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The Deceivers
The Deceivers | Kristen Simmons
15 posts | 6 read | 14 to read
Pretty Little Liars meets Ocean's 11 in this intrigue-filled contemporary drama from acclaimed author Kristen Simmons. Welcome to Vale Hall, the school for aspiring con artists. When Brynn Hilder is recruited to Vale, it seems like the elite academy is her chance to start over, away from her mom’s loser boyfriend and her rundown neighborhood. But she soon learns that Vale chooses students not so much for their scholastic talent as for their extracurricular activities, such as her time spent conning rich North Shore kids out of their extravagant allowances. At first, Brynn jumps at the chance to help the school in its mission to rid the city of corrupt officials—because what could be better than giving entitled jerks what they deserve? But that’s before she meets her mark—a senator’s son—and before she discovers the school’s headmaster has secrets he’ll stop at nothing to protect. As the lines between right and wrong blur, Brynn begins to realize she’s in way over head. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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jmtrivera
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So much fun I already want to reread. Brynn is a con artist from the very first page, recruited to a special school in order to con & spy for its headmaster. The characters are charming (esp. Henry!) & the mind games are fun, if predictable. But they weren't annoyingly so, and I felt happy to just let the book take me on a ride. Brynn did frustrate me a bit, and the ending felt a bit abrupt & unsettling. Regardless, next book, please. I'm in.

jmtrivera I was also fortunate enough to meet the author at the NoVA Teen Book Festival, who was sweet as could be, and provided me with my own letter to enter Vale Hall! 2mo
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jmtrivera
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Brynn thinks she's dealing with the usual high school #cliques at first, but it's not that simple at a school for con artists. Really enjoyed this one.
#SpringIntoReading

Chrissyreadit I had to look twice! It‘s so odd to see my daughters name but it is becoming more common- although hers is Brynne. 4mo
jmtrivera @Chrissyreadit Oh, I like it as Brynne! It's such a unique name. The author uses it as one of her references to Norse mythology! 4mo
Chrissyreadit Thanks! Funny!! It‘s Welsh origin. I‘m going to order it, sounds like an entertaining read. 4mo
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Nitpickyabouttrains
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A private high school for con artists. Drugs and secret vendettas.

GeekGrl82 Sounds like a normal high school to me... 4mo
jmtrivera I enjoyed this one so much! 4mo
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jmtrivera
The Deceivers | Kristen Simmons
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March whizzed by! Faves of the month were probably The Deceivers, Grace and Fury, and revisiting the Anne books. Anne and The Everlasting Rose were my only #SeriesReads this month, but I started a new ones with my two faves and The Sweetheart Sham, which was pretty cute.

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TheEmpress
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Recommended by a friend. #currentlyreading

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Carolhreads
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Just won a copy of this from a tor teen giveaway hosted through Twitter

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MarriedtoMrT
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I didn‘t think I could get more excited to read this book and then I read the stellar dedication. ❤️

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TracyReadsBooks
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Who can you trust when you go to school for con men? That‘s the question Brynn has to ask herself when she is recruited to the mysterious & very exclusive Vale Hall & given her first assignment. This school should be the answer to all her problems but is it? A quick, fun & entertaining YA mystery/thriller which is the first in a new series. I expect this will be a big hit in the library, particularly with fans of Truly Devious.

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TracyReadsBooks
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“...a swaddled goblin.”

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TracyReadsBooks
The Deceivers | Kristen Simmons
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New book in the library and my next read. I do like cover...

mdhughes72 A little shout-out to Charlie‘s Angels? 6mo
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petersonks15
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I‘m really enjoying #thedeceivers so far! It‘s different and fun.

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swishandflick
The Deceivers | Kristen Simmons
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Update: I definitely picked The Age of Light for my #BOTM pick and then got distracted by some of the extras that were available! These two YA picks both jumped out at me and I couldn't resist!

MarriedtoMrT I‘m really interested in The Deceivers! 7mo
kamoorephoto I loved Enchantée! I got the ARC for Age of Light, but there are actually TOO many I want this month!!! I can‘t choose. Deceivers looks good too. 7mo
Lovesbooks87 I wish I would have saw the new YA section before I shipped my box. I probably would have picked some of them! 7mo
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Tanzy13
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Pretty Little Liars meets Ocean's 11 in this intrigue-filled contemporary drama from acclaimed author Kristen Simmons.

LA1 This will be added to my books to read 😃 7mo
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MaggieCarr
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It's been a great week for #ARC mail! (3/5)
The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons
Coming February 2019 from TOR TEEN
#YAarc • Thriller/Suspense
Review coming soon!