Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Title: Deceived by: Julie Anne Lindsey

Title: Deceived
Author: Julie Anne Lindsey
Publisher: Merit Press
Pages: 316
Format: Hardcover
Source: NetGalley


When Elle's father, a single parent and a big shot in corporate insurance, moves her to yet another boarding school for senior year, Elle is disgusted when nothing changes. Her night terrors don't go away, and, soon, despite her father's caring calls and visits, Elle starts to believe she's losing her mind. 

She knows she's being followed; a ribbon is tied around her doorknob, and there are those cigarette butts that keep turning up on the doormat, in violation of a strict smoking ban on campus. Then there's Bryan, an intriguing boy Elle meets at a flea market and later finds out is a student at her school. 

Yet on campus, he pretends he doesn't recognize her - until the day he divulges just how much danger she's in. In her search for an answer to all the madness, Elle unravels the truth about her dad's real identity, why someone has lied to her all her life, and the terrifying truth that she may be the only one who can save her from the one who's following her now.

My Thoughts:

Gabrielle is starting a new school in a new town, every year for as long as Gabrielle aka Elle has known she has been constantly uprooted.  Her father works for an insurance company and every year they move to some other small town.  Elle wants to stop moving and finish her senior year of high school.  She has made some friends and even has a roommate she gets along with Pixie who reminds me of the girl in NCIS.

What Elle didn't count on was black ribbon appearing in her locker, or the erie feeling someone is following her.  Then she meets new guy Brian Austin who seems very mysterious and only seems to talk to Elle when no one is around.  What is it about Brian that makes Elle go brain dead.

As Elle starts to get some answers to what is going on around here.  The stalker that is roaming the private school is getting closer.  Brian reveals who he really is and it's now up to Brian to protect Elle from the danger that awaits her.  First is getting Pixie out of the way and second is making sure Elle is safe from the stalker which entails Elle living with Brian.

This book was incredible filled with so much action and adventure it had me jumping all over the place wondering if they would ever catch the stalker and what the connection is with Elle's dad and Brian's job.  It was so intriguing.  Can't wait to read more by this great author!
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