Lil has come to terms with her life as a Guardian/demon hunter and the wielder of the Nephilim most powerful weapon-the Kris Dagger. She trains everyday to master her growing powers, gets along with her Guardian trainee friends, most of the time, and cherishes the time she spends with her human friends.My Review:
Just when she feels she belongs, her nature-bender father contacts her and warns her about a betrayal by someone close to her. Then Bran, the boy she loves, starts to act strange and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability. While Lil struggles find a connection between these three things, she begins to realize that someone is manipulating her and will stop at nothing, including hurting those she loves, to lure her to the dark side.
Betrayed by Ednah Walters was originally written as the sequel to Awakened. The publisher recently changed the sequencing of the series and made Betrayed the first book. So, I haven't read Awakened yet. I'm not sure that this worked for me. When I first started reading Betrayed, I felt like I was thrown into a plot that was already in progress. The friendships and relationships were already formed, and I didn't feel like I got to know them as well as I should have. I never felt the connection with the characters, and I feel like I missed out on a lot of the background to the plot that may have been written in the original first book of the series. However, I enjoyed the pacing and the action the story provided. While the main character was pretty naive at times, she was likable. I'd like to go back and read Awakened to see what I missed. I think if I would have read it first, I may have enjoyed this book quite a bit more.
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I received the ARC of Betrayed by Ednah Walters from the Forbidden Passion Reviews for review. The opinions are my own.