Friday, August 31, 2012

Blog Tour: (Book Review+Giveaway): Betrayal by Amber Garr

Betrayal by Amber Garr
  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (February 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1468190067
  • ISBN-13: 978-1468190069
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.

DISCLAIMER: Don’t dare read this if you ahven’t picked up book 1, PROMISES just yet. Check out my review here.

Just like the first, the cover is still pretty.. Love that the blue got darker and it feels more turbulent, like the storm is brewing. Although judging from the former, I like the simplicity and eerie beauty of Promises:D

BETRAYAL has a great plot that turned the whole series upside-down. I never guess the twist and turns that happened. It caught me off guard, confused me as to who I should believe and be aware of- it simply stunned me how Amber Garr managed to sneak on

The characters develop so much from the first time I met them in PROMISES. It’s like I’m reading a new person and yet their unique personalities managed to stay the same. Kain? Why are you and understanding, sweet and a loyal friend. Sometimes I want to kick Eviana to make her realize what she’s missing. And what did Brendan do, that make me from ignoring him to hating him, gosh Eviana, don’t’ waste your time winning that dork back..:D And Eviana, although missing Brendan was becoming a good and reliable leader. She matures just enough to take on the role, decide for her people and balanced it with her boy issues. Yeah, so much has changed.

If it was tormenting to choose between Kain and Brendan before, guess what? Eviana now have to face three (3), all-too-good-to-be-true boys. The addition of Graham, makes me want to share half of my votes from Kain :D. He’s the depiction of bad/mysterious and definitely hot male character.

Compared to the first book, BETRAYAL is more fast-paced, enemy attacks being thrown from time to time, which becomes deadly by the minute. The story progresses on like music sounding louder and louder and tenser and tenser. This is an exciting and darker story, that would leave your jaws dropping. **can’t believe what Amber did at the last chapter**

BETRAYAL was so much better than what I expected this series would go. This ends in a cliffhanger that would totally want you to grab book 3, ARISE, immediately. If you’re in for some charmingly attractive boys plus a war brewing among merpeople, then BETRAYAL’s for you. A story of love, betrayal, friendship, adventure, a choice, a stand and action-filled that I would highly recommend to everyone!!!

Check out these cool team banners for Brendan, Kain and Graham from Sarah Elizabeth's bookshelf.

There are 2 chances of winning:
 First, comment on this post. (comments from the first book post will be accumulated)
No need to be a follower.
Prize: any e-copy of the 3 books (Promises/Betrayal/Arise)

Second: Win all three signed paperbacks of the Syrenka Series plus surprise swag.
Open INT.,. this is a tour-wide giveaway
click here to enter the giveaway and visit the other stops to win.

Check out my interview with Amber Garr and know her dream cast.>:D!
View all my reviews


  1. This book sounds great and fascinating. I can't wait to read it!
    Thanks for the giveaway :)

  2. I can't wait to read this book!! Sounds fantastic!!

  3. Awesome review! Brendan *sigh* how I wish things went differently between us lol ^.^

    1. Hi Candy,
      thanks for stopping by.. I'm sad too about Brendan..:(
      But the story's more exciting now, don't you think?:D

  4. Thanks, this book sounds amazing. I need to read the other books to the series too.

  5. Awesome! Thanks for the chance to win

  6. I've been oogling over these books for quite awhile! Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Good luck you might have it with all the blogs offering it on the tour.>:D

  7. Wow, this book sounds really intriguing. It's definetely going on my to-read list.
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

    1. Thanks for putting it in your to-read-list already..:D

  8. I am looking forward to read this book. The cver book was amazing to, can't wait to have it :)

    1. definitely loved the covers of this series..:)

  9. Thank you so much Abby and sorry for my delay in posting this. I'm glad that you liked it and I'm also happy to see that the books made it! :) Looking forward to my Arise tour!!

    1. W.C. Amber, thanks too for offering this book to lots ofr eaders..:)

  10. Would love to win!! Thanks for opportunity to win!!

  11. knowing that the series ended is a big incentive for me to start it :D your review is great!


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