The Deceivers by Kristen SimmonsThe Deceivers by Kristen Simmons

The Deceivers

byKristen Simmons

Hardcover | February 5, 2019

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Kristen Simmons, the author of the Article 5 series and Metaltown, brings her remarkable imagination to this intrigue-filled contemporary drama where good kids are needed to do some very bad things in The Deceivers.

Welcome to Vale Hall, the school for aspiring con artists.

When Brynn Hilder is recruited to Vale, it seems like the elite academy is her chance to start over, away from her mom's loser boyfriend and her rundown neighborhood. But she soon learns that Vale chooses students not so much for their scholastic talent as for their extracurricular activities, such as her time spent conning rich North Shore kids out of their extravagant allowances.

At first, Brynn jumps at the chance to help the school in its mission to rid the city of corrupt officials-because what could be better than giving entitled jerks what they deserve? But that's before she meets her mark-a senator's son-and before she discovers the school's headmaster has secrets he'll stop at nothing to protect. As the lines between right and wrong blur, Brynn begins to realize she's in way over head.

Kristen Simmons is the author of the Article 5 series, The Glass Arrow, and Metaltown. She has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states, and is forever in search of the next best cupcake. Currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, where she spends her days s...
Title:The DeceiversFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.56 × 5.7 × 1.41 inPublished:February 5, 2019Publisher:Tom Doherty AssociatesLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250175798

ISBN - 13:9781250175793


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ocean’s Eleven meets The Usual Suspects for YA Vale Hall, an elite school;
Dr. O, a mysterious benefactor; and
Brynn, a teenage con-artist with a mission to break free.
Brynn Hilder is from the wrong side of the city and she’s desperate to escape her Mom’s fate; stuck with a drug-dealing, loser boyfriend and a job slinging food at a diner. That’s why she cons rich kids out of their allowances and has a stash of cash ready to get herself out.
But after a successful con she notices that someone’s been following her. When she flips the tables and follows him back, she stumbles upon a con that could truly change her life.
All Brynn needs to do is con a Senator’s son into a date and a whole new opportunity will unfold. Winning the challenge will give Brynn the chance to attend an elite school and have the chance to go to college. An opportunity her Mom never had. Confident she has the chops to win, Brynn dives headlong into a world of deception and lies that has her questioning what the truth really is.
This new mystery-thriller from author Kristen Simmons is an edge-of-your-seat, stay up all night, fantastic page-turner! I loved every twist and turn in this Oceans Eleven/The Usual Suspects inspired story!
Add it to your TBR list, and pick it up on February 5, 2019!
Date published: 2019-01-22

Editorial Reviews

"Brilliantly plotted, tightly paced, and intensely smart. The Deceivers is the perfect con, full of clever characters, untrustworthy romance, and lie after lie after lie, with just enough truth tossed in to make you question everything. Kristen Simmons is a deceptive genius. I could not devour this book fast enough."- Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Caraval "Beneath its quick and clever dialogue, The Deceivers examines the moral grey area between good and evil. Lying has never seemed so much fun."-Katharine McGee, New York Times bestselling author of the Thousandth Floor Trilogy"Masterful, suspenseful, and brilliantly executed, The Deceivers is the perfect con. Kristen Simmons is an outstanding storyteller, and this is her best yet."-Amie Kaufman, New York Times bestselling author of Illuminae and These Broken Stars "Addictive and delicious, The Deceivers will keep you turning the pages well into the night!"-Katie McGarry, critically acclaimed author of Pushing the Limits "Brynn is a sharp, analytical thinker with a soft heart - the exact kind of protagonist I love rooting for, especially as villains and heroes creep out from places I don't expect...Even the prerequisite romance was a pleasant surprise as Brynn and her love interest show complete respect for one another, giving enthusiastic consent the front seat it absolutely deserves and yet feels underrepresented in young adult literature. I devoured this book in one big gulp because I couldn't wait to see what twists and turns were ahead."-Kelly Morton, Joseph-Beth Booksellers"The Deceivers is a perfectly paced, high stakes read that is honestly super fun for the reader. Don't plan on putting it down in the middle to do other things, you'll want to keep reading. Simmons has outdone herself with this incredible new story about con artists and a girl trying to find her own path."-Rachel Strolle, Teen Librarian, Glenside Public Library District