Genre: YA Mystery
Published: July 1, 2012
Series: #3 (Deck of Lies)
Length: 211 pages
Source: bought (at Barnes & Noble)
I never wanted to get in this deep, but I did go looking for the truth before I was prepared to handle it. But how do you close the lid on Pandora’s box? You can’t unlearn something, or forget a dark secret once it’s been revealed.
I have no choice but to do my part to bury the truth again — this time, someplace no one will ever be able to find it. But that’s the problem with lies. Once you start pulling threads, everything unravels.
No one is who they seem to be…not even me.”
Death is the third book of the Deck of Lies series so I will try to not have spoilers in this review. Everything gets more complicated in this book. I was hooked on to it and the story gets super better. More twists and revelations will come right at your face, and by the time you think you’re going to bed, you’ll be tempted to read one more page, then the next, and the next, until you finish the whole book. Like the rest of the books, the summary doesn’t say much which can be a good or bad thing. So let me sum it up for you.
Rain is your ordinary high school girl who received a scholarship to this very respectable school which eventually lead her to all this craziness, trouble, overwhelming situation. As she discovers who murdered her schoolmate, Laurel, she also discovers more about her family (well, her fake family). This book is spooky and creepy (in a good way) which makes it a really great mystery read! It is set in modern day California, with very realistic characters.
Rain really stepped up in this book and she showed us readers that she had enough of all the lies being said to her by her so-called family, the Von Sheltons (how fancy). She changed since the first book which I really liked. She is more independent and we really get to see her bad-ass attitude, especially with her real father which she has every right to be. She learned that she has nobody to trust except herself and her loyal friend River. The rest of the characters will really piss you off because they’re those rich, selfish people that you just want to punch. Each of them has a secret that has something to do with Laurel’s death and Rain’s past. Just follow along because sometimes it kind of got a little teeny weeny just a tad confusing, and sometimes things were repetitive.
To sum it up, everything that happens in this book is important and contributes to all the mysteries happening. Jade Varden did a fantastic job and I really recommend this to everyone, especially if you are into mysteries. I can’t wait to read the last book which is coming up soon – Judgement.