Audiobook Review: Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong

Posted August 26, 2015 by Felicia S in 2.50 Wine Glasses, 2015 Read, Audiobook, Reviews / 14 Comments

Audiobook Review: Deceptions by Kelley ArmstrongDeceptions by Kelley Armstrong
Length: Length 14 hrs 49 min

Date Read: August 2015



Olivia Jones is desperate for the truth. The daughter of convicted serial killers, she has begun to suspect that her parents are innocent of their crimes. But who can she trust, in a world where betrayal and deception hide in every shadow?


Liv does have one secret weapon: a mysterious sixth sense that helps her to anticipate danger. The trouble is, this rare power comes with its own risks. There are dark forces that want to exploit Liv's talents - and will stop at nothing to win her to their side.


Now Liv must decide, before it's too late. Who does she love? Who is really on her side? And can she save herself without burning down everything that matters most?

More Information:
Publisher: Sphere
Series: Cainsville #3

Also by this author: Omens, Bitten, Visions
Also in this series: Omens, Visions

Geeky Bloggers DNF

Listened for Review (Penguin/Random House)
Overall Rating: 2.50
Character Rating: 2.50
Story Rating: 2.50

Audio Rating: 3.50 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished:Β I gave the first two books in this series a 4.00 so I clearly love Cainsville but Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong was just not like the other two for me. I still think that most people will love it (or at least like it more than I did)!

Things that drove me batty:

1) Total backslide in Olivia (she sounded like a wishy washy leading lady of a NA *not the likable kind* romance)
2) Love Triangle <—- HATE THEM with a PASSION! Especially when they are this prevalent.Β 
3) Random Sex because why? I mean I get it (Ricky is a hot biker) but at times it was totally random like I have gone x amount of pages without some so let me throw some in.
4) Mystery way to easy (and totally a side thought). Since mystery was a big seller for me the first two books–this time I was way disappointed.

Things I still liked:

1) Writing was still strong
2) Still like the world and loved learning more about it
3) The mythology is great
4) Gabriel *though I think he was a little too stubborn in accepting things at times*
5) Ricky *though I don’t feel a romantic connection between him and Liv* (which means long term she will end up with him cause that is how it goes when there is a triangle and I think there is a stronger connection with the other person)

Honestly–I am not sure I will do book 4 at this point. I might but I have a feeling it will be triangle, triangle, triangle until the end of book 5.

SPOILER:Β  View Spoiler »

Audio Thoughts:

Narrated By Carine Montbertrand, Mozhan Marno /Length 14 hrs 49 min

I think both Carine and Mozhan do a really good job but at this point there are clear “from a male POV” chapters that would be better suited for a male narrator. If you are going to have two narrators you would be better off with a male and a female for the rest of the series. In the beginning it was mostly female but in this book it was almost 50/50. I see the guys having half the book in the next two as both are key players. Still I will continue you this in audio either way.

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Overall Rating
2.5 / 5
Story Rating
2.5 / 5
Character Rating
2.5 / 5
Narrator Rating
3.5 / 5
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14 responses to “Audiobook Review: Deceptions by Kelley Armstrong

  1. Not really read much by this author and this series looks really cool so it’s a bummer that book three did not work well with you. πŸ™

  2. I have all three of these on audio to review. I tried listening to book 1 and stopped after about 2 hours. But I think it was mood (I hope). I’m going to give this series another try.

  3. Oh no, I have heard such good things about this series. I think a love triangle would drive me nuts as well. And random sex? Ugh! I will wait to see how the reviews are for book four before diving in.

  4. We already talked about this but I decided to give this series up after the last book.I really wanted to see the nature vs nurture argument that the series was originally promoted as .

    Instead I get a (bad) love triangle and one mystery per book kind of deal. Add in that this series is almost a carbon copy (character wise) of her Nadia Stafford series – I quit.

    • Remind me to stay away from Nadia Stafford. I have only read Book 1 of Bitten series so I am not as familiar with her writing (other than there was a triangle there and it was STUPID). I am pretty much done with this one though. I just can’t

      • Actually I loved the Nadia series. It’s my favorite thing of hers. Nadia is an assassin – pretty cool. Not paranormal.

        But the similarities between that and Omens are so great that I feel like I’ve already read it. Two guys – that are exactly like Garbriel (older mentor type) and Ricky (younger wild type), and older woman who is manipulating at times…. But it’s way better and a much tighter story.