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12 days since Mrs. Greystone and Ms. Morales disappeared. 372 attempts Emma Greystone has made to decode the letter her mother left. 56 lies Natalie Morales has told to try to cover their tracks. 4 children who are determined to bring back their mothers. 2 worlds . . . It all began when the Greystone kids—Chess, Emma, and Finn—learned about the other world. Everything is dif 12 days since Mrs. Greystone and Ms. Morales disappeared. 372 attempts Emma Greystone has made to decode the letter her mother left. 56 lies Natalie Morales has told to try to cover their tracks. 4 children who are determined to bring back their mothers. 2 worlds . . . It all began when the Greystone kids—Chess, Emma, and Finn—learned about the other world. Everything is different there. It’s a mirror image, except things are wrong. Evil. Their mother tried to make things better, but she got stuck there along with Ms. Morales, their friend Natalie’s mom. But the four of them—brave Chess, smart Emma, kind Finn, and clever Natalie—won’t give up until they rescue their mothers. To do so, they will have to go back: into the other world, a place where truth is illegal. Going back into that world is scary, and Chess doesn’t feel so brave. Despite all her brains, Emma can’t seem to break the code. With everything spiraling out of control, Finn has to pretend he's okay. And Natalie is beginning to doubt whether her cleverness is something that’s good about her—especially when she spends all her time lying to the people she loves.


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12 days since Mrs. Greystone and Ms. Morales disappeared. 372 attempts Emma Greystone has made to decode the letter her mother left. 56 lies Natalie Morales has told to try to cover their tracks. 4 children who are determined to bring back their mothers. 2 worlds . . . It all began when the Greystone kids—Chess, Emma, and Finn—learned about the other world. Everything is dif 12 days since Mrs. Greystone and Ms. Morales disappeared. 372 attempts Emma Greystone has made to decode the letter her mother left. 56 lies Natalie Morales has told to try to cover their tracks. 4 children who are determined to bring back their mothers. 2 worlds . . . It all began when the Greystone kids—Chess, Emma, and Finn—learned about the other world. Everything is different there. It’s a mirror image, except things are wrong. Evil. Their mother tried to make things better, but she got stuck there along with Ms. Morales, their friend Natalie’s mom. But the four of them—brave Chess, smart Emma, kind Finn, and clever Natalie—won’t give up until they rescue their mothers. To do so, they will have to go back: into the other world, a place where truth is illegal. Going back into that world is scary, and Chess doesn’t feel so brave. Despite all her brains, Emma can’t seem to break the code. With everything spiraling out of control, Finn has to pretend he's okay. And Natalie is beginning to doubt whether her cleverness is something that’s good about her—especially when she spends all her time lying to the people she loves.

30 review for The Deceivers

  1. 4 out of 5

    Violet Sinclair

    DISCLAIMER: I received a digital review copy of THE DECEIVERS via Edelweiss Above the Treeline in exchange for an honest review WOWOWOWOWOW Listen, I loved the first GREYSTONE SECRETS book, so naturally, I was very, very excited for this one. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I loved the Greystone kids in this one just as much as I did in the other one (Finn’s adorableness, Emma’s brains, and Chess’s awkwardness are just a few of their notable qualities) and I absolutely loved getting Natalie’ DISCLAIMER: I received a digital review copy of THE DECEIVERS via Edelweiss Above the Treeline in exchange for an honest review WOWOWOWOWOW Listen, I loved the first GREYSTONE SECRETS book, so naturally, I was very, very excited for this one. Let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I loved the Greystone kids in this one just as much as I did in the other one (Finn’s adorableness, Emma’s brains, and Chess’s awkwardness are just a few of their notable qualities) and I absolutely loved getting Natalie’s perspective on things as well. Like the first, the plot twists were surprising and kept me engaged — which is important for a book that’s almost 500 pages. Overall, I think I enjoyed this one more than the first one and I can’t wait for book 3. Perfect for fans of Nickelodeon’s HUNTER STREET, Netflix’s STRANGER THINGS, and Jennifer Chambliss Bertman’s BOOK SCAVENGER series. Will I be purchasing this in April? Absolutely.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Darla

