Secrets and Lies Review

May 28, 2014 Reviews 8 ★★★★

Secrets and Lies ReviewSecrets and Lies by Christine Amsden
Series: Cassie Scot #2
Publisher: Paladin Timeless Books
Date Published: 2013-12
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Format: eARC
Pages: 274
Source: Provided by author for honest review
Rating: four-stars
Description: Cassie Scot, still stinging from her parents' betrayal, wants out of the magical world. But it isn't letting her go. Her family is falling apart and despite everything, it looks like she may be the only one who can save them. To complicate matters, Cassie owes Evan her life, making it difficult for her to deny him anything he really wants. And he wants her. Sparks fly when they team up to find two girls missing from summer camp, but long-buried secrets may ruin their hopes for happiness. ..
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Julie Review Avatar Julie’s Review:

Well this book was one intense ride let me tell you. We learned so many secrets about Cassie’s family and why she was disowned as well as some more family history. We even got a glimpse into why she might not have magic, and who might be responsible. Just, WOW. What a trip. This book hit on some serious topics of (mild spoiler alert) kidnapping, draining magic, and even selling drained “harmless” women to breed. Like I said, intense.

I really enjoyed the mystery and the way it ultimately got solved was a surprise to me. I enjoy books where I don’t figure out the truth before the characters do. Cassie is such an interesting character and I like that she’s tough and stands up for herself, even with her family disowning her and her love interest trying to convince her to be with him (and having a hard time saying no because of the life debt she owes him). Evan, I wasn’t sure what to make of him in  this book. I really liked him in the first book, but here he seemed too conflicted and too demanding of Cassie. I did enjoy the Epilogue that showed what he was thinking when he found out some news, because the ending just didn’t make much sense to me. As for the news – well there were HUGE bombshells dropped in this book. We really get to see how messed up some people in the magical community really are.

I’m definitely looking forward to the next book to see how these situations progress and whether Cassie and Evan get past the hurdles thrown at them.



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Overall: 4

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8 Responses to “Secrets and Lies Review”

  1. Julie

    I agree with you. These covers are not good!! I would never pick up the books on my own if I wasn’t approached and didn’t like the premise. Once I liked the first book, now I can get past it. But I would walk right by. I wish they would hire a better cover artist.

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