LS: Deception

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  • ISBN-13: 9781466463523
  • Publisher: CreateSpace
  • Publication date: 10/23/2011
  • Pages: 314
  • Product dimensions: 5.06 (w) x 7.81 (h) x 0.79 (d)

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    A Must Read

    Stephen arrives at his place of birth after a long period of time in living in Africa. The moment he steps into his new city, Sloutenville, he begins to undergo certain changes. Changes he could never have dreamed of. (by the way I like the name of the town, kelvin)

    I love the part where he meets Lisa: how their eyes change colors will be awesome in big screen(just saying). Anyways, I get to see Stephen and Lisa learn about each other's super powers. I love the relationship between Stacey and Stephen.

    Now, there were some questions left unanswered. I didn't fancy this to be honest, but then I realized it's written in a first person narrative voice, so even Stephen doesn't know the answers to these questions. It made me feel as if I was traveling with Lisa and Stephen in this romantic/mysterious adventure.

    I've downloaded the second book to my Kindle device, and I'll start reading it as soon as possible. Well done, kelvin

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2011

    highly recommend

    Story was a little slow to start. I was confused as to the actuall story. But it picked up and was fast paced. Loved the book. Can't wait for the next one.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2011

    An amazing read

    Stephen and Lisa are college kids who possess the ability to create the two elements, water and fire, respectively.

    To be honest, I had to read this book for the second time to get a glimpse of its story line. It seemed lame at first, but when I read it the second time, I was like... OMG. This writer has something in store for his readers. I mean, it's hard to pinpoint what exactly is going on.

    i would have loved to expatiate but I don't want to add spoilers. It's really a good read. There's romance, jealousy, cheat, and action. I really like this adventure, and can't wait to read the next in the series

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 19, 2012

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    More Powerful

    Deception is a good sequel to this series. It had been a while since I had read the first one so I was trying to remember what had already happened. This one picks up where The Beginning left off.

    Stephen and Lisa are back together as a couple. While they are still trying to figure things out with their relationship they are also working on their powers. Lisa has grown really strong in her powers, there is so much more that she can do. Then Stephen gets another house guest, another cousin. There was something about her throughout the book that I just couldn't put my finger on. Some things were answered from the previous book but this one created a lot more questions.

    The only thing that really bothered me was the fact that the characters are just so nice. I know this may sound strange but even when they were mad they were still like super nice and friendly. It just seemed a bit fake to me. Otherwise I enjoyed it. I think this is a good, fun series. The author has left us with another cliffhanger ending. It sounds like it's going to get more interesting and hopefully we'll learn more about the characters and their powers. I'm looking forward to reading the next book and see what happens next.

    This e-book was provided to me by the author for review. This did not affect my review in any way.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 14, 2012

    Good

    There were many typos. The first hundred or so pages were boring, as well as a few other areas of the book. Thankfully it picked back up by the end.

    I often found myself getting annoyed with the characters, especially Stephen, but admit I'm curious to see how the story continues in the next book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

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    Not a favorite, but good premise

    Description:

    Stephen and Lisa are two college kids who discover that they both have special abilities. One can create fire and the other creates ice, but they share the powers of mind reading, telepathy, and super speed. When they meet, they feel an instant connection to each other, but in order to stay together and figure out where their powers come from, they must overcome exes as well as other dangers.

    Review:

    I really gave this book a chance, but after the first few chapters I started to lose interest and had a hard time finishing it. The premise is good, but the writing style, character development, and dialogue are not. I can tell that Kevin O'Ralph is a new author, and some of these format errors are expected, but the fact that there are so many grammatical errors as well as errors in overall structure, make this book very difficult to read. There were some sentences that didn't make sense, and after realizing the author was from the UK, I concluded that the language barrier must be to blame. But an editor of some sort would do this book, and future books, wonders. Unless the writing improves, I won't look forward to the sequel(s).

    Rating: Toe Tag (1.5/5)

    ***I received this Ebook from LibraryThing Member Giveaways in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2013

    Not sure

    Didnt get into it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2012

    Good

    Many typos but, enjoyed the story

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Good continuation

    Although not as long as part one I thoroughly enjoyed this one also. Cannot wait for part 3.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2012

    Great read

    I wasnt sure when i got this one how it would be, but i found myself unable to put it down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2012

    Decent

    It was decent but their personalities are not believable. The plot is good tho. The downside is how the characters are too perfect. Way too much. Even their speech is too perfect. Not real at all. I know is fiction but i believe the storied are better when the characters have real life traits n personality but thrown in a fictional world. This book doesnt have that.

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  • Posted May 5, 2012

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    I give this book 3 stars. I didn’t finish the book…I got through half of it but it doesn’t keep my interest.

    The Basics:

    Stephen Wilson comes to Sloutenville, Wisconsin from Africa to go to college. His parents are wealthy and provide him a home to live in and a car as well when he gets to the US. He lives with a cousin Stacy that is going to the same college.

