Book Review: Betrayed by Ednah Walters

Betrayed by Ednah Walters (The Guardian Legacy #2)
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Format: eGalley (courtesy of Bookish Snob Book Tours)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: 08.01.2011
Lil has come to terms with her life as a Guardian/demon hunter and the wielder of the Nephilim most powerful weapon. She trains everyday to master her growing powers, gets along with her Guardian trainee friends (most of the time) and cherishes her moments with her human friends.

Just when she feels she belongs, her nature-bender father contacts her and warns her about a betrayal by someone close to her. Then Bran, the guy she loves, starts to act strange and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability. While Lil struggles find a connection between these three things, she begins to realize that someone is manipulating her and Bran, and will stop at nothing (including hurting those she loves) to lure them to the dark side.

Any doubts about whether I would like this books as much as the first went out the window in the first chapter. I was sucked into this world and Lil's life just as quickly as I was with the first book.

What I love the most about this series, and what is amplified in this book, is the great dynamic between the group of Guardian trainees. Their personalities are completely different and they don't always get along, but they talk to each other and they trust each other no matter what. My favorite characters are Kim--for her open criticism and loyalty--and Sykes--for his humor and unapologetically forward attitude toward the entire female population. I can't get enough of them!

The stakes are raised in Betrayed, and if you thought Lil and Bran were in danger in the first book, you'll find out that was nothing compared to the danger they face in this book. Things take a turn for the worse, and Lil is forced to cope as her life begins falling apart around her. I do believe she cried entirely too much throughout the book (crying can only happen once--maybe twice, depending on the character and situation--before I start to see it as a pity party, or attention-seeking). She's a strong girl though, and I loved watching her stand up for herself in her conversations and by the choices she made.

I love the Nephilim mythology that is present in the story. The fight between good and evil is as raging as ever, but Ednah Walters kept me guessing about who was on whose side. I was surprised by some of the things that happened, and some of the characters who helped/betrayed Lil, but was a bit disappointed at how long it took Lil to puzzle out some of the mystery when a huge clue was staring her in the face. But she eventually figured it out.

This is really a great sequel and if you haven't read the first book yet, I urge you to go ahead and do it! The series is is full of romance, action, adventure, and betrayal, and is an awesome addition to the Urban Fantasy genre.

As part of the Betrayed book tour, you can read an excerpt and enter to win a copy of Betrayed here!

Read this if:
...you like good versus evil scenarios, lots of action, and a cast that includes hot guys (and girls, if you happen to be a guy) who know how to fight.

Content Warning
*This section may contain some spoilers about content!*
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{A few quick sentences showing underage drinking (not by the main character). Other than that, this is a clean read!}

Ednah Walters has these sweet badges on her blog and I couldn't resist sharing.
I'm totally Team Sykes!

Other Books in the Series:
Book 1: Awakened

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  1. I've been seeing this one making its way around the blogosphere, and it definitely sounds like a good read. I haven't read the first in the series yet, but intend to rectify that shortly. Thanks for the rec!


  2. Oooh I love books that suck me in right from the start!!

  3. Lori: I hope you do! I've really enjoyed both books, and I think a lot of other people will, too. :)

    Alexis: Me too! They're the best.

  4. Your review is very beautiful. This series seems very interesting with great characters!

  5. Thanks Diana! It has definitely got some great characters. I hope you'll read it! :)


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