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Deadly Little Lies (Touch #2)

4.02 of 5 stars 4.02  ·  rating details  ·  9,423 ratings  ·  560 reviews

Last fall, Camelia fell for Ben, the mysterious new boy at school with a very mysterious gift--pyschometry, the ability to sense the future through touch. But just as Camelia and Ben's romance began to heat up, he abruptly left town. Brokenhearted, Camelia has spent the last few months researching psychometry, and experiencing her own strange brushes with premonition.

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Paperback, 282 pages
Published September 21st 2010 by Disney-Hyperion (first published November 6th 2009)
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Karyn
Feb 18, 2010 Karyn rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
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Leah  (Simply Nerdy Book Reviews)
Jun 19, 2009 Leah (Simply Nerdy Book Reviews) rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who has read Deadly Little Secret!
For this book, i have five rules. Number 1: Trust no one. Number 2: Don't make any assumptions. Number 3: Try not to scream. Number 4: Don't believe anyone. And Number Five: Stolarz kicks ass.


I was blown away by this novel, even more so than by Deadly Little Secret. It sucks you in from the first page, and is very difficult to put down until the end. Stolarz was fabulous at displaying Camelia's fears, and that made the book even easier to get into. The story starts off with action, builds up a t...more
Tarryn
There is just something about this series that makes me plow through the books like there is no tomorrow. Camelia is far from my favorite main character out of the books I've read, though her little back up team, Kimmie and Wes are some of my favorite side-kick characters. They're both very interesting and quirky, and Wes reminds me a lot of Adam from the Mediator series by Meg Cabot and I LOVE Adam in that series.

Anyway, this book was thrilling, though not as spine-tingling as the first book....more
BOOK BUTTERFLY
Deadly Little Lies, the sequel to the first book in the series, Deadly Little Secret, definitely lives up to its promise of more suspense, romance and plot twists. Laurie Faria Stolarz really knows how to construct an elaborate plot to flow with such ease, and continuously keep you on the edge of your seat with the mystery and romance of the narrative. Starting a few months after Ben leaves Camelia's life, the story immediately takes off with a burst of heart pounding action that just keeps on r...more
Picture  Perfect
I actually liked this one a lot more than the first one. True that this series is a lot like the Twilight series. But the Twilight series didn't have the whole stalker thing? For some reason, I like the stalker thing. Unlike last time, I totally didn't know that it was blankity blank who was the stalker. Surprise, surprise, surprise...

I still kind of hate Camelia because she never learns from her mistakes the first time. Oh, she's an idiot. But at least, she's an okay narrator. I think I like th...more
thebookblogger
Since this is my second time reading one of Stolarz's books, I was pretty acquainted with her type of writing. Yet, she continues to amaze me with her use of adjectives and creative writing style--descriptive, but not too detailed. The tale was alluring. I couldn't get enough.

The writing was unbelievable--as was the plot line. Stolarz adds her own special touch to the often used love triangle, throwing secretive pasts and mysterious lies into play. I was captivated throughout. The characters wer...more
Jennifer Wardrip
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 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 i...more
Linda
Mar 23, 2010 Linda rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No
Recommended to Linda by: Larissa Bowman
Shelves: young-adult
**Spoiler**I gave this 2 stars. It was okay. It appeals to me that Camelia is an artist working in clay and that she has a budding talent in that arena. She is still having difficulty getting over Ben (in an angst of emotion regarding him). She tries to move on by becoming involved with this college student, Adam, who is new in their town and happens to work at "Kneads" Pottery shop where she works part time. So, there is that love triangle with Camelia, Ben and Adam but for some reason and I'm...more
Nicole
This book definitely had me spooked, especially since I would read it at night alone in my apartment. Once again, Camelia is being stalked. There are eerie messages and phone calls to leave the reader guessing as to the culprit's identity. And there are some really good twists--such as the journal entries we get. I have to say that the journal entries were one of the most intriguing parts of the story. They really added to the overall mystery of the book and gets you excited for the next one. So...more
Carla
Deadly Little Lies picks up straight where Secret left off. Camelia is struggling to deal with her abduction the previous summer and having Ben leave town. Her family life is still not back to normal, and the unresolved issues between her mother and aunt Alexia simmer in this installment of the Touch Series. Ben's return to town makes Cameila feel like a boat lost at sea; he doesn't seem to want to have anything to do with Camelia and is cold and distant. Camelia attempts to move on with her new...more
 Tina (Fantastic Book Review)
Deadly Little Lies is a suspenseful and thrilling page turner…

I love the whole aspect around psychometry in the Touch Series. It’s unique and spooky, which I guess is why I kept trying to convince myself while reading this book that I was the only one in the house at the time. With Camelia’s strange encounters with premonitions, I couldn’t help but to be psyched while reading this book.

