Mortal Obligation [NOOK Book]

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Ree will face the darkest form of betrayal before the year is out.

Set in Savanah, Ga, Mortal Obligation is the first book of the Dark Betrayal Trilogy.

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Overview

Ree will face the darkest form of betrayal before the year is out.

Set in Savanah, Ga, Mortal Obligation is the first book of the Dark Betrayal Trilogy.

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Editorial Reviews

Courtney Fuzzy Coffee Books
It opens up a new world full of interesting characters, a new twist on paranormal concepts, and a different backdrop. I can't wait to see where the story goes next for Ree and her friends.
Mandy I Read Indie
Mortal Obligation is definitely a must read book that you're going to love.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044965935
  • Publisher: Nichole Chase
  • Publication date: 7/30/2011
  • Series: Dark Betrayal Trilogy , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 7,832
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 838 KB

Meet the Author

Nichole Chase is a daydreamer. No, really, just ask any of the math teachers that had the misfortune of seeing her name appear on their class schedule. For years she has had story lines and characters begging for attention, but she resolutely pushed them aside to focus on more normal (read, boring) jobs. Well, no longer! She is currently heeding the voices in her head and frantically writing their stories. Nichole resides in South Georgia with her husband, energetic toddler, three dogs, and two cats. When not devouring novels by the dozens, you may find her writing, painting, crafting, or chasing her daughter around the house while making monster noises.
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  • Posted May 23, 2012

    My Summary: Since her brother's death, seventeen year old Ree ha

    My Summary:
    Since her brother's death, seventeen year old Ree has had disturbing dreams and always feels like she is being watched. She doesn't understand what's happening. All she wants, is to get through high school. Then there is her brother's best friend Paden. He's promised to watch over Ree, but she wants more than friendship. She's loved him since she was a child. One night when they head out to a concert, Ree and Paden feel like they are being watched. Turns out, that the "people" watching her want to destroy Ree before she can save the world. She had no idea that she was the answer to protecting the world from darkness. Ree has guardians, who turn out to be her friends. Her guardians are the descendants of Gods. As she reveals the truth about her destiny, not only does she find her heart torn between two guys, but more surprises will be revealed.

    My Take:
    I feel like it's been a while since I've read a vampire story. Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect. What I liked was that the vampires were different than other vamp stories. I also like that there is mythology tied into the story. There's also a bit of magic too. A well rounded mix, that brings the story together nicely in the end.

    When I first met Ree, I felt a bit sad for her. Not only is she a bit of a loner at school, but her family is so distraught over her brother's death, that they kind forget about her. However, once she starts to learn the truth about who she is, she really steps up to the plate. There is nothing worse to me than a whiny heroine and thank goodness Ree handles all these changes with a kick butt attitude.

    On to my favorite part of the story....PADEN. I'm the type of gal that focuses a lot on the boys in the book. Are you shocked? If I don't feel a connection to the lead guy right away, the story drags a bit for me. Luckily for me, I fell for Paden pretty much immediately. I mean, I got a little irritated with him from time to time with the whole, "I can't date you because, you are my friend's sister." deal, but he redeemed himself. I love that Paden is her main protector. He's so fiercely devoted to keeping Ree safe that it made me swoon more than once.

    Now, there is another fellow, Roland, that enters the scene to make things a bit challenging for Paden. In fact, I think he pushed Paden into confessing his feelings for Ree, because he was jealous of Roland. I can see the benefit to having Roland in the story and there is definitely a strong connecting story between Roland and Ree, but I'm just not loving him. Paden is my choice, hands down.

    As for the story, I admit, the flow was smooth, but I kept waiting for "the" moment that I would be wowed. I felt the connection to the characters, but I needed that special something to make me love the story. The first moment came when you begin to understand the possible connection between Ree and Roland. It should definitely make for an interesting twist as the story continues. The second moment for me came at the end. What a great ending! I admit that I had some suspicion about what happened, but once it happened, I wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next.

    My final thoughts are: the writing was great, I connected to the characters, and I look forward to the next book in the trilogy, Mortal Defiance. I feel like this is a great read for the YA community. If you are looking for a good mix of paranormal characters with a twist, this is a great pick for you. I really look forward to reading Mortal Defiance. I can't wait to see what happens next!

    12 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 20, 2011

    Check this one out!

    I was really excited to get into Ree's world after reading the summary of Mortal Obligation. And my excitement was generously rewarded as I was swept up in this great story.

    What I liked: 1) The Guardians. How they are...created, or tapped as Guardians is pretty cool. 2) Roland. Okay, I'm majorly crushing on this guy. He seems to be super sweet, but also kinda dangerous at the same time. 3) And then of course there's Paden. Strong, sorta silent type whose nursing an unrequited crush? Let's say it together now, LOVE TRIANGLE! There were some incredibly sweet scenes with Paden that just made me want to sigh. 4) The battle scene. This was one of the best written battle scenes I've read in a while. Seriously, I was holding my breath at one point. 5) I didn't expect the killer twist at the end. Going back and thinking about it, I was like, oh, man. I should have seen that coming! But I didn't. :)

    What I didn't like: 1) It's a little slow on the uptick. It took me a bit to get into the story. Of course once I did get into it, I didn't emerge until I was finished.

    Overall thoughts: This is a great start to The Dark Betrayal Trilogy. It opens up a new world full of interesting characters, a new twist on paranormal concepts, and a different backdrop. I can't wait to see where the story goes next for Ree and her friends.

