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review: “betrayals” March 14, 2010

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Betrayals by Lili St. Crow.
Razorbill // Paperback // 304 pages.
Reviewed from library copy.

[Spoilers for the first book!]

Dru Anderson is still reeling from her father’s death, her best friend transforming into a werewolf, and the discovery that she’s not entirely human — she’s part vampire. Now at a school for all creatures supernatural, Dru’s supposed to be safe. But when have the school is attracted to Dru’s blood, there’s fights every single day, and Dru develops the sneaking suspicion that someone wants her dead — no one is truly safe.

I did wind up liking “Betrayals” better than the first book in the series, “Strange Angels.” The series still has some flaws, but I really enjoyed the character development, and the further world-building that took place in the latest installment.

“Betrayals” was an action-packed ride from beginning to end. Dru got into fight after fight, and I raced along with her to finish the book. Once I closed the book, I didn’t have a sigh of relief though — I was still wondering where Dru would be going next.

The character development is much, much better in this volume. Dru finally allows some of her walls to break down and readers are finally able to see beyond her tough girl exterior.

And, I finally felt like the love triangle actually showed up — both Christophe and Graves were present, and both seemed like viable boyfriends this time around. I’m actually okay with either of them being with Dru — each one has pluses and minuses.

I will definitely be picking up the third book when it comes out this summer, but will be getting it from the library still. A great improvement from the first book.

SWAN catalog
Lili St. Crow




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