YA Indie Review: The Betrayed by Deborah Andreasen

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The Betrayed by Deborah Andreasen

Age Range: 12 and up

Series: The Gifted #2

Paperback: 272 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 29, 2013)

Genre: Fantasy

Source: Bought

My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

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About the Book:

In this sequel to The Gifted, Hunter has a chance to finally claim revenge. ** Life went from strange to surreal for Pyper once she stepped into her destined role as Queen of All Fae. For once, she finally feels like she belongs. But for Hunter, the Winter Fae who nearly succeeded in killing Pyper, life has not been the same. Shunned by his court, Hunter returns to demand revenge. The laws are clear, and Pyper must pay. They begin a journey that will change everything Hunter thought he knew. When war threatens her people, Pyper must plunge into a dark and dangerous world in order to save thousands of innocent lives. With an unexpected ally, she must rid the Otherworld of an enemy and protect everything she holds dear. But at what cost?

About the Author:

After earning her degree in Business Management and Finance, Deborah decided to do something useful with her ability to be long winded. She decided to become an author. Her most recent novel, The Betrayed, is the second book in the Gifted series.

Deborah and her husband are the parents of three children, one of whom is an angel baby. They love spending time outdoors, but this proves challenging as winter tends to be nearly nine months long where they live in Southeast Idaho.

Deborah loves to hear from her readers!

To learn more, go to www.deborahandreasen.com

My Thoughts:

This is the second installment in The Gifted series. In this book, we
get a look at Hunter, the antagonist from the first book. He is not the
psychotic, heartless brute we knew him as in The Gifted. He is much more
complex than that. As he and Pyper journey to the heart of the
Enchanted Forest, more information about Hunter, his past, and his
motivations are revealed.

The book is told from alternating viewpoints of both Hunter and Pyper.
It was interesting to get their different perspectives on events, both
past and present. Unlike the first book, this one takes place entirely
in the Otherworld. Part of me wanted to see the characters visit Reality
again, since the story started there. However, I liked this book even more
than the first one. The writing is good, the characters are interesting,
and the plot, while simple, is engaging.

If you are looking for a clean young adult fantasy, give this series a try.

Content: Some action/suspense, but I consider it clean.

4 STARS

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2 Comments

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    Tressa S
    April 10, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    I don't remember seeing this series before. It sounds good though. I'll have to check it out. You've been reading some great books!

    • Reply
      reviewkidsbooks@gmail.com
      April 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm

      I like it because it's clean YA fantasy—both things that I like. The author was actually my roommate in college, too. So that's always a bonus.

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