Thursday, November 26, 2009

Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Title: Deadly Little Secret
Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Pages: 252, paperback

Publisher: Disney Hyperion

Age Group: Young Adult

Overall Rating:

Some Secrets Shouldn't be Kept. . . .

Until three months ago, everything about 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 an art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes far from 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 he's trouble, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. Instead 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.

Deadly Little Secret surpassed my expectations. It was suspenful, thrilling, and intriguing all in one book. From the cover you get the impression of ghost, mystery, and a combination between paranormal and romantic. Which, is all this book is about. I am so happy I read it!

One gloomy day as Camelia walked, something unexpected happened, she almost got run over by a car, a mysterious guy reached out and saved her life. She felt his touch and it thrilled he she felt it all over her body, even though he was only touching one part of her body. Before Camelia gets to thank him for saving her life the mysterious guy disappears. Three months later, the mystery guy, Ben, is enrolled in her school. Rumors say he pushed his girlfriend down a cliff after strangling her. Camelia shuts her self from believing any of the rumors and believes, he's a good guy, the guy that saved her life. Ben denies ever saving her life, and claims, he is being mistaken for someone else. Strange things happen to Camelia, she is being stalked. Phone calls, mysterious gifts, and letters, she is receiving. Who could it be? Ben says she's in danger? Where will Camelia end up and unravel the secret?

This paranormal romance thriller will have you trying to solve the mystery for hours. It had interesting ingredients of mystery, romance, and action, to complement the thrilling plot. Everytime I thought I'd solved the mystery, Stolarz would put something I didn't see coming. From the beginning the suspense goes on and on. The hook is immediately on the first page. It made me never get enough of it. At some point it did slow down, but it always thrilled me to see what was going to happen next. The light writing had me engaged into the book, although I would have liked it to be more descriptive. There wasn't much character development, it didn't really bother me. I found the plot very original, most importantly "the touch". Hot, mysterious, and sexy Ben was my favorite character. He gave the book and air of sensuality, and danger.

At the end of the book, it had me exhausted on trying to follow the story and the many twist and turns. But, I found it fascinating. Stolarz definitely has a gift for story telling. I look forward to reading the sequel in the near future for more- action, thrill, and romance.

Deadly Little Lies






Bianca said...

Oh wow. I feel so stupid. I just realized that there are two books, Deadly Little Secret and Deadly Little Lie. I keep seeing these books everywhere, it's been hard keeping track. :P

The books sound great, I can't wait to read them!

Kelsey said...

Great review! I loved Deadly Little Secret and am just as anxious to read the sequel(:

MarceJ said...

Great review I think I will love that, adding to TBR list right now.

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