Book One in Clara Kensie’s YA paranormal thriller Deception So series, Deception So Deadly was originally published as the Run to You serial parts 1 – 3, and is the winner of the prestigious RITA© Award for Best First Book.
RUN. It’s all sixteen-year-old Tessa Carson has ever known. Hunted by a telepathic killer, Tessa and her family have fled home after home, hiding behind aliases to survive. Her scars are more than just physical, and as the only one in her family without a psychic ability, she lives a life of secrets, lies, and fear.
After the Carsons flee to a new hideout and take on new identities yet again, Tessa meets confident, carefree Tristan Walker. Their attraction burns fierce, but she runs from him too, knowing their love can never be true when she can’t even tell him her real name.
But Tristan has secrets as well—secrets that will either save Tessa, or destroy her. The only way Tessa can save her family—and uncover the real reason they’ve been hunted all these years—is to forget everything she’s learned from a lifetime of running away, and run straight into danger head-on.
Danger. Deception. Betrayal. It must be first love.
I first picked up this book/serial series back when it came out in 2014 and I remember totally falling in love with it. It was the first of its kind and I thought it was so unique. I couldn’t get enough and certainly couldn’t wait for the next episode. So, imagine my surprise when I heard that these serials were going to be re-released with a new title and a new series. It’s been many years since I’ve read this books, but I couldn’t wait to dive in and re-read it again.
From the moment I picked up Deception So Deadly, I was once again hooked. I immediately remembered why I fell in love with this series to begin with. From the brilliant storytelling to the writing that captivated my heart and begged me to keep reading; I couldn’t get enough. It was everything I wanted in a YA paranormal romance. With suspense around every corner, not knowing who you can trust and surprising twists; this book had my heart racing and I couldn’t help but devour each page. I had to know what would happen next and how Tessa’s story would play out.
For me, It was wonderful to revisit this story and this world that author Clara Kensie has created. It was like coming home in the best possible way. I look forward to revisiting this series again when Deception So Dark re-releases next year. If you haven’t had a chance to read this book yet, I highly recommend picking this one up.