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Deception So Dark

(Deception So #2)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Dark as a starless night and black as a cavern of coal…

With no more secrets keeping them apart, Tessa and Tristan embark upon a desperate search to find her missing brother and sister. But not even Tristan can keep Tessa safe from her new—and volatile—psionic power, or from the Nightmare Eyes that seem to watch her even when she’s awake.

As the Nightmare Eyes grow stronger,
ebook, Third, 316 pages
Published February 13th 2018 by Snowy Wings Publishing (first published May 1st 2015)
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Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star, arc
This book has a little bit of everything. It’s a dark romantic thriller, with plenty of mystery and suspense. The author did an amazing job writing this series. I would definitely recommend.

I reviewed a copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Analee (Book Snacks)
Note: I received a free digital copy of this book thanks to YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

This book, was even more mind-blowing than its predecessor, if that's even possible. Although there are a few things I liked better in the first book, this book took me on an unforgettable roller coaster and I really enjoyed it.


The plot, the plot. It picks up from where the first one ended, and at the start, I will admit I wasn't convinced that this book would be able to impress m
Nicole Hewitt
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

I absolutely adored the first book in this series, so I was excited to read this second installment. This book focused on Tessa trying to get her brother and sister back and dealing with the guilt and pain of what her parents had done. I really loved the aspect of the book that focused on Tessa’s guilt, since I thought it was very understandable and relatable. Unfortunately, I was frustrated with Tessa for a good porti
Apr 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So I highly recommend this series. It's like a romance but with mystery and suspense so I don't know what to exactly consider it. Full review to come!

Updated June 23, 2015

As soon as I finished Deception So Deadly, I immediately started reading Deception So Dark. I have to say, this book was even better than the first. I don't know how to summarize this book without giving away any spoilers, so I figured I'd just share my thoughts on it instead!

Tristan and Tessa were even more adorable in this bo
♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
I need some time to digest this one. Not exactly how I feel...

Review to come.
♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle)
You can read this review and more on my blog:
I received this book for free from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book had a lot of the same elements as the first one. The action sequences where polished and entertaining, the romance was endearing, and the science fiction was easy to understand and very interesting.

The majority of the story focused on Tessa dealing with everything that was revea
Jul 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult, reviewed
I was excited to dive back into Tessa's world, especially now that her life has become a bit more settled, after all of the earth shattering revelations Tessa learned at the end of Deception So Deadly. However, her brother and sister are still out there and on the run and Tessa will not stop searching for them until they are found.

I admired Tessa's determination in this one to find her siblings. She is the only one who can convince them to stop running and she knows this. Some of her actions ar
Aug 08, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Consider this a review of the serial as a whole. I really enjoyed the premise of this story and the world it inhabited. The psychic thing was something I hadn't really experienced before, without the inclusion of magic anyway. It was well done, held my interest and made me cry. Most of the characters were pretty well drawn. Even though I genuinely liked Tristan and Tessa as a couple, their romance was a little vanilla for me. I probably would have LOVED this book if it was NA, instead of YA. I w ...more
Feb 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Having loved much of the first book in this series, Deception So Deadly, I was eager to read this book and obtained a complimentary ARC copy for review consideration (which didn't affect my judgment at all!). However, I found it disappointing overall. Without giving too much away, the main problem was Tessa herself. She'd been likeable and sweet for much of the first book, but in this book she often made decisions or mistakes which led to danger and yet didn't seem to learn from them to be wiser ...more
T.H. Hernandez
Book 2 picks up right where Book 1 ends with Tessa now staying with Tristan and his family. Jillian and Logan are on the run, believing Tessa and their parents are dead. Only Tessa knows the awful truth about their family. With Tristan's help, Tessa searches for Jillian and Logan, only to be met with one setback after another. The author throws in a lot of twists, introduces some fascinating new characters, and takes the level of adventure up another notch.

Romance takes a backseat to the adv
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Jun 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
***I received a free copy for an honest review***

Note: This review contains NO spoilers

Just when I thought Deception So Deadly was filled with suspense and action, Clara Kensie created an even more suspense and thrill in Deception So Dark! I was absolutely blown away at her ability to intensify the suspense in this second half of the series; and the mystery that kept me holding my breath kept me riveted. With it's fast-paced suspense and mystery, the story revealed the growth and progress of the
Amy Shelton
Jul 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I received a copy of this book from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.
I didn’t think that the author could up the suspense and thriller part of this story, but she sure did. Tessa is on her own, with the help of Tristan of course but he can’t always be there, to find her siblings. She is the only one that can keep them from running. This story grips you from the beginning until the last page. There are ups, downs, twists, and tur
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book.
Lattes_n_literature (Lisa)
What a great ending

I really enjoyed this. It was a fun read. Love Tristan and Tessa. I hope there are plans for more in this series would love to read more
Katy Goodwin
I was curious where the story would go on from the first novel, and I was not let down at all! So good!
I love how Tessa came into her own in this book.
Apr 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Better than the first book.
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Winner of the 2015 RITA Award for Best First Book!

Clara Kensie, author of dark fiction for young adults
…don’t forget to breathe…

Clara Kensie grew up near Chicago, reading every book she could find and using her diary to write stories about a girl with psychic powers who solved mysteries. She purposely did not hide her diary, hoping someone would read it and assume she was writing about herself. S

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