I signed up for this particular blog tour after reading the synopsis for Deceived. I'm a sucker for Greek mythology, so I knew I would at least give it a try. I read this book rather quickly, and I'm not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing for the series.
Deceived, which is the first book in the Soul Keeper Trilogy, does a great job weaving two different worlds, flashbacks, and lastly, blackouts all together in a world that makes sense. The characters are mostly likeable, but some are place keepers. I'm sure they will grow throughout, but it wasn't happening here. I want to root for Sam, but I just can't bring myself to do it just yet. As of right now, I'm rooting for Nick and the Uncles!
Being that this is the first book in the series, I guess I just expected more (especially with it being 500 pages!). I was left feeling like I had gone to a steakhouse and was served McDonald's. I needed more from the book. The build up took quite a while and when the prophecy began, it sort of fizzled. I think would've enjoyed it more if I had all 3 books to read back to back, so that I would've been able to keep going.
I do plan on going back and reading the second and third books, but I know I'll have to read the first one for a reminder; and I'm not 100% on that just yet.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.