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Deadly Little Games

(Touch #3)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  8,499 ratings  ·  511 reviews
High school juniors Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: They both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to see the future through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control. Camelia's gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn' ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published December 28th 2010 by Hyperion Book CH (first published December 21st 2010)
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6/12- I am 94 pages in and let me tell you, Ben is getting on my nerves. I mean really, either youre so devoted to Camelia that you can't stand to be away from her or you need time alone. MAKE UP YOUR BROODING, SULKY, PSYCHOMETRIC MIND ALREADY! Also, I can't help but want more Adam. I can't help it. I have a thing for fictional characters named Adam.

6/12- WHO IS THE CRAZY PERSON?!?! Stolarz is a genuis at this stuff because I'm always wondering what's happening. Ben is still bugging me, here on
Jul 26, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: young-adult
Recently I saw this for a good price at the used bookstore... I remember not being overly impressed with the first two books in this series, but couldn't remember the specifics. So, I picked this one up... unfortunately. I'm sure that pre-teen readers looking for a mystery will love this. Or even adults who happen to read YA and love afternoon soap operas. It's just not my cup of tea. These books aren't horribly written... ah, who am I kidding? In a way they are horrible. But who am I to judge? ...more
Feb 10, 2011 rated it it was ok
Laurie Faria Stolarz's books are all starting to be the same. Stalkers, some kind of magic and some tragic love story where despite having some sort of 'gift', the female lead makes incredibly dumb decisions. The first book in the series was good, the second one was okay, but this one? Come on, really? How many stalkers can Camelia come in contact with? I guess that's one of the problems with a series. She's just a teenage girl living in an ordinary town. She meets this extraordinary boy who has ...more
Dec 30, 2010 rated it liked it
This one was Cree-py.I loved the first two, but then book 3 is just a big turn around. All the characters seem to change and are different from the first book. I found myself not caring for Ben anymore like I used to for some reason because I just didn't feel the same way for him than on the first and second book.Ben seemed too guarded and always blowing off camelia (just like in every book.) He always leaves but then comes running back just to leave again.

Now I for sure love Adam mo
Jan 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
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Aug 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Wow this series is dwindling a bit with each book.
Loved the first one, kinda loved/liked the second one but this one had nothing to add or give to the series.
I mean OK, in the first book Camelia meets Ben who saved her life, she found out he had psychometric powers and someone started talking to her, her and Ben fall for each other as he tries to help her solve who it is.
Then we find out its her EX who's consumed by jealousy and wants her back. Ok next.
Book 2 Debbie who also got st
Taylor Wilkin
Jan 21, 2011 rated it liked it
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Joleen (starlightbooktales)
The worst book out of the bunch. It was the most predictable book in the series. I don't expect young adult novels to be the most intense writing in the world, I just expect better storytelling. It was painfully obvious who the new stalker was. I guessed it the moment the character was introduced. If its that easily guessed, I don't find the story interesting.
Mar 26, 2013 rated it it was ok
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At first I didn’t realize that Adam was the other guy. It’s been so long since I’ve read the 2nd one that I forgot a lot. She starts off talking about how she regretted that she didn’t let Adam kiss her, and it wasn’t until the next page when she said he was her boyfriend Ben’s biggest enemy that I was like wtf? That’s just great, start off with her wanting to kiss another guy. And the whole “working the clay,” “sculpting it,” and “working the clay through her fingers” is really old. You
Nov 03, 2018 rated it liked it

I liked Ben, not so much with Camelia, she was too wishy washy for me.
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In Deadly Little Games, Camelia for the third time gets herself into a sticky situation. It's hard to believe one teenage girl can get into so many life-threatening situations in one school year, but the story was nonetheless enjoyable.

I have to say that the hot & cold relationship between Camelia and Ben is getting really old - just make up your minds already! Another thing that is getting annoying is Camelia not telling her parents about what's going on in her life - she has really g
So far my favorite in the series. I really loved this one and I can't wait to get started on the next one. There are so many secrets. Ugh and Ben! Ughhhh I love him, but he's just so distant in this one, there was so much more with Adam then there was with Ben. I'm excited to see where the 4th book takes us next.
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-2017
Deadly Little Games
Brooklynn W Borden
October 12, 2016
English 10-1
Laurie Faria Stolarz, borned and raised in Salem, Massachusetts, she attended Merrimack college and received an MFA in creative writing from Emerson college in Boston. She also has wrote Deadly Little Secret, Deadly Little Lies, and Project 17. Her inspirations is more about the touch series more than just this one book but Deadly Little Games is included in the series of course, so it has a bit part in her inspi
Jan 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
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I have been a fan of Stolarz’s Touch series since the books first came out. Camelia, Ben, Wes, and Kimmie were such great written characters. The mystery behind Camelia and Ben’s powers was a wonderful journey to go on. The suspense throughout each of the books builds gradually and one of my favorite things (from the first book) was the stalker journal entries. I liked the way the antagonists were developed in each book. I had liked the w
Jan 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Deadly Little Games still provides all the suspense and tension as the first two in the series. In fact, i'm beginning to find it a little too repetitive. The book starts out with Camelia sculpting and hearing things surrounding Adam, who has previously interfered with her and Ben's relationship and it seems it's about to happen again. It's very clear someone's out to get Adam and Camelia feels the need to help save him despite his previous behavior, which makes her relationship with Ben all the ...more
Rachel Loke
Nov 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Sophie Riggsby / allthingsequilateral
I like this series, I really do. And I think that Laurie has done a good job in keeping the reader interested. I do wonder at times, how far can she take it? Will Camelia's town be over-run with stalker-killers forever?

