Sunday, June 1, 2014

Book Review: Deception by Stacy Claflin

Book Title: Deception

Author: Stacy Claflin

Publish Date: November 21, 2011

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

Series Name: The Transformed (#1)

Plot (from Goodreads):  

Alexis is not the average person because she's exceptionally brilliant. When mysterious things start happening to her, she pursues the truth and learns is that she's been lied to her entire life. She runs into deception at every turn.

What she finds on her own terrifies her and she questions whether she really wants to know the truth about herself...

Until she meets a stranger and they experience an instant connection. She feels that she's known him her entire life, but she has never seen him before. At their first meeting, he knows more about her than she knows about herself. She begins to seek the truth about herself again and what she discovers turns her world completely upside down.

Everything that she believed to be false is suddenly her new reality.

Why I Read this Book: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.  This in no way influenced my review.


I was really torn on how to rate this book in terms of stars.  There were some really great qualities in the book and some things that really bothered me.

The writing style is incredible!  My favorite aspect of the writing style was the way that the world is developed.  The story is told by someone who does not know much about the world; therefore, the world is developed slowly and this made the book a lot more interesting than if all the information was thrown at you all at once.  If it had been given to you all in one chapter, it may have seemed quite overwhelming.

The characters where really complex and dynamic.  I really enjoyed this aspect, but some of the characters really got on my nerves.  I cannot go into details, because this is a spoiler free review.  If you want more details, visit my Goodreads review where I have all the details hidden in a spoiler.

The overall plot was very interesting.  It was filled with action and suspense and also a love triangle.  The romance aspect of this book is one thing that really bothered me.  Once again, I cannot go into details because of spoilers, but feel free to see my Goodreads review if you don't mind spoilers.

Final Statements

Recommended Reading Age: 13+ for intense action scenes

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

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