    "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." This second book in the Greystone Secrets series is well summed up by its title. The Greystone kids (Emma, Chess, and Finn) are desperate to crack their mom's code and save her from the other world where blue and orange symbolize the evil group think that emits its own odor of evil. They have made enough progress in their research to figure out how to use the levers to travel between worlds. Their friend Natalie joins them to "Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive." This second book in the Greystone Secrets series is well summed up by its title. The Greystone kids (Emma, Chess, and Finn) are desperate to crack their mom's code and save her from the other world where blue and orange symbolize the evil group think that emits its own odor of evil. They have made enough progress in their research to figure out how to use the levers to travel between worlds. Their friend Natalie joins them to help get her mother back as well. How will they know who to trust? Will Emma be able to read her mom's message in time? With alternating chapters from all four kids (including Natalie), we get follow them into the evil world as they work together to reunite with their mothers and save Joe, their helper from Book 1, at the same time. It will take teamwork, courage, and flexibility as their environment changes and time grows shorter. A solid addition to the series with promise for more to come. Thank you to Katherine Tegen Books and Edelweiss for a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Aly

    Cute read. I didn't like this quite as much as the first one, I think because the first had more mystery and now we know about the other world. I still love the kids, especially Finn who is too adorable for his own good, and I enjoyed seeing them solve puzzles to figure out how to save the moms. Chess is a good leader and his crush on Natalie is sweet. Emma is so smart and I was proud of her when she figured out things. We didn't experience much of the other world, just stayed inside other Natali Cute read. I didn't like this quite as much as the first one, I think because the first had more mystery and now we know about the other world. I still love the kids, especially Finn who is too adorable for his own good, and I enjoyed seeing them solve puzzles to figure out how to save the moms. Chess is a good leader and his crush on Natalie is sweet. Emma is so smart and I was proud of her when she figured out things. We didn't experience much of the other world, just stayed inside other Natalie's house which made the story feel a bit slower. I did like meeting some of the other people and the rescue of the moms was fun. I'm looking forward to the third book to see what happens with the other world!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    An outstanding follow-up to The Strangers in The Greystone series. I enjoyed the first book, but still felt like I needed something more from it. And this book (the second in the series), really delivered. The clever premise that sets the stage for this series continued to evolve in this book, and the story becomes more complex and more satisfying. The bulk of this book takes place in the Other world, and that helped the plot tremendously. There’s plenty of action and some riddle/puzzle elements An outstanding follow-up to The Strangers in The Greystone series. I enjoyed the first book, but still felt like I needed something more from it. And this book (the second in the series), really delivered. The clever premise that sets the stage for this series continued to evolve in this book, and the story becomes more complex and more satisfying. The bulk of this book takes place in the Other world, and that helped the plot tremendously. There’s plenty of action and some riddle/puzzle elements that can be enjoyed by any age group of readers. Lots of clever twists and turns, smart enough for adults but gentle enough for middle readers, and a complex enough plot to keep this series (hopefully!) going for a long time. *I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.*

  5. 4 out of 5

    Melanie Dulaney

    This second installment of Greystone’s Secrets ended strong and with a clear segue into the next book, but did not hold my attention throughout like its predecessor did. The four adolescent main characters remain strong and their voices distinct as their desperate attempt to rescue the missing moms are reported from the perspectives of all of them, but the heaviness of constantly thwarted plans made the middle section drag more than I expected. Many readers in the target audience of grades 5-8 m This second installment of Greystone’s Secrets ended strong and with a clear segue into the next book, but did not hold my attention throughout like its predecessor did. The four adolescent main characters remain strong and their voices distinct as their desperate attempt to rescue the missing moms are reported from the perspectives of all of them, but the heaviness of constantly thwarted plans made the middle section drag more than I expected. Many readers in the target audience of grades 5-8 may find themselves a bit confused about who is who and which world some belong in. This uncertainty may be a part of Haddix’s plan to surprise readers and keep them guessing, but I fear that some of my library patrons may put this one down before they get to the exciting climax and a resolution that ties up some of the loose strings. Nevertheless, I will absolutely be purchasing The Deceivers for my 4th and 5th grade libraries and will actively promote it among my fans of Haddix, Kehret, Riordan and other writers of action/adventure and sci-fi. Like her other middle grades works, Haddix steers clear of all profanity, overly descriptive violence, and sexual content of any kind. Thanks for the early look, Edelweiss!

