¶ Deadly Little Secret (Touch, #1) ¿ Download by º Laurie Faria Stolarz

¶ Deadly Little Secret (Touch, #1) ¿ Download by º Laurie Faria Stolarz Spoiler ish So the beginning half of this was way too reminescent of Twilight How you say well1 It starts off with a near death accident involving a car2 guess who comes in to save our girl Camelia You got it, our creepy guy Ben that she has never met until that moment3 The have a science lab class together, where Ben acts as if Camelia is repulsvie.
4 Everyone at school thinks Ben is creepy and Camelia shouldn t be hanging around him5 Ben has a secret but he tells Camelia after about 3 days of seeing each other, if you call it that6 Camelia runs out into danger just like you know who, er em Bella.
7 There is someone wanting to kill Camelia.
8 Two guys, one girl 9 High school settingStill there are some differences in the books, like 1 Ben is not a Vampire, he is psyhometric.
2 We get to read from the psycho killer s journal entries3 we think the good guy ben is the bad guy matt I m sure there is a few , but I think you all get the point that there s not enough differences in the two books Seriously the 1st 100 pages feels like you are reading someone s interpretation of Twilight The last 100 pages do get somewhat interesting, but it just doesn t make up for the rest for me.
I m giving Deadly little Secret 2.
5 stars because it makes me want to Reviewed by May A for TeensReadToo.
comThree months ago, Camelia s life was saved by a mysterious boy She doesn t see him again, until the first day of her junior year His name is Ben Carter and everybody in school claims that he killed his girlfriend Camelia doesn t know who or what to believe, but she does know one thing she is irresistibly drawn to him and his touch But shortly after Ben s sudden appearance in her life, Camelia begins receiving chilling phone calls, various packages, and strange notes Ben insists that her life is in grave danger and tells Camelia that he can help Camelia is wary about his offer, especially with Ben s mysterious behavior and the new rumors buzzing around school involving him Can she trust the new and handsome boy with the so called shady past DEADLY LITTLE SECRET, just like I suspected, did not disappoint The book was amazing and an excellent start to the new TOUCH series by Laurie Faria Stolarz author of the BLUE IS FOR NIGHTMARES series The plot was mesmerizing it kept me guessing who it was that posed a threat to Camelia s life I loved reading about Camelia and her friends Kimmie and Wess were a blast I enjoyed the constant witty banter exchanged between them and their very distinct personalities There were numerous laugh out loud moments whenever the trio were together I really loved Ben s abilities, which gave him substance Ben and Camelia s relationship was very compelling, making you fall in love with them both The book was full of shocking surprises and revelations, earning the book five stars This is a must read for fans of romance, suspense, and mystery because it won t disappoint.
5 5 stars.
When I read about this book I thought it genuinely sounded unique and interesting I do still feel it was a unique story, but I still felt a bit disappointed by it The story didn t have much going on at all What was there flowed quickly and the whole book was read in a few hours so that was one good thing.
Camelia meets Ben when he saves her life This part and the whole scene as partners at school felt a bit too TwilightishThere were quite a few similarities in the plot as well that I won t go into because several of my GR friends have already listed them, so I don t feel the need to do this again Camelia is being stalked and she s also trying to find outabout the mysterious Ben The rumor around school is that Ben was somehow responsible for his ex girlfriend s death.
The stalker s narration did feel creepy at times, but not really scary It just felt a little too silly and juvenile Not to put down any fans of this series, but it feels like this book isfor younger teens like 11 13 than young adults, and certainly, in my opinion, not entertaining enough to hold the attention of adults I only say this because the mystery was kinda easy to figure out for meThe way I would talk you would get the idea that I hated this book, which is completely untrue I just expectedI might even continue this series, but I would like the writing to make me feel anything for these characters Right now I don t because Camelia seems totally emotionless, her friends seem like a holes, and Ben is the only character I kinda sorta liked.
The 2.
5 stars I gave were because there were a few suspenseful parts, and the writing itself wasn t terrible Based off the idea this book started with it had potential to be a very intriguing story, but it just fell flat, and didn t isolate itself from the various other paranormal books out there Recommended for younger teens I don t think it has any violence of sexual content I can t really remember, which is another bad point for this book It s not memorable at all Definitely would not recommend this series to any adults or even young adults 14 , because I think most will be as bored as I was If you are looking for a great YA paranormal series to start trust me there are far better ones out there, and you won t regret passing on this one.
To be fair, my 2 star review comes from the viewpoint of an adult reading a novel meant for kids in their early teens My 12 year old self would have loved Deadly Little Secret and given it at least 4 stars What I didn t enjoy about this book was the lack of depth I kept feeling that I was reading a book that really wants to be a made for tv movie It has a lot of dialouge while it is interesting and keeps the book moving, there is nothing behind it Camila is not very reflective, and we don t know her thoughts beyond what is imediately happening to her For you Twilight readers this is very much the oppisite of Stephenie Meyers writing style While Bella droned on and on and on and on about her feelings, Camila doesn t drone even once This makes it difficult for the readers hearts to go pitter patter along with Camila when she spends time with Ben.
