The mystery with Sarsh and the drums,i always try to figure out the who-what- and where,before they till us. As I've said before, I like surprises and dislike predictability, so this was my type of character - seemingly innocent but secretly devious. With so much potential, it's hard to believe she won't write an even better book in the future. There were plenty who were a whole lot weirder than Miss Scratton. With her grandmother in the nursing home and her father in the army, a scholarship to one of the oldest and most elite boarding school in the country comes as more than a welcomed relief to her father. The main characters of this young adult, fantasy story are Sebastian, Sarah Parker. To me if they keep you gues I though that the book read slow at first and to much little detail that could have been skipped over.
But Evie Johnson is not just trying to save her own future, she is trying to save the future of her new found sisters, Helen and Sarah, and true love, Sebastian. Then Sarah and Helen stepped into the circle and we held hands. I had written in my review for Immortal that I had trouble connecting with Evie. And if I thought that Immortal was bad, Betrayal is so much worse. The book was published 2009. Evie meets a guy and she vows that she willl probley never see him again and that every thing eles at the abbey is just a dream.
I was climbing the marble stairs to the dorm, my legs aching after a long and weary game of lacrosse. I hoped I had been mistaken about the admiration in his eyes when he had looked at me. Gillian Shields's electrifying tale will dazzle readers with suspense, mysticism, and romance. I can no longer reckon such things. Her dull eyes stared at me glassily, empty of any life or recognition. It is one of those endings that completes the story whether or not you like it. She looked so young to be going off to boarding school all on her own.
This combination created a better book than the first in this series. Shields did a beautiful job at the end, but I hated how it ended. Shields writes very competently, and employs none of the irritating little narrative devices that give me the shits, like constant reflection and anti-climactic sentences operating as paragraphs, though she does introduce some of her own. Why would you do something so incredibly stupid? As for Sebastian, though I enjoyed the letter entries throughout the novel, but I found his character, at least in this novel, to be like a soap opera. From the beginning towards the middle cut of the book it had started off great, you know - it was all fast paced just the way I like it, but as the middle cut passed through I felt that the novel just got badder by the second. Helen blew out the candles on the ground. I wouldn't recommend reading the summary of Eternal until Betrayal is finished.
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. I was concerned that I would be lost as I have not read the first books in this series, but the author was able to explain the events and the characters of the story through Sarah's perspective so that I could follow the story without difficulty. The ravings of a madman, people would say, if anyone ever chanced to read them. Then the days had slipped past, tender with grief, until it was time for me to return to school and leave the gulls and the cliffs and the sea behind me once again. Even though I might not have added this book to my favorites, I do hope that Gillian Shields continues this series, as I know that there is much more in store for Evie and her new found Sisters. I don't know : Why must they be there? I would have to throw myself with even greater determination into our experiments.
Sarah and I rode quietly back to the school. The only thing I liked was the addition of Josh's character way better than S. I had to see him again, though. And so, apart from my school uniform and my textbooks and gym clothes, my luggage also contained a new camera and a whole lot of expensive gear for the riding lessons he had persuaded me to take when I got back to school. Sometimes I feel I don't realize how lucky I am, and so it's good to try and do something to help a child on the other side of the world who isn't so lucky. And she is haunted by glimpses of a strange, ghostly girl—a girl who is so eerily like Evie, she could be a sister. This book took the least amount of time for me to read out of the 3.
I remember that you were close to me, and I wanted you so much, and then you were gone. So what do you talk about? I can hear their voices through the rock and earth of the tunnel; I can feel the tread of their feet. The writing was easy to follow and it was easy for me to fall into the story. Everything was still, like a stage set before the play begins, waiting for something to happen. The walls of the corridor seemed to swirl around me and the light from the lamps shattered into a hundred colors….
While Evie does not manage to fully attach herself to my heart, she has developed into a character I enjoy reading about. But knowing Sebastian dead kills me. I found that this book got better the farther into it I read. The boy shrugged and spoke to the girl, then jumped up on his own horse with amazing quickness and strength. Sebastian-Shields was amazing when it came to Sebastian.
Moonlight from the arched window over the stairs shone on her white nightgown and she stood unnaturally still, staring down over the edge of the banister, like a statue. Sarah nodded in silent agreement and walked out after the others, heading for her dorm. She realized josh was just a crush and that she was in love with a Cal! Seriousl Thank heaven, I have finally finished this book. For me, it's a symbol of true love. The first couple of chapters were kind of frustrating because Evie was whiny and mad about everything. It must be really frightening.