When the college president asks crime consultant, Dr. Aaron Archer, to investigate, Aaron is drawn into a web of deceit and intrigue that calls into question the integrity of both the college faculty and the student body. As two more bodies are discovered, the investigation leads Aaron into unsavory and dangerous contexts where he finds himself not only investigating a series of unlikely suspects, but enlisting the aid of even more unlikely allies. In addition to investigating a series of gruesome campus murders that threaten to shut down a prestigious private college, Aaron must also help Alexis face the impending death of her mother, who has pancreatic cancer and only months to live.
Kindle Edition , pages. Published May 25th first published April 30th To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Immortal Betrayal , please sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Immortal Betrayal. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jul 09, Lynn Perry rated it it was ok. Otherwise, this was a very "run of the mill" story - albeit, one in which the "star of the show" is a hundred year immortal, who periodically entertains the reader with anecdotes about past investigative exploits - so much for creative entertainment.
In observing the fall-out of a mall shooting, the book's sage, aged investigator proffered that the lone gunman would not have been able to cause so many deaths if other mall shoppers had been armed - and, the more, the better. Although this advocacy quantitatively took up a very minute part of the book's storyline, it's impact on this reader is that I am "done" with this author. Jan 31, Doug Burton rated it it was amazing. Rogers has done it again. The right amount of mystery with enough twists and turns to keep you guessing. Brenda marked it as to-read May 29, Twilightwatchers marked it as to-read Jun 01, Ayu Maulida marked it as to-read Jul 09, Henry J Finn Jr marked it as to-read Sep 24, Want to Read Currently Reading Read.
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Above all, Evie's love for Sebastian has turned her world upside down. Now Evie returns to Wyldcliffe for another term and more danger. Surrounded by enemies, she lives every day in fear that Sebastian will fall into the darkness of servitude to the Unconquered Lords. The Wyldcliffe coven is plotting to destroy Evie and use Sebastian to secure their own immortality. Evie and her sisters must master the power of the Talisman before it is too late. But could it be Sebastian himself who will ultimately betray Evie?
In this companion to Gillian Shields's dazzling Immortal , magic and sweeping romance cross the bounds of time to deliver heart-stopping emotion and suspense. Hardcover , pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Betrayal , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Nov 07, Kristy rated it it was ok. Your head tells you to run. I should've put this book down and Run Forest Run!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Doing this would have been less painful than reading This Garbage!
I'm going to follow the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you I'm telling you right now, DO Not read this book! More Graphics Comment click here.
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I'm such a little Angel ;. View all 13 comments. Aug 14, Samantha rated it really liked it Shelves: This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I just finished this book and I know that the ending will stay with me for days to come. It is one of those endings that completes the story whether or not you like it.
It ends the story as it is meant to be ended and yet still breaks your heart. I love this book for everything that it stands for and for everything that people will learn from it. Life is precious and yet you should always live life to its fullest. Embrace heartache and love and pain and joy. I recommend this book for those who I just finished this book and I know that the ending will stay with me for days to come.
I recommend this book for those who loved the first one and for those who wish to know the end of the story. I truly love this novel. View all 4 comments. Apr 10, Hoang-lan rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 19, Criselda rated it it was ok Shelves: This is a not-so good book. The series wasn't that strong and it lack a lot of things. It has a great potential but the author blew it.
I couldn't feel the romance between Sebastian and Evie. It's just difficult to follow. It's like they were not really meant to be together. What's annoying is that Evie is just so desperate to find answers and for me, it seems like she just used her sisters for her own benefit. She didn't even consider others and she just want to make out with Sebastian This is a not-so good book.
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She didn't even consider others and she just want to make out with Sebastian. Sebastian, on the other hand, was an annoying character. I just couldn't get him. It feels like he's still a stranger to me and I couldn't connect to any of the characters, including Evie.
Overall, the series was not my favorite and I didn't like it since I read other books that are better. I also stopped at some point and read another book Hunger Games, which took me 2 days to read and I just had to force myself. Nov 01, Victoria Edwards rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Trust me, stick to the first one!
