Title: The Deception Dance
Author: Rita Stradling
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Series: The Deception Dance, book one
Star Rating: 3 out 5 stars
The bottom line: This book was just okay to me. The editing was terrible and it took nearly half the book for something to happen.
I won this novel in a giveaway here on Goodreads.
Raven Smith is going to
Italy for a few months with her sister, Linnie, and her sister's best
friend, Chauncey. Once there, Raven is pursued aggressively by two young
men: the dark, compelling Andras and the equally mysterious Nicholas.
She discovers that everyone is lying to her, and that there are some
secrets that need to be unearthed alone.
What I enjoyed:
-The mythology of it all, and the discovery at the ending
-Raven and her mysterious past
What I didn't enjoy:
-the editing was way, way off
-Raven seemed stuck between the two men
-It took nearly half the book to really get things rolling
-the writing itself was a little bit childish, almost
Overall, despite its flaws, I really enjoyed The Deception Dance. (I hope the next novel gets better!) Next on deck: The Demonologist by Andrew Pyper!