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  • Published: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446451670
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove

An irresistibly glamorous and intriguing novel from the author of the international bestseller FALLEN.

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 . . .

  • Pub date: 1 March 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446451670
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the Author

Lauren Kate

Lauren Kate is the internationally bestselling author of the FALLEN and TEARDROP series. Her books have been translated into more than thirty languages. She lives in Los Angeles. Visit her online at laurenkatebooks.net.

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Praise for The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove

“Lauren Kate's first novel is an entertaining high-school thriller that's fairly loosely based on Macbeth. A fun read for fans of this talented author.”

The Bookbag

“Every so often I love to read a dark, twisted, delicious tale and The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove fit the bill perfectly. Reading this book is a bit like reading a gothic version of Gossip Girl. Natalie's a heroine you'll love to hate and the deadly secrets and betrayals will have you glued to this books pages...It's not your typical young adult read. It's different and scandalous and shows that Lauren Kate isn't afraid to write outside the norm.”

Jess Hearts Books

“This is the first novel I have read by Lauren Kate and is very unlikely to be the last. I got lost in the world that was being described, a strange mixture of a retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth and a classic murder mystery novel. I'm almost disappointed that I finished it so quickly, I want more!”

Kate, Chicklish

“Fun to read and had more than enough drama to hold my interest. The writing makes this one worth reading and I'll definitely be trying more of Lauren Kate's work.”

I Want To Read That

“The links to Macbeth are subtle and well done, if you've read the play I'm sure you'll easily pick up on them so I won't list them here and spoil anything. I have to say, though, that the whole 'Three Witches' element is dealt with brilliantly - I loved it. So, if you're more of a fan of underdogs rather than the popular pack then you may hold a little resentment towards the protagonist of this book but if, like me, you can't help but warm to the mean girls then definitely give this one a try. I loved it.”

Writing from the Tub

“The person who said this book was Macbeth meets cruel intentions wasn't lying. I loved it and read it in one sitting...I found the story and the dynamics of the characters involved fascinating.”

Overflowing Library

“I going to tell you straight up that - I LOVED this book! The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove is one of the best dark YA fictions I have read! Dark, twisted and addictive, you should read this.”

Badass Bookie

“Think Macbeth meets Gossip Girl.”

Natasha Harding, The Sun

“The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove is a great book that keeps you wanting more right up to the end. It has most of the things I look for in a book: romance, mystery, suspense, and of course, secrets. It's written very well, so you can't predict the ending, but also so you don't want the book to end.”

NewYorkGirl, The Guardian Children's Books Site

“The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove is a dark mysterious book full of dark secrets and lies. I enjoyed this book very much; it's Twilight turned High School Musical (minus the singing) I would reccomend this book to anyone I know, and I am definitely going to read the other books written by Lauren Kate.”

Chelsie Davies, South Wales Argus

“Lots of adjectives can be applied to this novel - mean, smutty, decadent - all of them compliments”


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