Sunday, 9 October 2011

Deception Review

Lee Nichols
Published by Bloomsbury


"When Emma Vaile's parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armor," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.

After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can't shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain, as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Emma doesn't trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life." Goodreads

Amy's Adumbrations 

I am a massive fan of Deception and I can see Lee Nichols becoming a favourite author of mine. 

What really endeared me to this book was how accepting Emma is of her ability. The story doesn't throw you in at the deep end like a lot of books. You gradually learn (but not too gradually where it can be annoying) that Emma is a Ghostkeeper. I adore the concept of the ghostkeeper as I do have a fondness for ghosty stories.

The plot is fairly action packed, and full of wonderful interest peaking moments. I would definitely recommend it.

Now on to the love interests...I didn't like that fact that Emma entertained a certain boy when it was quite obvious who she was in love with. Bennett Stern. Although I automatically like him, it soon wore off, and by the second book I wanted somebody to kick him...well you'll have to wait for that review.

All in all I really enjoyed this book and order you to grab a copy.

I give Deception 5 bags of milkyway magic stars 

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