Not a bad book, but not one of the young adult books that will also be cherrished by adults A super easy read I got through it in an afternoon It s great if you have had a really bad week at work, and just want to be entertained without having to think about anything too much 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 bedescriptive 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 foraction, thrill, and romance.
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Some Secrets Shouldn T Be KeptUp 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 OrdinaryRud 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 SecretFrom The Best Selling Author Of Blue Is For Nightmares Comes A Story Of Paranormal Romance That S Sure To Be A Thrilling And Chilling Teen Favorite So smug I guessed the stalker hehe Feel like Nancy Drew DAt first I had a lot of suspects but then I finally limited them down to one and I was right She just won t listen And so I ve started a plan I just hope she appreciates all my efforts all my work to make her happy Once and for all God he s crazy This book was making me crazy, I needed to find out who it was and therefore I could not put this down She was out in front of school this morning, looking for attention Like a total slut.
The front of school is her new place to be noticed Nobody else ever just hangs out there, but she wants to be on display, so people look at her as soon as they pull up.
I said the alphabet forwards and backwards and counted up building bricks to keep myself calm It was either that or haul off and smack her stupid little face.
She just makes me so mad sometimes, so mad that I can t quite think straight She wants to see me lose control I mean C MON, after reading that don t YOU want to find out who it is.
I really liked this It kept my interest, curiosity and I agitation running the whole pulls of hours it took ,e to read it I mean how would you react if photographs, letters, phone calls and messages were being targeted at you and you had no idea why and then a tottally hot stranger saves your life, tells you you re in danger and that he wants to help Well.
This is Camelia s life And her life and this book completely keeps you guessing and hanging on to find outI thought it was way cool how the author set it up so that every now and then you would get an anonymous chaoter from the stalkers POV Made the creepy andrealistic Camelia Hammond is starting her last year of school, but instead of looking forward she can t help but look back, to three months ago at the end of the last school year when her life was saved by a beautiful boy who then disappeared She still tingles from where he touched her.
Yet when, on the first day of school, she sees him, Ben Carter, the new boy with a bad reputation and an even darker history, he pretends he doesn t recognise her and insists he never saved her life He avoids her until one day in Chemistry class when he accidentally touches her and all hell breaks loose.
Her infatuation with Ben isn t the real problem, though her unknown stalker has made himself known and is becoming scarier with each photo put in her mailbox, each gift left by her window Ben insists she s in danger and that he can help her, but who can she trust Who is fixating on her I think, if I d known this book was going to be a stalker book, I probably wouldn t have picked it up I m not a big fan of the genre The suspense here was dealt with well, with good pacing and plenty of tense, even scary moments especially as, while I knew the stalker wasn t Ben from the beginning, there was quite a large number of boys men to choose from and that does make you rather edgy.
It s very dialogue driven, which, when not taken advantage of, allows the characters to be under developed as they were here You don t get to know Camelia all that well, even though she narrates there s not much going on in her head aside from describing what she sees Very disappointing Ben s an intriguing character but you don t get close to him either I m wondering if he s the link that will pop up in the other books in the series not yet written , especially considering they re called Touch novels Can t explain that without giving the only cool element of the book away It s a stupidly quick read, tells a simple enough story and doesn t delve into the teenage psyche much I quite liked Camelia s friend Kimmie Part of my problem with these suspense books, is that so often supporting characters are set up they re fodder for our mistrust, our suspicions, and turn out to be nothingthan plot devices If the prose offers something , if the main character s offer , then this could be overlooked, but when, as in Deadly Little Secret, the prose and main characters are superficial, the entire book becomes bland and disappointing.
That said, I did find it engrossing perhaps against my better judgement so I need to be fair in my rating.
Oh, and Ben reminded me of Edward from the Twilight books Cashing in much This is definitely a suspense novel and it totally delivers on that front I actually don t gravitate toward this genre but I amandas of late For the most part I m pretty bad at reading them cause I just can t take it I ll flip to the end and see the outcome like a naughty reader, but I forced myself not to do it this time I m glad I did because it would have ruined the story.
Camelia is a normal girl for the most part, but an event happens that changes everything A guy named Ben saves her from a car crashing into her and since then she hasn t stopped thinking about him She finally sees him again at school a couple of months later, but when she wants to thank him for saving her life he denies everything Confusion ensues and Camelia starts to get nasty letters and that s not even the worst of it So who does Camelia trust Ben, or all the other people telling her not to I have never read Twilight, but from what I ve heard about it, it does have that kind of quality to it I can t say what exactly because that might give something away I m not sure how Twilight fans feel about this I can tell you this it might seem unoriginal, but lots of authors use this to create a scenario that oozes tension What I did see as a complete rip off is the whole pottery scene I mean did anyone else think of the scene in the movie Ghost I know it isn t exactly the same but boy it most certainly had that emotion to it I got kind of annoyed that so many guys were crushing on her I mean really But I get why because if we didn t have that many choices of who the stalker could be it wouldn t have the suspense we are presented.
The concept is original though I wish I could say what it is but again that might spoil it for future readers I m hooked enough to read the next book Deadly Little Lies The book grabs your attention from the onset but I felt it lacked originality with certain scenes and felt I didn t get to know the characters well That might be because it is a series and we will get to delve deeper into the characters with the books to come One of those series to be on the lookout for.