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Betrayed: House of Night #2


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ISBN13: 9780312360283
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BETRAYED (Chapter 1)

“New kid. Check it out,” Shaunee said as she slid into the big boothlike bench we always claim as ours for every school meal served in the dining hall (translation: high-class school cafeteria).

“Tragic, Twin, just tragic.” Erins voice totally echoed Shaunees. She and Shaunee had some kind of psychic link that made them bizarrely similar, which is why wed nicknamed them “the Twins,” even though Shaunee is a café latte-colored Jamaican American from Connecticut and Erin is a blond-haired, blue-eyed white girl from Oklahoma.

“Thankfully, shes Sarah Freebirds roommate.” Damien nodded toward the petite girl with seriously black hair who was showing the lost-looking new kid around the dining hall, his sharp, fashion-wise gaze checking out the two girls and their outfitsfrom shoes to earringsin one fast glance. “Clearly her fashion sense is better than Sarahs, despite the stress of being Marked and changing schools. Maybe shell be able to help Sarah out with her unfortunate ugly shoe propensity.”

“Damien,” Shaunee said. “Again you are getting on my damn”

“last nerve with your unending vocab bullshit,” Erin finished for her.

Damien sniffed, looking offended and superior and gayer than he usually looked (even though he is definitely gay). “If your vocabulary wasnt so abysmal you wouldnt have to carry a dictionary around with you to keep up with me.”

The Twins narrowed their eyes at him and sucked air to begin a new assault, which, thankfully, my roommate interrupted. In her thick Oklahoma accent, Stevie Rae twanged the two definitions as if she was giving clues for a spelling bee. “Propensityan often intense natural preference.  Abysmalabsolutely horrible.  There. Now would yall quit bickering and be nice? You know its almost time for parent visitation, and we shouldnt be acting like retards when our folks show up.”


“Ah, crap,” I said. “Id totally forgotten about parent visitation.”


Damien groaned and dropped his head down on the table, banging it not-so-gently. “Id totally forgotten, too.” The four of us gave him sympathetic looks. Damiens parents -were cool with him being Marked, moving to the House of Night, and beginning the Change that would either turn him into a vampyre or, if his body rejected the transformation, kill him. They were not okay with him being gay.

At least Damiens parents were okay with something about him. My mom and her current husbandmy step-loser, John Hefferon the other hand, hated absolutely everything about me.

“My rentals arent coming. They came last month. This month theyre too busy.”

“Twin, once again we prove our twin-ness,” Erin said. “My rentals sent me an e-mail. They arent coming either cause of some Thanksgiving cruise they decided to take to Alaska with my Aunt Alane and Uncle Liar Lloyd. Whatever.” She shruggedapparently as unbothered as Shaunee by her parents absence.

"Hey, Damien, maybe your mama and daddy wont show either,” Stevie Rae said with a quick smile.

He sighed. “Theyll be here. Its my birthday month. Theyll bring presents.”

“That doesnt sound so bad,” I said. “You were talking about needing a new sketch pad.”

“They wont get me a sketch pad,” he said. “Last year I asked for an easel. They got me camping supplies and a subscription to Sports Illustrated.”

“Eeesh!” said Shaunee and Erin together while Stevie Rae and I wrinkled our noses and made sympathetic noises.

Clearly wanting to change the subject, Damien turned to me. “Thisll be your parents first visit. Whatre you expecting?”

“Nightmare,” I sighed. “Total, absolute, and complete nightmare.”

“Zoey? I thought Id bring my new roommate over to meet you. Diana, this is Zoey Redbirdthe leader of the Dark Daughters.”

Glad to be diverted from having to talk about my own horrid parental issues, I looked up, smiling, at the sound of Sarahs tentative, nervous voice.

“Wow, its really true!” the new girl blurted before I could even say hi. As per usual she was staring at my forehead and blushing bright red. “I mean, uh…sorry. I didnt mean to be rude or anything….” she trailed off, looking miserable.

“Thats okay. Yeah, it is true. My Mark is filled in and added to.” I kept my smile in place, trying to make her feel better, even though I truly hated that it seemed like I was the main attraction at a freak show. Again.

Thankfully, Stevie Rae chimed in before Dianas staring and my silence could get any more uncomfortable.

“Yeah, Z got that cool lacy spiral tattoo thing on her face and down along her shoulders when she saved her ex-boyfriend from some scary-assed vampyre ghosts,” Stevie Rae said cheerily.

“Thats what Sarah told me,” Diana said tentatively. “It just sounded so unbelievable that, well, I uh…”

“You didnt believe it?” Damien said helpfully.

