Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Touch Series

Deadly Little Secrets is Book One in The Touch Series by Laurie Stolarz.

Synopsis: Until three months ago, everything about sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at an art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes far from ordinary. Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe he's trouble, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. Instead she's inexplicably drawn to Ben...and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help – but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something...but he's not the only one with a secret. (http://www.lauriestolarz.com/novels/deadly_little_secret.html)

My Review: I found this series while searching through the YA Fiction collection at my library. I ended up reading it and could not put it down. Camelia's character endures everyday pressures of being a teen including love, school, and peer pressure. However, she also is caught up in a scary situation with a possible stalker and her feelings for Ben. This book has romance, suspense, and humor; there a little for every type of reader. This is a great series! Book Two in the series, Deadly Little Lies, explores the powers of psychometry further as Camelia is wrapped up in a love triangle with many secrets. Book Three, Deadly Little Games, comes out this fall. So, check out the first two books