Thursday, December 31, 2009


Title: Betrayals

Author: Lili St. Crow (Lilith Saintcrow)

Publisher: Razorbill

Copyright Date: 2009

Print Date: November 2009

ISBN: 9781595142528

Pages: 296

Series: 2nd book in the Strange Angels series

Book Description (from back cover):

No more little miss nice girl

The Real World is a frightening place. Just ask sixteen-year-old orphan Dru Anderson, a tough girl who has taken down her fair share of bad guys She's armed, dangerous, and ready to kill first and ask questions later. So it's gonna take her a while to figure out who she can trust...

Poor Dru. Her parents are long gone. Her best (okay, only) friend Graves has been bitten by a werewulf. And she’s just learned that the blood flowing through her veins isn’t entirely human. Now Dru's strange and hansome savior, Christophe, has her hidden away at a secret Schola for djamphir and wulfen teens. Trouble is, she's the only girl in the place. The really bad news? Dru’s killer instinct says that one of her schoolmates wants her dead.

And with all eyes on her, discovering a traitor within
the Order could mean a lot more than social suicide. . .

The Author Speaks:

(This video is from when the first book, Strange Angels, came out. Since there isn't a trailer for Betrayals, and I think this relates to the series as a whole, I decided to include it.)


I read this as part of a Twitter Read-Along w/ J. Kaye (@J_Kaye).

While the first book felt like it was all action, this one radiated tension. What's going to happen? When are things going to happen? Is everything going to work out? Who's bad and who's good? Is this about the past or the future or both? What other secrets have yet to be exposed? etc... Question after question. Some are answered. Some are left for the reader to decide. (In particular, this is true of the who's bad and who's good question.) And most bring more questions.

Dru is growing up and becoming a bit more interested in having a say about her own life. It isn't a sudden and unrealistic change, but it does happen. (I was so relieved.) Graves is coming into his own as well. I'm worried about his new-found power/status going to his head, but he seems to be handling it decently for now. Christophe is ever the enigma, despite some new revelations. Maybe that's why I can't completely like him as a character. Extreme curiosity and an enigma with few answers and more questions don't necessarily go together. =)

As with the first, I enjoyed this book — despite the fact that I was a little reluctant to pick this one up once I finally had a copy available (I was worried I might be disappointed.) I am looking forward to exploring Dru's story further with the third book, Jealousy. And I do have a bit of a wait ahead of me.


  1. I can't say I blame you. I've purchased a couple of books that I really didn't think were worth the price, but this series was. Gosh, I can't wait for book three.

    Happy New Year!! :)

  2. July! We're only in January! =) It is an incredibly long wait...


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