Saturday, December 1, 2012
Deadly Little Voices by Laurie Faria Stolarz
343 pages, YA Paranormal and Suspense
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 2 cents
I absolutely love these books! This book is the 4th book in the series, and its just as good as the last 3, if not better! This series reminds me a little of the Body Finder series, so if you like that series, you will like this!
This book was full of suspense, just the way I like it! I could not put it down, I started it last night at about 5:00, took a break around 6:30 for supper, then went back to reading until I finished! There is also a lot of love angst--Camelia's first love, Ben, is trying to get some distance from her. Camelia is really not all right with that, but she's trying to cope. It reminds me a little of New Moon, only she's not nearly as depressed as Bella was. But of course, there is a guy waiting in the wings for Camelia, Ben's former best friend, Adam.
Camelia deals with a lot in this book: Ben, Adam, her aunt who has the same ability as Camelia, but has gone mentally unstable, and Camelia's best friend, Kimmie. Camelia and Kimmie also have some issues in this story, which is rotten timing for Camelia, as she's dealing with horrible nightmares, crazy visions that make her black out, and worry over her aunt. I really loved all the drama, and was able to really connect with Camelia through all of it. She is an amazing character!
Overall, this book is just amazing, and I can't find really any negative criticism to give at all! 5 stars!