Review: Deception (Haunting Emma, #1) by Lee Nichols

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Deception (Haunting Emma, #1) by Lee Nichols

Paperback, 310 pages

Published June 8th 2010 by Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books

When Emma Vaile’s parents leave on mysterious business trip, it gives her the perfect excuse to be a rebellious teen. Throw some parties, get a tattoo (or maybe just a piercing), and enjoy the first few weeks of her junior year. Then her best friend stops talking to her, the cops crash her party, and Emma finds herself in the hands of a new guardian—her college-age “knight in J.Crew armor,” Bennett Stern—and on a plane to his museum-like mansion in New England.

After enrolling at Thatcher Academy, Emma settles in by making friends with the popular legacy crowd. But she can’t shake the strange visions that are haunting her. She has memories of Thatcher she can’t explain, as if she’s returning home to a place she’s never been. Emma doesn’t trust anyone anymore—except maybe Bennett. But he’s about to reveal a ghostly secret to Emma. One that will explain the visions . . . and make Emma fear for her life. – Goodreads

My Opinion: This was a very interesting read. I’m surprised at myself that I hadn’t pick this up yet! Emma seems like your regular teenager except the part where she can see ghosts. I think that this was very well written, you can feel everything that Emma feels her confusion and suffocation she feels when she first has the vision at her new school.

Emma is also someone that seems real. My favorite character though had the be Edmund a.k.a the Rake. He was hot! and I mean sizzling. 🙂 The plot was interesting and kept me going. I read it in less then 4 hours. The second book this week! How amazing is that. I love it when there are books just grab your attention like this and this book is definitely an ATTENTION GETTER. Love it Love it Love it! I am starting Betrayal, the second book in the series,  and I can’t wait to find out what happens with Emma and Bennet!

Overall: 5 out of 5

To read a review of the second book in the series, Betrayal click HERE

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