Thursday, February 17, 2011

Book Review - The Betrayal by Sheila Hendrix

After being led to a cave by a vision, two brothers find out the vision is a nightmare. When a demon asked, "How far will you go to save your brother," Zachariah McCannon answers, "As far as I have to."

From Goodreads

Cover Inspection:
This book looks kind of creepy.  I can't figure out what the person/thing is on the front going into the cave.    It looks part human and part monster, but it looks like whatever it is has a mini skirt on!

First Thoughts:
Alanya must be the character that is pictured on the front cover.

My Review:
I get e-mails from Pump Up Your Book Tour with books that they have upcoming for review.  I saw this book and thought I would enjoy reading it since I do enjoy paranormal type books. 
Zack and Matt Cannon were abandoned by their parents when they were young, so Zack started caring for his little brother Matt.   They did live with their grandmother but she was sick.  After they graduated from high school, Zack decided they should leave so Matt wouldn't be taken away from him by social services. 

Matt has some special powers and has visions and dreams that come true.  They became hunters of evil forces, and and they always seemed to have things following them around.   Matt can also move things with his mind when he gets mad.

Matt has a dream about a cave, and they hunt it out.  When they get to the cave, Matt found out that it was a trap.  The force behind his dream is Alanya, which means The Destroyer.  Alanya is out to destroy the brothers. 

This book was a pretty quick read for me. I was scared for Matt and his brother Zack.  I didn't know what this demon was going to do to them and  I was suprised at the twist toward the end.

I would have liked to get to know Matt and Zack a little bit more.  I didn't really feel like I connected with the characters like I could have.

I just found out from the author that this is a series.  I do plan on reading the next book in the series to see how she helps to get us to know the characters better.

3/5 diamonds
A good one to check out from the library!

Book Details:
Title:  The Betrayal
Author: Sheila Hendrix
Pages: Paperback; 220 pages
Source: Pump Up Your Book Virtual Tour

Disclaimer: I received this book from the Pump Up Your Book Virtual Tour.  I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist. They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.

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  1. This one doesn't sound my cup of tea. I do wish that the characters would've been better developed for you!!

  2. Hi Cheryl,

    Thanks for having me on your blog and I'm glad you seem to have enjoyed the book. If it's any consolation, I am working on the 2nd book in the series which will explain more about the brothers. I hope you have me again!

    Sheila Hendrix

  3. Hi Cheryl,

    I would like to thank you for allowing me on your blog! You seem to have enjoyed the book. If it's any consolation, I'm working on the next book in the series that would explain a little bit more about the McCannons. I hope you have me here again!

    Sheila Hendrix

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  5. Staci, I won't give up on this author though.

    Sheila - Thanks for visiting my blog. I will look out for your next book for sure and would love to have you here again!

    Monica - thanks for following. I will go check out your blog and follow you!