I still don't like Sebastian, the cute stable guy is much more likeable. Sebastian does a followed by a in his personality! Skip his "private letters" they repeated what Evie has already said!
All the flaws in the first book, become maddening in the sequel! I strongly dislike this book! Dec 11, Small Review rated it liked it Shelves: Picking up where the first book ended, Evie and her friends attempt to find a way to free Sebastian from the pact he made over a century ago. As Evie struggles to learn the secrets of the Mystic Way, Sebastian rapidly degenerates and begins to descend into darkness. Complicating things for Evie is the evil sisterhood hoping to gain power through their bond with Sebastian. Evie knows she must win this race against time, or lose Sebastian forever.
In some ways this Summary: In some ways this sequel is a definite improvement over the first book, Immortal.
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I had written in my review for Immortal that I had trouble connecting with Evie. Those problems were mostly gone in the second book. While Evie does not manage to fully attach herself to my heart, she has developed into a character I enjoy reading about. I was rooting for her as she tried to save Sebastian, and I felt for her when she ran across problems and uncomfortable situations.
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Helen and Sarah, two characters I liked very much in the first book, were both far less developed in Betrayal. They read a lot more like interchangeable lackeys than the strong and likable girls they were in the first book. I was disappointed with this, as I really did like both of them in Immortal.
Sebastian was an even bigger disappointment for me. In the first book he was charming, but also kind of scary. He had a reckless madness about himself and he always seemed to be balancing on a tightrope of morality, poised to tip off at any moment. He was the perfect Byronic character and truly embodied Gothic fiction. This dangerousness was exciting and made him an interesting character to read about.
In Betrayal, Sebastian is a specter of himself. I was totally expecting and hoping for an impassioned madman who would be truly dangerous to Evie. I was looking forward to reading about them sparring and trying to outwit one another. I wanted to see the dark side of Sebastian and the strength of Evie as she faced off against him and battled for his soul. Instead I got a neutered Sebastian. Crippled, crying, and entirely too good.
The plot also suffered in comparison to the first book. A lot more happened in Immortal, plus the mysteries and slow exploration of the secrets of the past were a lot more exciting. In Betrayal, the mysteries and villains were predictable and easily overcome, so this book lacked much of the tension of the first. I did still enjoy this plot, just not as much as the first book.
My other complaint is with the writing. In both this book and the first, Shields evokes a heavy, florid style designed to take the reader to the wild and emotional moors of Gothic fiction. Whenever this happens, I find myself jarred out of the atmosphere she had so elegantly created. This seems especially unnatural because the characters will mix a very modern style of speaking with a very s style of speech and so it sounds pretty unbelievable. I want to go back to Wyldcliffe and roam its halls with Evie, dodging and spying on the evil teachers. I want to listen in as Evie unlocks the mysteries of the Talisman and the Mystic Way.
Jan 19, Alexandra Bayer rated it really liked it. When Evie returns to Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies for another term full of magic and danger, all she wants to do is save Sebastian, her love, from the fate he has brought on himself. On the way back, she meets Harriet, a young girl who clings to Evie innocently - except for her flashes of temper and dangerous sleepwalking habits.
The Coven of Sisters, who are Sebastian's followers and helped him earn with his fate, are determined to secure immortality, at any cost. Evie must suffer When Evie returns to Wyldcliffe Abbey School for Young Ladies for another term full of magic and danger, all she wants to do is save Sebastian, her love, from the fate he has brought on himself. Evie must suffer through danger, destruction, lost love and betrayal in order to save Sebastian. Considering how unimpressed I was by Immortal, I really enjoyed Betrayal. I found the storyline to be much better.
