Saturday, December 4, 2010

Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Release Date: November 10th, 2009 by Hyperion
Details: 288 pages, paperback
Series: Book #1 in the Touch series
Source: Bought from B&N
Rating: 4 out of 5
Summary (goodreads):

Some secrets shouldn't be kept... 

Until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades, an okay relationship with her parents, and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when a mysterious boy named Ben starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary. 

Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe he's trouble, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. Instead, she's inexplicably drawn to Ben and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret. 

From the best-selling author of Blue is for Nightmares comes a new series that's sure to be a thrilling and chilling teen favorite.

o0.| My Thoughts |.0o

I had been eyeing the sequel to this book for awhile now. Every time I walked into Borders actually and decided to give in and just get the book. I didn't realize it was the sequel until after I bought it so I had to go back and get the first book. And I'm glad I did (I originally thought maybe I could just read the second book and get away with it. But it gnawed at me)!

Deadly Little Secret is the first book I've ever read in one sitting. This book was good. I had absolutely no idea what to expect and it hooked me and pulled me in for an awesome mystery. I needed contemporary, a break from Dystopia and this is exactly what I needed. The book was fast paced and every page left you wanting to know more and most importantly, who was stalking Camelia? I had a few ideas of who it could be as the story progressed but I was not expecting who it really was. I did not see that coming! Wow, just... whew, wow. I admit, reading it was like watching an episode out of TV show which was kinda cool. And also the journal entries written by the stalker also added to the suspense!

There wasn't anything I loved or hated about Camelia. She's just your average chick living an average life. Her best friend Kimmie however...! I could not stand! The way she would slam Ben without even knowing who he is and how boy crazy she was.... was just annoying. I wanted to smack her so many times! I really liked Camelia's other best friend Wes. He was funny and if he was a real person, I'd totally want him as my friend! As for Ben... I feel bad about all that he's been through, it must suck to have rumors about you whenever you go. Everyone thinking you're a killer and a freak. I couldn't imagine how I would react if I was in his position. Ben was a likeable character. He was a bit hot and cold in the beginning but I liked him. He seemed like a nice boy, and he seemed to really care about Camelia, or else he wouldn't had done what he did.

The ending however, reminded me a little bit of New Moon. You guys know I hate saying stuff like that but that's exactly what I thought of! I understand Camelia feeling like she needed Ben, especially after everything that happened but she should know that now she's safe. And that Ben only wants her to be even safer.

I can't wait to see what happens next in Deadly Little Lies!

o0.| Favorite Line |.0o

"He is taking photography this year. Plus he's done stupid stuff like this before. Last year he left a Saran Wrapped rubber Teletubby in my duffel bag, along with the note that said, 'Save me. I'm suffocating.'"
(Seriously, who does that?! LOL)

"But he does play a mean electric guitar. Have you heard his rendition of 'Walk This Way'? Seriously, it'll bring tears to your eyes." Wes uses the corner of his sleeve to dab at the invisible tears on his cheeks.

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  1. Haven't seen a review for this book so thank you.
    Great review
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  3. This is an awesome review! I have this one sitting on my shelf... I think I need to dig it out and read it now! :D

  4. I read Stolarz' Blue is for Nightmares series earlier this year nad really liked it. I'm hoping this series ends up being just as good. When I manage to get around to it...

  5. I have yet to read a book in one sitting. Sure two sittings in normal for me, I also have this one in my TBR pile for next year, cannot wait!

  6. I've read 'Deadly Little Lies' and never got around to reading this one. I'm thinking of getting it now that I read your review. Books that are read in one sitting are definitely worth a read :)

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