Release Date: 06/01/11
Lauren Kate's irresistible first novel, The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove , features the most ruthlessly ambitious heroine since Lady Macbeth. Natalie is utterly determined to cement her position at the top of the high school social ladder by becoming prom queen. When it looks like an interfering ex-boyfriend might get in her way, she devises a little prank to humiliate him. But when the prank goes devastatingly wrong, Natalie starts to lose control of her life. Caught in a web of dark secrets, shame and abuse of power, it's not guilt that eventually defeats Natalie. It's fate: the only thing she can't control...
If you want a story that’s well known with a touch of modernity adding to the mix backed with a queen bitch lead character then you’ve come to the right place as this, the first book by Lauren (which only beat her Fallen book to the shelves by a few weeks), takes the reader into a very dark world of madness and despair as she proves that Ladies can do it for themselves in this modern retelling of the “Scottish Play.”
It really is dark, the character delightfully twisted and her own mind is her own worst enemy as the book develops after her little prank which makes this a book to read in the dark to get the full rich flavour of the a story as revenge racks up against betrayal. Beautifully written, with some cracking characters, some wonderful prose and wrapped up in prose that requires a black straightjacket. Great stuff.