Friday, April 13, 2012
Review: Betrayal by Gillian Shields
Series: Immortal #2
Book: bought, hardcover
Author's info: Harperteen.com
Published: Harper Collins
There are many kinds of betrayals. There are the small ones: the unkind word, the laughter behind someone's back, the petty lies. And there are the betrayals that break hearts, destroy worlds, and turn the strong, sweet light of day into bitter dust.
When Evie Johnson started at Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies, her life changed in ways she couldn't possibly have envisioned: the discovery of her link with Lady Agnes, her special bond with Helen and Sarah, and their sisterhood in the astonishing secrets of the Mystic Way. Above all, Evie's love for Sebastian has turned her world upside down.
Now Evie returns to Wyldcliffe for another term and more danger. Surrounded by enemies, she lives every day in fear that Sebastian will fall into the darkness of servitude to the Unconquered Lords. The Wyldcliffe coven is plotting to destroy Evie and use Sebastian to secure their own immortality. Evie and her sisters must master the power of the Talisman before it is too late. But could it be Sebastian himself who will ultimately betray Evie?
In this book, Evie is trying to find a cure for Sebastian. She drives herself crazy because she doesn't know what to do or how to help. The whole time I was reading this book i wondered two things: (1) will Evie find a way to save Sebastian so that they can be together, and (2) will Evie be betrayed before she can find a way to save him. Evie has to save her boyfriend and stay out of her enemies radar. In the first book, everything was new for Evie, the school, her powers, and Sebastian. This book, she can see what her powers can do. There is a new character, Josh. He is the stable boy, he takes care of the horses that the girls are allowed to bring from home. Josh has a connection to Evie, I didn't understand it until the third book.
This is a book that is both loved and hated.
I give this book 4/5 rating. Only because of the ending. If this book ended the series, I would understand. I would recommend this book. I cried in the end, a lot. Don't get me wrong, i like to have an emotional connection while reading, but this was intense.
The ending was bittersweet for me, I was shocked. I didn't really like it, and i thought "what is the point of the upcoming book?" I thought the story was over, but there are two more books.
Have a good day & enjoy reading!