In this installment, Camelia’s trying to grasp the meaning of this ability especially when it seems totally dif...more
Sena Khateeb
3.5/5 stars
I really enjoyed reading this book, just like the first one.
I thought some things were very similar to the first book, including some phrases and descriptions, but I loved it anyways and I loved the ending.
However, I think I will take a break from this series for a while because I was just going through the fourth book (Deadly Little Voices) and at the end Camelia chooses Adam; and I'm team Ben all the way so- and I know this sounds crazy- but I won't be able to manage the heartbreak...more
Ai-chan

Can't wait until it comes out!
Literary Cravings
The story is the second installment in Stolarz's touch series and it was a nice, interesting read. We're introduced to Camelia again trying to live life after the horrific incident that happened to her a few months back (read Deadly Little Secrets) and the fact that Ben left. Soon things start to turn interesting while Camelia works on her pottery and starts to hear voices and sees things. Then Ben comes back into her life and the tension begins with them fighting their feelings for each other....more
Brandi ;)
I really like this series and I really like this author. I'm excited to see that she has more books other than this series. Woohoo!
Camelia (for what ever reason it is soooo hard for me to say that name in my head, i usually end up calling her Cam) is not a typical teen, she is a lot more strong willed and not as 'run with the masses' or fluffy headed as a lot of the teens I have ended up having the misfortune of reading about. SPOILERS - NOT HARD CORE OR STORY RUINING, BUT SPOILERS NON THE LESS...more
Annie
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Lauren
Since, Deadly Little Secret was only mediocre, in my opinion, I was a bit hesitant to start Deadly Little Lies. Luckily, Deadly Little Lies batted out any future worries I have with this series simply because it was just plain out fantastic and showed major growth in character and plot development!

Camelia got a lot more likable in this one because of character growth, as mentioned above. Since, for one, she wasn't making extremely stupid decisions in not telling anyone what was happening like s...more
Realteenreviews
The Gist

There is only one thing running through Camelia’s mind: Ben’s coming back. That’s all she can think about. All she wants to think about. She has hopes that, even though they broke up months ago, maybe he’ll somehow realize how stupid he’s being and allow them to be together again. But, of course, things don’t go the way she had hoped. He barely acknowledges she’s alive, let alone tell her he wants them to be together. And then it happens again. She begins to get mysterious notes and pict...more
Larissa
Jun 21, 2011 Larissa rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: own
Ben has been out of Canelia's life for the past few months but he has never been far from her thoughts. However, along with her broken heart Camilia has been dealing with some very strange occurrences. This has led Camelia to wonder if it is at all possible that Ben's gift of psychometry could of been somehow transferred to herself, the alternative being that she going crazy. But at this point she is not sure which is worse.

Finally Ben has returned and Camelia could not be more happier, even if...more
Caitlin Opeil
Some Deadly Little Secret (Touch Book 1) spoilers, so be cautious.

At the end of the first Touch series, mysterious loner Ben was leaving town after saving Camelia from her stalker ex, who planned the old "You will grow to love me" kidnapping ploy. To her credit, Camelia doesn't pull a Bella Swan and go completely catatonic.

A lot of focus in Deadly Little Lies is on Camelia's sudden development of psychometric powers of her own. She's doing psychic sculptures, which sounds ridiculous because it...more
Sydney Chan
Camelia is an out-of-love teenager who’s ex-boyfriend, Ben, abruptly left town during their relationship. Ben has psychometric powers which allow him to tell the future by touching a person or object. Everyone thinks that he killed his ex-girlfriend and put his classmate, Debbie, into a coma. When Ben comes back to school, Camelia harassingly receives messages that could be from him. She discovers that she can sculpt premonitions and thinks that Ben’s powers might have rubbed off on her. Then sh...more
Annabelle
I know I like to poke fun at these books for being slightly similar to a certain sparkle-y saga I need not mention, but I do so out of love. Because in all honesty, I enjoy the Touch series. Apart from a few random, sometimes humorous, familiarities, it truly is original and engaging.
The story always has a solid thriller-like mystery that keeps you guessing and jumping at small noises. The writing creates an atmosphere of paranoia as Camelia continuously seems to tread on the edge of danger and...more
Cassie
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*Lynn*
"Deadly Little Lies", is a definite better put together story then the first in the 'Touch' series. I am still not gushing over how great it is though. The book was better then the first installment, but not by much. I just wish the main character was a bit stronger. Instead she feeds into the damsel in distress. It gets to be quite annoying when she lets the mistakes from the first book follow her into the second one. Learn from them, move on, and quit throwing yourself to some guy who continue...more
Jerrica
Pasted from an angry Facebook comment that I posted:

