Deadly Little Secret (Touch #1)
Some secrets shouldn't be kept...
Up 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 ordinary.
At the beginning of the summer, Camelia almost got hit by a car, but a mysterious boy pushed her out of the way and then disappeared without a trace. Camellia spent three months wondering about the boy, wanting to thank him for saving her life. When the new school year started, he was suddenly there, but so were the rumors that he killed his girlfriend and was exonerated due to lack of evidence. What’s worse, when Camelia t...more
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 Twilightish...There were quite a few similarities in the plot as well...more
Camelia is a normal girl for the most part, but an event happens that changes everything. A guy named Be...more
So the beginning half of this was way too reminescent of Twilight. How you say???? well...
1. It starts off with a near death accident... involving a car
2. guess who comes in to save our girl Camelia? You got it, our creepy guy Ben that she has never met until that moment
3. 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 him
5. Ben has a secret.... but he tells Camelia af...more
First the heroine was in a near fatal car crash, saved only by a mysterious gorgeous stranger who quickly vanished. Then, said brooding stranger became her reluctant lab partner, who refused to speak to her. Then there were long conversations about how the young couple’s extraordinary chemistry might cause the 'hero' to lose control, resulting in her tragic death.
Wow! Who would have thought this short book would be so thrilling and fun to read? I sure didn't.
Putting holds on books 2-4 for sure. I'm not entirely impressed on who the stalker is, the person was first on my guess list and probably the most obvious. that was a huge let down, but the thrilling pace of the book made up for that. Anxious to et started on book two next week!
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 on...more
Three 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, a...more
She is, of course, determined to find out more about Ben, the mystery guy. But when she confronts him in the hall and tries to thank him, he pretends he doesn't know what she's talking about.
There are a few books that have both, thought-process and a healthy amount of dialog mixed in the elements, that I like for a good read, but with Deadly Little Secret, it was a little to much dialog for my liking. It was hard to connect with the characters on a more personal level. I mean, Ben is mysterious-sexy I guess, but something is a bit off. Camilia played the victim well. Kimmie just annoyed me for some reason. And Matt delivered psycho to-a-tee. But I just can't se...more
And its by one of my favorite authors. Sigh, let another book I keep skipping but clearly want to read. Basically the same tone, suspense, etc like her Blue is for Nightmares series, is in this.
Okay let's get this out of the way, yes there's moments, especially at the beginning that might remind you of Twilight. That shouldn't stop you from liking the book, though.
Its a good read, but for me its 3.5 stars. I...more
The reason this book got only 3 stars is because it wasn't written well. the style of writing was ok . not outstanding. she did a good job instilling an eerie feeling . but I think she could have done slightly better. I didn't feel that 'omg I...more
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 d...more
Camellia nearly gets into an accident with a speeding car near her school, but surprise surprise she's saved by Ben the mysterious and alluring new kid in school, with a troubling past. This reminded me a lot of Twilight (is that like a cliche now in all paranormal romances?). Of course our ma...more
And I love the twist in the narration at the end. I totally did not see that coming! It took me by surprise!
However, I feel that there is no connection between Ben and Camelia. I don't feel any chemistry between them, it's like what really just drives them into...more
So Camelia and Ben met in chemistry class. Most of the Twilight wannabes, this being one of many, begin in biology class so this was an interesting twist with the possibility of chemical explosions. Why not math class? Picture it, the girl gets called up to the chalkboard to write down the answer to an equation, work included. She doesn't know the...more
I also didn't like when Camelia's best friends, Kimmie and Wes, were in the dialog. They were very immature and annoying. Wes didn't have a male's point of view and Kimmie sounded like a ten year old.
I also didn't understand how every guy that Camelia tal...more
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 tho...more
Anyway aside from those similarities, this books is about stalker and...more
She actually does see him again- Ben Carter, who, rumor has it, murdered his ex-girlfriend. He becomes the scapegoat to everyone but Camelia, even when her friends tell her to be caref...more
Surprisingly, I enjoyed this one. Sure, it includes a lot of cliché in YA books such as instant attraction with a hot guy, getting paired up with said boy in class, and researching about his past. However, Deadly Little Secret manages to keep me interested. I give most of the credit to the mystery aspect of this book. Even though there are snippets of the stalker’s thoughts, it’s hard to guess who he is. The characters are likable, too. The romance doesn’t make my eyes ro...more
It only took about 10 hours to read this book. Even with consideration that I am a fast reader, you can clearly guess that this is not that long of a book.
I was disapointed by how the plot was so easily predicted. (probably should count the fact that I read the second book first) But other than that, it was a page turner in a way t...more
However, I really did enjoy Deadly Little Secrets. I've never been one for suspense novels, but I was very intrigued by this one. The passages written by Camelia's stalker had me shiveri...more
This book hold the record for scarying me out of my wits while reading it. I was reading it at my dorm alone and I can tell you that, that is very conducive for "hyper-brain" activity. The only time that I could relax was when my dormmates were there. It's not a ghost story. It's more like Pretty Little Liars but creepier.
For me it's new. It's not about vampires, fairies, or sorcerers. The only reason I gave it a 4-star is becau...more
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Laurie Faria Stolarz is an American author of young adult fiction novels, best known for her Blue is for Nightmares series. Her works, which feature teenage protagonists, blend elements found in mystery and romance novels.
Stolarz found sales success with he...more