Deceptive by Emily Lloyd-jonesDeceptive by Emily Lloyd-jones


byEmily Lloyd-jones

Hardcover | April 15, 2017

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This thrilling sequel to Illusive will have readers on the edge of their seats.

You don't belong with us.

These are the words that echo through the minds of all immune Americans-those suffering the so-called adverse effects of an experimental vaccine, including perfect recall, telepathy, precognition, levitation, mind control, and the ability to change one's appearance at will.

When great numbers of immune individuals begin to disappear, fear and tension mount, and unrest begins to brew across the country. Through separate channels, superpowered teenagers Ciere, Daniel, and Devon find themselves on the case: super criminals and government agents working side by side. It's an effort that will ultimately define them all, for better or for worse.
Emily Lloyd-Jones grew up on a vineyard in rural Oregon, where she played in evergreen forests and learned to fear sheep. After graduating from Western Oregon University with an English degree, she enrolled in the publishing program at Rosemont College. She currently resides in Northern California, working in a bookstore by day and wri...
Title:DeceptiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 8.5 × 6 × 1.38 inPublished:April 15, 2017Publisher:Little, Brown Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316254649

ISBN - 13:9780316254649

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better Than The First I always enjoy more, the story where the main character has better control over their own power. Which is why I liked this one better then the first. And is why I hope Emily will continue this series, because it feels far from over. Plus I want to see their romance bloom more, and possibly have friendships rekindled. Good book, good series. Read both if you enjoy reading about superpowers, and criminals.
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Super cool I loved Illusive because it was fast-paced, perfectly plotted, sharp, witty and original. This sequel did not disappoint. It had everything I loved in the first, and went even further, developing the world and the character relationships and the individual characters. It was cinematic and risky and engaging, as if I were watching a movie, and yet it was also warm and enticing and comfortable, as if I were slipping into a jacuzzi. I loved the building relationship between Alan and Ciere. Ciere has a lot of guy friendships - former crew member Daniel, rich-boy friend Devon, and fellow fugitive Alan - and they were all such strong guy-girl friendships that I could almost see any one of them going the way of a slow-burning romance. On the other hand, I would have been perfectly happy if none of them did, and was even somewhat apprehensive of her giving up those healthy friendships for a romance. That said, I really liked the way that it developed, and I loved the outcome. That outcome, however, is just one of the many aspects of this book that demands a third book in the series, and so I will be anxiously watching to see if a third one is announced.
Date published: 2016-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Full of twists and turns Deceptive is an undercover mission of twists and turns, of different kinds of trust and truths, of finding out which side of the line you stand on and which side you realize you're supposed to be on. After months of living with and being trained by members of a crime syndicate, Ciere's soon off on her own, trying to figure out if Alan actually killed one of the members. Ciere sounds older this time around, like the days and weeks spent with a crime syndicate has changed her, hardened her, worn on her, but she's still snappy. Her illusions are better now, she's no longer holding back, but with her recklessness and lack of foresight, she's wading into something that could kill her. Daniel is stuck surrounded by the agents who hunt down people like him. He's surrounded by people who hate him, who call him a freak, but he's stuck there. He can't escape, he needs to keep Ciere and Kit safe. Devon was pushed away by Ciere and can't stop acting out at another new school. What's the point of anything anymore? With Ciere gone, he's lost the only friend he ever cared about. So when a smal and secret agency group comes to him with a job opportunity, who's he to say no? There's more government presence this time around, what with Daniel stuck and Devon trying to find a place that works. It's like the danger and mystery from the first book has expanded somewhat. Crime syndicates warring, advocates for immune individuals speaking out against the regulations that contain them, missing people. Large parts fo the government fear the immune, fear that their abilities cannot be controlled, and so they do what they must. Hunt down and tag them, like animals. Like they're less than people. So what do the immune do? A number of things. Fight back. Run. Hide. Hide in plain sight. Plot and plan until the time comes. This is a mixture of the paranormal, intrigue, suspicion, mystery, and high-stakes action. Ciere, Daniel, and Devon are unknowingly on three sides of the same situation, and when they come together and uncover the truth about the disappearances, the truth if Alan really did kill someone, it changes things. Fans of the first will relish this new book while they hope for the possibility of a third. It cannot end here.
Date published: 2015-07-10

Editorial Reviews

"Multiple plot twists and the present-tense narrative heighten Ciere, Devon, and Daniel's sense of paranoia as they struggle to survive in a world in which it is often difficult to tell the good guys from the bad guys. A thrilling read."
-School Library Journal