Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Review: Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Stolarz

Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria StolarzPub. Date: November 2009
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children
Format: Hardcover, 304pp
Series: Touch Series, #2

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 an unexpected kiss leads to a frightening argument, Camelia makes the painful decision to let Ben 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.
Deadly Little Lies is a suspenseful and thrilling page turner…

I love the whole aspect around psychometry in the Touch Series. It’s unique and spooky, which I guess is why I kept trying to convince myself while reading this book that I was the only one in the house at the time. With Camelia’s strange encounters with premonitions, I couldn’t help but to be psyched while reading this book.

In this installment, Camelia’s trying to grasp the meaning of this ability especially when it seems totally different from what Ben’s ability entailed. Stolarz did a great job at explaining why Camelia kept finding excuses not to tell her parents or authorities about the threats surrounding her. I guess it’s not as easy to explain when one might think she’s crazy. Ben’s also back in town but all’s not well in paradise, there’s a new guy knocking at the door.

I found myself laughing at the humorous dialogue between Camelia’s best friends, Kimmie and Wes. Every time something weird happened with Camelia, these two would put their two cents in whether it’s sound advice or not, but they always managed to get a laugh out of me.

Stolarz once again kept me guessing with the plot. Finally, when I think I've figured out who the perp. is, another wrench is thrown in knocking my guesstimations out the door. All I can say is Poor Ben, can this guy catch a break?

I can’t wait to see what Stolarz has in store for us in Deadly Little Game, the next installment in the Touch Series.

Rating: 4 ½ out of 5 Stars

27 comments:

Thao said...

4.5/5 sounds good. I'm pretty excited to read this book. And it seems lighter than I thought.

cj'alhafiz said...

Hi...wow wat an amazing review! i'll put this book in my whishlist..haha! erm...just wanna ask. Wat r the other book of touch series?

prashant said...

it seems lighter than I thought.

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Donna Gambale said...

I just finished this one! Great review.

Jessica said...

Great review. Seems a little different, but I wouldn't mind reading it. Just need to find the time. Which may not be any time soon.:(

iluvhersheys_andbooks said...

Great review, the first book wasnt really as good as I anticipated, but I still cant wait to read this one.

Jessy said...

I really enjoy reading all of Lauries books. She does give her characters quite a sense of humor.

Cherie J said...

Great review. I read the first book and enjoyed it and would love to read the second book.

Brooke Reviews said...

I like to hear that it spooked you. I love books like this! I felt the same way with Bad Girls Don't Die! lol

pepsivanilla said...

This sounds like a great book! I love Laurie's Blue is For Nightmares series.

elaing8 said...

Great review. Sounds like a really great book I have to check out.

throuthehaze said...

Great review! This books sounds so good, I can't wait to read it

Jenny N. said...

Nice review. I bought the first Deadly Little Secrets and hope to read it soon then I can read the second book too.

Valorie said...

I love books that are able to keep you guessing until the end. Sometimes plots are so formulaic that you can guess them. Always refreshing when you can't!

Valorie
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Wanda said...

Great review! Makes me want to rush right out and buy the book.

brizmus said...

This whole psychometry thing is really intriguing. . . this book sounds great!
I haven't read a book in a while in which I couldn't guess everything that would happen.

Sarah (Limerick) said...

I can't believe I haven't heard about this series! The sequel sounds amazing!

The Book Vixen said...

This book looks really good! I've added it and Dirty Little Secret to my TBR list.

Ladytink_534 said...

I've never heard of psychometry before but it certainly sounds like a different ability! I really want to read these!

carmen alexis said...

I can't wait to read this book (hopefully by winning it. haha.) but I have got to get to Dirty Little Secret first. I said this in the author interview, but OMG. I love the cover of it. I want it so bad! haha. Awesome review. :)

purplg8r said...

Great review! I love when the unexpected happens in books!

donnas said...

Great review. Thanks for sharing!

allisonrocks said...

hi there!

Lori T said...

Great review. I am really looking forward to reading this...which means that I really need to move the first book up in my to be read pile.

Bwyatt said...

Now I'm extra excited. I haven't read Deadly Little Secret yet but I'm starting it during "family time" at my in-laws today. I've heard wonderful things. Now I have to plow through it so I can read Deadly Little Lies. Can't wait!

Ashley said...

I really want to read this, great review! The first one in the series was pretty good.

had_triskaideka said...

I really want to read this book now.

 

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