Betrayal (Haunting Emma #2) by Lee Nichols

Posted by Donna
Expected Published Date: September 5th, 2011
Finished Date: August 14th, 2011
Publishers: Bloomsbury 
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
The Blurb from Goodreads: 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. As chilling and page-turning as Deception, this sequel will grab readers and hold them to the last page. No one is safe from suspicion as Emma closes in on the traitor.
The Review: This series just gets better and better!

Betrayal picks up where Deception left off and Emma is mourning the loss of her two friend’s deaths. The only good thing she sees in her life is Bennett, even though they know they can’t really be together until they defeat Neos, they still try to get a few nice moments together. Well, that is until Emma goes to The Knell for the first time and is attacked by wraiths. After the attacks, Emma and Bennett seek comfort in one other and this then leads to Bennett leaving Emma. Now, Emma has to get over Bennett, try to defeat Neos and also find out who is betraying her family but can she do that and not let her other emotions get in the way?

I loved this book and I enjoyed it a lot more than Deception. Nichols definitely knows how to keep us reading on the edge of our seats and this is where I spent most of my time while reading this book.

Betrayal is action packed, exciting, and dangerous and it will leave you guessing a lot things. The main reason I enjoyed it all the more is because there was a slight mystery to the story this time around. The big question was “who was betraying Emma and the gang?”. I found I spent a lot of time trying to work out this out and did I get it right? NO! Oh my gosh! My poor heart broke when I found out who it was. I’m not going to tell you because I don’t want to spoil it but I loved this person and I’m still shocked now with the events that happened.

If you remember my review for Deception, I said I had a hard time connecting with Emma and Bennett’s romance but in Betrayal, I felt every single emotion and really connected with their romance. I have to say, their romance is put on the back burner for a while but you always kind of feel Bennett’s presence when Emma is thinking about him. Overall, I found it a lot more believable.

The overall story was great. The new characters that were introduced made the story funnier and a more lovable book. The characters really become a lot closer and really become a true family and I enjoyed that aspect of that story. The ending for me, left me wanting more and because the story is far from over, your left guessing to what direction the story will now take and I honestly just don’t know.

Nichols has definitely made me a fan of ghost stories and I can’t wait to find out more. Read this series, you won’t be left disappointed. 


Mia said...

I enjoyed Deception better. Though, it was still good but I didn't like Bennett much in this one. Great review though (:

Hannah said...

Oh I so so want to have time to read this one I *adored* Deception!

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