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Usually sequels are equal to the depth of the original story and others are worse, but this sequel was better than the first adn I couldn't put it down! I had to force myself to to get things done, but I could have read all of it in one sitting! It's more intense, exciting, edgy, and draws you! I would definitely recommend this book! It was awesome and you need to read it too!
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Posted September 15, 2011
The quick paced danger doesn't stop in this sequel to Strange Angels. Dru is still a kick-ass chick and fighting for her life.
We start off right where we left off in Strange Angels. Dru has been taking to a Schola in hopes of being kept safe, but she has a new mission which is to help Christophe figure out who is Betraying the Order. The school is refusing to teach or train her, and she feels as if everyone, but Graves, could be lying to her. In a school filled with Wulfen and Djamphir, the danger has only just begun for Dru.
In this second installment, Dru is in constant shuggle with a few things. She's unsure who to trust, she hates seeing the Wulfen treated like low-class, she's starting to feel the effects of being svetocha, and she's starting to feel her heart being pulled in two directions. Dru is constantly faced with danger and it never let's up in Betrayals.
The boys are back in full as well. With new additions :)! Christophe is still the blue-eyed savior and protector, while Graves is still Dru's safe spot and her best friend. Also she's gets a gang of Wulfen, whom I love! I really liked shanks and dibs. I thought their characters were fabulous additions to the series! I also really like Ash, can't wait to read more about him.
I'm so happy the romance is finally starting to pick up. Not that the book needs it, believe me the action will keep your eyes glued to the page. But, I'm a girl that likes some smut and finally in Betrayals, Dru is starting to struggle with her heart and her two boys.
Overall good book, and now I'll be moving onto Jealously!
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I LOVED Betrayals! I thought Strange Angels was pretty good/descent...but Betrayals was incredible. I did not want to put this book down. My heart was racing right along with Dru's. St Crow does an absolute fabulous job of allowing the reader to relate to and empathize with Dru. She mixes the right amount of toughness and vulnerability to make these characters seem real, instead of the typical fearless, superhero type. It makes them seem so real. St Crox's ingenius writing is a perfect combination of keeping mysteries and unknowns with perfectly timed revelations and insights. With one answered question comes several unanswered ones and even though at times it was maddening it made this book irrestible.If you liked Strange Angels then you will love Betrayals. If you're someone like me who wasn't absolutely blown away by Strange Angels give Betrayals a try...I can't imagine anyone being disappointed!!!
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Posted February 11, 2013
In the sequel of Strange Angels, Dru and Graves arrive at the place Cristophe lead them to: the Schola. You'd think that, since it's a place to study and learn and Dru apparently it's crucial and extremely rare and the only girl at the school, she'd get to study and train, right? Wrong. However, Graves gets all the school treatment there is.
Now, I have to say I struggled a bit in the beginning, since not much was happening.. You'll see Dru change a lot throughout this book. From the first one, we know her as a very resourceful girl, not depending on anyone because that would mean weakness. Here, however, she keeps thinking someone will come to her rescue and I didn't really like her becoming like that. Graves goes through some changes as well - thanks to his new self - he gets to be a lot more confident and strong, more like an alpha male - go Graves! -. Cristophe is charming as usual, no change there and again, very helpful to Dru and Graves, despite all the 'is he bad is he good' situation that's starting to rise.
The love triangle between them starts to take shape in this book, Dru struggling between the fiery, mystery choice or safe, reliable one. Eventually though, she does make a choice, but since it's a YA book, I'm pretty sure she'll make up her mind plenty of times.
One thing I absolutely love in this series is the description when someone's badly wounded, the atmosphere and the tension Lili St. Crow builds. I swear to God, whenever Dru gets hurt, I feel all the pain that she feels. So please, Dru, stay safe for my sake.
Even though the book only started to get interesting in the end, I'm really looking forward to reading the third book in the series and see how the story grows.
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Posted December 26, 2011
You will not regret buying this book or reading it. I guarentee it! More action and a whole lot of drama. Thingss will get complicated.
Drew girl will need all the luck she can get.
