Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Selection for Waiting on Wednesday: Betrayal: A Haunting Emma Novel by Lee Nichols

Book Two
Another week has past and we're back again to see what everyone is dying to read. Waiting on Wednesday is the awesome meme started by Jill at Breaking the Spine that brings us all together to do just that!

I'm into ghosts this week. Now, I've never had much interest in ghost stories. When a most lovely publicist at Bloomsbury USA Children's Books, offered to send me an ARC of the first book in the series, I figured I didn't have anything to lose. I had never heard of the author and figured I'd give it a shot. Am I ever glad I did. Deception, the first book in the Haunting Emma series was awesome (see 6/10/10 post). Some of you may have read my WoW post of a couple of weeks ago where I talked about a series I want to read (The Devouring), but am kind of chicken to do so. What surprised me with Deception was how well the author, Lee Nichols wrote scary.
Book One

I wasn't expecting the level of creepiness I got in the story and I loved it. Looking at the cover, it looks more mysterious than scary, but there were genuinely scary, downright horrific moments. The ending took a surprise turn that left me definitely hungry to continue the saga. I have to know, I tell you!!

Let's look at the blurb of Betrayal right from the authors site:

Emma Vaile is the most powerful ghostkeeper in centuries. Which is great for battling the wraith-master Neos and horrible for her social life. Emma knows fellow ghostkeeper Bennett Stern is her soul mate, but when ghostkeepers fall in love, the weaker one loses all power. And until Neos is defeated, Bennett and Emma can't risk it.
When the temptation of being with Emma gets to be too much, Bennett disappears, pursuing a dangerous path to increase his powers. Heartbroken and alone, Emma tries to lose herself in school. But when the Knell, a secret ghostkeeping society, sends two new ghostkeepers to Echo Point—one a snarky teen guy, the other a British scholar—Emma throws herself into training to battle Neos. But as the team grows stronger, so do the ghosts. And worse, one of their own will betray them. One Emma never suspected. . . .

Emma certainly looks a lot more devilish and snarky than she did on the first book. I hear it's a hotter, scarier read too. I say bring it on, baby! 

Anyone else started the series? Read any other good ghost stories I should know about, preferably

Betrayal releases March 1, 2011.



  1. I haven't read the first book, yet. It's in my TBR pile. But I love the story and the covers are awesome! Great pick. Here's my WoW. I'm a new follower :)

  2. Oh my gosh I cannot wait for this book! I totally adored the first book. I wrote a review for it on my blog about how I had to stay up later than I intended because right before I was going to go to sleep I read the scene with the thing that happened on the beach after the party and I was terrified! I had to keep reading so that wasn't the last thing I read before going to sleep. Ha, at least you probably understand :)

    I read The Devouring and it was scary! Really, really scary. One scene in particular stands out, but, well, you're just going to have to read it (in full daylight) so we can talk about it :)

  3. Wowing at your WoW (Waiting on Wednesday) here! (See what I did there? XD)

    In all seriousness, that seems like an amazing book, and congrats on a publisher approaching you! That's awesome.

    Your blog is equally as awesome by the way, and I've definitely followed you for more.

    Tina @ Book Couture
    My WoW

  4. I just recently read Deception and loved it so I am definitely looking forward to this one. Great pick!

  5. This one sounds intriguing...hope you enjoy it.

    Here's mine:

  6. I haven't read Deception, I'll have to add it to my list.

  7. Ohhhh I'm a big fan of ghost stories even though I usually end up freaking myself out:) Sounds like Lee Nichols does creepy well, so I can't wait to read and be thoroughly on edge the whole time!

  8. These look good! I have never heard of Nichols before. My WoW is at Coffee Table Press

  9. I loved the first one too! I'm glad to know there's a release date for this one.

  10. Haha I love your virtual cat!! Great WOW!

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  12. I haven't read a Lee Nichols book yet, and I so need to! Great WoW!

  13. I have never read this series. I hope when you get your book, you enjoy it. Wanna see what I am Waiting On Wednesday for?

  14. i reallly want to read this book too! awesome pick!!

  15. I have never heard of these books, but I love a good scary story. Def going on my TBR list!

  16. I haven't read Deception yet, but it and the new one looks very interesting. I love the covers.

  17. I'm really excited for this one, too! I really enjoyed Deception. Unlike with Deception, however, I'm not a huge fan of this cover.

  18. I've been wanting to try this series out..I've heard it's pretty creepy! Great choice this week---I'll have to grab a copy of the first one so I'll be ready for this one when it releases!

  19. A great pick! It looks really good. Happy Reading :)
    Check out what I'm Waiting On Wednesday

    Mia @GrippedintoBooks

  20. Thanks everyone for stopping in and having a mini-discussion on another cool book!

  21. This was my choice last week! I cannot WAIT for Betrayal, I loved Deception :)

    That Bookish Girl


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