vrijdag 20 juni 2014

The amazing *free* Ebook list (2)

Some of you may know that I am Dutch, a thing that is said often about the Dutch is that we are cheap, so maybe this is why I love free books but I do actually really love them. It has been a year since the last amazing free ebook list came out, I know way to long BUT, to make it up to you I have a new list with more amazing free ebook's for everyone to enjoy. 

Some of the books I have read but haven't had the time to write a review for, but all I can say is that I did really like them and a review will follow shortly.

Please let me know if you find any other books that are worth joining this list, and if you have read one of these books, I would love hearing what you thought about them!
Branded (Fall of Angels #1) by Keary Taylor
Jessica's had the nightmares for as long as she can remember. Nightmares of being judged for people who have died, of being branded by the angels. Her friends and family think she's a crazy because of it all. Yet she carries the mark of the condemned, seared into the back of her neck, and hides it and herself away from the world.

But when two men she can't ignore enter her life everything changes, including the nightmares. The two of them couldn't be more different. She will do anything to be with one of them. Even tell him the truth about angels, why she never sleeps, and the scar on the back of her neck. But one of the two has set events into motion what will pull her toward her own judgment and turn her into the object of her greatest fear.

iTunes - Amazon 

Water (Akasha #1) by Terra Harmony
Elemental powers in the palm of her hand...and it won't be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her new-found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth's survival.

Amazon - Kobo - Barnes and Noble 
Thirst (Ava Delaney #1) by Claire Farrell
Ava Delaney calls herself a hybrid - a living, breathing human who happens to have vampire poison running through her veins. The only thing greater than her thirst for human blood is her capacity for guilt. She does her best to avoid the human world, for everyone's sake.

When Ava accidentally enslaves a human while saving him from a vampire, she realises she has to look for help setting him free. Despite her misgivings, she expands her world but finds herself dragged into a possible vampire civil war. With the help of some new friends with ambiguous loyalties, she tries to find a way to keep her human, and herself, alive.

Amazon - Kobo - Barnes and Noble
Blood Calling (Blood Calling #1) by Joshua Grover - David Patterson
When Lucy Leary turned 18, her life fell apart. She crashed her car, her best friend abandoned her, her parents divorced, and her grandfather passed away, leaving her a single possession: A vampire slaying kit with a note that said, “THEY’RE REAL. FIGHT THEM.” 

Now Lucy must stop the oldest, most dangerous vampire in history, before it can kill her family.

Amazon - Barnes and Noble - Kobo
Untouched (Beachwood Bay #0.5) by Melody Grace
Emerson Ray is trouble. Juliet knows it the minute she lays eyes on Beachwood Bay's resident bad boy. Forced to spend her summer before college in the sleepy beach town, she never expected to crash into the most devastating guy she’s ever met—or for Emerson’s blue eyes to strip through her dark secrets, and make her feel a desire she’s never known. Their connection is undeniable, but Juliet is torn. She knows, once she gives him everything, there’ll be no turning back.
Juliet McKenzie is dangerous. Emerson can tell from the way she blows through all his defences, laying bare the demons he’s carried alone all his life. He’s left a trail of broken hearts and empty beds in his wake, but Juliet is different. Her innocence is intoxicating—and the passion she keeps hidden, just below the surface. He wants to be the only one to set it free, but with every kiss, he’s closer to losing control and doing the one thing he swore he never would: fall in love.

Amazon - Barnes and Noble - Kobo
Stalk Me (The Keatyn Chronicles #1) by Jillian Dodd
Keatyn has everything she ever dreamed. Her life is following the script she wrote for the perfect high school experience. She's popular, goes to the best parties, dates the hottest guy, and sits at the most-coveted lunch table. She's just not sure she wants it anymore. Because, really, things aren't all that perfect. Her best friend is threatening to tell everyone her perfect relationship is a scam. Her perfect boyfriend gets drunk at every party they go to. It's exhausting always trying to look and act perfect. And, deep down, she isn't sure if she has any true friends. 

To add to the drama, her movie star mom has a creepy stalker. A hot, older man flirts with her and tells her they should make a movie together. And she's crushing on an adorable surfer. Dating him would mean committing social suicide. So she writes a new script. One where all the pieces of her life will come together in perfect harmony. But little does she know, there's someone who will do anything to make sure that doesn't happen.

iBooks - Amazon - Kobo
Perfectly Flawed (Flawed #1) by Nessa Morgan
Joey Archembault is the typical sixteen-year old Junior. She's an overachiever by nature, in her school orchestra, and spends most of her time either doing homework or hanging with the boy next door.

