Betrayal by Amber Garr
Series: The Syrenka Series #2
Published February 20th 2012 by CreateSpace
Source: From author in exchange for an honest review
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Buy: Amazon, Kindle
Life as a mermaid can be suffocating.
Eviana Dumahl has returned home as a clan leader, an orphan, and a heartbroken teenage girl. Her parents are dead and her boyfriend, Brendan, has decided that he needs some time away. While battling her inner turmoil, Eviana is forced into the war that Lucian Sutherland has incited amongst her own kind. With the help of Kain, her friend and formally betrothed, the two work together to prove that they deserve their birthrights as young merfolk leaders.
When the Council requests a demonstration of Eviana’s mermaid powers, she finds herself with an opportunity to win back Brendan’s heart. But her orders to train with a repulsive merman and the presence of an attractive new suitor challenges Eviana to embrace her leadership and resist temptation. Lucian is after her, and no one seems to understand why. Loyalties are tested as the casualties increase, showing Eviana that sometimes it is impossible to delineate between friends and enemies.
Betrayal is the second book of The Syrenka Series trilogy following Eviana and her friends as they navigate through the challenges of existing in a secret world.
I'm really excited to be reading Betrayal after I finished reading Promises (Book 1) because I really want to find out more about Eviana, especially when she just assumed the position of the Clan Leader. I immediately linked Brendon to the title of the second book, so I sort of guessed what will be happening. Nevertheless, that did not deter me from reading the book. The most important thing is that there is a new character (or many) in book 2 and that brought some new surprises which spice up the book a lot! *squee* Welcome the charming Graham! *swoons* I love reading the interaction between Eviana and Graham! He's so totally hot!
I still enjoy reading about Eviana and Kain. We get to know about Eviana's cousin, Palmer, who is her protector and instructor for martial arts. The danger is still lurking around and Eviana has to do all she can to prepare herself. She was summoned before the Council because they learned about her newfound ability. Decisions were made and then there were attacks... The sad part? Lots of people were injured... *sniff*
There's actions throughout the whole book so you'll be thoroughly entertained. The attacks keep coming and Eviaina and group kept defending and training. Who will win ultimately? When I got to the end, I was totally shocked! I never imagined that things will turn out to be that way! It's a pleasant surprise. Betrayal is so read-worthy. If you haven't read the series, be sure to start with Promises! I recommend it everyone who love to read about powerful kick-ass heroine.
- “Remember your training is never over, Eviana.” He threw the pebble at me again and I swatted it away. Tipping an invisible hat in my direction, Palmer turned around and jogged off towards the other guys training further down the beach.
“Jerk,” I muttered under my breath. Kain laughed.
“That’s pretty tame of you.”
“Yeah, well…see how grown up I am now? I didn’t bother to call him one nasty name that came to mind.”
He smiled at me. “I’m impressed.”
- “Hey!” Kain yelled. “Don’t be jealous. We can’t all be perfect.” I wanted to punch him again, but I’d already been childish enough for the day.
“Well, I have better mind control,” I blurted. So much for maturity.
- Either he wasn’t ready, or I was getting better, but after only a few blocked punches I had the clear shot to the back of his legs. He went down with a bang and I landed on top of him to attempt a choke hold. It was a little too easy.
“Why aren’t you fighting back?” I was straddled over his waist and leaning close enough to smell the alcohol on his breath. Instead of pushing me off, he smiled.
“I am. I’m resisting temptation.”
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