This is the review tour for Deception so deadly and Deception so Dark by Clara Kensie. For my stop on the tour, I will be reviewing Deception so Dark, The second book in the Run to You series.
I also reviewed Deception so Deadly when it was a three-part Kindle serial. You can read my reviews of each part in the serial here. Thanks!
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This book had a lot of the same elements as the first one. The action sequences where polished and entertaining, the romance was endearing, and the science fiction was easy to understand and very interesting.
The majority of the story focused on Tessa dealing with everything that was revealed at the end of the first book. She has forgiven Tristan for lying to hear, and learned to accept the fact that Tristan’s dad is not the monster her parents lead her to believe he was. And she is learning to deal with her powerful psionic abilities. But that is nothing compared to coming to terms with the fact that her parents are murderers and her brother and sister are missing.
Tessa was a little different in this book. Her search for her siblings consumed her, and there wasn’t much that she wasn’t willing to do to be reunited with them. She was very stubborn and refused to listen to the warnings of both Tristan and his mother even though they were psychic. Yes, Tristan needed to learn that he couldn’t protect her from everything, but she needed to learn how to listen to someone else’s opinion besides her own.
When she wasn’t searching for her brother and sister, she was consumed with the guilt she felt for all the things her parents had done. It didn’t help that almost everyone she came in contact with, besides Tristan and his family, hated her and blamed her for her parents crimes. Her parents had hurt so many people in Tristan’s hometown, and she was a constant reminder to them of all they had lost. But no one hated her as much as she hated herself.
Despite Tessa’s stubborn streak and self-hatred, I still sympathized with her. She had been through just as much as the people who hated her. Her parents were not dead, but they may as well have been because they would never be a part of her life again. The shame she felt over what her parents did was torturing her, and She did not deserve to be hated because of what someone else did.
The intense drama made this book difficult to read at times but there was enough action and plenty of cute scenes with Tristan and his family to balance the heavy subject matter. In fact, thanks to Tristan, Tessa got the family that she truly deserved. She grew so much in just two books.
I enjoyed this almost as much as the first book, and I was very happy with the way things ended. I had a huge smile on my face after reading the final page, but I also hope the author finds a reason to revisit these characters in the future. I would love to get to know both Tessa and Tristan’s siblings better.
This was a very thrilling mystery that I would easily recommend to fans of Paranormal romance
Because of violence, I would recommend this book for ages 14 and up. There was no sexual content.
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