Review: Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria Stolarz

Deadly Little Secret (A Touch Novel) (Touch Novels (Quality))
Title:
Deadly Little Secret
Author:

Laurie Faria Stolarz

Series:

Touch

Rating:
Publisher:
Hyperion Book CH
Year Published:
2008
Genre
Young Adult;
Paranormal;
Why Picked:
Can’t Remember
Number of Pages:
272
Fiction/
Non- Fiction:
Fiction
Summary:
Three months ago, Camelia, a sixteen year old’s life has been going normally, but when Ben, the mysterious new guy starts high school in her school, Camelia’s life becomes anything but ordinary. Rumors begin that Ben was somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend’s accidental death, because of the numerous stories that people heard and told. Ben was soon then immediately excluded from society by everyone that’s on campus, expect for Camelia.
She’s unwilling to believe the rumors even when her best friends try to convince her otherwise. When others avoid Ben, she was mysteriously drawn to him… especially to his touch. Because of his mystery power of seeing the future. But soon, eerie phone calls and strange packages that contain threatening notes started appearing, taking her ordinary life down a dangerous path. Ben insists she is in danger, telling her that he can help but can he be trusted? Now no one can be trusted in this complicated situation, even the people that are most close to her. Her life is so secretive now that she not talking to her parents, the ones that suppose to be there for her. Guess some secrets shouldn’t be kept to yourself… or not.
Review:
I must have been on some kind of streak here.  None of the last five books I have reviewed were bad enough to put down but none of them were 4 or 5 stars reads either. “Meh” is how I fell about most of them.  Earlier this year I read a book of paranormal short stories and when I was finished I realized that because of the increased interest and the money making potential of this genre, most of the stuff out there is no longer amazing.  It is mostly fine.  So now, there is a larger selection of UFP (Urban Fantasy Paranormal), but that also means there is a larger selection of stuff that is just OK.  The same thing seems to be happening with YAP (Young Adult Paranormal).  A lot of books with believable characters, decent writing, and an OK plot, but no real spark. No WOW! factor.  This last one has convinced me I have to be a bit more thorough in my vetting of YAP. There are still quite a few on my TBR list, and I am not dumping any of them off, but I will be a bit more choosy and a bit more willing to put it down.