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Eviana Dumahl has returned home as a clan leader, an orphan, and a heartbroken teenage girl. Her parents are dead and her boyfriend, Brendan, has decided that he needs some time away. While battling her inner turmoil, Eviana is forced into the war that Lucian Sutherland has incited amongst her own kind. With the help of Kain, her friend and formally betrothed, the two work together to prove that they ...
Eviana Dumahl has returned home as a clan leader, an orphan, and a heartbroken teenage girl. Her parents are dead and her boyfriend, Brendan, has decided that he needs some time away. While battling her inner turmoil, Eviana is forced into the war that Lucian Sutherland has incited amongst her own kind. With the help of Kain, her friend and formally betrothed, the two work together to prove that they deserve their birthrights as young merfolk leaders.
When the Council requests a demonstration of Eviana's mermaid powers, she finds herself with an opportunity to win back Brendan's heart. But her orders to train with a repulsive merman and the presence of an attractive new suitor challenges Eviana to embrace her leadership and resist temptation. Lucian is after her, and no one seems to understand why. Loyalties are tested as the casualties increase, showing Eviana that sometimes it is impossible to delineate between friends and enemies.
Betrayal is the second book of The Syrenka Series trilogy following Eviana and her friends as they navigate through the challenges of existing in a secret world.
Posted September 11, 2012
BETRAYAL was so much better than what I expected this series would go.
originally appeared on Bookshelf Confessions
DISCLAIMER: Don’t dare read this if you ahven’t picked up book 1, PROMISES just yet. Check out my review here.
Just like the first, the cover is still pretty.. Love that the blue got darker and it feels more turbulent, like the storm is brewing. Although judging from the former, I like the simplicity and eerie beauty of Promises:D
BETRAYAL has a great plot that turned the whole series upside-down. I never guess the twist and turns that happened. It caught me off guard, confused me as to who I should believe and be aware of- it simply stunned me how Amber Garr managed to sneak on me..lol..
The characters develop so much from the first time I met them in PROMISES. It’s like I’m reading a new person and yet their unique personalities managed to stay the same. Kain? Why are you so..so..kind and understanding, sweet and a loyal friend. Sometimes I want to kick Eviana to make her realize what she’s missing. And what did Brendan do, that make me from ignoring him to hating him, gosh Eviana, don’t’ waste your time winning that dork back..:D And Eviana, although missing Brendan was becoming a good and reliable leader. She matures just enough to take on the role, decide for her people and balanced it with her boy issues. Yeah, so much has changed.
If it was tormenting to choose between Kain and Brendan before, guess what? Eviana now have to face three (3), all-too-good-to-be-true boys. The addition of Graham, makes me want to share half of my votes from Kain :D. He’s the depiction of bad/mysterious and definitely hot male character.
Compared to the first book, BETRAYAL is more fast-paced, enemy attacks being thrown from time to time, which becomes deadly by the minute. The story progresses on like music sounding louder and louder and tenser and tenser. This is an exciting and darker story, that would leave your jaws dropping. **can’t believe what Amber did at the last chapter**
BETRAYAL was so much better than what I expected this series would go. This ends in a cliffhanger that would totally want you to grab book 3, ARISE, immediately. If you’re in for some charmingly attractive boys plus a war brewing among merpeople, then BETRAYAL’s for you. A story of love, betrayal, friendship, adventure, a choice, a stand and action-filled that I would highly recommend to everyone!!!
Posted August 31, 2012
Betrayal is book 2 in the Syrenka series and starts a few weeks after the end of Promises (book 1 in the Syrenka series).
For some reason I enjoyed reading Betrayal a little bit more than I did Promises. I don’t know if it is because you really see Eviana grow as a character or if it was the plot twists. Either way this is a highly enjoyable book!
Eviana is now the clan leader due to her parent’s recent death. She is trying to do her best in this new position of leadership all the while dealing with the fact her boyfriend Brandon isn’t with her. The Council ships her back to Jeremiah’s house so she can learn how to use her powers. Graham, who is the youngest member of the Council, accompanies her there in order to keep her safe.
Then Lucian starts attacking the mermaid clans again and Eviana knows she has to do something to stop him.
Betrayal is a nicely paced paranormal adventure story with a bit of romance thrown in. I found myself unable to put it down until I finished it. That is how much I liked it!
Posted August 30, 2012
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Betrayal, the second book in Amber Garr's Syrenka Series, is a riot of emotion. The pace is just as easily flowing as book one, Promises, and captures the audience's attention just as well.
Garr twists and turns the plot so that events become unpredictable and very telling. Eviana is trying to step up and show her clan that she and Kain are suitable leaders, even in their young age. Eviana's series of training, both physical and mental, aren't enough to prepare her for the truths she learns and the biggest obstacle set in her path, Lucian Sutherland. In between all mermaid matters is Brendan, the love of Eviana's life and selkie. Their relationship has become tenuous and heartbreaking, and is most likely the biggest unknown in the story. There's no telling what's in store for the two with so many reasons for them to not be together.
While Betrayal is a great story, it doesn't seem to have as big an impact in the Syrenka Series for the second installment. The plot changing revelation doesn't come until the near end of the story, and everything before it is more of a way to build upon the fantasy world presented and back up the reasons why Lucian Sutherland is a formidable foe. The conclusion of the series, Arise, will hopefully be the ending of all endings!
*ebook provided for review and blog tour purposes*
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