Friday, 3 September 2010
What I thought
What I love about this series in general is that the timescale is very realistic. Many books go over a space of months and months but the HoN series is different. The first book, Marked, covered Zoey's first two months of being at the school and Betrayed picks up right where Marked left off. Because of this, nothing about each book feels rushed at any point or like anything important has been missed out.
In this instalment, more is revealed about vampyre history but it doesn't take over the real story. Different things are hinted at or explained throughout the story which I thought was a lot better than say, having a full chapter explaining what happened in the past and why. The history and mythology is blended very well with what is really going on and a nice addition in my eyes. As these vampyres are also witches in a sense, learning about their ways, casting circles and the power of controlling the elements was something that interested me a lot. Although vamps in other books have slight differences to others, these are clearly unlike any others you may have read about.