Book Review: Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

2820533Title: Deadly Little Secret (Touch #1)
Author: Laurie Faria Stolarz
Publication Date: December 23rd 2008
Publisher: Hyperion
Paranormal | Mystery | Young Adult

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.

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Deadly Little Secret was good, well, it was not entirely great. There are flaws and of course, a little bit of cliché, was written all over the book. I’m almost definitely sure that I’d give this book a 2 stars rating because of the two characters.  Camelia, dear god, woman. She can’t stop thinking about ben because of blah blah blah cliché cliché and there’s this I-like-you-but-for-some-reasons-it’s-like-we-can’t-be-together-but-hey-i-like-you thing going on and it was annoying.

What saved this book from me giving it a 2 freaking stars was, Camelia’s friends, Kimmie and Wes, they are hilarious and of course the suspense and mystery that’s surrounding it. There’s these extra entries between chapters written by the stalker, it was creepy as fuck and it  will leave you guessing. When I found out who the stalker is, I was shocked. Honestly, it never even crossed my mind.

Well, over all, it was a good read. Even though there were times when I wanted to punch Camelia and Ben  on the face. The suspense and mystery were really engrossing, it will keep you on turning the pages.

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Oh there’s a second book, will you read it? Hm, maybe. The ending kinda left me hangin’ and I want to know more what will happen next.

If you almost gave it a two stars, Would you still recommend it? Yes, If you’re into YA Mystery, this book is clearly for you. Like I said the mystery was engrossing.

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What about you? What are your thoughts about Deadly Little Secret? Leave a comment! x

Links: Amazon | Book Depository | Goodreads

 

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3 thoughts on “Book Review: Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

  1. The stalker/mystery stuff has me intrigued… but the cliche stuff will probably annoy the crap out of me, lol. Maybe once I read the other stuff I currently have to read I’ll look into it. Have you read the Seven Deadly Sins series by Robin Wasserman? I’m almost done with the second book… that I started yesterday.

    • Oh I forgot to mention, the 2-3 pages felt a little too twilight-ish! hahaha but it was a good read, the suspense was….. suspenseful lol. let me know if you’ do try it out

      I haven’t read them. I googled the series, maybe I’ll read one of them next month.. yayy!! :)

      take care.x

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