  6. 4 out of 5

    J. D.

    Summary: After saving the good world's versions of themselves, the Greystone kids and Natalie are forced to leave their mothers behind when they flee the bad world. They soon return in hope's of rescuing their mothers only to get trapped in the bad world with no way back. Unsure who to trust, they meet new allies and learn some dark secrets about the bad world along the way. Will they be able to save their parents and leave the bad world behind forever? Or will they only get themselves more enta Summary: After saving the good world's versions of themselves, the Greystone kids and Natalie are forced to leave their mothers behind when they flee the bad world. They soon return in hope's of rescuing their mothers only to get trapped in the bad world with no way back. Unsure who to trust, they meet new allies and learn some dark secrets about the bad world along the way. Will they be able to save their parents and leave the bad world behind forever? Or will they only get themselves more entangled so they have to return yet again? Personal opinion: Despite being a middle grade book, I loved The Deceivers just as much as The Strangers! It is filled with puzzle like secrets and codes that leave you guessing what will happen until the very end. Not to mention the stakes and tension are much higher than the first book. The ending was wrapped up nicely while paving the way for a third book that I am already excited to get my hands on.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Leah Good

    Things have gone from bad to worse. Before it was only Mrs. Greystone who was missing. Now Ms. Morales is also stuck in the bad, parallel world. Both Moms are in danger and the Greystone kids and Natalie Morales are the only people who know and care enough to try to save them. But what can four kids do against an evil government and brainwashed world? One thing the kids know for sure. They're not going to let their age keep them from trying. But when they return to the alternative world, everythi Things have gone from bad to worse. Before it was only Mrs. Greystone who was missing. Now Ms. Morales is also stuck in the bad, parallel world. Both Moms are in danger and the Greystone kids and Natalie Morales are the only people who know and care enough to try to save them. But what can four kids do against an evil government and brainwashed world? One thing the kids know for sure. They're not going to let their age keep them from trying. But when they return to the alternative world, everything they try to do seems to spiral out of control and make everything worse. Will they succeed in rescuing Mom? Or will Mrs. Greystone die and the kids stay stuck in the bad world forever? With the exception of book one in this series, it's been quite a while since I read a middle-grade book. It was so refreshing! From Fin's determined optimism to Chess's desperate efforts to be the grown-up for his younger siblings, the characters face each challenge with innocence and courage. Haddix has the ability to weave a story with characters that feel true to their age and a plot that remains interesting to readers of all ages.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Amy

    We read The Strangers back in September for my 5th/6th Grade book club that meets during lunch. This book created quite a buzz amongst my students. In fact, in the history of my book club, this book series by far as generated the most student enthusiasm. And we have read some really great books together. My students can't get enough of this series!! They are already anticipating the sequel in 4/2021!! MPH is the queen of cliff-hanging chapters. That's what makes the series so difficult to put do We read The Strangers back in September for my 5th/6th Grade book club that meets during lunch. This book created quite a buzz amongst my students. In fact, in the history of my book club, this book series by far as generated the most student enthusiasm. And we have read some really great books together. My students can't get enough of this series!! They are already anticipating the sequel in 4/2021!! MPH is the queen of cliff-hanging chapters. That's what makes the series so difficult to put down. And they finished the book long before I did!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Alyson Kent

    Engrossing and even faster paced than the first. There were several times I caught myself holding my breath as the intensity ramped up. Looking forward to the next installment! Thank you, Edelweiss, for the ARC.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Morgan

    I always love Haddix books. This one is no exception. Lots of danger and twists and turns and it was definitely really good.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Larry Plemmons

