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Deceived Hardcover – September 18, 2013
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"Lindsey's...layered depiction of events...creates a suspenseful and haunting atmosphere of uncertainty and the possibility of lurking madness.... A dramatic finale draws together the plot's disparate elements." --Publishers Weekly
"Ms. Lindsey crafts an exquisite tale that kicked my adrenaline up with every turn of the page. Deceived is stunning and more than a little scary. From the first page, I had to know what happens next, while at the same time, I had to know what happened before. As Elle's life unravels, the reader will feel just as raw and betrayed as she does." --Gwen Hayes, author of Falling Under
"Outstanding! I fully recommend it... Mysterious, lovely, a lot of suspense, romantic, funny and full of action... I really liked to give a chance to this book, because it was worth it." --Fandom's City
"As the story unfolds to an unpredictable and compelling ending, there are many changes in Elle's world.... The premise of the book is interesting." - School Library Journal
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I loved Elle's character :D! Elle is seventeen years old and has lived a very lonely life. Her father has always been moving them around from place to place, and hiring a nanny to take care of her while he is out of state working. Elle has never been open with anyone when it comes to what she is feeling and experiencing with her recurring nightmare. When her father enrolls her at Francine Frances, she believes that her nightmare will become less frequent and she can have a normal life. But her nightmares become more frequent, her sleeplessness worsens, and her paranoia increases. I felt every single emotion Elle's character goes through in Deceived, and I felt like I was right next to her experiencing all of the situations she encounters in the story.
Brian, Brian, Brian! I didn't know what to think of this guy. There is a lot of mystery surrounding Brain's character, that I seriously thought the worse things about him. From the beginning of the story, Elle describes him as being the nicest guy she has ever met and she felt an instant attraction towards him. But once he appears at her school on the first day of class, he is a complete different person. My instant thoughts about his character were jerk, mysterious, who is this guy, and does Elle even like him? Trust me when I tell you that Brian is a very mysterious guy, because we don't know anything about him.Read more ›
First off, I would like to say thank you to Netgalley, and Merit Press of F+W/Adams Media for giving me my electronic copy of Deceived.
When reading any ARC I ignore all typing errors and grammar problems, but even pushing those aspects of the book aside, I thought this book was discombobulated. There were so many details and characters, in my opinion, that didn't work. Towards the end of the book, I felt that it was starting to finally pick up but by then, for me, it was too late.
Full Review: http://brittanysbookrambles.blogspot.com/2013/07/deceived-by-julie-anne-lindsey-arc.html
Didja Like It?: A resounding no. This book felt like five different people were told what to write about, then they each wrote a section then shuffled the pages together like playing cards. The overlying theme to this book was security or the lack thereof. Supposedly, the father in the story is super overprotective of his only child, Elle, ever since his wife was killed in a car accident. However, he's gone a lot, and now he's sent his daughter to a boarding school where she knows no one. The dorms sound like they are a de facto apartment complex where these underage students live on their own without any adult supervision. It's an open campus where anyone can come onto the grounds, too. Sounds like the exact place where a dad like this would send his kid.
Then there's Brian. Elle and her roommate, Pixie, meet him at a flea market several towns over. An affable guy, he buys them coffee and seems to take an interest in Elle. Then, strangely, he shows up as a new student at this school (apparently, there are not many boys at this school, something that is mentioned but not explained). He doesn't even speak to Elle, even though they basically spent a day together. This goes on for quite some time, with him speaking to her some days and ignoring her others. How annoying. We're supposed to feel that there's something going on that hasn't been explained yet, but it feels manipulative. "Why is he acting so weird? Is he bad news?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book was ok. I'm glad I read it because I really do like the way the author writes so I'd like to read something else by her, but this particular book seemed to just fall a... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Shelly Hammond
This is a YA thriller/mystery/romance. Elle is 17 and has moved around frequently with her father whose job has required frequent moves since Elle's mother died when she was six... Read morePublished 14 months ago by David's Wife
I’m always on the look out for something new, with Deceived I got a mystery thriller that had me guessing until the very end. Read more
I really enjoyed this novel by Julie Anne Lindsey. A young teenage girl who has moved around her whole life is going to boarding school in a small Ohio town. Read morePublished on January 4, 2014 by Heidi
Deceived is a contemporary mysterious thrill ride. I will be the first to admit that I enjoy walking on the dark side. Thankfully Ms. Read morePublished on November 7, 2013 by Shawna Shauntia
Not finished reading yet, because I don't get a lot of time to get to sit and read, But a VERY interesting story, nicely written. yet ANOTHER superb book by Julie. Read morePublished on November 6, 2013 by Jolly
Book Review- Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey
Gabriella is attending a new school her senior year. It is a boarding school in Ohio. Read more