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Friday, March 19, 2010

Mini Review: Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolaz

Title: Deadly Little Secret
Author: Laurie Faria Stoalrz
Publication Date: December 2008
Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

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.
Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help--but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one with a secret.
From the best-selling author of Blue is for Nightmares comes a story of paranormal romance that's sure to be a thrilling and chilling teen favorite.

I really liked this book. It was nice to read about a paranormal experience that wasn't focused on the main character. Ben seems to have so many secrets and at times I really wished the book was written from his point of view so we could get some answers!

Camelia's best friend really bugged me. She seemed like a very stereotypical boy crazed teenager. Like everything out of her mouth was related to boys in some way. I have to say, she was a good friend it was just, at times, I couldn't understand how Camelia could put up with her :)

I haven't read the second book in the series yet but I'm looking forward to it. I didn't think there was very much left untold by the end of Deadly Little Secret so I'm interested in seeing what more of the story we haven't heard.

The Touch Series
Deadly Little Secrets (2008)
Deadly Little Lies (2009)

**In my Mimi Reviews I explore older, sometimes obscure books I have found in my travels and wish to share with my reader**


  1. Great review! I've heard good things about this novel :)

  2. Oh, this sounds interesting! And compelling. It's new to me, but I'll be looking out for it. I love that cover, too!

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  3. I want 2 read this series! and her other one! Glad u enjoyed it :D


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