★★ RELEASE BLITZ ★★ EMPIRE HIGH BETRAYAL by Ivy Smoak just went live! Grab it now (Kindle Unlimited): Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3eS0T9Z Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2InlTct Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/3kj5Dql Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/35kv4TV Paperback: https://amzn.to/2GSmjal ▶ Add BETRAYAL to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/EmpireHighBetrayal My new family is dangerous. I’ve heard the whispers. I’ve seen it firsthand. And my new last name puts me in danger too. The only thing keeping me in this city is Matthew Caldwell. If I didn’t love him, I’d be long gone. But he says I’m changing. That I’m becoming the thing I hate. And I’m worried he might be right. What if I’m actually the dangerous one? Because all I want to do is prove I belong here just as much as anyone else. I’m going to become one of the elite. I’m going to live like an Untouchable. And no one will be able to break me. Ever. Again. But while I’m focused on fitting in to this new world, I forget that the stakes are so much bigger than who’s the most popular at Empire High. I’m playing with life and death. I should have seen it coming. After all…I betrayed everyone to get to where I am. It makes sense that one of them would betray me too.
Yami's Bookshelf 5 Stars Review
This is the third, and final, installment of the Empire High prequel series. Empire High Betrayal is like a refreshing breeze, this book is sweet, romantic, sad, dramatic, intense, surprising, the plots twists are incredible and made me totally tense and looking forward to what would happen.
Empire High Betrayal takes place in New York. The story begins in the exact same time and place that Empire High Elite finished… remember that cliffhanger, folks? The third installment begins in that exact moment. Poor Brooklyn is stranded in an alley, somewhere in New York City, with no clothes and no phone, with a map that Isabella managed to distort for her, and James Hunter’s hotel key card. As Brooklyn pulls herself together, she decides to seek James’ help. She walks by herself, naked and wrapped in the map, all the way back to the hotel where the Homecoming dance is still taking place.
Folks, get ready, this is a rollercoaster of a ride waiting to happen. Please make sure you pick up this book. I have received an ARC for my honest opinion, but I also purchased the paperback to add it to my Ivy Smoak collection. This book is by far my most favorite one of Ivy’s thus far. There is just something so innocent and appealing in the love story between Matt and Brooklyn that it surpasses all others. Not to say all her other books are fantastic, but this one just pulled at the heartstrings and made me feel tingly inside.
As you have read in my previous reviews, I always have a special section strictly for Isabella. I just cannot with her anymore to be honest. I have concluded that Isabella is a sadistic, controlling, emotionally vacant person. She continually threatens Brooklyn into behaving by threatening the innocent lives of all the ones she cares about. I do not think we are ever told if she had a horrible childhood or not, I cannot imagine she did with all the money she has, but hot damn, Isabella does not have a single ounce of remorse in anything she does in her life. She is a sick and twisted individual. I cannot wait to see what truly happens to her in the Hunted series, which succeed the Empire High universe. I have read the first two books in the Hunted series, but after finishing Empire High Betrayal, I definitely need to revisit the first two books in the Hunted series.
You can’t ask for more with this final book and it clearly deserves more than five stars. My emotions have been all over the place since finishing it last night. Brooklyn and Matt’s story is hands down one of Ivy’s best-written books and I do not say that lightly. My emotions are all over the place and my heart is ripped into shreds, but I cannot stop loving these two characters after this book ended. I absolutely loved it! Ivy Smoak has done it again and she blew my mind with this one, just as I knew she would. Empire High Betrayal is simply incredible! I loved this book from start to finish. I'm not even exaggerating when I say that it's perfection.
Thank you, Ivy, for my ARC. You are incredible in every sense of the word!
I cannot wait to read what you have planned for in 2021!!
------------- AUTHOR INFORMATION: Ivy Smoak is the international bestselling author of The Hunted series. When she's not writing, you can find her binge watching too many TV shows, taking long walks, playing outside, and generally refusing to act like an adult. She lives with her husband in Delaware. AUTHOR LINKS:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IvySmoakAuthor/ Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Smoaksters/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivysmoakauthor/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/IvySmoakAuthor Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/IvySmoak Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/ivy-smoak Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Ivy-Smoak/e/B00TUORWMQ