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Deadly Little Lies (Touch Series #2)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

13 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

Reviewed by Ashley B for TeensReadToo.com

It has been four months since Ben left Camelia. Since then, Camelia has been researching psychometry, the mysterious gift that Ben has. Camelia is sure that she has this power as well, like it rubbed off on her somehow.

Then Ben comes back to school. He keeps his dis...
It has been four months since Ben left Camelia. Since then, Camelia has been researching psychometry, the mysterious gift that Ben has. Camelia is sure that she has this power as well, like it rubbed off on her somehow.

Then Ben comes back to school. He keeps his distance, but then breaks it, confusing Camelia. He wanted space, so Camelia decides to finally give up and move on.

She meets Adam at Knead. He seems to care about her, but he isn't Ben. Camelia is also starting to get more weird photos and letters. She is even hearing things - warnings. Someone is lying to her. But who?

Ms. Stolarz's writing is brilliant. I love it, and it is so easy to read, and keep reading, until you're done with the whole novel. The characters are so lovable. I found myself rooting for Camelia and Ben the whole time. The "love triangle" is a great addition to the novel, because it really puts a strain on Camelia's and Ben's relationship, or lack thereof. And there being another stalker, or weirdo, in her town is crazy.

DEADLY LITTLE LIES is another amazing story. I have yet to find a book by this author that I do not like. I cannot wait to find out what happens in the next book in the TOUCH series, DEADLY LITTLE GAMES!

posted by TeensReadToo on December 22, 2009

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Creepy Stalkers and a Romance to Die For...Literally

Deadly Little Lies picks up where Deadly Little Secret left off. Camelia is dealing with what happened with her stalker at the end of the first book and having Ben leave town. Her family is slowly recuperating, but there's still a lot of unresolved issues between Cameli...
Deadly Little Lies picks up where Deadly Little Secret left off. Camelia is dealing with what happened with her stalker at the end of the first book and having Ben leave town. Her family is slowly recuperating, but there's still a lot of unresolved issues between Camelia's mother and her aunt Alexia. Ben's return to town and school complicates Camelia's life because he is so standoffish and distant. Her attempts at moving on with new guy Adam are hindered by Ben's obvious jealousy and ...more Deadly Little Lies picks up where Deadly Little Secret left off. Camelia is dealing with what happened with her stalker at the end of the first book and having Ben leave town. Her family is slowly recuperating, but there's still a lot of unresolved issues between Camelia's mother and her aunt Alexia. Ben's return to town and school complicates Camelia's life because he is so standoffish and distant. Her attempts at moving on with new guy Adam are hindered by Ben's obvious jealousy and unwillingness to fully let her go. Camelia also begins hearing voices and creating premonition-like sculptures. On top of Camelia's newfound talent, she is once again faced with stalkerish notes and threatening phone calls.

I was more than happy to read Deadly Little Lies because I really enjoyed the first. The story was well-paced and flowed easily. The dialogue was once again fantastic, witty, and smart. The whole diary entry backstory that was introduced in the first book continues here from another perspective. Stolarz was once again able to make the stalker aspect of the story incredibly creepy, while countering it with Camelia's and Ben's complicated and sizzling relationship. The introduction of Adam may upset some readers, but I liked him as a character. He adds more tension to the story and forces Camelia to deal with all of her Ben issues. Camelia's possibly developing psychic powers is also quite interesting and I'm excited to see where that goes in the series.

The story focuses on Camelia being stalked again and as much as I enjoyed that aspect of the plot, it felt overdone. Deadly Little Secret was all about Camelia's stalker and Ben's involvement and I felt like Deadly Little Lies was about the exact same thing. Camelia is being stalked, Ben is still mysterious and a possible suspect, and Camelia still has very strong feelings for him. The only difference was that the stalker notes were more intense this time around and they were accompanied by more threatening phone calls. The stalker plotline wasn't even what really kept me completely drawn to the book, it was the story within the diary. I have a feeling Stolarz will delve more into that in the next book though, so I won't spoil anything here.

The book was by no means bad, but I think it some things could have been done differently. I wish Ben had more dimension. He is presented as being sexy and mysterious. People don't understand him, so we don't know that much about him, but I think at this point, we need to. Camelia feels so strongly about him, but we don't really know him. Aside from telling Camelia about Julie, we know nearly nothing.

