I love Stephanie Nelson. She is my author crush of the week. I read the first book in the Gwen Sparks series, Craved, and when I got to the end, I was like, more please? I thought Aiden was sexy and his attitude was perfect for the spunky Gwen Sparks. I loved the town of Flora. I was certainly ready for the next book. So when I heard that Deceived was out, I was like the first one there. Literally. Well, I was probably not the first but I did read it in like two hours because I was so excited about it.
Deceived begins in Moon, the town for witches, and Gwen Sparks is still dealing with the after effects of the awful concoction of brew. The Northern American Witches Council wanted everyone to come and discuss what they are going to do about brew and the situation with the vampires. If you haven’t read Craved (you should), to put it simply, vampires have found out that witches blood is special and they are draining witches and killing them to market it. Now there will be war between the witches and vampires and Gwen is caught in the middle because of her love for Aiden and the fact that she believes war wont solve the problem. However, in the midst of all that, she is also learning to be a Spirit Walker and she meets the delectable Dorian. Who can she trust? Will she turn her back on the witches? I would, personally, but I just dont like the way she is being treated. No spoilers because you need to read for yourself!
I love the new love triangle that has been created when Dorian comes in the picture. How could she not want to be with the Angel of Death? Of course Aiden is pretty sexy himself. I also love the new interactions between her and Ian. He is a great villain. I was practically ready to jump in the pages and kill him myself. This book is filled with amazing imagery. Stephanie Nelson really gives her characters depth even her secondary ones. I love the surprise ending (I really was surprised). I cant wait for book three. Sadly I care more about whether she gets with Dorian than what the council says about Gwen. I mean I do care about that too but I guess its the romantic in me worrying about her lovelife.