Thursday, December 30, 2010
Book Review: Deadly Little Secrets
TITLE: Deadly Little Secrets
Book 1 in the Touch series
AUTHOR: Laurie Faria Stolarz
CATEGORY: Young adult
GENRE: paranormal, mystery, romance
PREMISE: Camelia meets Ben and her life turns upside down.
MY REVIEW: Honest, I'm a bit split about this book. Part of me dug it. Kimmie and Wes were hilarious, the author had a nice suspense thing going, her parents were cool (and she actually ;gasp; appreciated them!) and for once, the high school life was accurately portrayed, a few stereotypes here and there aside. Also, yay for stalking NOT BEING ROMANTIC. Thank you, Stolarz.
However, it was also really cliche. It had the tendancy to feel like a Twilight rip-off (but as always with those rip-offs, was better), and it was melodramatic. Especially where the romance between Camelia and Ben were concerned. I also didn't care for the use of present tense because I saw no need for it and again, I hate present tense.
Ultimately I think it's a decent book. But it's one of those that will appeal to a certain few or if you're in the mood for a light suspense romance thing. A must read? Not much.
WHO SHOULD READ: Twilight fans, those that like fluffy paranormal romances
MY RATING: three and a half out of five roses
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