“The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove” by Lauren Kate

Friday, October 21, 2011 - Book Reading
“The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove” by Lauren Kate

Back of the Book:

A steamy Southern beauty makes one fatal mistake

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.

Book Chick City’s Review on

With a tagline promising, ‘Cruel Intentions meets Macbeth’, it was a disappointing read and a struggle to finish and I didn’t really care enough what happened to the characters. I know Lauren Kate has a huge following for her ‘Fallen’ series but I just cannot seem to like her writing or stories. Perhaps I’ll give them another go. (read the entire review here)

Pages: 248

Published: 2009-10-28

Format Read: ebook

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The very worst thing about this book is the writing, the characters, the headache it gave me, the stupidity it encourages, the fact that Lauren Kate seems to think that high school students/teenagers can be placed into neat little boxes and labeled accordingly only to be repackaged just as neatly when they enter the next grade, the… Well, I could go on and on. This book single-handedly killed off at least 10% of my brain cells.

The very best thing about this book is the cover. *sigh* This is a recurring theme with her books.


This book will be placed under the 2011 E-Book Reading Challenge.

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