Thursday, January 13, 2011

Deception; Lee Nichols

  Deception

ARC

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books; 1 edition (June 8, 2010)






Synopsis

When Emma Vaile's parents go missing while away on a mysterious business trip, her brother's very cute best friend, Bennett Stern—Emma's knight in J. Crew armor—arrives unexpectedly to whisk her away to New England. There, Emma settles into his family's museum-like mansion and enrolls at an old-fashioned private school. Emma has memories of Thatcher that she can't explain—it's as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Finally, Emma confides in Bennett and learns she is a ghostkeeper, a person who can communicate with ghosts. Bennett brought Emma to Thatcher to protect her, but now he needs her help tracking an other-worldly murderer.


My Review

 I enjoy a creepy read as long as it doesn't cross the line to freaky. I can't handle to much spook. Deception had just enough creepy to keep me entertained till that last written word.  
Deception never lacked emotion, deception and an awesome plot. There were some dark moments that played out. Some of which made me tear up a bit.

     Emma is the new girl and school and her personality fits into place perfectly with the book.  Some of the ghosts were comfy and cozy and they are so easy to fall in the same way Emma did. I liked Bennett more so to the end then at the beginning. I couldn't understand at first why Emma cared for him so. Even though this was a ghost story I can see anyone who loves paranormal enjoying this. It was an extremely quick read. I read it in one sitting. With just a little over 300 pages it seemed like a walk in the Dark spooky park.

You can check out more of Lee Nichols here.

The second in the series Betrayal will be released in march 2011
Betrayal






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16 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great review. I can not wait for the next book. That ending left me going, "WTF? No WAY!"

Briana said...

I really want to read this :) Good review!

Blodeuedd said...

I do not think this book is for me, but I enjoyed reading your review :)

Jacinda said...

Same here with me! Too much scary and I can't sleep at night! I have this on my to read this, I need to pick this up!

GMR said...

Enjoyed the review! Short and sweet and yet with that dark mystique...hey, sounds like it modeled the book! ^_^ This is one on my "to be read" list for certain....thanks for the share!

Meredith said...

I loved this one! I want the sequel now!!! Great review.

Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

I was iffy on the romance in this one too, but the story was fun and loved the cliffhanger!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

It's on my TBR list. Must. Read. Faster. :-)

Adriana said...

I like creepy so this sounds like something I could enjoy. I could definitely use a quick read as well.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Oh, this sounds like a book for me. I need to put this one on my wishlist! Thanks for the review.

Jenny N. said...

I like creepy but not too much so this one sounds good for me :)

Tina said...

LOL- Creepy but not freaky, I like that line- Sounds like a good catch pharse for a bumper sticker..>:D

Cinette said...

I love creepy! I'll be checking this out!

jackie b central texas said...

Another YA for me to put on my wishing to read book and author list, I too like books that are a little creepy but not gory and or too all out scary... Could read pure horror years ago but have not done so in 20 years as it gave me nightmare finally... Nice last sentence to sum up "it seemed like a walk in the Dark spooky park", caught me with that line...


jackie >_<

Nayá said...

I think I need a creepy story right now...
Liked this!

Melissa @ Mel's Books and Info said...

I bought this book shortly after it came out, but haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Sounds like I definitely need to pick it up!