Well, typical wouldn't be the word most would use with her. Freak, psycho, that's more what's heard around the school. She can't help it - it's not her fault her father killed her mother, brother, and sister nine years ago. Oh, and he tried to kill her as well, he has the scars to prove it. Joey tries to move on as best she can. It's easy when she can't remember anything about that night or her life before.

One day, the self-proclaimed heartthrob asks her out. She knows she should tell him no, but when that doesn't work, and he tricks her into a date by serenading her - twice - things go south, she calls her best friend Zephyr to pick her up, and she once again tries to move on. But it triggers something inside her. It unlocks a vault she never knew existed within her and she can't stop the memories or the feelings, nor can she even begin to decipher what happened to her years ago. Soon, the puzzle begins to piece together and she begins to understand what really happened that night and why she's alone. Coupled that with a blooming relationship with the boy next door and it's all a recipe for destruction.

iBooks - Amazon - Kobo
Don't forget to let me know what you think, I haven't read all of these books so I would love to hear more about them!

Happy readings. 

donderdag 19 juni 2014

The Book Blogger Test

The Book Blogger Test has been going around for a while. I haven't necessarily been wanting to take part in it but when I saw that  YA Midnight Reads tagged everyone reading their post I just couldn't resist myself. 

The rules of the tag are quite simple, you answer the questions and you tag 5 other bloggers. 

What are your top three book pet (peeves) hates?
  • Love triangles, I can't even explain how much I dislike them, really, to all authors out there it is no fun reading these, someone always gets hurts and it is somehow always the guy/girl I'm rooting for..
  • I can't handle waiting, so when I start this awesome series and then after reading the first book and sometimes the second I have to wait for over a year for the next to come out, just please shoot me. I just can't handle it!
  • Instant love, it is just not real, this doesn't happen in real life so it also should not happen in books. I always get super annoyed when it happens again and often in protest just want to drop the book and stop reading. I never actually do this, but its just my brain telling me that enough is enough I guess.
See here, the perfect example of instant love, in my favourite movie of the year. 

Describe your perfect reading spot.
When I'm at home my favourite place is my bed, however when I find myself at a beach I love laying on a sun bed to read with the waves on the background and I guess this than has to be my perfect spot.

Tell us three bookish confessions.

  • I started the Game of Thrones series, but five pages into the first book I stopped and never started again.
  • Sometimes when I read NA I just feel so naughty because of reading all of those detailed sex scenes.
  • I often forget what happened in a book after a few days and need to read a blurb to get my head on straight again.

When was the last time you cried while reading a book?
Last week whilst reading, Burnouts, Geeks and Jesus Freaks.

How many books are on your bedside table?
I'm in the middle of a big move right now and have to confess that there is no bedside table to put anything on, all the books I plan on reading in the near future are safely stored on my iPad.

What is your favorite snack while reading?
I don't think I really snack during my reading, however the few times I do snack I like eating some crisps.

Name three books you would recommend to EVERYONE.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Miss Me Not by Tiffany King
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Show us a picture of your favourite bookshelf on your bookcase.
All my books are safely packed up in boxes because I'm moving soon, when I find the time I will upload a picture of my new favourite bookshelf.

Write how much books mean to you in just three words.

What is your biggest reading secret?
I sometimes stay in bed all day to read books, I once read three books on one day.

That was it for me, I want to continue YA Midnight Reads trend and tag EVERYONE who reads this.

dinsdag 17 juni 2014

My favourite summer reads of 2014

PursuitofBooks.blogspot.comIt is that time again *drumroll* time for my favourites! I wanted to bring something to life that would give me the opportunity to show you guys what I like most in our bookish little world. When I found a little time between reading I finally came up with an idea, MY FAVOURITE.

My favourite will be a way of me showing you what my favourites are in the endless world of books. I wanted to start of with something that has been on my mind lately, summer. It is always a bit tricky to find the perfect reads for summer, you don't want to find yourself being bored with your book when you're lying at the beach in a far away country with no internet connection. That is why I started my summer read list for this year. The following books look amazing to me and will be stored on my iPad so that I will be able to take them to wherever I'm going on my holiday. The books are not in a particular order.

