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Friday, May 22, 2009

Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Some secrets shouldn't be kept...

Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.

Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret. (Book description).

My Thoughts:

This is Laurie Faria Stolarz's first novel in her new "Touch" Series.

I was really happy with the way the book played out. Stolarz kept me on my toes guessing who the stalker was all the way through the book. Every other chapter or so you would be able to read journal like entries from the "stalker", which was very interesting. It really gives a lot of insight. But, just because you have clues does not mean the perpetrator is easy to guess! Stolarz has you guessing until the very last moment. Excellent use of suspense.

The bad thing about this book was lack of character depth. While it was a good book, I didn't relate the characters as well as I think I should have. I think she could have gone more into character development. I mean, Ben is cool and all, but I wish I would get to know him better (which I'm sure I will as the series goes on). But, in the end, I still knew basically nothing about him. After a week I had a hard time recalling Camelia's and Ben's names.

The good things about this book was the fact it was very easy and quick to read! I couldn't put it down! You have to keep reading until you know whats going to happen... It sucks you in completely. I throughly enjoyed this book (as I do all of Stolarz's other books) and I cannot wait for Deadly Little Lies, which comes out November of this year. I highly recommend it!

Rating: 4.2/5.0


  1. I can't wait until Deadly Little Lies comes out too!

  2. This series has a lot of promise. I can't wait to see how it unfolds!

  3. I loved this book. Can't wait for the next one to come out. :D

  4. I had no clue what this book was about so thanks for clearing up the confusion! I'm glad that my review nudged you to be more curious about Evernight. I thought it was pretty well written.

    Your site's very pretty. I love the layout. :)

  5. Thank you! And I think I'll add Evernight to my summer reading list. :)


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