I am just a girl, fulfilling my lifelong dream of being a housewife and working on fulfilling the next one about writing a novel. I'm married to a wonderful man who is presently serving in the U.S. Navy. I'm a "mommy" to a German Shepherd/Black Lab mix named Archer and a Gray Tabbycat named Aeris. I love to read, listen to music, and play video games. I'm secretly 12, since you are only as old as you feel and I am practically a child most days.
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Smashwords book reviews by Ariel Avalon
- The Tower (Deck of Lies #2)
on Aug. 29, 2012
Rain is firm in her belief that River did not kill Lauren like everyone says. She is determined to find a way to prove his innocence. She just isn't expecting to become a suspect herself, or to find out that her world is about to become even more drama-filled.
This book was amazing. The same quirks as the first one were still present, the little cliffhangers in various chapters and scene ends, but the story is fast-paced and keeps you hanging on for dear life. The twists and turns are amazing and well thought out. Some things you see coming, but a lot of it is just tossed at you out of nowhere. The Von Sheltons have so many skeletons in their closet.
Other than a severe lack of River and the awful cliffhanger at the ending, this book was fantastic. It hooks you in and keeps you there. Great continuation to this series.
Original review posted on arielavalon.com
- Death (Deck of Lies #3)
on Oct. 16, 2012
(Originally posted at http://www.arielavalon.com/
--Contains spoilers for the first two books.--
Rain has figured out who really killed Laurel, but this is only the beginning. She very quickly finds that the Von Shelton's own her, and when they want secrets to hide, they stay hidden. Rain has a plan, she will see to it that River will not ever see trial, no matter what.
I cannot tell a lie. I thought this series was a trilogy and now I am horribly disappointed because I blew through this book in the small span of a morning and now I get to play the waiting game. Sure, the cliffhanger was missing this time around, but there are still so many twists, so many secrets, and so many confrontations that have yet to be seen.
The first two books were full of twists and turns, but they had nothing on this book. The characters are still their same fabulous selves. There was a lot more River in this book, love that. Sawyer is so many different kinds of messed up. He's one of those characters that I want to like, but I hate him too, so I am left feeling horribly sorry for him. He is just so unbalanced.
This series is strong, mysterious, and addicting. Go read it!