The fact that Sebastian and Evie were apart for most of the book made their love much more interesting, since it gave Evie something to strive for aside from pleasing him. As I also mentioned in my review of Immortal, I didn't think the way the teenagers spoke was very realistic; however, I found that the more I read it, the easier the language would flow, since I became used to it. It no longer distracted me from the storyline. These things combined added up to a very compelling sequel. A new character was introduced in this book: Harriet, a new student in the younger division of Wyldcliffe.
At first Harriet appears to be the pathetic, tag-along group member nobody wants to hang out with. However, as the story advances, Harriet's actions started to get increasingly disturbing. This character actually began to creep me out. When I finally found out what was going on with her, I was very surprised. I had suspicions and assumptions about Harriet, but not all - or even many - turned out to be correct.
As I've said before, I like surprises and dislike predictability, so this was my type of character - seemingly innocent but secretly devious. I found that this book got better the farther into it I read. Not all of a sudden, either - more gradual and indistinct. The beginning was slightly boring, what with all the introductions and explanations that had to be said, but once those were over with, Harriet was introduced, and Evie was back at Wyldcliffe, it began to capture my interest more.
I found this storyline to be much more interesting than that of immortal. It had more drama, more realistic romance now that Evie was no longer pining after Sebastian like a lost puppy every day as she waited for the night when she could see him , and more danger. This combination created a better book than the first in this series.
This novel captured my interest much more than the first in the Immortal series. I found every part of this book except for the slightly boring beginning to be better. Therefore, I will give this book a better rating as well: Overall, I found it difficult to put this book down. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for curses, fate, and betrayal. Aug 25, Ally rated it it was ok. Betrayal is better than Immortal.
I think I might give Betrayal a raise ever since Gillian Shields killed off But if you do want to know, then read the next paragraph in parentheses. If not, then skip the paragraph. Spoilers are never kind on the soul or heart. The mind always tend to remember the most annoying things of all details. Can we open the bottle yet? After that wonderful plot twist, I think I can relax now. However, I still remain d Betrayal is better than Immortal. However, I still remain disappointed in the author's abilities to pull off an Allegiant.
We all know that Evie needs to die. But somewhere in the book, please! She is really killing me. And I'm not killing. How she doesn't see things is a bit of a question for me. So much is so obvious, and she doesn't even I don't understand how Evie is so stupid and such an idiot. I can easily tell the bad guys from the good, and things are so obvious that I can probably play pinball ten times over while waiting for Evie to finally understand what is going on.
Or for Evie to go through the plot Okay, that sentence didn't make any sense. The plot is irritatingly slow. Fast for Evie, apparently. Already, I didn't like it when Sebastian disappeared and started doing weird things in Evie's dreams. That is one level of creepiness. You don't enter a girl's dream space without her permission. Especially if you claim to be wanting to die or fade away!
And Sebastian's character is annoying, too. The guy is more bipolar than most of the lunatics in rehab. First, he wants to die.
Then he changes his mind and doesn't want to die. Then he accepts his death. THEN he demands Evie to save him. THEN can't you believe this? And finally, he accepts his death and rests peacefully. I know this is a huge amount of spoilers, but seriously? I'm really angry just by thinking about him. The writing is okay. Nothing to complain about over there. Overall, Betrayal is better than Immortal, because of the surprising plot twist. What did I give Immortal? A One out of Five? A Two out of Five? It would probably be interesting to those readers, who rarely read. But to me, the foreshadowing is too obvious and I still can't figure out where Wyldcliffe is probably because I wasn't paying any attention to the school in Immortal.
Betrayal should only be for teens. Then again, I wouldn't recommend it to teens. Boys like Sebastian shouldn't exist, but they do. Even if you meet them, you should never be friends with them. Stay far, far, far away from them. Like twenty leagues under the sea far. Just pretend he has some ugly STD. Two out of Five Feb 17, Savannah Books With Bite rated it liked it. I read the first book a lllloooonnnngggg time ago, way before I was a blogger. I hoped that since the first book fell a little flat for me, the sequel will pick up. This plot remains the same as the first with a few differences.
