DEADLY LITTLE GAMES by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Disney/Hyperion Books for Children
High school juniors Camelia and Ben have discovered a powerful bond: they both possess the power of psychometry, the ability to see the future through touch. For Ben, the gift is a frightening liability. When he senses a strong threat or betrayal, he risks losing control. Camelia’s gift is more mysterious. When she works with clay, her hands sculpt messages her mind doesn’t yet comprehend. Before either one has a chance to fully grasp their abilities, a new danger surfaces, but this time, Camelia is not the target. Adam, a familiar face from Ben’s past, is drawn into a puzzle he can’t solve. . . and his life is on the line. As the clues pile up, Camelia must decide whether to help him and risk losing Ben or do nothing and suffer the consequences. But in these games,who can be trusted?
From DEADLY LITTLE GAMES:
With only a few minutes of class remaining, I close my eyes again, still picturing Adam’s mouth. I try to imagine what he would say if he knew what I was doing. Would he suspect that I was interested in him? Would he think it was weird that I remember so much detail about the moment that night inside his car? Would he tell Ben what I was up to? I take a deep breath and try my best to focus on the answers. But the only words that flash across my mind, the ones I can’t seem to shake, don’t even address the questions at all. “You deserve to die,” I whisper, suddenly realizing that I’ve said the words aloud.Interview with Laurie Faria Stolarz:
Your novel in 140 characters (Twitter-version):
DEADLY LITTLE GAMES: C & B hve the ability 2 sense thru touch. Bef. either can grasp the ability, C is drawn into a deadly puzzle she cant solve. In games like these, who can U trust?
If you could be any kind of dairy product, what would you be?
I’m actually vegan, so I wouldn’t want to be a dairy product at all, but I love how creative this question is.
What about your main character(s) and why?
My main character would want to be a scoop of triple fudge chocolate ice cream, adding some excitement to her typically vanilla self.
Do you think in themes? If so, what’s the theme of your new novels?
Trusting yourself, learning from the choices you make, and forgiving yourself for the past.
What piece of fiction or non-fiction did you not write but wish you had?
Still Missing by Chevy Stevens.
Do you want to pimp any contests or other guest appearances here?
Yes! In celebration of the release of DEADLY LITTLE GAMES, the third book in the TOUCH SERIES, I’m launching a very exciting contest, the winner of which will have a minor character in DEADLY LITTLE VOICES, the fourth book in the TOUCH SERIES, named after him or her. Please see the official rules here.