Here is a synopsis of the book:
Lil isn't just an average teenager. She's one of the Nephilim--the descendants of humans and angels--which gives her some serious psi skills and a mission for redemption. Just when Lil thinks she's found a balance between her normal life with human friends and her training to become a Guardian, she's warned that someone close to her will betray her. When the boy she loves starts acting strangely and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability, Lil begins to realize that someone is manipulating the people she loves... and won't stop until she's been lured to the dark side.
My thoughts: (This is a shorter version of my full review that will be posted on a later date)
Betrayed by Ednah Walters was not a disappointment. I thoroughly enjoyed the world Ednah has created with Nephilim and angels. Supernatural type books are always fun to read, and Betrayed was no exception. I can't help myself but become so giddy when I open up another angel-type book. That is exactly how I felt when starting Betrayed. Lil, the main character is such a likable character and I loved reading the book in her perspective. The suspense and thrills were outstandingly written and I can't wait to get my hands on the prequel Awakened. All in all I recommend you to pick up the first in the series and start the story of Lil. If you love supernatural type books, and are looking for supernatural type books to read during the summer, this is your series!
Author Bio (from Goodreads):
I grew up reading Nancy Drew and Hardy boys mysteries and fell in love with booksEdnah's Website
I enjoy good love stories, tingly mysteries and epic adventures. When I finished my college and decided to be a stay-at-home mother, I devoured books like they were going out of production, until reading just wasn't enough. So I started to write.
I've written picture books (unpublished), contemporary and romantic suspense (under the pen name E. B. Walters), and finally YA fantasy (as Ednah Walters).
AWAKENED (2010) is the prequel to the YA series about the Nephilim, The Guardian Legacy series. BETRAYED(book # 1) is now available wherever books are sold, HUNTED(book # 2) will be released in February 2013 and FORGOTTEN(later in the year 2013).
My adult contemporary with or without suspense is about a west coast Irish-American family series. I've published four Fitzgerald books: SLOW BURN (April 5th 2011), MINE UNTIL DAWN (June 29th 2011), KISS ME CRAZY (Sept 25th 2011) and DANGEROUS LOVE (Jan 29th 2012)
When I'm not writing, I do things with my family, five children and my darling husband of 18 years. I live in a picturesque valley in northern Utah, the setting for my YA series.
For your enjoyment, here is a deleted scene:
“I mean it,” I added, going toe-to-toe and nose-to-nose with Bran.
“He thinks he can sneak behind my back and steal you away from me,” he snarled, glaring at Sykes.
I poked at his chest. “Don’t use that tone with me. I’m…not…a toy…to be stolen.”
“I didn’t have to sneak, Llyr,” Sykes said with a sneer. “You are never around when she needs you. You keep secrets from her.”
“You don’t know what you’re talking about,” Bran yelled, jabbing a finger in Sykes’ direction. “I should just kick your ass right now.”
Sykes spread his arms and telepathed, Bring it on.
Boneheads. I glared at the lock and it slid into place. Without saying a word, I focused on Bran and Sykes, pushing them apart. Gasps filled the room when their backs slammed on opposite walls, heads almost touching the ceiling. I winced, for once hating the ability to feel Bran’s pain, but my hold on them didn’t ease.
“Now listen to me because I swear, this is the only time I’m going to say this. I’m starting with you.” Bran’s eyes narrowed when I glared at him. “I’m not a toy Sykes can steal from you. I’m a person. I have a mind of my own, and feelings, and a right to choose. And I…chose…you.”
He grinned and shot Sykes’ a triumphant glance.
“Though at the moment, I don’t know why.”
Bran’s smile disappeared.
Turning, I caught Sykes grin. “You have no reason to smile. I’m Bran’s girlfriend. You must accept that. No, don’t say a word,” I added when he opened his mouth. I released him, and he teleported to the floor. “Just leave and tell Izzy I’m ready. She can ping me when Valafar calls. Please,” I added when he hesitated.
Sykes swaggered to the door without looking at Bran then turned and winked at me. Bran growled something under his breath. I had a feeling if I wasn’t holding him immobile against the wall, he would have decked Sykes.
Bran cleared his throat and drew my attention. “Are you going to release me too?” he grumbled, still sounding pissed.
“No. You distract me and I need to focus.” My voice was calm, which only infuriated him more. His eyes flashed. His wounds were already healing. The bruise on his chin was gone and a faint pink line was the only indicator he had a cut on his lip. The pain on his side and back were fading too because I couldn’t feel a thing. I sat on the bed and looked at my watch. Five-to-eight.
Plopping on my back, I closed my eyes and focused on the psi energies of my guests. Other than the Guardians’ larger, brighter orbs, there was nothing out of place with the humans’.
“I’m not going to apologize for threatening him,” Bran said, still not apologetic. “He was touching you. He’s lucky I didn’t rip his head off.”
“First his arm, now his head. Why not just finish him off and every man you think is your competition,” I said with a sigh.
“You let him touch you,” he added, sounding more hurt than annoyed now.
“I’ll be sure to punch him next time.”
“There won’t be a next time,” Bran vowed.GIVEAWAY!
Why were guys such boneheads.
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