Author: Lee Nichols
Genre: Young Adult/Paranormal
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books
Date Published: June 8th 2010
When Emma Vaile's parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age "knight in J.Crew armor," Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.
After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can't shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can't explain, as if she's returning home to a place she's never been. Emma doesn't trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he's about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life
Another book that peaked my interest from reading reviews on blogs (who says book bloggers don’t influence readers). I was a little afraid that I was going to read more of the same paranormal young adult, and I really couldn’t bare it, but surprisingly it was very good, and very paranormal, and despite the paranormal aspect I still loved it. Now I’m not totally against reading paranormals, I just think I need a slight break from it, unless it is an exceptionally good story like Deception was.
Everything from the well developed characters to the plot made Deception a fantastic read. Female protagonist Emma is independent and likeable character. I’m a sucker for a protagonist I can root for. As for the story/plot, it draws you in and you are curious to know what the heck is going on.
I’ve been a fan of Lee Nichols since reading Hand Me Down, but this is completely different from her women’s fiction, and it should be its young adult..haha.
Anyways, add this to the many rave reviews already out there on Deception.
Go and shell out the money for this one, it’s worth it.