Saturday, December 12, 2009

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove by Lauren Kate
rating: 8/10

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.

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove was interesting to say the least. It was full of twists and turns and very unpredictable at times.

The main problem I had with this book was the main character, Natalie. She was way too selfish and egocentric, not to mention obsessed with winning the crown. Not only was she this way, but the characterization just wasn't good. All the characters were very one-dimensional.

While I didn't like the characters so much, I loved the plot. It was so dark and twisted. For the most part it was fast-paced, and rarely got slow. I loved the ending, too. It was so unexpected and very currupt. All in all, the plot made up for the characters. It was a good read and very captivating.


  1. I feel the exact same way. I'm reading it now and I hate natalie. Great review!

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  3. I didn't like Natalie at all and thought she got off way too easy in the end. Mike too!

    Great review!