♥ What I Thought Was True - Huntley Fitzpatrick
♥ Summer on the Short Bus - Bethandy Crandell
♥ Don't  Look Back - Jennifer L. Armentrout
♥ Great - Sara Benincasa
♥ Rebel Belle - Rachel Hawkins
♥ No Place to Fall - Jaye Robin Brown
♥ To all the Boys I've Loved Before - Jenny Han
♥ Since you've been Gone - Morgan Matson
♥ The Museum of Intangible Things - Wendy Wunder
♥ Open Road Summer - Emery Lord

What I Thought Was True by Huntley Fitzpatrick

Gwen Castle's Biggest Mistake Ever, Cassidy Somers, is slumming it as a yard boy on her Nantucket-esque island this summer. He's a rich kid from across the bridge in Stony Bay, and she hails from a family of fishermen and housecleaners who keep the island's summer people happy. Gwen worries a life of cleaning houses will be her fate too, but just when it looks like she'll never escape her past-or the island-Gwen's dad gives her some shocking advice. Sparks fly and secret histories unspool as Gwen spends a gorgeous, restless summer struggling to resolve what she thought was true-about the place she lives, the people she loves, and even herself- with what really is.

Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell

Spoiled, Versace-clad Cricket Montgomery has seventeen years of pampering under her belt. So when her father decides to ship her off to a summer camp for disabled teens to help her learn some accountability, Cricket resigns herself to three weeks of handicapped hell. Her sentence takes a bearable turn as she discovers the humour and liveability of the campers and grows close to fellow counsellors. Now, if she can just convince a certain Zac Efron look-alike with amazing blue eyes that she finally realises there's life after Gucci, this summer could turn out to be the best she's ever had. 

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend. Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realises it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash. But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

Great by Sara Benincasa

Everyone loves a good scandal. Naomi Rye usually dreads spending the summer with her socialite mother in East Hampton. This year is no different. She sticks out like a sore thumb among the teenagers who have been summering (a verb only the very rich use) together for years. But Naomi finds herself captivated by her mysterious next-door neighbour, Jacinta. Jacinta has her own reason for drawing close to Naomi-to meet the beautiful and untouchable Delilah Fairweather. But Jacinta's carefully constructed world is hiding something huge, a secret that could undo everything. And Naomi must decide how far she is willing to be pulled into this web of lies and deception before she is unable to escape.

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins

Harper Price, peerless Southern belle, was born ready for a Homecoming tiara. But after a strange run-in at the dance imbues her with incredible abilities, Harper's destiny takes a turn for the seriously weird. She becomes a Paladin, one of an ancient line of guardians with agility, super strength and lethal fighting instincts. Just when life can't get any more disastrously crazy, Harper finds out who she's charged to protect: David Stark, school reporter, subject of a mysterious prophecy and possibly Harper's least favorite person. But things get complicated when Harper starts falling for him—and discovers that David's own fate could very well be to destroy Earth.

No Place to Fall  by Jaye Robin Brown

Amber Vaughn is a good girl. She sings solos at church, babysits her nephew after school, and spends every Friday night hanging out at her best friend Devon’s house. It’s only when Amber goes exploring in the woods near her home, singing camp songs with the hikers she meets on the Appalachian Trail, that she feels free—and when the bigger world feels just a little bit more in reach. When Amber learns about an audition at the North Carolina School of the Arts, she decides that her dream—to sing on bigger stages—could also be her ticket to a new life. Devon’s older (and unavailable) brother, Will, helps Amber prepare for her one chance to try out for the hyper competitive arts school. But the more time Will and Amber spend together, the more complicated their relationship becomes . . . and Amber starts to wonder if she’s such a good girl, after all. Then, in an afternoon, the bottom drops out of her family’s world—and Amber is faced with an impossible choice between her promise as an artist and the people she loves. Amber always thought she knew what a good girl would do. But between “right” and “wrong,” there’s a whole world of possibilities.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed. But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister's ex-boyfriend, Josh. As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

The Pre-Sloane Emily didn't go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn't do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell.But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just... disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try... unless they could lead back to her best friend. Apple Picking at Night? Ok, easy enough.Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait... what?

Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find?

Goodreads - Amazon - Barnes and Noble
The Museum of Intangible Things by Wendy Wunder

Hannah and Zoe haven’t had much in their lives, but they’ve always had each other. So when Zoe tells Hannah she needs to get out of their down-and-out New Jersey town, they pile into Hannah’s beat-up old Le Mans and head west, putting everything—their deadbeat parents, their disappointing love lives, their inevitable enrollment at community college—behind them. As they chase storms and make new friends, Zoe tells Hannah she wants more for her. She wants her to live bigger, dream grander, aim higher. And so Zoe begins teaching Hannah all about life’s intangible things, concepts sadly missing from her existence—things like audacity,insouciancekarma, and even happiness.

Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking.

I had so much fun putting this list together, if you have any additions, please let me know! I am always looking for new books and love hearing from you guys.


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maandag 16 juni 2014

Review: Burnouts, Geeks and Jesus Freaks: a love story

Title: Burnouts, Geeks and Jesus Freaks: a love story
Author: Karen Gordon
Published: March 4th 2014, self published
Add It: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon

What I think: 
I'm always a bit apprehensive when reading a book that is self published, I've read my fair share of horrible edited books with more spelling mistakes than a 6 year old would make. However, Karen Gordon you managed to give me some hope in the self publish department, what a book! 

Burnouts, Geeks and Jesus Freaks is a fun and easy read that I loved from the very start. I guess many people can relate to the main character Carrie. Her life isn't easy but she makes the best of it, she has her friends likes going to school, at least she likes the last part of her day and has parties with her friends in the evening. Her home life on the other hand is terrible, I can't even describe how much I hate her parents, I felt so much hatred for them every time they where mentioned, really Karen, you did an awesome job at describing some of the worst parents in the world. 

The book is very easy to read, it has a clear storyline, we start with a description of Carrie's life and even go back a few years at some points. I felt like I really got to know her much better because of it. The only thing that I want to comment on is the continuous change with the points of view. I had a few times that I had to go back a bit to find out from who's point of view the story was being told, this could have been way clearer and would have made it a bit easier to read. 

Ben was Carrie's next door neighbour ever since she was little, they have been best friends and Ben has had a crush on her for forever. It is a really cute love story and I really like that we get to read from both Carrie's and Ben's point of view. The story was at some points so real, it was not an unrealistic love that happened overnight. Karen had a great way of describing how deep this relationship was, that it was years and years of love and friendship. 

I don't want to spoil anything so I'll be short about the ending of the book. All I have to say is that I felt like it was a bit rushed. The whole book was described in a lot more detail, sometimes a few pages took up a whole day. In the end however I felt like I was running towards a finish line being chased by a horde of cows. BUT, I did love the twist in the end, I won't spoil it, you'll have to read it yourself. Overall, a lovely book!

Summary from Goodreads: 
They’re burnouts - a little short on parents, money and plans for the future, but they’ve got each other and a whole lot of fun. With a world of crazy at home, Carrie Gould needs them to keep her sanity. To stay in their world she needs to keep dating the guy with the party house, which would be fine, if she hadn’t fallen in love with someone else.
He’s such a geek. Ben Gorman is obsessive, smart, strong-willed and on the fast track to his dream of becoming an Army Ranger. He’s also the only geek with a girl. Joelle Welker is perfect for him; a self-proclaimed Jesus freak, who is dedicated to her beliefs and to building a future with Ben. But those plans don’t include his neighbor, Carrie, or Ben’s dedication to her. 
Their friendship started by chance. Their love started with trust. 

This is a sweet, silly smart-sexy story of first love and first lovers.

zondag 15 juni 2014

Review: Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Title: Beautiful Creatures
Author: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Published: January 1st 2009 by Little, Brown and Company
Add It: Goodreads
Purchase: AmazonBarnes and Noble

What I think: I have thought long and hard about writing a review for this book. I think I first read it somewhere in 2010, the good old times when there was no talk about this book being turned into a movie yet. When the movie came out I was one of the first to stand in line to go see it. You won't believe how disappointed I was with the outcome, I could literally cry. After the movie I reread the book, I wanted to find out why the movie was so disappointing to me and hoped to find answers in the book. Unfortunately, I can already tell you, that I just dislike the movie. The main reason is because Ethan is not who I expected him to be, and that was all I could look at. 

Now for the book, I did like the book, the beginning was slow and it took me at least 50 pages to really get into the story. However, once I was in, I was truly in. I guess those first boring pages where necessary to explain the characters, to explain what their lives where like and in what kind of setting this book takes place. And I tell you right now, don't stop because you don't think it makes any sense that their talking about this boring town, with this boy, that has incredibly boring friends, or I could better say; friend. Telling you more about this story would be a shame, you have to read it yourself, it might be a bit of a cliche sometimes but their is enough romance, adventure and exhilarating cliffhangers to entertain you for a good few hours.

Now about those characters, at some points I almost felt like I was one of Ethan or Lena. They where immensely good portrayed, even the supporting characters (family and friends) where introduced quite thoroughly. Throughout the story there was almost always one of the supporting characters in the picture, I believe that this makes the story more believable and more real. It wasn't just dialogue between the main characters their was actual depth in this story. All in all, this is a wonderful young adult book that I liked enough to reread!

