Deadly Little Lies

Posted March 1, 2010 in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Deadly Little LiesDeadly Little Lies by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Also by this author: Deadly Little Secret
Series: Touch #2
Also in this series: Deadly Little Secret
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Young Adult
Published by Hyperion on November 10, 2009
Pages: 292
Format: Hardcover
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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.

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First Impressions
Love the colors used and the mysterious quality it portrays

Review

The story is the second installment in Stolarz’s touch series and it was a nice, interesting read.  We’re introduced to Camelia again trying to live life after the horrific incident that happened to her a few months back (read Deadly Little Secrets) and the fact that Ben left.  Soon things start to turn interesting while Camelia works on her pottery and starts to hear voices and sees things.   Then Ben comes back into her life and the tension begins with them fighting their feelings for each other.  To complicate matters more there’s a new guy in town named Adam and he sets his eyes on Camelia, adding a nice little love triangle.  The suspense from the first novel is clearly brough to this installment when Camelia start to receive photos and messages again letting her know she’s in danger (again) and for her to be careful or she’ll end up dead.  Only now it’s from someone new. 

   I enjoyed this story and all of the characters, new and old. I loved the tension Stolarz built between Camelia, Ben and Adam.  Even though this plot was similar to the fist book with Camelia trying to figure out who’s out to hurt her, there are other elements added on, which gave it a fresh new feel.  The diary entrees between the chapters was a great addition, adding to the intrigue. What I was a little disappointed with was Stolarz didn’t really go into Ben’s powers or Ben himself, he still remained a total mystery but hopefully Stolarz will get more into Ben and Camelia’s powers with the third installment.

3 Stars

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