The Dark Betrayal Trilogy, no. 1
Ree will face the darkest form of betrayal before the year is out.
Seventeen year old Ree McKenna has three goals: get through high school, convince her crush she is more than his best friend’s little sister, and save money for college. Fate, though, has other plans for her. After the untimely death of her older brother, Ree is haunted by dreadful nightmares and terrifying visions. To make matters worse, Ree has started to suspect that something dangerous is stalking her from the shadows.
A night full of frightening surprises leaves Ree with unsettling news. Gifted by the gods with unusual powers, she must devote herself to a battle that could very well lead to not only her death, but the demise of everyone she knows and loves. After all, Ree is the only mortal standing between the Earth and utter darkness.
Set in Savannah, Ga, Mortal Obligation is the first book of The Dark Betrayal Trilogy.
Good story like. Great anticipation. Kept me reading.
This book introduces some interesting ideas about the world and how people's beliefs work, but the main character, Ree, is somehow quite irritating. Having a character with conflicts brings out the best in them and gives them more dimension, yet the conflicts I see around Ree seem unintentional and thus bog down the reading experience. For instance, Ree simultaneously does not want to use her power, and does not want to be protected by others. In my opinion, she needs to get over her 'power issues' in order to solve her own conflict.