Review: Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong


Title: Deceptions (Cainsville #3)
Author: Kelley Armstrong
Release Date/Publisher: August 18th 2015 by Random House of Canada
Finished: October 6th 2015
Pages: 458-Hardcover-Bought
1. Omens
2. Visions
3. Deceptions
4. Betrayals
5. Untitled

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Olivia’s life has exploded. She’s discovered she’s not only adopted, but her real parents are convicted serial killers. Fleeing the media frenzy, she took refuge in the oddly secluded town of Cainsville. She has since solved the town’s mysteries and finds herself not only the target of its secretive elders, but also her stalker ex-fiancé.

Visions continue to haunt her: particularly a little blond girl in a green sundress who insists she has an important message for Olivia, one that may help her balance the light and darkness within herself. Death stalks Olivia and the two men most important to her, as she desperately searches to understand whether ancient scripts are dictating their triangle. Will darkness prevail or does Olivia have the power to prevent a tragic fate?

What I Thought:

I liked this book, but I don’t think as much a the last one. This was still really good though, and I still think this is my favourite series by this author.

We learn a lot of things that have been hinted at in previous books. Secrets are finally revealed! We actually learn quite a lot of stuff in this book, to the point that I’ve already forgotten a few things. Luckily the author is really good at recapping in her next books, but I’ll still end up re-reading them for fun. Not that I mind! Olivia’s visions get more frequent too and we find out more about the groups and their roles, and what they want.

This book hinted at a love triangle, but it never fully played out. I don’t know if a love triangle would be the right word. It’s complicated and I can’t go into too much detail without giving much away, but it didn’t bother me and it’s not what you’d expect. She had feelings for both but she made a clear choice and she’s sticking by it. Although I kind of think the other person of interest would be adorable with her.
We get to see chapters from Gabriel and Ricky’s point of view which I really liked. Ricky is a sweet guy, but I still like Gabriel the best. He reminds me of a lost kitten. He seems cold and calculating but he’s really a misunderstood guy who wants attention. He doesn’t understand a lot of things that concern human interaction but that’s what makes him interesting. He’s far from perfect though. He’s smart but he messes up a lot when he says things.
This is such a great series and I can’t help loving it. Definitely recommend you try it!

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