Review: Deceptions

Deceptions (Cainsville, #3)Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Cainsville #3
Release Date: August 18, 2015
Genre: Urban fantasy
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Olivia Taylor Jones’s life has exploded. She’s discovered she is 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 both Olivia and the two men most important to her, as she desperately searches to understand whether ancient scripts are dictating the triangle that connects them. Will darkness prevail, or does Olivia have the power to prevent a tragic fate?

Okay, so, I waited for this book for so long. Considering how awesome the last book was, the wait felt like 1000 years. (I love to exaggerate) And now to wait a year for the next one sounds awful.

But now let me actually talk about this book.

So Olivia and Gabriel, I love them. Seriously.

Olivia is smart and independent (qualities I admire in a heroine) I like that she knows what she wants out of life and isn’t going to let anyone push her around for it. And there’s Gabriel. Holy shit, I love him. He has experienced so much growth throughout the series, without losing any of his awesome-ness.

“You will leave her alone,” Gabriel said. “One way or another.”
“That sounds like a death threat, Walsh.”
“Then you lack imagination.”

Yeah, he’s fucking awesome. And his banter with Olivia is amazing.

The actual plot of the story isn’t a stand alone plot – it’s all part of a larger plot dealing with Olivia, her parents, and Cainsville. I loved the visions Olivia had throughout the book. I thought they were creepy and extremely interesting. You also get a lot of answers to the questions you had throughout the first two books (finally!)

What I disliked the most in this book was Ricky. There’s nothing particularly wrong with him, he’s charming and respectful, but he’s no Gabriel. Also, (view spoiler) Which is why I lowered the rating a little bit. Side note: (view spoiler)

So while this isn’t my favorite of the series, I will sill anxiously wait for the next one! Why is August 2016 so far away?

four stars



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