March 10, 2011

Review: Betrayal by Lee Nichols

Betrayal (Haunting Emma #2) by Lee Nichols
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2011

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.

"As chilling and page-turning as Deception, this sequel will grab readers and hold them to the last page."

I agree one hundred percent, Deception was a great read and Betrayal is just as good if not better. Things are quickly changing for the ghostkeepers. Everything they thought was impossible is all of a sudden possible, and everything they believed to be rumored is real after all.

As Emma learns to deal with her friend's death and the weird relationship she has with Bennett, she has to also learn to use her powers and find out just how powerful she really is. In Deception I quickly fell in love with Emma's character and her relationship with Bennett.

In Betrayal, Lee Nichols managed to keep their personalities exactly the same. I've read so many books where in the first book, the characters were amazing and in the second book they become so whiny and weak. Not Emma! Even after Bennett leaves, she goes through a slight depression, but did not let it stop her from doing her duties as a ghostkeeper. She knows once it's all over, then maybe her and Bennett can be together.

Betrayal is full of surprises and twist, it was one shock after the other. Very easy to picture in your head and fast paced. A definite page-turner and I promise you will have goosebumps all over. I loved it and love Lee Nichol's way of writing. Betrayal is the second in her Emma Haunting series, So if you haven't read Deception, book one, I suggest you pick up a copy and enjoy the ride. :-)

5 out of 5 stars!


  1. I really enjoyed Deception, and I've been eagerly waiting the sequel! Unfortunately, I'm trying to focus a bit more on reading the books I already own and stop buying more like a compulsive book hoarder (not working so well, by the way)! I really want to read this one though...I might have to cave (again!) and buy it!

  2. You sound just like me! LOL I keep saying "NO MORE BOOKS UNTIL THESE ARE READ" then I end up at Borders lol. It's a habit!! lol


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