    A very strange story, and to make matters worse for me, the second in the series. The book is well written with very good characters, an unusual world scheme, a plot somewhat difficult to follow, and I just could not get excited about reading. I am by no means saying this is a bad book, just not interesting for me.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Laurie Hnatiuk

    Thank you to Edelweiss+ and Katherine Tegen Books for an ARC digital copy of this book. When we last left the Greystone Kids (Chess, Emma and Finn) and babysitter Natalie all four had miraculously escaped from a evil parallel world, but unfortunately their mother and Natalie's mother were left behind, so if you had not read the first in the series, key points are reviewed when needed in the book. Like the first book in the series, The Strangers, each chapter is told from the point of view of the Thank you to Edelweiss+ and Katherine Tegen Books for an ARC digital copy of this book. When we last left the Greystone Kids (Chess, Emma and Finn) and babysitter Natalie all four had miraculously escaped from a evil parallel world, but unfortunately their mother and Natalie's mother were left behind, so if you had not read the first in the series, key points are reviewed when needed in the book. Like the first book in the series, The Strangers, each chapter is told from the point of view of the four children; Chess the nervous and cautious eldest, Emma the brilliant puzzle solver, Finn the optimistic youngest and Natalie the confident teenager. In the second book, the four going back to save their mothers. The Greystone's mom has left a series of clues that if they can decipher will help them in the parallel world to get their moms back. This time we spend more time in that evil parallel world and discover that Natalie's parents in that world, are a major part of the problem with their thirst for power stopping at nothing if someone get in their way. Lots of action, twists and turns we get to know a little more about Natalie and Other Natalie in this sequel making this an enjoyable and captivating read. Haddix knows how to move a story along and create characters that we can relate to and know. And yes once again, it is clear that the Greystone Kids and Natalie have more work to do so another book is set up to come. Recommended for classrooms and libraries for fans of action and puzzles. Now I just have to patiently wait for the next book in this action packed original series.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    See my full review here: https://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfi... THE DECEIVERS is an action-packed middle grade aci-fi/fantasy that follows the Greystones and their friend Natalie as they work to save their mothers. Their mothers seem to be missing, but the children know that they are trapped in an alternate dimension or a mirror world. The children must work together to save their mothers. The story is told from the perspectives of each of the Greystone children, Emma, Finn, and Chess, as well See my full review here: https://www.yabookscentral.com/kidsfi... THE DECEIVERS is an action-packed middle grade aci-fi/fantasy that follows the Greystones and their friend Natalie as they work to save their mothers. Their mothers seem to be missing, but the children know that they are trapped in an alternate dimension or a mirror world. The children must work together to save their mothers. The story is told from the perspectives of each of the Greystone children, Emma, Finn, and Chess, as well as Natalie, which gives it a unique flavor. What I loved: The world and characters are all really well-built. Each of the children is unique and with their own roles that makes them compelling, and I loved the sibling bonds. The plot includes plenty of riddles/thought experiments that are really intriguing and make this a very clever read. The Other world adds a really unique and adventurous element that keeps the plot moving quickly. I love the sci-fi elements to the alternate dimension and how it is connected to our own. I also love Emma's intelligence and creativity in problem-solving combined with the other siblings and Natalie- an unstoppable team. Final verdict: Intriguing and clever, THE DECEIVERS is a great middle grade sci-fi/fantasy that would appeal to fans of A WRINKLE IN TIME, THE GAUNTLET, and THE JUMBIES. These fantastic characters take readers on an unique adventure, and I recommend reading the series in order to understand it fully. Please note that I received an ARC. All opinions are my own.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Ellen Stumbo

