REVIEW + GIVEAWAY: Justice by Jade Varden

July 31, 2012 Review 2

Justice (Deck of Lies, #1)Justice by Jade Varden

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh wow! I LOVED this book! So much so that as soon as I finished it I went and downloaded book 2 and after that book 3. I cannot wait for book 4 later this year and have already publicly urged Jade, the author, to hurry up!

I was asked by Jade to read and review Justice so she sent me the copy for free. I hadn’t heard of the book before and so I didn’t know anything about it. The cover and the synopsis don’t give much away as to what the story is about. I was intrigued enough to agree to review it though, and I am soooo glad I did! 

Rain Ramey is 16, lives with her parents and older brother, and has recently won a scholarship at Sloane Academy. The story starts off on her first day and we get to see how normal, down-to-earth and proud her family are. What Rain doesn’t know when setting off on her first day at her new school is that she’ll never be returning home again after the most popular girl in school pulls a prank that lands Rain at the local police station.

It’s really hard to review this book (I think I always say that!) without giving too much away but I’ll try!

I really liked Rain. She was a normal girl who had the mother of all shocks that afternoon after school! The way she dealt with it all was phenomenal and showed me just how strong and mature she was. Rain as the narrator of the story worked well and I liked how she expressed her inner thoughts. She was a well developed character and I really sympathised with her situation.

Carsyn (AKA the most popular girl in the school) was a complete cow! Again, it was how well her character was developed that provoked me to hate her. I definitely wouldn’t like to count her as one of my friends!

There were quite a number of other characters, ones that I won’t name for fear of spoilers. Some of them I really didn’t like (but that was obviously the point!), others I loved.

Justice was well written, had a good pace, and had so many twists to the plot it was really hard to work out what might happen next. That was a good thing though, it’s nice not to be able to work out the plot before you’ve got to that part.

You definitely should go and download a copy after reading this review, I don’t think you’ll regret it. Now I just have to sit tight and wait for Jade to release book 4.

GIVEAWAY:

Jade has kindly offered to give away 4 copies of Justice (Deck of Lies #1) to 4 winners. This is open internationally.

Click here –> a Rafflecopter giveaway <– to enter. You can find all the terms of entry on the entry form. Good luck.

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