The Betrayal

The Betrayal

by Sheila Hendrix

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ISBN-13: 9780557694815
Publisher: Lulu.com
Publication date: 09/28/2010
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Sheila Hendrix is a native of Alabama and resides there with her husband of sixteen years. She has no children except for her six dogs. She is the author of the Young Adult series, The Dark Circle. She also does reveiws for a magazine. Writing has always been a dream and a passion of hers. She is currently working on other books in the McCannon brothers series.

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The Betrayal 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
tarenn on LibraryThing 5 months ago
THE BETRAYAL by Sheila Hendrix is an intersting young adult paranormal.It is the first in "The Dark Circle Saga". It introduces us to two brothers who where abandoned by their parents when they where young,Zack the elderst, and Matt who is beginnig to have visions of a dark cave with a sadistic,cruel demon.Zack will do anything to keep his brother safe and from harm. This demon this is determined to cause the brother's destruction and destoy all they hold dear and near. This story also has a subplot involving Shane,Bryan and Tony,friends of Zack and Matt.I hope to see them with a book of their own. While evil lurkes,two brothers and their friends try to survive.The demon tries to turn Matt against Zack,but Zack is determined to save his brother. They will continue to hunt,and be hunted by the supernatural.This is a fast paced page turning story of the supernatural and the people who fight the evil.This book was received for the purpose of review from the author and details can be founds at Sheila Hendrix and My Book Addiction Reviews.*Coming in 2011 "Head Games" by Sheila Hendrix Book two in "The Dark Circle Saga"*
JaidisShaw on LibraryThing 5 months ago
The Betrayal by Sheila Hendrix is the first book in The Dark Circle Saga. It introduces us to brothers Zach and Matt who have had to rely on each other since they were young boys when their parents left them. Zach, being the oldest, saw to it that nobody could ever take his brother away from him and so they travel from place to place. Normally this would just be a sad story, but throw in the fact that younger brother Matt has visions, and the story becomes more interesting. Along their travels, Zach and Matt fend off repeated attempts from supernatural beings who want Matt for his powers. One such being is Alayna, an evil demon who has been trying to steal Matt¿s powers since he was an infant. The bond between Zach and Matt was written with emotion and I found it quite believable at times. The only thing I would have like to see in The Betrayal, was a little more back story leading up to where the brothers are in the present time. We get the basic gist of their story so it was a smooth read, but I think a little more of their past would make the tale more believable. Maybe we will get more of that background information in book two of the series. All in all it was a quick read, I read it in one sitting, and I look forward to reading more of Zach and Matt in future books.
MRShemery on LibraryThing 5 months ago
CoverThe shadow figure at the mouth of the dark and uninviting cave gives a mysterious feel to the book straight away, which I like.PlotFrom the summary on the back of the book, I had high hopes before I began reading. I really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, I didn't. I believe the potential to have a great book was there.The storyline just seemed to go back-and-forth, the demon wasn't believable, the brothers were shallow characters and I would have loved to have more depth to them and to the story. It just felt like everything was barely touched upon so that I didn't really get a good understanding of anybody or anything. I didn't connect with any of the characters.CharactersZack is the older brother. From what I read, I gathered he was a paranormal investigator who went around helping people.Matt is Zack's younger brother who is also a paranormal investigator that helps people. Matt also sees visions.Alanya, whose name means The Destroyer, is the demon tormenting Zack and Matt.OverallI've seen where this novel has gotten great reviews, but I just wasn't able to be one of those. I did not connect with the story on any level and would have loved to see more depth in the characters. I do believe that this author, and this series, has a huge potential at greatness though. While this novel wasn't for me, I believe that, despite some of the language in the book, this would be more suited for a young adult to read.
