Friday, April 1, 2011

Review: Betrayal by Lee Nichols

Author: Lee Nichols
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Haunting Emma Book #2
ISBN:   1599905698
ISBN13: 9781599905693
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: From Author for review 

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. As chilling and page-turning as Deception, this sequel will grab readers and hold them to the last page. No one is safe from suspicion as Emma closes in on the traitor.

I was REALLY surprised by this series. I won book one DECEPTION from Goodreads and immediately contacted Lee to see if she was looking for reviewers for book 2 because I was just blown away with how much I truly enjoyed reading DECEPTION. Ive read plenty of ghost story's but the author takes it a step in a different direction and it totally works for me. Full of twists and surprises Emma and her friends kept me happy to read more. The explanation of all the different ghost keepers continues and new characters are introduced. Emma learns more about her family and who she is. I had a bit of a hard time with Emma and Bennett's relationship and the way the ending plays out with Bennett, I'm not sure where Lee is taking it but I guess that is part of the reason I will keep reading lol. It was a fun and fast read and I will be picking up SURRENDER when it hits the shelf.

I gave it 4/5 stars