Saturday, September 21, 2013

Blog Tour (Review) & Giveaway: Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey

Welcome to my stop on the Deceived blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours.  Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!


by Julie Anne Lindsey
Release Date: 09/18/13
320 pages

Summary from Goodreads:

Ever since she could remember, Elle has had to hop from town to town to keep up with her dad's demanding career as a corporate insurance agent. Each time, a reoccurring nightmare followed her wherever she went--until the day that the frightening figures haunting her at night became all too real. When news of a serial killer spreads throughout her new school, Elle worries that the Reaper has been leaving her his calling card in the form of cigarette butts on her doormat and an unusual ribbon in her locker. With the help of Brian, a boy she meets at a flea market, she discovers that this isn't her first encounter with the murderer and that her father has been concealing her true identity for the past twelve years. But despite her father's desperate attempts to protect her, Elle still comes face to face with the darkness she has been running from her whole life. Trapped in the woods and with help hundreds of miles away, will Elle be able to confront the Reaper and reclaim the life she lost?


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My Thoughts:

Deceived by Julie Anne Lindsey was a nice break from all the New Adult novels I've been reading- I am a little obsessed with the New Adult genre :). Once I started reading Deceived I realized how much I missed the Young Adult Genre. Deceived is a refreshing read from the Young Adult books I've read in the past. I loved the mystery, suspense, lies, twists, and the relationship between Elle and Brian.

I loved Elle's character :D! Elle is seventeen years old and has lived a very lonely life. Her father has always been moving them around from place to place, and hiring a nanny to take care of her while he is out of state working. Elle has never been open with anyone when it comes to what she is feeling and experiencing with her recurring nightmare. When her father enrolls her at Francine Frances, she believes that her nightmare will become less frequent and she can have a normal life. But her nightmares become more frequent, her sleeplessness worsens, and her paranoia increases. I felt every single emotion Elle's character goes through in Deceived, and I felt like I was right next to her experiencing all of the situations she encounters in the story.

Brian, Brian, Brian! I didn't know what to think of this guy. There is a lot of mystery surrounding Brain's character, that I seriously thought the worse things about him. From the beginning of the story, Elle describes him as being the nicest guy she has ever met and she felt an instant attraction towards him. But once he appears at her school on the first day of class, he is a complete different person. My instant thoughts about his character were jerk, mysterious, who is this guy, and does Elle even like him? Trust me when I tell you that Brian is a very mysterious guy, because we don't know anything about him. As the story develops we find out who he really is, and why exactly he is enrolled at Francine Frances. I loved the whole mystery and twists Julie Anne Lindsey throws our way with Brian's character.

The story as a whole was just phenomenal! I was a goner from the very first page of this book. Once I started reading Deceived I was unable to put it down. I just wanted to keep reading, because the mystery and suspense kept me turning the pages. As I said before there is a lot of mystery, suspense, and if you love crime books then you are going to love Deceived. I am a huge fan of crime shows- love watching the I.D. channel- so when I was reading Deceived I felt like I was watching one of these shows. That's how good Julie Anne Lindsey integrated crime into her story along with the mystery and suspense. But there is also a little romance in the book, which I just loved. The twists Julie Anne Lindsey added to the story were unexpected, and I was left with my mouth gaping with each little twist. There are a few things that were a little predictable, but only a few.

Julie Anne Lindsey will leave you wanting more. I really hope Julie Anne Lindsey decides to write a second book with the same characters in her Deceived novel. Why did you have to end the book like that Julie! This is going on my favorite reads list and on my re-read books list :D! Julie Anne Lindsey I have become a fan of your writing!


*e-arc was provided by author for the blog tour in exchange for my honest thoughts and review

Final Verdict: 5 Stars

Book Trailer:

About the Author

Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. In 2013, Julie welcomes five new releases in three genres including her newest title, DECEIVED, a YA suspense from Merit Press, and her first cozy mystery, MURDER BY THE SEASIDE, book one in the Patience Price, Counselor at Large series from Carina Press (a digital imprint of Harlequin).
Julie is a self-proclaimed word nerd who would rather read than almost anything else. She started writing to make people smile. Someday she plans to change the world. Most days you'll find her online, amped up on caffeine and wielding a book.
Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers (ITW), Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Sisters in Crime (SinC) and the Canton Writer’s Guild.


Find Julie Anne Lindsey:

Tweeting her crazy @JulieALindsey
Soothing her book obsession on GoodReads
Pinning the pretty on Pinterest
Tumbling lamely on Tumblr
Blogging about books and writing at Musings from the Slush PileFacebook


Prize package #1 (US only) 

Signed hardcover of DECEIVED with signed swag/bookmarks $10 iTunes gift card Black satin makeup bag with: black blinged compact/mirror, blue sheen nail polish & 5 pack Frosted lip gloss & balms   


Prize package #2 (US only) 

Signed hardcover of DECEIVED with signed swag/bookmarks Silver makeup bag with: silver sparkly compact/mirror, Pixie dust (in honor of my favorite YA roommate) & 4 pack Moshi Monsters flavored lip gloss tin   


Prize package #3 (US only) Signed ARC of DECEIVED with signed swag/bookmarks 4 pack Nerds flavored lip gloss tin   


Prize package #4 (US only) Signed ARC of DECEIVED with signed swag/bookmarks Satin Pucker Up makeup bag   


Prize package #5 (US only) Signed ARC of DECEIVED with signed swag/bookmarks 


Prize package #6 (INT) 1-eARC PDF of Deceived  


  1. A new Y/A author to read. Thank you for the review!

  2. This sounds like a really great read!! Thank you for the tour and giveaway!!

  3. I've never read this author before but the book has an interesting idea that I'd probably enjoy.

    1. I've never read any of her other books, but I will be checking them out. I really loved this book :D!