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October 19, 2012

"Betrayal" by Lee Nichols

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Title: Betrayal (Haunting Emma #2)
Author: Lee Nichols
Publication: 2011, Bloomsbury

Summary: Emma Vaile is the most powerful ghostkeeper in centuries. Which is great when she's battling the wraith-master Neos, but terrible when she's flirting with fellow ghostkeeper (and soul mate) Bennett. When ghostkeepers fall in love, the weaker one loses all power, and that's not something Bennett can handle. Heartbroken and alone, Emma tries to lose herself in school with fellow ghostkeeper, Natalie. When a new team of ghostkeepers arrive-one a snarky teen
boy, the other a British scholar-Emma finds solace in training for the battle against Neos. But as the team grows stronger, they are threatened by an unknown force. One they thought was good
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Review: This witty and juicy sequel to the headstrong first book of an epic trilogy wastes no time by continuing right where the first book concluded. We get the great treat of accompanying our protagonist Emma in yet another bout of extreme excitement and wonderfully devilish romance. 

Ms. Nichols keeps up fantastic momentum in this second book I was hooked from the very first page! There is a great deal of character development that effectively coloured the saga with richer tones, and although serious in matters of plot, "Betrayal" is packed with laughs and comical moments that I absolutely loved as well.

Ms. Nichols also pushes Emma and Bennett's (Oh Bennett -swoon-) relationship to swoon-worthy new heights, and along with a driven storyline and perfectly lovable new additions to the original cast of characters, "Betrayal": would blow you away just as "Deception" had, if not more. 

This was an incredibly fast read for me, and the energy levels here were ridiculously high. You could really feel the buzzing electricity of it all throughout the book, from beginning to end. I literally could not put this book down. It was just so addicting, even a bit more than the first, I felt.

I bought it at Indigo, walked out of the store reading, read through last period English class (relaaaax, we weren't doing anything anyway XD -hand flap- Sophomore year.), read on the subway after school, and finished it while waiting for the bus home. It was exhilarating and left me feeling breathless.

Rating: ✰✰✰✰ 4.5 Ghostbusting Hoots

Final Notes: Old review! (as you can see from the Sophomore year part) I actually bought this one myself because I just couldn't wait for the library to get a hold of a copy. It definitely was a fun ride so if you like ghostbusting epic-ness, sizzling romance and plenty of awesome action, check this series out!

Vivian Recommends: the Haunting Emma series for fans of the Anna series/ "Anna Dressed in Blood" by Kendare Blake

Thanks for reading!


  1. I need to read this one, especially since you wrote such an awesome review!!! I had taken it out from the library once awhile ago but unfortunately never got around to read it (Boo!) So now I will add it to my list to take it out again!

    Laura @ The Little Pink Book Boutique

  2. I haven't started this series yet but I've heard good things about it. It sounds like a lot of fun and you have me convinced at the mention of Anna. Great review as always, Vivian! :)

  3. Oooh this is my first time hearing about this series, but hey, if there's a swoon-worthy boy... it's going on my TBR list! ;)
    I've also heard Anna Dressed in Blood is REALLY good so I need to pick that up too... but ARGHH AP English reading is such a pain-- we're reading Crime and Punishment right now but I'd rather be reading a romantic YA! xp

  4. Vivi-chan my dear!! marvelous review! I read the first one and I really enjoyed it! But I havent picked up this one yet and you really made me want to go get it asap! Im so glad there is such a great character development and funny moments! need to get it!! hell yeah!!
    thakn you for sharing your thoughts my dear!! =DDDD muah!

  5. YAYYYYYYY! I'm SO glad you liked this!!! OMG BENNETT TOTAL SWOONNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!! hahahahaa have you read Surrender yet? I personally can't wait to finish this awesome trilogy :) Fantastic review Viv!<3

  6. Glad to hear you enjoyed. I need to pick this one up, esp since Bennett sounds so awesome.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  7. VIV! I was so glad to hear something from you :D I miss your reviews!


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