Truth: It reads like a CW show unfolding in front of you.
Truth: It makes me want to "tune in" every time a book is released.
Lie: I don't care about Camelia and Ben.

Okay, I DO CARE. I want them together and I understand all the reasons why Laurie
Sep 25, 2010 rated it it was ok
Reading this third book on the Touch Series I can’t help but be frustrated and annoyed. Why? Well, first there’s Ben. The boy can’t make up his mind. Sheesh, I was totally irritated with him (well, that’s a first! Me irritated with the boy MC than with the girl which often happens). Boy, make up your stupid mind! Do you trust Camelia? Do you want to be with her? Or do you want to go your separate ways? He’s very fickle minded for a boy (maybe he’s a boy trap in a girls body). Second, the story w ...more
Celine S
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book of the "Touch" series and out of all three that I've read so far, this one had the strongest level of tension and I was drawn into the book very quickly. This novel is about suspense and a bit of romance in between. In this book, Camelia, the main character finds a very rare, mental connection with her aunt, Alexia - they both had the ability to sense the future through art. For Camelia, it was making pottery and for Aunt Alexia, it was through painting. They soon realised ...more
Aug 01, 2010 rated it really liked it
Deadly Little Games is the third book in the Touch Series by Laurie Faria Stolarz. Haven't read the first book? Why you be reading this review?! Go grab yourself a copy of Deadly Little Secret and let the fun times begin. fin. ;)

I absolutely love Ms. Stolarz writing style. It's quick. It's snarky. It's creepy. It's awesome.

I did feel the love-triangle introduced in this novel was a tad bit of a wth?. Firstly, the new "love" interest was the bad guy in the last novel, secondly, in my
Jul 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This entire series has been one long guessing game for me. Each book brings to the table a new mystery with tons of twists and turns. Some a bit more predictable than others. This particular book definitely tested my problem solving skills. I had my theories from the beginning and then I switched them up half way through...and then I changed my mind again...only to be completely surprised at the end!!! I didn't see that coming at all! Or did I! OMG it was all there right in front of my face all ...more
Laura (Booksforbreakfast)
Mar 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
I have really enjoyed the Touch series and this novel is no exception. There were some things I didn't care for, but overall, this book is a must read if you like paranormal romances.

The writing was great, as it always has been. I feel like the characters got a little more depth with them as they mature in the series. I have to say though, Wes and Kimmie totally stole the show away from Camelia and Ben in my opinion. They are SO funny and so imperfectly perfect that I want to put the
Oct 07, 2012 rated it did not like it

Okay, so let me start off by saying I wasn't really fair to this series because I read this book, but not the two before it. However, what generally had happened was pretty easy to pick up and didn't take me long to piece together. To be honest, the writing style of this book was kinda crappy, the characters kinda annoyed me abit, and the whole plot was very predictable. While I do think the little games with clues in them were a pretty cool idea, I got tired of them pretty fast. This whole bo
Feb 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Camelia and Ben are back in the third installment of the touch series. Camelia is back with Ben, who reminds me of an array of male, bad boy characters, but Camelia is still getting premonitions and sculpting about something happening to Adam, Ben's ex best friend. In a pretty formulaic story, there is the overarching issue of Camelia's "crazy" aunt who suffers from the same psychometric issues, grappling with her premonitions, and always having to "help" someone and Ben having to rescue her fro ...more
Same old storyline, just switching up the characters a bit. I hope Deadly Little Voices doesn't have a stalker. The first book was great, I even liked the second book despite it's similiarities to book one. But a third book, with the same storyline and the constant turmoil of Ben and Camelia? It was just too much. What are the chances that anyone would be associated with three different stalkers, much less in one year?! I'll probably read the fourth book, because I'm a sucker for series', but I sincer ...more
Jan 22, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2011
The concept of this series is great: a boy and a girl who can sense things supernaturally through touch and art. However, this is the third book in the series and each novel is basically the same. All three books consist of someone being stalked, and Camelia and Ben working on their relationship. That's about it. I was hoping for a fresh idea or at least some interesting new characters, but I was disappointed. I'm surprised Stolarz is even writing a fourth book, Deadly Little Voices. I would bet anythi ...more
Nov 18, 2011 rated it it was ok
I think I'm done with this series - the author's aggressive attempt to force us into a love triangle having thrown me off. Ben was hardly present in the story, and when he was, he was moody, aloof, and unlovable. Part of what irked me was that the tension in their relationship could have been avoided with honesty. Ben's refusal to be honest after all they've been through is annoying and ridiculous. Lying - directly or by omission, is the primary activity in this story, and I hate that. That just ...more
Mar 02, 2011 rated it it was ok
This book was good, but not as good as the others. There was too much focus (for me) on Adam, when I felt there should have been more of a focus on Ben and Camelia. The two of them continued to go back and forth in this book, which I found really frustrating. Either you're together, or you're not, make up your mind. Stop all these silly little disagreements, and not being able to talk about things. I did enjoy the inclusion of Camelia's Aunt, and am again looking forward to the role she will pla ...more
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Okay. I liked the first one. The second one was okay. But this one. The whole Ben and Camelia relationship just pissed me off. Can they never go through one book without him pushing her away? And bloody hell, he sensed she would kiss Adam - damn it why didn't he see that she wouldn't have done it if he hadn't kept pushing her away? And Camelia's character is starting to annoy me too.

If it wasn't because I have to sworn to see the series out, then I would have dropped the book already.

Now for t
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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.

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Other books in the series

Touch (5 books)
  • Deadly Little Secret (Touch, #1)
  • Deadly Little Lies (Touch, #2)
  • Deadly Little Voices (Touch, #4)
  • Deadly Little Lessons (Touch, #5)
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