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I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Deception So Dark Published by Harlequin Teen on May 1, 2015
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2021)
Originally published as the Run to You serial parts 4-6— Fourth Shadow, Fifth Touch, and Sixth Sense.
Deception So Dark is the complete second novel in the Run to You series, a riveting thriller about a family on the run from a deadly past, and a first love that will transcend secrets, lies and danger…
With no more secrets to keep them apart, Tessa and Tristan embark upon a desperate search to find her missing brother and sister. But not even Tristan can keep Tessa safe from the hostile classmates at her new school…or from the nightmare that haunts her even while she's awake. As Tessa's nightmare becomes all too real, her hope of getting her family back together feels ever more out of reach. When a psychic warns her that leaving town may mean her death, Tessa still cannot stay when she uncovers a potential lead to her brother and sister. Not even if she must go alone and risk losing it all: Tristan, her family, and even her life.
Run to You is Tessa and Tristan's story—two full-length books about psychic gifts, secret lives and dangerous loves. Danger. Deception. Betrayal. It must be true love.
As soon as I finished Deception So Deadly, I immediately started reading Deception So Dark. I have to say, this book was even better than the first. I don’t know how to summarize this book without giving away any spoilers, so I figured I’d just share my thoughts on it instead!
Tristan and Tessa were even more adorable in this book. I love how much they care for each other and how Tristan is always there if Tessa needs him. He’s even there when she doesn’t want him there, just in case. This book provided so much insight into the past of Tessa’s family, and I loved that so much. It literally made me gasp so much because I couldn’t believe a lot of what I was reading just like Tessa couldn’t believe much of it either, but after some deep thought, it all made so much sense.
I felt horrible for Tessa throughout a lot of this book because everything she was being told was completely world-shattering, but thankfully she had Tristan through it all. Her parents were both stuck in the Underground, but she was allowed to go and live with the Connelly’s, which must’ve been extremely weird for her considering who Tristan’s father was. The Connelly’s were so sweet to Tessa and were extremely understanding, which I found to be very refreshing.
I honestly don’t know what to consider this series. I mean, sure, it was romance, but it was also a suspenseful thriller! So I guess that makes it a romantic thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat? No matter what it is, I’m telling you that this is a new favorite of mine and it’s definitely worth checking out.