Saturday, July 15, 2017

Week 28 Reviews: Deceptions, The Orange Cat and Other Cainsville Tales, Betrayals

From Goodreads:
Olivia's life has exploded. She's discovered she's not only adopted, but her real parents are convicted serial killers. Fleeing the media frenzy, she took refuge in the oddly secluded town of Cainsville. She has since solved the town's mysteries and finds herself not only the target of its secretive elders, but also her stalker ex-fianc├ę.

Visions continue to haunt her: particularly a little blond girl in a green sundress who insists she has an important message for Olivia, one that may help her balance the light and darkness within herself. Death stalks Olivia and the two men most important to her, as she desperately searches to understand whether ancient scripts are dictating their triangle. Will darkness prevail or does Olivia have the power to prevent a tragic fate?

From Goodreads:
Betrayals Preorder Pack. Free with any preorder of Betrayals.

Exclusive ebook collection of Cainsville stories for those who preordered, bought on the release week (Aug 9-15), or reserved Betrayals from the library before August 15 2016. Strictly the only way to get this mini-collection—the author's acknowledgement to readers who've jumped on board Cainsville.

Contents include:
- The Orange Cat: Gabriel story based on Poe's The Black Cat, originally in Nevermore
- Bad Publicity: a new Patrick story
- Lady of the Lake: a new Liv & Ricky novella (set right after Deceptions)

From Goodreads:
When Olivia's life exploded--after she found out she was not the adopted child of a privileged Chicago family but of a notorious pair of convicted serial killers--she found a refuge in the secluded but oddly welcoming town of Cainsville, Illinois. Working with Gabriel Walsh, a fiendishly successful criminal lawyer with links to the town, she discovered the truth about her parents' crimes in an investigation that also revealed the darker forces at work in the place that had offered her a haven. As if that wasn't enough, she also found out that she, Gabriel and her biker boyfriend Ricky were not caught in an ordinary sort of love triangle, but were hereditary actors in an ancient drama in which the elders of Cainsville and the mysterious Huntsmen who opposed them had a huge stake.

Now someone is killing street kids in the city, and the police have tied Ricky to the crimes. Setting out with Gabriel's help to clear Ricky's name, Olivia once again finds her own life at risk. Soon the three are tangled in a web of betrayals that threatens their uneasy equilibrium and is pushing them toward a hard choice: either they fulfill their destinies by trusting each other and staying true to their real bonds, or they succumb to the extraordinary forces trying to win an eternal war by tearing them apart.

My first review of Deceptions, Betrayals
My Review:
Ah, it was so fantastic to read these books again, well Cainsville Tales was new, but yeah, being in this world again, watching these characters go on these adventures? It's just great, and I just loved reading them!

Deceptions is the middle of the series, and it's the book where things are starting to come together, regarding the Fae thing. Liv and Gabriel have solved a few mysteries together, and while they've had some bumps, they're pretty strong together. Ditty for Liv and Ricky!

Cainsville Tales was so fantastic, seeing Gabriel as a child, that was amazing! And then there was being Patrick's head, which was different, and explains a whole lot! Oh, and that Liv and Ricky story was just spectacular! Great mystery, and I loved how it turned out!

Betrayals, oh, what a doozy! So much happened, and things are clear, though according to the synopsis of Rituals, there's been a bad guy in the wings all along! A lot was revealed, and that ending was just evil! Rituals can't come soon enough!

Such great books in an amazing series, I can't wait for more!

Author: Kelley Armstrong
Series: Cainsville #3, 3.5, 4
First Read: August 19th, 2015, August 9th, 2016
Read: July 10th, 10th, 10th, 2017
Source: Own
Reason Why: Rereading! And they're Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2017 Books!
Publisher: Random House of Canada, Kelley Armstrong
Published: August 19th 2015, July 12th 2016, August 9th 2016

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

The Orange Cat and Other Cainsville Tales:
5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

5/5 Hearts
5/5 Books
5/5 Stars

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