Evie is back at the border school, picking up what is left of her life. We all know that in a border school no secrets stay hidden. And before you know it, Evie is bac I read the first book a lllloooonnnngggg time ago, way before I was a blogger. And before you know it, Evie is back into the same mess she was before, this time alone.
I think the plot follows what most people will enjoy. It has that border school feel, with drama and lots of mystery. The beginning felt a bit slow since Evie was recapping what happened in the first book but once you hit mid-middle, things starts to pick up. I found this love to be really…strange. He is supposedly dead but not quite.
Not sure if that makes any sense, but he gives her clues and helps Evie gain the tools she needs to fight evil at the school. The story also switches pov of both Evie and Sebastian. I found Sebastions pov kind of pointless. He pretty much said the same things over and over. I do however, like that his love for Evie help me stay strong. The ending has a bittersweet moment in which Evie has to face loss all over again. Overall, indeed this book did pick up some. This story does give the reader a bit more meat to chew. We learn more history on the school and why the evil resides there.
Betrayal brings more emotions to the readers and more depth to the story. Jul 20, Taylor rated it liked it Shelves: Josh is in this book more! Besides thaT, the book is similar to the first. While good, I find some things irritating: I did not know that they still existed, and I find that they just happen to be there odd. I won't give away the big thing here, but it seems that Gillian Shields just made something up to make it seem plausible that she would be helping. It was a plot twist that was just dropped on me and I found it annoying. How does a person possess a person YAY!
How does a person possess a person when they have a body. This should be explained somehow, maybe not in detail, but to let me know how it is possible in the first place. If everything that Evie had to do was just make sure he died, I don't understand why she didn't just do it right away. Why must they be there? I know it is about how Sebastion must become a demon and such, but they should be mentioned more, considering how important they are to Sebastions problems. I found more annoying, but it was a good book. I probably won't be reading it again, just because I find it weird.
Just too weird sometimes. That's really saying something Mar 22, Yogesh Jain rated it really liked it Shelves: Betrayal This book was far better than the last book. I really liked the dairy of Sebastian. It was absolutely wonderful reading his pov. The romance and good writing keeps you going. The suspense was kept in till very end which made it more interesting compared to previous part. This book shows us what does a true love mean. To what extent can someone go to save his love. What's bad The book is very rushed at the areas where we require more details when fighting against coven and st Betrayal This book was far better than the last book.
What's bad The book is very rushed at the areas where we require more details when fighting against coven and stuff. Everything just happens when they fight. They just seems to know what has to be done out of blue. Suddenly the coven is stronger than the sisters and suddenly out of blue sisters over power them.
Feb 05, Gigi Hudson rated it it was ok. I really, really, really liked Immortal, and I thought this was brilliant until Josh came into the picture. I wasnt happy about him as a possible love intrest, but i figured that a Evie's whole 'one true love' mentality would win out and that b she wouldnt do that to her friend, who obviously really liked him. Looks like I was wrong on both accounts as she not only screws over Srah, her 'soul sister' but she muderers the love of her life. And then walks off into the sunset literally with the I really, really, really liked Immortal, and I thought this was brilliant until Josh came into the picture.
And then walks off into the sunset literally with the new, and very crappy love intrest. After reading that absolutly abysmal ending, I was glad that the books were finally over. Now I've found out there is to be a new one, I'm pretty sure I'm not going to read it.
Unless Sebastian comes back to life, Josh dies and Evie apologises to Sarah, I'm not even going near the third installment. Aug 26, Michaela rated it really liked it Shelves: Don't get me wrong, this was a good book. My mom read the book before I did, and she started to cry a bit towards the end, and kept saying "It's good, it just doesn't end how you want it too. I'm glad that Sebastian didn't become a demon; I'm glad he and Evie got to spend one last day together, but when they talked about all the things they would do when they got older, and thier children it was just depressing.
Trust me, if Don't get me wrong, this was a good book. Trust me, if I hadn't been in a restraunt I would've cried through the last, like, three chapters. Oh well, I guess they can't all have happy endings.