Friday, January 28, 2011

Review: Deadly Little Games (Touch #3) by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Title: Deadly Little Games (Touch #3)
Release Date: December 28th 2010
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Source: Bought for my Kindle
Kindle Lending: Enabled

Description From Goodreads:

Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: They both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to sense things through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control and hurting people. Camelia's gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn't yet comprehend.

Before either teen has a chance to fully grasp these abilities, an unresolved family tragedy resurfaces in Camelia's life, irrevocably changing everything she cares about...

My Review:

  The Book starts with Camelia sculpting a pair of lips.  They aren't Ben's lips either.  They belong to Adam.  Who is Adam you ask.  Well, he is the boy that seeked revenge against his ex best friend, Ben.  Adam and Camelia were seeing each other while she and Ben were taking a break.  
  Camelia keeps sculpting pieces of clay that are actually clues/premonitions showing that Adam is in danger.  She and her friends, Kimmie and Wes, start hanging around with Adam so they can try to see who is trying to make him pay.  He keeps getting crossword puzzles with hidden messages in the answers.  With Ben not as approving of Camelia and Adam hanging out, they start to pull apart a little bit.  Is this Adam's plan to get Camelia back or is there really someone who wants to kill him?  You never know who's gonna get hurt if they're not careful.
  What a great third book in the series.  I was anticipating this book's release day for many months now and was not a bit disappointed when I finished it.
  Let's start off with Camelia.  Trouble always seems to find that girl.  The thing is- she hasn't once told her parents anything that is going on.  I realize her parents are having family issues since her Aunt Alexia is in the mental ward, but come on- you would seriously think that after everything she's gone through, she'd tell her parents something other than keeping them completely clueless.  All I got left to say on the subject is she better start talking by the end of the fourth book in the series. 
  I kept guessing who the actual villain of the story was this time.  I would think that it was one character for awhile and then change my mind to thinking of someone else.  The author definitely kept me on my toes the entire time and for your information,  I didn't guess right one time.  The ending blew me away.  It was completely unexpected and I was scared for the characters that were in danger.
  Overall, I love every book in this series.  They are puzzling, edgy, and fresh and full of danger, mystery, and romance.  Read this series as soon as you get a chance.  Drop everything else you're reading at the moment cause this series is amazing- one of my favorites by far.  Kudos to Laurie on her creations and for sharing all her work with readers like me.

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