Thank goodness I had Betrayals and bought Jealousy today! I just can’t get enough of Dru, Graves, and Christophe! Anyway, I have issues with writing reviews for sequels. I never know how to convey my feelings without revealing things that would spoil the story for new readers. So, my review is going to be short and a bit general.
In Betrayals, Dru once again shows how tough she is. What I like most about her, however, is how vulnerable she is at the same time. Sure, she can kick-butt and certainly knows how to use a weapon or two, but she still doubts herself, cries, and shows unexpected compassion. She’s also funny and makes a great narrator. Her sarcasm adds some comic-relief to the otherwise intense story and further illustrates her softer side.
Graves kind of falters in this book, at least in my opinion. He becomes distant and isn’t as there for Dru as he was in Strange Angels. Even Dru questions their friendship. In the end, however, he is still her friend and would do anything for her.
Similar to the first book, Betrayals contains a little romance, enough to satisfy me, but it didn’t go in the direction I wanted it to. The good news is, though, that there’s still room for it to turn around and there’s even a hint or two that it will!
The only thing I didn’t like about this book were the descriptions. While they’re vivid and great, Lili St. Crow often reused some phrases and they started to lose their charm.
In the end, I thoroughly enjoyed Betrayals and I can’t wait to immerse myself in Jealousy! If you haven’t started this series yet, do so quickly! The books are well-written, action-packed and will make readers read each page at an unbelievably fast pace!
(cover image taken from Amazon)