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  • Paperback
  • 303 pages
  • Bargains and Betrayals
  • Shannon Delany
  • English
  • 07 June 2019
  • 9780312609160

10 thoughts on “Bargains and Betrayals

  1. says:

    Bargains and Betrayals Shannon DelanyI m going to let you in on a little secret I love the 13 to Life series, but at the end of Secrets and Shadows, I balled my tiny ineffectual fists, threw the book to the ground, and stomped my feet like two year old in the midst of a tantrum Why, you ask Well, because I found the ending to be only the most infuriating ending ever Here s the good news and the secret, the ending of Secrets and Shadows is worth it because it sets up Bargains and Betrayals brilliantly Bargains and Betrayals, in my opinion, is the best in the series so far The plot moves quickly from danger to action and Jessie shines throughout Bargains and Betrayals highlights her growth from the initial 13 to Life The rest of the characters gain depth as well, in part because of the new perspective provided by Alexi s point of view Additionally, the writing is not only fantastic but has moments of such great wit that I actually laughed out loud My favorite line hint Love is like a lobotomy read it to find out what I mean I don t do plot summary cause I HATE THAT , so just trust me on this one the characters, the plot, the writing will not disappoint Bargains and Betrayals is worth a read and the wait since its due out this August.Overall AArc provided gratis


  2. says:

    These books are puzzling to me I liked 13 to Life, despite its many problems particularly the problem of Jessie throwing Pietr at Sarah to make Sarah happyI mean, get real Regardless, I was able to overcome and enjoy It was a sweet story, I for the most part liked tomboy Jessie, and Pietr s unabashed honesty and puppy like loyalty was adorable I saw trouble coming in the second book, Secrets and Shadows The characters seemed somehow less than what they were in the first This book brought the reality of the character s changes home and left me with an unsettled, unsatisfied feeling The inconsistencies were really what got to me, Jessie s in particular One minute she s a clever, sassy badass, getting done what needs to get done The next, she s a simpering, whining, guilt riddled moron who wants to save everyone from themselves I found myself vacillating far too often between strong like and intense hatred for Jessie That just shouldn t happen It was like reading about someone with multiple personality disorder But at least then the character would have an excuse Pietr is even broody and emoriffic in this installment I had thought that perhaps now that he and Jessie were truly a couple that we could see Pietr focusing on what needs to get done saving Jessie from the asylum and saving his mother from the agency There are times when he focuses on those tasks sometimes a little too intensely , but throughout it all we re treated to his mood swings and self loathing I don t know why, and maybe it s just mebut I m really growing tired of reading page after page of self loathing from these paranormal supermen Anyway, this book was so disjointed There was a definite disconnect between the characters and their actions, and while the first half of the book was kind of slow, the last half was rushed and sloppy Some things aren t even properly explained, leaving the reader to sort of guess what something means During a scene towards the end, when everyone is dealing with the fallout of the attack on the agency, Jessie tries to tell Pietr about how Dmitri s second in command tried to kill her and Sophie Jessie managed to kill him instead She says, Dmitri s other second and Pietr cuts her off with, Dmitri thought he was with us Then Jessie says, With us I m still trying to figure out what the hell that meant My reading comprehension is far from being poor and yet this book managed to confuse me on several occasions Was there an editor of any kind involved in the creation of this If so, he she they need to be fired Now if you ll allow me, I would like to purge my reader rage with a rant this will contain several spoilers, so continue reading at your own risk Why is it that seemingly everyone in this book is suffering from a nearly debilitating case of Derp It began in Secrets and Shadows, and my review of that book will reflect what I think of the beginning stages of Derp It would appear that none of the characters in this series ever learn from their mistakes After nearly getting Jessie killed by keeping information from her and leaving her alone and unguarded on numerous occasions, the clan is a little too willing, in this book, to leave Amy alone for a few days while she is still avoiding her psychotic ex boyfriend Big fucking surprise when the poor girl ends up beaten and raped Derp Epidemic end rantDespite all of this or perhaps in spite of it. I ll read the fourth book Hopefully it gets better.


  3. says:

