Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Deadly Little Lies

The following synopsis of Deadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz is from her website's page for the book.

Last fall, sixteen-year-old Camelia fell for Ben, a new boy at school who had a very mysterious gift – psychometry, 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 strange brushes with premonition. Camelia wonders if Ben's abilities have somehow been transferred to her.

Ben returns to school, but he remains aloof, and Camelia can't get close enough to share her secret with him. Camelia makes the painful decision to let him go and move on. Adam, the hot new guy at Knead, seems good for her in ways Ben wasn't. But when Camelia and Adam start dating, a surprising love triangle results. A chilling sequence of events uncovers 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.

My Thoughts:
The Cover:
I love this cover even more than the first! I'm a huge fan of umbrellas and rain, so this cover caught my eye. I like that it is similar to the first one, but not the same. The similarities are the fonts and the design around the title, which I love. And then that the picture is of a girl and you can't see a face. And I just love this cover. It makes me anxious for the next one! (Deadly Little Game)

Warning: Do not read beyond this point if you have not read Deadly Little Secret.

The Book:
Deadly Little Lies is a chilling sequel to Deadly Little Secret. I wasn't sure what was going to happen in this book to make it connect to the first, other than the characters and continuing on with the life of Camelia where it left off in the first. The first one was suspenseful and, in all honesty, a bit scary. This sequel not only picked up where we left off with the first one and developed Camelia's past and, of course, her present, (I don't think that's how I wanted to word that last sentence.) but it had the same, suspense and creep feel as the first without being repetitive.
Camelia's life starts to go back to normal, but Ben comes back, and of course, so do the complications in her life. She thought that once she resolved things with Ben she could continue on with a semi-normal life; as normal a life can be for a girl that has been held hostage, nearly hit by a car, and seems to be developing psychometric powers, but that is definitely not the case.
New side-stories were introduced that Laurie Faria Stolarz has set up for an amazing third book and I can't wait to get my hands on Deadly Little Game.

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