Saturday, May 8, 2010

Deception by Lee Nichols

I received this book from the Book Bloggers and Publishers Conference hosted by Terry Kate (Romance in the Backseat) and Bloomsbury.
May 25th 2010 by Bloomsbury US
Hardcover, 336 pages
Genre: YA, Paranormal
When Emma Vaile’s parents go missing while away on a mysterious business trip, she’s left all alone in her creepy old house. But her brother’s very cute best friend, Bennett Stern—Emma’s knight in J. Crew armor—arrives unexpectedly to whisk her away to New England. There, Emma settles into his family’s museum-like mansion and enrolls at an old-fashioned private school. She quickly finds friends in the popular legacy crowd at Thatcher and spends her free time crushing on Bennett. But the eerie visions she’s been hiding from everyone have gotten worse. Emma has memories of Thatcher that she can’t explain—it’s as if she’s returning home to a place she’s never been. Finally, Emma confides in Bennett and learns she is a ghostkeeper, a person who can communicate with ghosts. Bennett brought Emma to Thatcher to protect her, but now he needs her help tracking an other-worldly murderer. --Goodreads

I can't pin point exactly why this book didn't click with me but I think it has something to do with Emma's parent's abandoning her when she needs them the most. That just bothered me a little too much to get comfortable with this book. But other than that it was very entertaining. I think the characters are good and the whole reincarnated lost lovers situation is fascinating.
I LOVE Harry! He's hilarious and shameless. Emma is an extremely independent young woman who is left to find out who she is and what she is all on her own. I can't really say anything without giving away too much so just know this, Emma is a very likable characters with honorable traits who has a very interesting past. A past that is connected to Bennett's past. Bennett is too elusive to trust but handsome. Coby I adore with his All-American good looks and mannerism and Sara is a good friend who knows her place.
We were left with a huge cliffhanger and I will be getting the next book because now that I started the series I need to know what is up with Bennett. I need to know if he is who he says he is and why is Emma's mother sending her notes from a non disclosed location and not showing herself to protect her daughter. Aaahh! That is what is killing me. What is going on?
Bennett --"All I know is that I'm in love with you," he said, almost angrily. "That the sight of you, the scent of you, the sound of your voice...I can't help myself, I can't stop it, I can't think of anything else. You've made me completely useless."


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