Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Release Date: September 21st, 2010 by Hyperion
Details: 320 pages, paperback
Series: Book #2 in the Touch series
Source: Bought from Borders
Rating: 4 out of 5
Summary (goodreads):
Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, the mysterious new boy at school who turned out to have a very mysterious gift--pyschometry, the ability to sense the future through touch.  But just as Camelia and Ben's romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months studying everything she can about psychometry, and experiencing her own strange brushes with premonition. Camelia wonders if Ben's abilities have somehow rubbed off on her. Can the power of psychometry be transferred?  

Even once Ben returns to school, Camelia can't get close enough to share her secret with him. Despite the romantic tension between them, Ben remains aloof, avoiding contact. Then when a series of eerie notes echoes the  threats of last semester--and Ben  keeps his distance--Camelia makes the painful decision to let go and move on.  Adam, the hot new guy at work, seems good for her in ways Ben wasn't.  Adam is easygoing, and seems to really care about her.
 But when Camelia and Adam start dating, a surprising love triangle results. A chilling sequence of events upturns secrets from Ben's past--and Adam's. Someone is lying, and it’s up to Camelia to figure out who—before it’s too late.

o0.| My Thoughts |.0o

I love this series, it's a nice easy read. I know that authors hate when you say that, but I liked that this was an easy read! I also love the suspense in this series. It's enough to keep you turning the pages but not enough to creep me out. The humor between Kimmie and Wes get me every time. Makes me wish I had friends like that in high school! It was nice to see something about Camelia's aunt that we hear so much about in the last book. I like how there are various journal entries thrown in between chapters, it helps keep you guessing! I still hate how Camelia's parents are always too busy in their own drama to notice things going on in Camelia's life. It always seems like when she has something to say, or when things start to get intense, something with her aunt comes up, or something stresses her mom out that just ruins everything (wow that's a lot of comma's). I still love Wes! And I'm starting to warm up to Kimmie. A little. Ben was really hot and cold and that was frustrating. If you're saying goodbye then GO. BE GONE! Poor boy doesn't know what he's doing. Adam. Oh Adam. That boy always seemed off to me. I don't exactly know how I feel about him right now. 

But I do want to say that the ending made me make this face:


Seriously, it just can't be put into words. I was a big jumble of incomplete sentences that were all followed with "WHAT?!" Seriously, it was crazy.

I'm excited for Deadly Little Games, mostly because this time Camelia isn't the one being stalked. This should be interesting!

o0.| Favorite Line |.0o

Wes turns to Kimmie, using his middle finger to wipe the cappuccino froth from his lip.

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