The other books in the caster chronicles are just as entertaining and exiting and are also on my 'reread' list. I will be rereading them this summer and post a review on them around the same time.

Summary from goodreads: 
Is falling in love the beginning . . . or the end? In Ethan Wate's hometown there lies the darkest of secrets . . . There is a girl. Slowly, she pulled the hood from her head . . . Green eyes, black hair. Lena Duchannes. There is a curse. On the Sixteenth Moon, the Sixteenth Year, the Book will take what it's been promised. And no one can stop it. In the end, there is a grave. Lena and Ethan become bound together by a deep, powerful love. But Lena is cursed and on her sixteenth birthday, her fate will be decided.Ethan never even saw it coming.

ARC Review: Myself, Me and I - Jo Allot

Title: Myself, Me And I
Author: Jo Allot
Published: May 5th 2013 by Createspace
Add It: Goodreads
Purchase: AmazonBarnes and Noble

Summary from goodreads: 
Hi, I'm Jo. The sole purpose of this book is to share with you a journey; this journey is the story of three people, Myself, Me, and I. You're probably thinking what? Isn't that just one person? I guess technically it is, however the journey I have been on to become the person I am today has been a far from easy one! Throughout the pages I will refer to Myself, Me and I often, so I guess I best try to explain them to help you understand. Myself - is a person I called Annie. She was my eating disorder and came in to my life on September the 8th 1990 when I was 12. She stayed in my life for 18 years, 7 months and 6 days until I was 30. Me - is Joanne - the person I was for nearly thirty one years. Joanne was a girl battling with so many issues that no one had a clue about. To the outside world she came across as confident and bubbly, with no care in the world. WRONG! This was a persona I used to protect myself from being anymore vulnerable and hurt than I already was; or so my screwed up logic would have me think. 
I – is Jo, the person I am today. Jo is a 34 year old confident woman who REALLY is happy with her life! So how did I get from Myself to I? A HUG! From someone I hardly knew . . . Four years ago a man walked in to my life and gave me a hug, just when I needed it most. This hug, this simple hug, changed the direction of my life completely, and sent me off on a new, much happier and more productive path. 
On Thursday the 28th of June 2012, that man walked in to my life again and I felt compelled to tell him just how profound his hug had been. So I shared some of my journey with him. This is my story.

What I think: 
First, Jo is an inspiring woman, it is incredible to overcome the things she writes about but then to put them in words is a whole different story. This is not a book I would usually read, I like fiction, a lot, and this is definitely not it, but the story is intriguing and real and drags you in from the first page. 

The author and also the main character has a unique view on life and an interesting sense of humour that can be seen throughout the book. It is a book that will make you laugh and cry and will make you feel grateful for your own life. The whole story is written very well, often when I read non-fiction I find it hard to get into a story and story lines are often very confusing. This book on the other hand had a clear story line, a beginning and an end. 

Jo, an applaus for you, you have overcome one of the most horrible diseases out there, and are in my eyes an example for many. Thank you for putting it down in words.

I lastly really need to mention that this is not only a book you can read for fun, it is very educational and I would recommend young girls or boys struggling with eating disorders or just in general with themselves to take a look at this book. 

I received an ARC of Myself, Me and I in an exchange for a fair and honest review.

woensdag 18 september 2013

ARC Review: Deceived - Julie Anne Lindsey

Title: Deceived
Author: Jullie Anne Lindsey
Published: September 18th 2013 by Merit Press
Add It: Goodreads
Purchase: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

Summary from goodreads: 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.

What I think: I really enjoyed Deceived, even though I'm usually not really into thriller/mystery books but I'm glad I was able to read it in the end. 
I was not really fond of the start of the book, it didn't really drag me in and I even had quite a few breaks because the story was just not there yet. When I finally found out what was going on the story got me hooked and I read it in one breath (so I'm really glad I kept on reading!). 
There is quite some mystery and they got me thinking about possible outcomes up till the end of the book. The main character Elle is a likeable girl. She isn't very special and doesn't have any abilities that make her more interesting, you could say that she is quite normal. I really liked the fact that the first part took place in a boarding school. For some weird reason I really like books that take place there. 

I really don't want to spoil the story by telling too much so I will stop here. I recommend this book to YA mystery/thriller fans.

I received an ARC of Deceived in an exchange for a fair and honest review.