Betrayed (ARC) by Ednah Walters
Publisher: Firetrail Publishing
Pub. Date: July 14th, 2011
Series: The Guardian Legacy, #2
Age Level: 14+
Source: For review from author.
Disclaimer: Please note that this is an ARC and passages and quotes below are subject to change in the final copy.
Synopsis via Goodreads
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.
Lil & Celeste; pg. 60
Celeste walked to where I stood, put her arms around me and pressed her cheek against my shoulder. We were about the same height and age, but her skinniness and pale skin always made her appear younger and fragile. She also wasn't the touchy-feely type.
"What are you doing?" I asked.
"Hugging you. Humans do it all the time. It makes them feel better."
Lil & Bran; pg. 194
I let go of the dagger and shrugged. My side, arm and ankle throbbed. The pain wasn't bad. Just a few more minutes and I'd be good and ready. Bran, on the other hand, winced and reached down to rub his side. I tried not to smile. He could never handle pain, especially mine, which he felt more now that I let go of the dagger.
"Yes," I said. "Let's do this."
The others grinned with approval. Bran moved to my side. "You proved your point. Now put your hand back on that dagger," he whispered through clenched teeth, stressing his words.
I hope you all enjoyed those two passages. I thought they were both great examples of the wit and humor of these books, though the first one is a little sweeter. For more on my thoughts of Betrayed, or the first book, Awakened, check out my reviews linked below.
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