Deceived by Heather Sunseri
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Publisher: Sun Publishing
Genre: Young Adult / Science Fiction / Fantasy
Series: Mindspeak, Book 5
Oh my! Where do I even begin? This was pure awesomeness. I hadn’t read the previous books in the series so I wondered if I was going to need to read them before beginning this. You know, so I won’t get lost and confused. I didn’t! Don’t get me wrong, I will most definitely be reading the prior books, but I didn’t get lost or confused.
Sunseri has amazing world building skills and makes the reader feel as if they are actually there. Her descriptions and everything were perfect. I felt as if I were actually there in the story.
This honestly should be a movie.
Her character building is strong. I loved reading Briana and Jonas’ story. Briana is strong, determined, and is confused. She is in love with Jonas, but isn’t sure what her life direction is or who she is.
Jonas doesn’t think Briana deserves a guy like him or to live a life on an uninhabited island for the rest of her life. Due to this, he pushes her away, except she leave Palmyra and becomes concerned about her safety.
I’m also curious to learn more about Addison. She’s a fascinating 10-year-old.
The characters are also far from perfect. Sometimes they made some really bad decisions, but they also made some really good ones. They are relatable, fun, and were never boring.
The clone thing was also quite fascinating and original. Briana has a passion for the young clone children and will do anything to save them when they go missing.
Did I mention that it was pure awesomeness and I can’t wait to see what’s next in store for this series.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
About the Book
The passionate, impulsive Briana Howard and the sly, snarky Jonas Whitmeyer, make a perfect mess of a couple. Both are stubborn, smart and sexy. They’re also human clones with supernatural powers.
Jonas had resigned himself to a solitary life on the remote island of Palmyra, home of Sandra Whitmeyer’s clandestine clone-growing lab. With young clones now inexplicably dying, Jonas is torn between feeling responsible for cleaning up his mother’s mistakes—alone—and his desire to be with Bree.
A heated tussle on Palmyra leaves Jonas and Briana further apart than ever. Bree storms off to Portland, Oregon, but not before encountering clones of a loved one lost long ago.
Jonas tracks down Briana in Portland, where they race to discover the truth about ties between the Howards and the Whitmeyers against a host of obstacles and enemies. Will Jonas and Bree find a way to be together amid an ever-shifting maze of deceit, misdirection and danger unearthed by the darkest of family secrets?
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About Heather Sunseri
Heather Sunseri is the author of two (and counting) young adult science fiction romance series. The series have a little bit science fiction, a dab of dystopian, a pinch of paranormal, and a whole lot of romance. Once you’ve read both series, you’ll know: Heather believes that today’s teens have the strength of mind and heart to make the world better.
After twenty years as a CPA, Heather decided to use her business savvy and curious mind to start a publishing business anchored by fictional stories. She is proof that one can be a numbers person and a creative… And that it’s never too late (or too early) to get a do over.