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AlwaysYAatHeart1 More than 1 year ago
The Betrayal is a YA paranormal thriller focusing on the life of two brothers, Matt and Zack. Zack has taken care of Matt since they were small children and were abandoned by their parents. Matt also has a special gift, a gift that keeps the brothers in a constant battle against evil. As they battle the evil demon Alanya, they endure temptation and testing on a level they've never experinced in the past. They even end up calling on their police officer friends to help. As the attacks escalate, they must find a way to defeat Alanya or they will all face death a lot sooner than they anticipated. The Betrayal was an okay read for me. I liked the fact that the main characters were males. They didn't blow me away, but I did like them. I have been to Cades Cove where some of the story took place, so I found that part to be really interesting. There were some intense battles between Alyana, and the boys and their friends. The book was fast paced, though it did get a bit redundant at times with the boys fighting the same type battle multiple times, though in different settings, and in great detail. The ending, while good, was rather predictable, and with all the testing and torture these guys endured, I would have liked to have seen it be a little more grandiose. If you enjoy paranormal thriller type novels and like to read about demons, then you might want to check this book out.
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
Sheila pens "The Betrayal" with well developed characters that are easy to relate to in a plot that flowed nicely. Not exactly what I thought the book was going to be, but it kept me turning the pages and I look forward to more from this author. Although there are a few and not bad swear words, I would recommend this to all YA readers. *4 Stars* This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.
TurningThePagesBlog More than 1 year ago
The main reason I signed up for this tour was because the summary of The Betrayal really got me interested. There's a refreshing quality to the novel and I really enjoyed that. This is a paranormal YA novel but unlike most novels in the genre the main character is a boy which I personally found to be a nice change of pace because there is only so many YA novels I can read with whining girls as the main characters. I was really impressed with this first novel in The Dark Circle Saga. It reminded me a lot of the TV show Supernatural in a way because there are two brothers as the main focus of the book and they're just like Sam and Dean. Always trying to save each other from the darkness which in this case is a cave dwelling Demon and we all know they're never the good guys. The plot of the novel was really well set out and the pacing of it was perfect. The author didn't throw everything at the reader at once and just ride out the waves until the end, the story was written the proper way with appropriate spacing between the major events happening in it and I think that is what kept me reading straight through. I also really enjoyed the characters Matt and Zach along with their friends were great and I love the dialogue between them. It wasn't awkward or halting in anyway and they sounded like how kids really talk so that's another way that the author won me over. Overall I really like The Betrayal. It wasn't anything like how I expected it would be but that takes nothing away from how much I enjoyed it and it's one that I'm going to have Mr. Turning the Pages read and maybe review at a later date because I think he would love this book. I highly recommend this novel to everyone who enjoys YA paranormal novels with a lot of action. I'm looking forward to reading more of this authors books and can't wait for book two of the series! *I received a free copy in exchange for my free and honest review. I was not compensated in any way and all thoughts and opinions expressed therein are my own.
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
I totally enjoyed the book and found it action packed. This is a book you want to keep reading to the end and not put it down if you do not have to. A worth while read for young and old alike. **This author is one of our reviewers,but it has in NO way effected this review** **This is a new review of the revised version of ”The Betrayal” ** RATING: 4 HEAT RATING: NONE(YA) REVIEWED BY: Susan Faatz,My Book Addiction and More
AAR More than 1 year ago
THE BETRAYAL by Sheila Hendrix is an intersting young adult paranormal.It is the first in "The Dark Circle Saga". It introduces us to two brothers who where abandoned by their parents when they where young,Zack the elderst, and Matt who is beginnig to have visions of a dark cave with a sadistic,cruel demon.Zack will do anything to keep his brother safe and from harm. This demon this is determined to cause the brother's destruction and destoy all they hold dear and near. This story also has a subplot involving Shane,Bryan and Tony,friends of Zack and Matt.I hope to see them with a book of their own. While evil lurkes,two brothers and their friends try to survive.The demon tries to turn Matt against Zack,but Zack is determined to save his brother. They will continue to hunt,and be hunted by the supernatural.This is a fast paced page turning story of the supernatural and the people who fight the evil.This book was received for the purpose of review from the author and details can be founds at Sheila Hendrix and My Book Addiction Reviews. *Coming in 2011 "Head Games" by Sheila Hendrix Book two in "The Dark Circle Saga"*
