The Deception Dance

Rated 2.50/5 based on 2 reviews
A demon Hell-bent on possessing her
A killer avowed to keeping her from Hell’s grasp
A girl determined not to fall in love

Eighteen year old Raven Smith has planned out every detail of her summer vacation in Europe; those plans DO NOT include boys, romance, or falling in love (definitely not the last one). But, even before the plane touches-down her well-laid plans... well, go to Hell. More
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Words: 105,850
Language: American English
ISBN: 9780988728929
About Rita Stradling

I live in Maui. You can find me at all the places the cool four year olds hang out (because I have one, if that isn't obvious). I have a MAJOR book addiction and I live in fear that my family is planning an intervention (I keep books stashed in weird places, just in case). I got my degree in college it was Art History. Ha. That was a joke. Parties? Me? Crazy talk.
I get along with people who don't mind sustaining small injuries to tell a good joke. You should meet my husband, he’s hilarious. We fell in love after I pushed him off my porch. He deserved it… I think (I can’t really remember).
We keep moving back and forth between Northern California and Hawaii (it’s a grass (…palm tree) is greener thing, don’t ask).
Thanks for checking me out (in a bio way). Happy reading!


Review by: Johanna Panko on May 28, 2013 :
Raven goes on a trip to Europe with her sister Linnie and her sisters college roommate Chauncey. I think its ironic the main characters name is Raven and the mysterious Andras is a demon who thinks Raven us a reincarnate of someone he loved and lost. Of course he just had to collect a million souls to get her back. Then you have the good guys who are trying to save Raven but they arent really sure what she needs to know. If they'd have clued us in a little earlier I may have liked the book better. You get into the story and your really not sure who to believe. I think it was a good read. Plenty of action but some of the time line was a bit confusing.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Antara B on May 28, 2013 :
For a synopsis that starts with Raven NOT wanting "boys, romance, or falling in love (definitely not the last one)", it's highly ironic that there isn't one, not two, but THREE men vying for her attention. *failboat*

The book starts pretty well: a creepy graveyard and a mysterious incident.
After that it pretty much went downhill.
She meets Andras and... instant attraction! I would say it was insta-love but I didn't even realise she LOVED him until she explicitly stated it.

And then we're introduced to Nicholas/Niklaus Tapper- love interest #2.
After another mysterious 'incident' they head off to Sweden to stay in Nick's house. Where we meet Stephen: love interest #3.
At this point, I found myself losing both count, and interest.

There's a lame mythology concept introduced and then things get REALLY WEIRD. I did consider not finishing this book at this point but I chose to bravely trudge on. Bad idea, because the ending was absolutely not worth it.

She was really funny at times, but her humour was just not enough to redeem the book.
The excessive misspelling most certainly didn't help.

Apparently everyone else LOVED the book, so this may be a case of it's not you, it's me.
To sum up, it was really disappointing and I will not be continuing the series.

**I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.**
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

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