Monday, November 18, 2013

"Secret and lies" by Christine Amsden

Welcome to my review of "Secrets and Lies" the second book in the Cassie Scot series.

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. Book 2 in the Cassie Scot Mystery series.

My Review: 
Wow where do I begin? I feel awe at Cassie's deductive abilities and strength and bravery but My heart breaks for her as well. Cassie continues to solve all kinds f crimes and mysteries in this second book. She is amazing to follow as she works out what is going on and who the bad guys are. The way she can outwit them is just awesome. She is constantly having to go head to head with Evan because he wants to wrap her in bubble wrap and keep her safe and she will have none of it. 

The part where my heart breaks for her is in the way her parents treat her and also the constant struggle for her and Evan. In this second book I really dislike Cassie's parents A LOT. I can not go into what they do because that would ruin it for you to read the book yourself. But they really made me angry several times and at this point I still have not forgiven them. Maybe in the third book that will change. 

 There is a huge secret revealed at the end of the book so be prepared to have your socks knocked off. 

I really need book three!!

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Christine Amsden has been writing science fiction and fantasy for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone.
At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams. 
In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.
Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.


  1. Thanks so much for another wonderful review and I'm thrilled that you loved the book!

    No, I don't think you're ever going to really like Cassie's parents. :)

    I don't like them either, but I've come to peace with them, which is my goal for Cassie and to the extent it's possible, for the readers as well. I imagine that not all readers will ever get to that point, and that's okay too. It's not necessary to like them. :)

    Hope you enjoy Mind Games too!

  2. Great review. Thanks for sharing..


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