Kimmie and Wes are back again to lighten the mood, but they seem to have no purpose other than to do that. They both have their own family issues that are talked about a bit, so I hope there's a payoff with that. Oftentimes minor characters have no purpose, but to advance the plot and I hope Kimmie and Wes don't fall into that category.

posted by Nikkayme on May 25, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Anonymous

    I love this book. Shocking, thrilling, and spectacular. Highly reccomended. Love it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2012

    Hello;

    This book i think was better than the first one. It had more interesting things and loved the way ben and camelia have that conection between them.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 30, 2012

    Honestly~~~~(:

    Everyones saying this book isnt good. Theyre right, its not good... its freaking amazing. (:<3

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2012

    this book was a disapoint ment kind of boring could have been be

    this book was a disapoint ment kind of boring could have been better i love the first 1 i gave it 5 stars. but this 1 wasnt as exciting sorry

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2012

    Not as good as the first one

    It is really unrealistic that she gets phychometry powers all the sudden. Anyone else feel that way?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Amanzing

    Such an amazing book u have to read this read it only if u read the first one

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2011

    Repetative

    It was alright. The second book is sooo much like the first book that it just fell flat for me. I think the author spent too much time trying to build suspense for the first 180 pages that it was very ineffective. The last 20 pages were the only exciting part of the book. It really could have had more substance. I didnt mind the first book, but I def. wont be reading the rest of the serious.

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  • Posted October 7, 2011

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    Fun little book

    This is a good read when you don't want a very complicated plot. This book is to the point which makes it interesting and keeps you interested. looking forward to book 3.

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  • Posted September 13, 2011

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    Great Follow-Up, Love the Series!

    Book 2 of the Touch series is just as great as the first one. If I would have had the time available, I would have finished it in on sitting. It's easy to get lost and caught up in Camelia's story. The creepy parts made me think someone was in my house stalking me, the lovey-dovey parts made me wish that everything would finally work out for Camelia. I think this is a good crossover book for those that don't read a lot of paranormal fiction, because the paranormal portions are more of a side story or occurrence that just happens to be in part of the story. It isn't front and center with werewolves and vampires running amuck. (Amuck, amuck, amuck!) Every character that is there is for a reason, there are no straggling characters in this book, no wasted space.

    I wish the books were longer, only because I want more, not because they need to be. I'm selfish that way. As soon as I finished this book I looked for more of the author's works when I was in the library (all checked out), so you can be sure that I am in love with her writing! I want to gather up everything she's written and devour it all.

    Reviewed by Jessica for Book Sake.

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  • Posted September 4, 2011

    Eh

    To me this was creepie the way they did the other point of view

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Amazing!

    Great just like the first one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2011

    Truly a classic!

    This book has u set on something and then totaly mixes it all up. I cant wait to read the next book and i hope that cam and ben stay together for once!

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    AMAZING ?w?

    i love this series i need to know what will happen next! im addicted to this reeeeeeeaaaaaaaalllllllllllyyyyyyyy awwwwwwwsssssssooooooommmmmmmeeeee series! this is like the harry potter serries to me :3 lol

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    WHATT?!

    This was an amazing book!! I love how it blended so well with the first book. Although I was a little upset, on how she completely handled the whole relationship. Though I started reading this at 12 am, i finished at 4:30 am. This is a must read for Teens(:

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  • Posted March 11, 2011

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    Good but not as good as the first

    like it and it does make you want to read the third book and can't wait. Cause after I got have way thourgh the book i didn't want to put it down. I enjoy these characters and can relate to kimmie's parents agueing and not wanting to bother my parents with my problems when they have there own. And what girl doesn't have guy trouble..lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2011

    cant waiiiiiit!!

    i am in love with the series! im dieing to get this book!

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

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    Very captivating..

    This book is a great book. I love how Laurie puts the most unexpected people into roles and plays other parts against you to make you all confussled like a mystery. Laurie has her way to trick the brain. The only thing creepy about this is she goes into to mush detail sometime and scares the wigeevies out of you. This book is excellent for someone on the edge but if you are a pretty nice frufru girl stay away. in fact run in the other direction. This book is a sweet romantic book at sometimes but also very scary and edgy at points. I had a few nightmares!!!

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    awsome book becomes movie

    They need to make a movie of this book fosho!!!!!!!!! other wise i might go crazy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 9, 2010

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    Great series!!

    I had read Deadly Little Secrets and loved it(not surprised) and couldn't wait til the next book in the series came out. And when it did I also loved it! It keeps you wondering throughout the book, though it could have been more suspensful it was another great book by Laurie Faria Stolarz. The series is a MUST read. Can't wait for Deadly Little Games to come out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2010

    A great continuation of the series!

    After reading the first book, i couldn't wait to read the next one, and it didn't disapoint! It was just as suspenseful as the first one, just when Camelia thought the danger was over, she once again starts recieving strange messages. This causes her to once again question her trust in Ben, while also trying to figure out their relationship. But not only that, Camelia has to deal with her own strange powers, of which she does not understand. The story once again deal's with duel-storytelling, but this time fromt the point of view of her Aunt Alexia from a childhood journal. This further gives us insight into Camelia's possible powers, and sets up another storyline. I loved this one as much as the first!I can't wait to see where the story goes, I feel as if Camelia's story is just beginning. If you like the first one, I'm sure you will love this one too.

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