Jaidis More than 1 year ago
The Betrayal by Sheila Hendrix is the first book in The Dark Circle Saga. It introduces us to brothers Zach and Matt who have had to rely on each other since they were young boys when their parents left them. Zach, being the oldest, saw to it that nobody could ever take his brother away from him and so they travel from place to place. Normally this would just be a sad story, but throw in the fact that younger brother Matt has visions, and the story becomes more interesting. Along their travels, Zach and Matt fend off repeated attempts from supernatural beings who want Matt for his powers. One such being is Alayna, an evil demon who has been trying to steal Matt's powers since he was an infant. The bond between Zach and Matt was written with emotion and I found it quite believable at times. The only thing I would have like to see in The Betrayal, was a little more back story leading up to where the brothers are in the present time. We get the basic gist of their story so it was a smooth read, but I think a little more of their past would make the tale more believable. Maybe we will get more of that background information in book two of the series. All in all it was a quick read, I read it in one sitting, and I look forward to reading more of Zach and Matt in future books.
MRShemery More than 1 year ago
Cover The shadow figure at the mouth of the dark and uninviting cave gives a mysterious feel to the book straight away, which I like. Plot From the summary on the back of the book, I had high hopes before I began reading. I really wanted to like this book. Unfortunately, I didn't. I believe the potential to have a great book was there. The storyline just seemed to go back-and-forth, the demon wasn't believable, the brothers were shallow characters and I would have loved to have more depth to them and to the story. It just felt like everything was barely touched upon so that I didn't really get a good understanding of anybody or anything. I didn't connect with any of the characters. Characters Zack is the older brother. From what I read, I gathered he was a paranormal investigator who went around helping people. Matt is Zack's younger brother who is also a paranormal investigator that helps people. Matt also sees visions. Alanya, whose name means The Destroyer, is the demon tormenting Zack and Matt. Overall I've seen where this novel has gotten great reviews, but I just wasn't able to be one of those. I did not connect with the story on any level and would have loved to see more depth in the characters. I do believe that this author, and this series, has a huge potential at greatness though. While this novel wasn't for me, I believe that, despite some of the language in the book, this would be more suited for a young adult to read.
KikiD870 More than 1 year ago
The Betrayal is the first in the young adult paranormal Dark Circle series. Zack and Matt are brothers, abandoned by their parents at a very young age. Other than a brief stint with their grandmother, they have been left to raise and protect themselves against the world. Having supernatural powers, Matt has been drawn into a life of hunting and eliminating evil with his ever protective brother by his side. In The Betrayal, their quest for evil has led them to a mysterious cave and a sadistic, cruel demon with just one thing on his mind, the total destruction of the brothers and everything they hold close. I really enjoyed the plot line and the many twists and turns and unexpected developments through out the story. It was definately darker than your average young adult novel, but it added to the feel of the story. The descriptive imagery was excellent, allowing me as the reader to visualize in detail the action and environment of the story, bringing the demon to life for me. There were some disjointed passages from time to time that distracted me from the flow of the story, in large part due to some editing misses with punctuation. That was really my only complaint with the novel, the amount of punctuation errors. The premise of the story was really interesting, but the distraction of the errors sometimes interrupted the reading of the story. Zach and Matt, the main characters were well-established as good people with hard pasts, and both were very easy to relate to, to like. Shane became an unexpected main part of the story and was also an easy character to like. Bryan and Tony, friends of the brothers, while supporting characters, had an interesting subplot of their own, and I hope we see more of them in future books in the series. I hope that the author does a prequel for this series some day, as there were references to events that took place prior to the start of this first novels. Some of those events sound like they would be a great basis for novels of their own! I gave it 3.5 stars.