Posted November 5, 2011
Posted June 28, 2011
Every book that she writes for this series just geys better and better!! The first one caught my eye and i just fell in love with it!! If you like mystical creatures and lots of action and roance then this series was MADE for you and yes i do mean it when i said MADE!!!! Your always wanting to read faster so that you can know whay happens next your always on the egde of your seat!!! This series is so interesting that i feel like whats happening in the book is really happening to me!!! Like if she gets hurt i always inhale deeply not meaning to but because im so into it!!!! I would recomend this series to ANYONE and EVERYONE!!!! even random people walking by me!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 27, 2011
Same complaints as the first one: Dru's 'voice' is kind of annoying and it bothers me that she thinks a lot of witty comebacks but then never says any of them. I feel like when it comes down to it, she doesn't say much of anything out loud, and I wonder how anyone can think she has any personalty at all. Speaking of which, I'm not sure I get her. Is she a tomboy? Is she starting to like boys? Based on some of her comments I'd say yes, but than sometimes she seems so immature and clueless. And all she does is continually describe every detail of Grave's and Christoph's face completely objectively. How about a little emotion in there? We know what the hell they look like at this point. And I feel like I'm supposed to like Christoph, like he's supposed to be the kind of cool aloof older guy. But he's just not pulling it off, he's still just kind of a jerk. Overall I felt like there were a lot of missed opportunities for emotional development between characters that Ms. Saintcrow let slide. For example, Dru constantly whines about how lonely she is and that Graves has all these new friends. Granted she was being mature about it, but I kind of wanted her to flip on him at least so he would know how she felt. She just hold everything in (which I get is her personality), but it's hard to develop character relationships that way. And again, she thinks all this stuff but than NEVER tells ANYbody. A little annoying. But as I am interested in what will happen next and am going to continue the story, I felt like I had to bump the rating up from the last one I gave.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 20, 2011
Ok so the first book was strange angels. This one is awesome. It was so much fun to read. I just can't wait to read the next one. The whole story goes faster then the first one. New characters are in this one. They are all awesome. If you get bored with this one don't stop reading. For some people it might get boring but I doubt it. Anyway
Posted January 5, 2011
I really like Strange Angels but Betrayals kicked it's ass! It was so much faster and you can see a real story forming. Dru is one awsome lead female and the guys around her have something special. I can't wait to read the next one i can only imgaine how it's going to go. BTW I'm on wolf boys team he's totally better then whats his name and in this book you'll see why. Very very good series you should tots read!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 5, 2010
This book pick up right where it left off, throwing you quickly into more action-packed drama. Dru arrives at the school feeling uneasy. She is at a school where she is suppose to be safe. Instead someone is trying to take her life. Things aren't always what they seem.
This book devoured me once again. I read it so fast and love it. All the action, drama and plot was just so juicy! Everything at the school was just the right setting. I love how Dru was just ready to explode. Everything just kept on building and building and finally BAM! So good!
The mysterious Christophe and his secrets were a surprise as well. I enjoyed learning everything I can about him along with Dru. But I also wanted to know more. Like, how old he was? And what were his motives anyway? All these questions and more just were eating me up.
I like the romance vibe that was going on between Graves and Dru. I hope that they can establish a relationship. I was glad to see everything blossom between them. There was a lot of cursing in this book as well. I also wonder what Dru is short for???
Posted August 9, 2010
Posted July 2, 2010
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This was an excellent sequel to Strange Angels. Betrayals is a YA novel about a teenager, (Dru) who has recently lost her father (he was made into a zombie and attacked her in Strange Angels). Throughout her childhood, she spent time learning some unorthodox lessons from her mother, grandmother and father. The majority of her later childhood and teen life was spent with her father traveling the country fighting vampires, wulfen, and other supernatural entities. Dru and Graves continue their journey (growing up and trying to stay "safe"). Dru and Graves are taken to a school for wayward wulfen and dhampirs. They are supposed to get some training and be protected. Things aren't what they expected. They're not sure who to trust. Dru isn't even sure if she can trust Christophe, the dhampir who helps her and Graves at during the last part of Strange Angels. In fact, throughout Betrayals (and Strange Angels) there is the impression that Christophe could indeed go either way. I'm left with the impression that Dru still isn't sure about Christophe by the end of Betrayals.
