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Sunday, 6 January 2013

Book review: The Betrayal of Natalie Hardgrove by Lauren Kate

Summary: Natalie Hargrove would kill to be her high school's Palmetto Princess. But her boyfriend Mike King doesn't share her dream and risks losing the honor of Palmetto Prince to Natalie's nemesis, Justin Balmer. So she convinces Mike to help play a prank on Justin. . . one that goes terribly wrong. They tie him to the front of the church after a party - when they arrive the next morning, Justin is dead.

From blackmail to buried desire, dark secrets to darker deeds, Natalie unravels. She never should've messed with fate. Fate is the one thing more twisted than Natalie Hargrove.

Cruel Intentions meets Macbeth in this seductive, riveting tale of conscience and consequence.      

Review: This book is very strange. Well, not strange in a sci-fi way but strange narration style, ending, etc. The book is written by Lauren Kate, the woman who brought us Fallen, Torment and Passion (and I can't say that they float my boat) but this story is entirely different. It's less like Twilight, and more like Gossip Girl - with corruption, rumours and popularity featuring heavily.

Now, whilst it's not a slow-moving book it's not fast faced either, and it's quite short for a novel. To conclude it was okay, but not amazing. 3.8 stars.

You would also like: The Pretty Little Liars series by Sara Shephard and The Gossip Girl series by Cecily Von Ziegesar.

1 comment:

  1. Okay, so I'm not a fan of Fallen, but I've always wanted to read this simply because I find the title intriguing. Might give it a go despite the mixed reviews.


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