She put a nice twist in there with the Ben/Adam thing, I must say. Though I kind of suspected something along those lines.

Other than that I have to rely on the suspense to keep going because the dialogue is SO BAD I WANT TO DIE. Kimmie and Wes get more insufferable every page, as does Ben and Adam and her mom (Strike while the iron is hot) and dad and Alexia's diary entries, as well as her teachers and Spencer. I think that covers everyone. Oh...more
Jessica
The sequel to Deadly Little Secrets, Deadly Little Lies continues with Camellia and her developing psychometry which she might have attracted from Ben, who saved her life from a threat posed by her ex-boyfriend. While her ex-boyfriend spends time in jail however, these threats still continues although unlike before, no one around her is concerned. As if her life is not full of problems, Camellia is forced to face a new coworker who is, let’s say, has a scheme of his own.

Stolarz does a good job i...more
Adriana
Camelia's story continues with the next Touch novel. Ben has gone away and most everyone at Camelia's high school still blame him for Debbie's accident, as well as his ex-girlfriend's death. Camelia wants to be with him, but when he returns his icy demeanor breaks her heart. Much like the first novel there are letters or journal entries interspersed between the chapters, which give the book that much more intrigue and mystery. Camelia's stalker seems to be back when she starts receiving more cre...more
Circa
The first one was such a satisfying read so it was kind of a let down when this sequel turned out so fluffy. Not that the first one had a ton of depth but it was fun and suspenseful enough to keep me interested. The author must assume her target market is too shallow to notice that this story follows exactly the same structure as the first down to the stalker subplot, disturbing diary-style interval chapters, and doubting the mysterious love interest. I do like the humorous banter between Cameli...more
Megan
Argh... why do I continue to read this series? The first book was just "meh" Now, the second in the series....just made me feel as if I were reading the first book all over again. Literally ~ another stalker, distant parents, harmful pranks, etc. I guess I expected more since Stolarz has written and sold so many books. But then again, lots of people go to McDonald's... so there is no accounting for taste, right? Ah well... I'm a sucker for knowing how things end, so chances are I will continue w...more
Rachel
A little too much like the first. It seemed a retelling of the first story and less of an original story--or a continuation of a story. However the book captured my attention, yet seemed to end quick and a bit forced. Camelia's life suddenly gets complicated when Ben returns to town (the boy who saved her in the first book). She is still completely and tragically in love him--and appears to want nothing to do with her. A stalking turns scary and there is a scene in which you will find yourself y...more
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Laurie Faria Stolarz grew up in Salem, MA, attended Merrimack College, and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College in Boston.

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
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“Okay, now you're starting to scare me," Wes says.
"No, scary is the way people can alter their voices on cue. Like your imitation of that creepy guy who lives at your house."
"You mean my dad?" he laughs.”
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“It's after school, after my double detentions for gym and chemistry, and I'm at Knead, about to begin working on a new piece. I wedge the clay out against my board, enjoying the therapeutic quality of each smack, prod, and punch.
As the clay oozes between my fingers and pastes against my skin, images of all sorts begin to pop into my head. I try my best to push them away,to focus instead on the cold and clammy sensation of the mound and the way it helps me relax. But after only a few short minutes of solitude, I hear someone storm their way up the back stairwell. At first I think it's Spencer, but then I hear the voice:
"I'm coming up the stairs," Adam bellows. "I'm approaching the studio area, about to pass by the sink."
I turn to look, noticing he's standing only a few feet behind me now.
"I hope I didn't startle you this time," he says.
"Ha-ha." I hold back my smile.
"I would have called your cell to tell you I was coming up, but you never gave me your number."
"I'm fine," I assure him, unable to stifle a giggle.”
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