    7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 28, 2012

    Awesome

    I really enjoyed this book. It has a different take on vampires. It was well written, easy to follow, and has romance.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 20, 2012

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    What to say..what to say..how about AMAZING books! As soon as I

    What to say..what to say..how about AMAZING books! As soon as I started
    reading the characters drew me in! It was so great to again find such a
    different spin on YA paranormal. I feel in love with Nichole's styling
    of writing, I found it great and the characters interaction/feelings
    going on were realistic making it easy to connect with them well
    reading! I felt it was paranormal with a twist, action packed and has a
    sweet romance! Im still stuck on who I like more Paden or Roland eek! I
    was running and buying book two before I even finished book one! I beg
    you go see what I am talking about and fall in love with the series like
    I did! You wont be disappointed!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 30, 2012

    BookWhisperer Reviews: Mortal Obligation

    Mortal Obligation is an strange and unique twist of paranormal and scifi. With a detailed mix of mythology and supernatural being; this story transforms into an Xmen like group that is dedicated to the fight against evil. Admittedly, I struggle with the background of this story. The mixture was very unique and creative, but I felt it was difficult in envision. Even with this obstacle it was surprising easy to continue, and overcome the this obstacle to find an enticing and enjoyable read. The characters prove entertaining and interesting that add to a fulfilling experience. As a debuting novel for this series it is obvious that this was the first book, and the novel appears ready to take off from here. With the momentum that was previewed in concluding book one; I anticipate that will surpass my expectations.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 15, 2012

    Great Read

    Although I’m not a YA reader, I absolutely fell in love with the characters of this book and wished they would have been adults in adult situations. None the less the story was fantastic and I can’t wait to read book 2 and get my Paden fix! Great book Ms. Chase!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2012

    AMAZING

    Loved this book. Great story line and the there is a great mix of humor from the charactors.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2011

    AMAZING

    Unbelivably amazing! I loved this book and cant wait to read the next one!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2014

    Anonymous

    Nah, apart from all its flaws, this book just wasn't for me. I did like how the characters didn't start off with their powers and had to gain them, but thats pretty much the only positive thing I have to say about this book. Everything I thought was important wasn't discussed or even considered by the main chatacter, like the fact that her friends are immortal and will have to watch her die (as shes the only human among them and will age normally), but she in turn will have to watch herself age and will be forced to either move on with her life and give up the friends she fought with, or struggle to deal with their changing realationship and the fact that they will live on forever without her, eventually forgotten. You would think that having such disturbing things looming in your future would be something that would upset the main character more than her dating life, but apparently not. Issues like this were the main reason I gave this book one star. After some thought though I decided to rate this book at two stars, the extra one giving because I was feeling generous and to compinsate for me not liking this particular type of fantasy.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    A must read!!!!

    This book is amazing! It's one of my new favorites!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    its a good book

    I like this book very much.. I just couldn't put it down

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 30, 2011

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    great book!

    Ree fears she is being followed by something lurking in the shadows. She is right. While out with friends, Ree is attacked. And the world she thought she knew changes in an instant. No longer a typical teenager, she is now the only hope for mankind against a group of deadly vampires called the Dark Ones. And yeah, these guys don't sparkle. Each of her friends are given special powers and become Guardians in order to protect Ree in the battle against the Dark Ones. With only a week left before school, the group must train to use their talents and prepare themselves.


    First and foremost this author is one of the sweetest authors I have come across. Just precious! Second, her book totally rocks! The plot is well developed as well as the kickin¿ tail characters. Out of all the characters in the book, I liked Ree the most. Labeled an art geek in school, she really grew into her new role throughout the week the book takes place. The character I wanted to slap upside the head the most? That would be Paden. Why must he be a butthead in the love department? But yeah I still love him too. I am looking forward to the next book and praying there is as much action, suspense and romance as in this one. Mortal Obligation is definitely a must read book that you¿re going to love.

    *UPDATE* I did forget to mention there is one
    whopper of a twist in the book. I was so shocked!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted July 8, 2014

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  • Posted May 27, 2014

    This story is an interesting twist on vampires and children of t

    This story is an interesting twist on vampires and children of the Gods. Not just Greek Gods, but Gods of many cultures and countries. It was a little hard to keep them all straight and some of them I had never heard of. Vampires are from another planet and waging a war on Earth and the children of the Gods must take up the battle and win so humanity can exist in peace. I really liked the story and the characters. Ree is the main characters and Paden is the boy she loves. He is destined to protect her and keep her safe during the war. He loves her too, but has a hard time justifying it I think. He was rather miffed at him a few times just like Ree was, but I am hoping he will finally get it together and let her know how he really feels. Roland was very intriguing and I am wondering if he and Ree will end up spending some time together while Paden figures out exactly what he wants. Great story and I highly recommend it

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  • Posted April 25, 2014

    Recommended

    held my interest

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Great Read

    Have not really been into the whole Vampire thing but I really enjoyed this series and would highly recommend it. I ended up reading all 3 books over 1 weekend. I could not put them down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Fantastic!

    A must read! It does not disappoint! Best series ever!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2013

    Marisol

    Very great book hope they make more of these kinds of books

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2013

    I love roland

    Rolands sooo cute ree and him should be together

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2013

    I really enjoyed this take on immortality and Gods. I don't reme

    I really enjoyed this take on immortality and Gods. I don't remember seeing anything like it before. With the romance I thought that Paden should get over the whole "she's my best friend's little sister" thing and just go for it with Ree...I mean he obviously loves her and she loves him. I know he told her brother that he'd protect her but can't he do that and be with her?

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