    Picking up right where Secrets Shadows ended, Shannon Delany throws readers into a book full of action, emotionally intense scenes and a book that has an edgier, darker feel to it Strap your seat belt on and hang on for this book s wild ride Bargains and Betrayals was nothing I was excepting There s a lot at stake, a lot of twists, and along with Jessi s point of view, there s another character s pov of who helps in telling a story that is so perfectly fitting for a third book in a series I have really enjoy.There s a lot of things I liked about this book and some things I missed, like Max s fabulous one liners I missed Jessi and Pietr s daily interactions in the beginning of the book, but Shannon than makes up for that in the second half of the story I liked the way Shannon threw in a lot of self doubt and gave Pietr s character and journey that takes him to the darker side as he struggles with doing what s right and doing whatever he can to save his Mother and Jessi, even if that means he has to make a bargain with the devil figuratively speaking.I was pleasantly surprised with the character growth of Jessi She became such a strong character, as she not only has to stay strong and level headed for her own sanity, but she s the only one who can give Pietr the support he needs Her love and unyielding faith in him helps him through some of his darker inner battles I really felt that Jessi finally grew into the character I had hoped she d become It s not that I didn t like her in the first two books, because I did, but I felt that she wasn t the strong character I had hoped she d become I really feel she s finally become the stronger character in the series She s switched roles in a way with Pietr and Max who I always felt were a source of strength, and now they ve become the ones who need someone else to rely on to help them through the battle they face emotionally.With all that happens in Bargains and Betrayals, I like that Shannon isn t afraid to test her characters, and break some of them even I like that she doesn t give her story line a fairy tale feel to it and she keeps it raw, and realistic With everything that happens I m left wondering how much Pietr and Jessi can take There s so much that Shannon throws into this story that I didn t see coming There s twists and turns, betrayals, and bargains that are made that effect each of the characters in one way or another Though Shannon wraps up some of the previous story s lose ends in such a wonderful, twisted way, she also leaves me wanting answers The tables have been turned and I m eagerly awaiting the release of Destiny and Deception to find out how everything is going to end There are some mentions of sex and a very tactfully written scene between two of the characters I d definitely recommend this to readers 14 yrs and older.


  4. says:

    Bargains and Betrayals can be pretty much summed up by the main characters own words I know, I know It sounds like some crazy plot cooked up by a housewife turned author The CIA lock Jessie up in a mental asylum to keep her from using her unique blood to cure the Ruskovas of their werewolf nature Naturally, boyfriend and werewolf Pietr fight to get Jessie out Jessie was boring She was dumb, self righteous, weak and overly forgiving Pietr held no appeal whatsoever His mood swings and hissy fits were annoying Jessie and Pietr s romance was too melodramatic, angsty and cheesy It made me sick The bad guys were flat and had no shades of grey Max and Amy were likeable enough, their romance was far interesting than Jessie Pietr s though that s not saying much Jessie s dad was an idiot and a douche The alternating POV s added nothing it just made the storyline messy The writing was rubbish, there were paragraphs that didn t flow well and dialogue that made no sense The Russian mafia were laughable somehow they got bested by a bunch of ridiculous teenagers I didn t understand why Pietr s mother was always addressed as Mother rather than mother it s not like she was everyone s mum There were a number of times when it felt like I was getting lectured on smoking, drinking, sex and forgiveness I hate it when authors shove their own beliefs and values down readers throats.All in all a rubbish book There s a lesson to be learnt her though never mix stories that involve the Russian mafia and the CIA with high school, werewolves and cheesy teen love It makes for dull reading.


  5. says:

    I thought this was much better than the first two books, and I liked the first two I thought the plot was tighter, better developed It is a character driven story to be sure but this book focused on one main external conflict and had a nice arc to it I appreciated the way the author used internal thoughts for taglines, for example the name of the speaker in italics To my brain, it was the narrator making a mental note and flowed well for me There were several conversations between Jess and Pietr that I needed taglines for I read and reread the dialogue trying to figure out who was saying what On several occasions I couldn t figure it out and had to just move ahead Once I started reading it pained me to have to put the book down until I was done Then I was pained because the end left plenty of tension to keep reader interest I ve never been personally touched by an abusive relationship so I don t know how accurately it was depicted here, but there were moments I got tears in my eyes following that thread I felt like it helped me see that issue better than I did before.On pins and needles waiting for book 4.


  6. says:

    Bargains and Betrayals was definitely an improvement on Secrets and Shadows.Jessie is locked away at Pecan Place, an institute for the mentally unstable, and she quickly learns that Pecan Place is hiding some pretty big secrets when it comes to what they are doing to their patients.Jessie matured between Secrets and Shadows and Bargains and Betrayals and although it was only minor it was definitely an improvement, yes she was still pining after Pietr but at least she has a real reason to this time By the end of Bargains and Betrayals Jessie was actually a likeable character again, putting others with bigger problems before herself and stopping to think about her actions before running after Pietr every ten seconds.Pietr was still a little annoying being his typical I am seventeen therefore I am a grown up and can make huge decisions for myself Uh yeah buddy, no you can t Pietr was still irrational and mildly irritating in this book but we didn t see that much of him compared to the previous two books.For the first time in this series, the POV was spilt between Jessie and Alexi and I absolutely loved it Reading from Alexi s POV was absolutely fascinating and definitely kept the book going, we had a mature outsiders impression of the situation, sure Alexi decided to become a drunk about halfway through for a little while, but his blackouts were reverted back to Jessie s mind so it didn t impact too much.Alexi is a very interesting character, having done everything he can for his family and still being shunned, watching his inner turmoil as he continues fighting for those he loves is amazing He left the love of his life for his family and it s only after Cat becomes human again that she really starts to bond with him.Bargains and Betrayals was definitely much better than the previous two books, I will admit that I was reluctant to pick it up after finishing Secrets and Shadows and it was only because I had a review copy that I read it at all, but I devoured it quickly and it was on my mind from the moment I put it down right up until I dived back in once again.The story actually moves this time around, it moves quite a bit to be honest, we are still lacking many answers but they are answers to questions like how can people get away with these evils things they are doing I think Delany may have shorn off a few plot points a little too abruptly, it was almost like she didn t want to continue having that bad guy as a problem, so she just killed them, every time a character got too in the way she killed them off which was a little weird, but I suppose you can t have all these characters antagonising the mains when the mains have making out and devoting themselves to each other to do.I am interested in this series, and this book has definitely redeemed some of the series horrible qualities but I am not sure if I will be continuing on Considering there is another book whose release date hasn t been announced yet and this series general lack of memorability I will probably end up just as confused as I was when I picked up Secrets and Shadows a year after 13 to Life.Find this review at storywings.com