“Yeah. Sorry,” she repeated, fidgeting and picking at her fingernails.

“Hey, dont worry about it.” I worked up a fairly authentic smile. “It seems pretty bizarre to me sometimes, and I was there.”

“And kicking butt,” Stevie Rae said.

I gave her my you-are-so-not-helping-me look, which she ignored. Yes, I might someday become their High Priestess, but Im not exactly the boss of my friends.

“Anyway, this whole place can seem pretty strange at first. It gets better,” I told the new kid.

“Thanks,” she said with genuine warmth.

“Well, we better go so I can show Diana to where her fifth hour class will be,” Sarah said, and then she totally embarrassed me by getting all serious and formal and saluting me with the traditional vampyre sign of respect, closed fist over her heart and bowed head, before she left.

“I really hate it when they do that,” I muttered, picking at my salad.

“I think its nice,” Stevie Rae said.

“You deserve to be shown respect,” Damien said in his schoolteacher voice. “Youre the only third former ever to have been made leader of the Dark Daughters and the only fledgling or vampyre in history who has shown an affinity for all five of the elements.”

“Face it, Z,” Shaunee said around a bite of salad while she gestured at me with her fork.

“Youre special.” Erin finished for her (as usual).

A third former is what the House of Night called freshmenso a fourth former is a sophomore, et cetera. And, yes, I am the only third former to be made leader of the Dark Daughters. Lucky me.

“Speaking of the Dark Daughters,” Shaunee said. “Have you decided what you want the new requirements for membership to be?”

I stifled the urge to shriek, Hell no, I still cant believe Im in charge of this thing! Instead I just shook my head, and decidedwith what I hoped was a stroke of brillianceto put some of the pressure back on them.

“No, I dont know what the new requirements s

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janice_parker877, September 9, 2011 (view all comments by janice_parker877)
this book is ful of surprises and also water filled eyes as well. As Zoey starts to learn the real truth about the people close to her even people you 'd never expect, fill you with suspense and excitment. If you read this book you'll never put it down cause each sentence has more and more suspence to keep you reading more and more. Zoey loses someone but finds someone closes to her that she might have never lost. She figures out that "light doesnt always bring good and darkness dosent always bring bad"(quote from house of night) well she start to trust the one person she never trusted and listen to her gut through the tuff times.......well read the book and find out
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bookgirl94, July 13, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
This was so good. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the other books in the series. It's dramatic but the emotions in the book are oddly realistic.
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emmejo, July 29, 2009 (view all comments by emmejo)
In this sequel to Marked, Zoey Redbird is finally fitting in at The House of Night. Despite her odd Mark and abilities that are more like a full vampire then a fledgling, she has made some friends. She is now going to be the leader of the Dark Daughters, an elite group of fledgling vamps, and she even has a boyfriend... or possibly two.

Then some teens are killed in the local town and the evidence seems to be pointing to The House of Night. But when the mysterious killer goes after her ex-boyfriend Zoey decides that she needs to step in and try to find the murderer.

If you want to read this entertaining series I recommend starting with the first book, Marked. I like this series, even though some of the characters are a bit shallow. The writing is very good and interesting, it flows nicely making this book a quick and effortless read.
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Cast, Kristin
Cast, P. C.
Fantasy - General
Fantasy fiction
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Fantasy & Magic
Occult fiction
Girls & Women
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Edition Description:
Young Adult Fiction
House of Night Novels
Series Volume:
2 of 12
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Grade Level:
from 7
8.25 x 5.5 x 0.89 in
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"Synopsis" by ,

Betrayed, the second installment in the bestselling House of Night series, is dark and sexy, and as thrilling as it is utterly shocking.

Fledgling vampyre Zoey Redbird has managed to settle in at the House of Night.  Shes 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, the schools most elite group. Best of all, Zoeys made some new friends and she finally feels like she belongs--like she really fits in. She actually has a boyfriend…or two.  And despite the best efforts of her mother and step-loser John to humiliate her publically during parent visitation, shes earned the respect of her professors and High Priestess, Neferet.

Then the unthinkable happens: human teenagers are being killed, and all the evidence points to the House of Night, straining human-vamp tensions in Tulsa to a breaking point.  While danger stalks the humans from Zoeys old life, she finds herself drawn into an intoxicating forbidden flirtation that threatens to distract her from the growing crisis.  Then, when she needs her new friends the most, death strikes the House of Night.  Too late, Zoey begins to realize that the very powers that make her so unique might also threaten those she loves, and she must find the courage to face a betrayal that could break her heart, her soul, and jeopardize the very fabric of her world. 

"Synopsis" by ,
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.
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