Monday, July 9, 2012

Review: Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Published: December 6, 2011
Publisher: Hyperion Book CH
Pages: 352
Series: Touch #4
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis: High school junior Camelia thought her powers of psychometry only gave her the ability to sense the future through touch. But now she’s started to hear voices. Mean voices. Berating her, telling her how ugly she is, and that she’d be better off dead. It’s a troubling development that has Camelia terrified for her mental stability, especially since her deranged aunt with a suicidal history just moved into the family house. More torturing, ex-boyfriend Ben, who has similar psychometric abilities, has been spending more time with their classmate Alejandra, even as her own feelings for Adam grow stronger. Still, the bond between Camelia and Ben is palpable.

With the line between right and wrong fraying, Camelia turns to pottery to get a grasp on her emotions. She begins sculpting a beautiful figure skater, only to receive frightening premonitions that someone’s in danger. But who is the victim? And how can Camelia help them when she is on the brink of losing her own sanity?

My Review: This book is the fourth in the Touch series and it starts out with Camelia hearing voices that call her worthless and tell her to die. She thinks she might end up like her aunt, so she gets help (finally) from a therapist who specializes in what's going on with her. As it turns out Camelia is having premonitions about a girl in trouble and she wants to help her.

I really liked this book even though I didn't like the ending because I like Ben way better than Adam. I think that Camelia should just forget about Adam because she obviously has a connection with Ben that she can never have with Adam.

I loved the letters that Jack and "Jill" wrote to the each other especially the last letter "Jill" wrote about how she was saved. It made me cry because it was so...sweet.
The Ben part not the Jack & "Jill" parts.

This book was really interesting especially when you didn't know whether something was really happening or if it was a hallucination. I also found out that I like Adam but only as Camelia's friend. I felt bad for Wes and Kimmie because of how hard their lives seem to be, at least Camelia tries to be a good friend.

I really liked this book and could barely put it down once I was a few pages into the story! The only reason it got four stars was because there wasn't enough Ben for me, he was there but it was like he was in the background or there only when needed and Adam was still ruining things for Camelia and Ben.

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