  7. says:

    The third book in the 13 to Life series, Bargains and Betrayals , did not disappoint except for the awfully small font in my paperback copy, talk about eye strain This entire series is so much than I initially thought it was going to be It is not just a werewolf story, it is so much There are several paranormal aspects people in this story, including zombies Yes I said ZOMBIES I can t even tell you how delighted I was by this There s also the mafia, scientists and a secret government agency Not to mention the author is single handedly teaching me Russian, due to the amount of the character s usage of the language in the book I totally dig it Russian is sexy In this book, in addition to the story being told from Jessica s POV, we have Alexi s POV as well At first, I was slightly annoyed by this only because I felt like things were too back and forth, and unsteady But eventually it grew on me and I got over it I see now why his perspective was necessary to the story, and I developed of a liking for his character In addition to Alexi, Amy s character was involved in this book I liked her from the beginning and I love how good of a friend she is to Jessica.Pietr s character definitely progresses in this book and he matures while having to make some tough decisions for the sake of Jessica and his family He is definitely one of my favorite male characters of all time I like the way Shannon Delany portrays him from the many ways she describes his piercing blue eyes to the description of his Russian accent I also like the dynamic between him and Jessica This is a couple I want things to work out for On a side note, let me just say that whoa buddy was there a lot of sexual tension between them in this book It almost made me uncomfortablealmost Haha.I found that this book had some mature situations in it than the previous ones did While there were still several funny and sarcastic moments present which I love, because Jessica s character is quite amusing , this third installment of 13 to Life provides some pretty serious and sometimes awful situations All in all, I enjoyed this book and I am quite excited for the next one I think that we are going to get to see a lot of Sophie s character next time around and I look forward to it, because she is awesome I can only imagine what s going to happen in the next book after reading the dramatic ending of this one.


  8. says:

    What a ride Bargains and Betrayals jumps right into action where we were left hanging with Secrets and Shadows left us with this horrible cliffhanger Jessi is send to a institution where she left isolated from Pietr and even her dad But soon Jessi discovers that there is of course something weird going on and finally also her dad realizes that this is not the right place for her Pietr tries to get her out, but it s too dangerous so the two lovers have to stay apart from each other At the time when Jessi discovers horrible things Pietr and his family try to rescue their mother our of the hands of the CIA Pietr has to make some horrible choices Here, we get another POV which was very surprising for me One part of the story is told from Jessi s POV while the other side is told from Alxis Oh and that was a great idea I have to say I wasn t so fond of him in the first books, but this truly changed here I eventually felt very sorry for him, he really suffered from the way his brothers and sister treated him It was a very smart move to include his thoughts here Jessi is growing stronger and stronger and I liked to see her develop like this I also loved the faith she has in Pietr and her incredibly love and forgiveness Even though Pietr tries to push her away for her own good of course she never seemed to falter She stayed true to her love and decision to be with him Pietr Also Pietr went through a deep and very disturbing development and it was only Jessi who managed to pull him out of his misery He loves her deeply but also strongly believes she would be better off without him A lot of things happen that will make you gaps and leave room for development and story in the future The book ends again in a cliffhanger and I can t get enough of this rich story


  9. says:

    Rating 3.5I was kind of on the fence on what to rate this, 3 or 4 so I guess I ll go inbetween Bargains and Betrayals starts off right where Secrets and Shadows ended Jess is in the intitute torn away from Pietr Alot going on in this got a little confused about some things But in the end I caught on A few different plots going on in this one Lets see we got Jess in the institute, which come to find out alot of creepy stuff going on in this place, the Rusakovas trying to free there mother, we got the drama of Max Amy Marvin, the mafia, CIA whats not to love The last 100 pages were really good, the action pretty darn good too.The problem I had with this installment is that I really felt the characters in this were very disconnected I still love these books and cannot wait to read Oh and what was up with Alexi and Nadezhda I thought it would explain a little bit about them but Hell after he seen her at the black market it s like she never existed no mention of her nada,zip Maybe we ll get to know what happens in the next book and see what the story is with that.I would recommend this book to 14 and up because it does have some sexual content.


  10. says:

    4.5 GOLD STARS This book is probably my favorite so far in the series There were so many plot twists that I didn t see coming and the writing was flawless for the most part Very happy with this read


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About the Author: Shannon Delany

Shannon Delany s newest novel, WEATHER WITCH St Martin s Press is already available for pre order which both stuns and delights Delany Shannon Delany has written stories since she was a child She began writing in earnest when her grandmother fell unexpectedly ill during a family vacation In 2008 her greatly abbreviated version of 13 to Life written in just five weeks won the grand prize