There is some creepy/spooky stuff going on in this book. Dru is experiencing her own changes, as well as having to deal with the grief of losing her father, and all her other relatives. Graves is also going through changes, learning what being a loup-garou means. They are growing, maturing, learning about themselves - all while having to stay alert and fight the vampires and creepy-crawlies that are sent after Dru. Not only, that, but they have to deal with the hierarchy of highschool life and acceptance vs. being outcasts. Graves makes his way, while Dru at first is caught up in her head feeling sad, scared, hopeless and frustrated and in fact is so caught up in this that she almost puts her self in more danger than necessary.
Lili St. Crow's writing is excellent, gritty and at the same time lyrical. I always enjoy her books. Her characters are full of proper teen angst (but too much) just as teen agers often are, and they are also being forced to grow up fast. What I like about Dru and Graves is they aren't perfect. They are two awkward, social misfit teens forced into extraordinary situations. They act up, feel rage, feel awkwardness - everything we would probably feel as awkward teens. Lili St. Crow has done a great job of capturing the spirit, rage, angst and awkwardness of strong willed teenagers. Brings back memories of my teenhood.
While I think that Strange Angels was way more intense than Betrayals (how can you top killing your own zombie dad?) there was still some pretty intense scenes going on. The book was a little slower paced at the beginning than Strange Angels, but there was quite a build up going on, deliciously creepy build up with a very satisfying ending - except that you get the feeling they aren't being sent into even more danger....Even though the Romance angle keeps being played up, there is just the barest beginnings.
So in this book, it doesn't talk much about the weather as the first, thank God! But she does go on about how painful her body is. I do like this book a whole lot better then the first book, many reasons, there's actually over 15 characters involved in this book... She is sent to a reform small school called schola. and a lot of weird stuff starts happening there and a lot of questions arises... but what aggravated me the most is, most of those questions weren't answered. So it leaves me with a "Wha The F" thought in mind.
Barely any romance involved.. I do like Chris a lot, since he seems a little charming with his russian speech.. I hope the girl and him gets together! Can't wait for the third book!
I really, really wanted some answers in the second installment of Strange Angels, did I get them, disappointingly NO!
There is a lot of repetition throughout this book, it rehashes the events of the first book quite a bit, making it really unnecessary to read the first book, (in my opinion) it is quite easy to pick up the threads of the plot and storyline with the constant references back to previous occurrences.
The only character that seemed to develop within this book was that of Graves, I felt he really matured as a character without losing his depth. I found Chris to have had a complete personality change, which was disconcerting, confusing and sometimes creepy (or am I missing the point and that is how he is supposed to be portrayed) and I really did not understand the need for the Russian quotes. Nothing is referred to within the book as to why Chris has started to speak in Russian.
Again there is a lot of action scenes, but I did feel this was just dragging the story out rather than building the tension in the plot.
I do think that the basic storyline is excellent I just wish more of the plot was revealed rather than the repetition. On the whole I was left irritated that the second installment of Strange Angels has left me with more questions and not answered any from the previous book. I know I am going to have to keep reading the series just to get my answers but I cant honestly say that I am excited about it.
Sorry and it is only my opinion, like I said I think the basic storyline is terrific.
Posted March 1, 2010
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After being left on a cliffhanger at the end of Strange Angels, I couldn't wait to read more of Dru's adventures and near-death escapes. Betrayals picks up with Dru and Graves just arriving at the secret school with others like them. The school was suppose to be a safe place where Dru could learn more about her background, but as it turns out its far from safe. With a traitor on the loose, Dru and her friends escape the school.
Lili St. Crow has written another action packed novel with twists and turns around every corner. Just like the end of Strange Angels, I'm left wondering what will happen next. Can't wait for the 3rd installment, Jealousy, which is set to release June 24, 2010.