Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Book Review: Deadly Little Lies

(From 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 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.

Characters: The characters were kind of annoying. The only person I liked was Ben. Ben was SOO awesome! I thought Camelia's friends were very annoying. They reminded be of Ever's friends in the Immortals series. There was a lot of  cheesy banter between Wes and Kim. I couldn't ever get away from the annoyingness of Camelia's friends because they were EVERYWHERE! Camelia told them everything and I felt like she was with them all the time. The portrayal of Camelia's  parents irked me because she kind of made them out to be ignorant. I hate when books do this to the parents and adults.  Why can't they just be knowledgeable for once?

Plot: The plot was pretty good. I did like how the author brought the letters back like in the first book. It was interesting to follow somebody else's thoughts. I didn't think the plot was amazing though. It was kind of like the first one, nothing different really happens. But I really did enjoy the mystery of it all.

Writing Style: I loved to format of the book. Like I said before, the letters it had every couple of chapters were great. It added to that mysterious feel of the book. The book was very descriptive and I liked that

Verdict: I give this book a 3.5/5. The only thing that I really hated about the book was the plethora of aggravating characters. Take that away and Deadly Little Lies would have gotten a 4! 

I am always open for suggestions! Tell me if there's a book you think I should review!

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