Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Justice (Deck of Lies, #1) by: Jade Varden

Publication Date: 
December 2011

A House of Cards...

When you build an entire life on a foundation of lies, it only takes one truth for the whole thing to come crashing down. I never invited the truth in. I never went searching for it. I never had any reason to suspect that the two people I loved most were dishonest with me every second of every day.

I made one bad decision, and in a single day my entire world changed. If I'm ever going to discover the truth about myself and my parents, I have to trace all the lies back to their source. I have to try to find the truth that they're hiding.

The more I discover about myself, and my past, the more I realize that lies really are better than the truth. But now that I know the lies are all around me, I can't stop until I've discovered them all. I'll pull each lie away, one by one, and examine it to see what's underneath...until this house of cards crumbles into dust at my feet.

I just hope I can survive the crash.

My thoughts: 
Rain Ramey, this poor girl, in a matter of days her life gets torn apart. She believes that she is a poor girl on scholarship to a prestigious school. She's nervous but with her families strength behind her knows she will do great.
First day of school already has two enemies. One because she is smart and on because she made a mess of a girls clothing. 
You don't get much back story on how she won the scholarship and what kind of live she is living before all of this to understand her way of living, but you get the feeling that they are a low income sort of family. It sort of fast forwards you into this girls live. 
She gets thrown in to another family and has to survive the outcome of the past mistakes they have made. At the same time she wants to understand why things have happened they way they have. And who does she really belong with. Her life is hard and getting harder by the minute. And then what happens, but a murder. Who did it is my question? I feel like it could be her new boyfriend or her new sister. It's anyone games. 
This author has done a wonderful job of making twist and turns. You never quite sure what is going to happen and that makes the surprise all the more intriguing. 

My rating: 
4 stars

Up Next: 
The Tower

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