    He meets a girl at school named Lisa. They shake hands and somehow powers are released into both of them. They don’t talk to each other for several days. Lisa has the power to turn things into fire and can read minds. Stephen can turn things into ice and read minds and has super fast speed.

    Basically, they try to avoid each other but become friends eventually because of their powers. Stephen goes out for the basketball team and quits after the first away game after he read the coach’s mind that he might be taking drugs. Lisa’s parents want to send her away for testing but Stephen intervenes and asks that she can stay here and work with him to control her powers. Her parents agree.

    My thoughts:

    I know this book is one of the author’s early novels. I tried to give this novel a chance, but several things bugged me. The misspelled words and typos were one. He picked some words that I have never seen before written into the novel.

    Stephen and his cousin Stacy were a little too close for me. I know they are cousins but more like “kissing cousins” to me.
    He hardly ever calls his parents which I thought was a little weird. There wasn’t much back story of his life before he comes to the US.

    I like the cover of the book..I thought the cover art was good. Anyway, I hope the author does better with future novels.

    This review and more at openbooksociety dot com

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  • Posted April 2, 2012

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    A good read

    The Beginning is one of those books that drew me in from reading the synopsis. I love a stories about characters with powers.

    Stephen moves to America after living abroad for a long time. When he arrives he finds that he has been given a lavish home to live in, an expensive car to drive, and lots of money in the bank, all gifts from his wealthy parents. His cousin Stacy moves in with him to keep him company. They both start college and Stephen meets some new people. One of those people is Lisa whom he shakes hands with one day. That is where this story picks up and gets interesting. They both then come to realize that they have powers. Stephen can freeze just about anything and Lisa can create fire.

    I liked the love story between Stephen and Lisa and how they had to overcome so many obstacles. There are the parents, the ex's, friends and just the powers overall. I enjoyed the plot and most of the characters. The first part of the book just bored me a little with the descriptions of how great Stephen's home is. I mean yes it's great and all but I would have liked to read less about that and learned more about the characters. The thing that really annoyed me was Julie, Stacy's friend. She continually threw herself at Stephen when she knew it was not going to go anywhere. I just found this a bit much. The story had romance, suspense and twists and turns. The ending was good and we are left with a cliffhanger ending.

    Overall I enjoyed the book and will most likely read the sequel cause I want to know what happens.

    This e-book was given to me as a review copy. This did not affect my review in any way.

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  • Posted December 20, 2011

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    Thrilling!

    Kelvin¿s writing had tremendously improved in this second book. Reading Deception was actually much smoother and pleasant than reading The Beginning. I even couldn¿t remember feeling annoyed by unpolished and amateurish narration, as I have felt when reading The Beginning. It was as if the author had finally find his rhythm and style, stepped out of his comfort zone and delivered the story that is truly worth reading. As a result, Deception came out so well-put together and jam-packed with more thrills, action, romance and not forgets to mention, tragedy.

    I do anticipate the last installment, The Final Battle and find out what¿s become of Lisa and Stephen.

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  • Posted November 25, 2011

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    A Great Read!

    I love paranormal novels and really enjoyed the paranormal elements and the magical elements of LS Deception. I found the first one, LS The Beginning, left me with questions and this one answered those questions but also opened the door to yet more possibilities and mystery, and I love the intensity between the characters.

    If I could have one thing, I would love to see more of what is going on deep inside Stephen. His cousin is like quicksilver, but I won't give anything away:) Let's just say she is and intriguing. I enjoyed this book, gave it four stars for a must read and highly recommend it to YA and adults alike.

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  • Posted November 25, 2011

    Amazing Paranormal Series

    Woo, this was intense. I had to read it twice to understand more about these two characters(Lisa and Stephen). Kelvin answered some questions from the prequel, LS: The Beginning. In this book, we see Lisa and Stephen face so many obstacles. Some mystical, others natural. My best chapter was when they had their first kiss (: Sadly, I won't disclose any further. You need to read the first book to clearly understand this. I hope this book gets transformed into a movie. Can't wait for 'The Final Battle'

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

    Highly recommend- You must check out this series

    I really enjoyed reading this book. I feel the author has grown better in his writing skills. I loved the twist in this book, the action and the romance. I could hardly put my nook down throughout the read. When reading 'The Beginning', I thought it was all paranormal. Now, i'm seeing a bit of magic in this book. It's just awesome. I can't wait to read the next book of the series. Loved it. Loved it. Loved it.

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    Highly recommended

    I won this book as a goodreads giveaway and I loved it! The story is so original! The characters are great, the story line keeps you wondering what's going to happen next and the cliff hanger is awesome but terrible because now u have to wait for the sequel! I can't wait to read what happens to Stephen and Lisa, the love they have for eachother tells me that something great is to come. Well done Kelvin!

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