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These Lying Eyes [Kindle Edition]

Amanda A. Allen
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)

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Book Description

How can the truest friends you’ve ever had be a curse?

Perhaps when you’re the only one who can see them.

But when the unseen world forces its way into Mina Roth’s life, she is forced to trust herself as never before. With an old friend, her lifelong companions, and a newly discovered faith in herself, Mina uncovers a hidden world and makes some startling discoveries about friendship, family, and what it means to love.


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About the Author

Amanda A. Allen spends most of her time in a fantasy land where she wears pajamas every day, lives in a castle, and her dogs talk. When she isn't being ruled by those tiny beasts, she tells herself stories of which These Lying Eyes is the first to make the jump to book form.

Product Details

  • File Size: 4323 KB
  • Print Length: 307 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 149472698X
  • Publisher: SJ Cavalier Books; 1 edition (December 17, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E5WHKPW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #424,223 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun read! August 9, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I bought this book because I was stuck in a car for a 13 hour road trip and needed an escape. I love books that can grab me, and pull me "out of the world" for awhile. This was just the book for that. From the very beginning you get sucked into Mina's complicated world of mystery, loss, excitement, betrayal, rediscovery, and love. I don't think the cover really portrays the book adequately. Mina isn't a fluffy heroine. Her love for her sister, Sarah and her connection with Max, and friendship with Grace make her genuine, likable, solid character.

I also like books I can recommend to my kids (and others) without worrying about the use of language, unpleasant violence, or uncomfortable sexual content. These Lying Eyes had all the elements of an exciting book, without crossing the line. I have no problem with my 13 year old daughter reading it, or my 70 year old Mother.

The worst part - waiting for the next book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Now we have witches August 7, 2013
By Todd
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It seems that the most popular books these days are vampires, warewolves or wizards. This is good an all, but now we have added to the collection. Witches have arrived and hopefully more to come. This book shares with the reader how amazing the magical world can be with a fresh take and renewed look. I would recommend this book to readers of all ages and look forward to what the future hold. Oh, and on a personal note, Amanda is awesome!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Magically delicious! August 1, 2013
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After her lonely and miserable middle school years, Mina is anxious about starting high school. Her only companions are 3 fiercely loyal sprites, "beloved imaginary friends who should have faded long ago," that only she can see - or so she thinks.

Mina is a spunky red-head that I loved the moment she swiped her older sister's scooter to drive to school when her jerk of an older brother left her behind to ride the bus. When Mina's love interest, Max, speaks to her for the first time, his deep voice sends a shiver down her spine...I totally know that feeling Mina! Yay for handsome guys with deep voices! I love that she does well in school and takes higher level classes, not because she is super smart or an overachiever, but because she dreams of going to a college with a warm beach and spending her summers traveling to exciting places like Europe and the Canary Islands.

I love Amanda's writing style. Her words do a beautiful job illustrating the story. The ending was perfect, in that it wraps up the story, but also leaves you wondering what is going to happen next. I am looking forward to more. I want to know more about Mina's family. I want to see Max and Mina's relationship continue to grow. I want to learn magic with Mina. I want to know more about the sprites and other magical creatures Mina can see. It is an enchanting magical world that is a fun place to be.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Cool Story August 12, 2013
By Ben Jr
Format:Kindle Edition
I read this book on my smartphone. I finished the book in less than two days, just because I liked the book so much. It has a story that I have not heard before. It, like many books, has a slow beginning, but really gets going within the first 3 chapters. It definitely makes it into my top 15 favorite books. I would, however, appreciate a little more detail into the fae and the havens and whatnot. Maybe in a sequel? Also, I kind of wished the ending was a bit more drawn out, but overall,a really good book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Debut Novel August 1, 2013
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This was a wonderful first novel from Amanda A. Allen. This was a very engaging read. I really loved Mina and so many of the secondary characters, including Max and the sprites. It has everything I love in a book. It's got magic, mystery and even a bit of romance, yet is appropriate for all ages. It's a true coming of age story that any teen or adult can love. I can only hope I won't have to wait too long for the sequel!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great YA Fantasy July 29, 2013
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Love the characters. Great descriptions. Love the author. Only trouble is now I have to wait for the next one. Get writing, Amanda!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down! April 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The only thing I didn't like about this book is that I read it before a sequel was written. I loved it! It kept me guessing the whole time and was not filled with fluff (You know the kind you read through and say blah, blah, blah who cares let's get to the meat of the story!) I can't wait for the next installment of this one- I sure hope there will be one!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this one or you will be sorry. August 1, 2013
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A truly worthwhile read from the first word to the last. The characters, the setting, the story; all very relatable. It left me wanting more, can't wait for the next installment. Amazing!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Sprites!
All I can really say is wow. I was sucked in right from the beginning. This was a different take on the hidden world. It told a story and had romance without sex! Read more
Published 23 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars For something completely different
Loved the mix of mystery and who dun it! It held my interest. Will definitely check out more books by this author.
Published 1 month ago by T. Edwards
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Fantasy
Mina isn't crazy, she's just seeing things the rest of the world can't. I loved the dilemma this high school girl is placed in. It was a strong start that kept me flipping pages. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Stephanie Wells Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical
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Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!
Beautiful imagination! I don't read a lot of fantasy books but I really liked this one! I couldn't put it down!
Published 10 months ago by Robin Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining
A fun fantasy read with imaginative characters and colorful descriptions that helped me visualize the author's world in this book.
Published 12 months ago by S. Gillas
4.0 out of 5 stars Waiting for the sequel......
I was drawn in to the book in the first couple of pages. It is well written and fun to read with plenty of twists that I was not sure what to expect. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Melanie
4.0 out of 5 stars These Lying Eyes review
Aside from a few editing errors this was a most excellent read! Can't wait for the next one! Highly recommend.
Published 12 months ago by Chantelle M. Rickman
5.0 out of 5 stars great book!
First book from my childhood friend Amanda Allen. Great storyline and original premise. Hurry up and finish the second book so we can keep reading! :)
Published 13 months ago by Mariann Medina
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read!
I couldn't put it down! The author immediately draws the reader in in the first few paragraphs of the book..... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Babysister
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Amanda Allen spends most of her time in a fantasy land where she wears pajamas every day, lives in a castle, and her dogs talk. When she isn't being ruled by those tiny beasts, she tells herself stories of which These Lying Eyes is the first to make the jump to book form.

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