    I am loving this series! I stumbled upon the first one by “luck” as it was one of the few audiobooks my library had digitally and I wanted something to listen to with my girls (who are 12, 13, and 14). Then we had to wait for the second book to be released and got it as soon as we could! This second book is hard to put down. Every chapter ends with what feels like a mini cliffhanger, we explore the parallel world/dimension even more and we meet new characters. The Greystone siblings and Natalie I am loving this series! I stumbled upon the first one by “luck” as it was one of the few audiobooks my library had digitally and I wanted something to listen to with my girls (who are 12, 13, and 14). Then we had to wait for the second book to be released and got it as soon as we could! This second book is hard to put down. Every chapter ends with what feels like a mini cliffhanger, we explore the parallel world/dimension even more and we meet new characters. The Greystone siblings and Natalie are on a quest to save their mothers, will they be successful? Who are the good guys, the ones they can trust, and who are the bad guys? The main characters are stereotyped: the super cute and lovable eight-year-old who can charm just about anyone, the brilliant ten-year-old who can solve any code and is all about science and numbers, the responsible, dependable, protective twelve-year-old who will do anything for his siblings, and their friend, the computer savvy thirteen-year-old who is super confident, popular, and has an attitude... sometimes. But these characters work well for a middle grade fantasy/mystery novel. And the quest they are on is a quest I wanted to join in as a reader. If your kids enjoy mystery and adventure, the Greystone series is a must!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey

    The Greystone kids have to solve a large coded mystery if they want to recover what they lost in book 1. Chapter breaks were suspenseful enough that I was compelled to keep reading even if I wasn't super invested in the outcome of the story. I thought Finn still sounded too young for his age, and I was annoyed by most all of the characters except Natalie. The switching perspectives wore on me a bit (especially when a couple of name errors made me have to go back to figure out who I was reading) - The Greystone kids have to solve a large coded mystery if they want to recover what they lost in book 1. Chapter breaks were suspenseful enough that I was compelled to keep reading even if I wasn't super invested in the outcome of the story. I thought Finn still sounded too young for his age, and I was annoyed by most all of the characters except Natalie. The switching perspectives wore on me a bit (especially when a couple of name errors made me have to go back to figure out who I was reading) - since some of the perspectives went like this : "Natalie, a few minutes before x happened," "Chess, as x is happening." The hanging plotlines from book 1 are tied up by the end of this second book. I do not feel compelled at all to read the 3rd. This will be a book for some kiddo who likes suspenseful and mysterious disappearances with a smattering of sci-fi. Even though there's nothing objectionable, I think it's better suited for middle school.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer Hill

    In the second book in the series, Emma, Finn, and Chess are living with Natalie and her dad. Natalie's mom and Mrs. Greystone were left trapped in the other world. The kids are working on trying to decode Mrs. Greystone's secret message, but are not having much luck. They think they have figured something out though and get back to the house and find the level along with signs it has been moved. This makes them worried. They decide it is not safe to use it in their house so they sneak off to Nat In the second book in the series, Emma, Finn, and Chess are living with Natalie and her dad. Natalie's mom and Mrs. Greystone were left trapped in the other world. The kids are working on trying to decode Mrs. Greystone's secret message, but are not having much luck. They think they have figured something out though and get back to the house and find the level along with signs it has been moved. This makes them worried. They decide it is not safe to use it in their house so they sneak off to Natalie's house to try to go back through that way. They make it back through and find lots of clues, Natalie's grandma is still alive, the red headed lady who helped them is in Other-Natalie's house as a cleaner and a big party is going to happen. Lots of twists and turns and the ending leaves room for a third book. Yay!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Virginia

    The Deceivers is the second book in Margaret Peterson Haddix's "Greystone Secrets" series. In book one of the series, The Strangers, the Greystone siblings Chess, Emma, and Finn learn through a twisted series of events about a parallel reality to the one they are living in. Both their mother and the mother of their friend, Natalie, were trapped in this frightening and dangerous reality, and now the four kids are determined to find a way to get back to that reality to try and rescue their moms. H The Deceivers is the second book in Margaret Peterson Haddix's "Greystone Secrets" series. In book one of the series, The Strangers, the Greystone siblings Chess, Emma, and Finn learn through a twisted series of events about a parallel reality to the one they are living in. Both their mother and the mother of their friend, Natalie, were trapped in this frightening and dangerous reality, and now the four kids are determined to find a way to get back to that reality to try and rescue their moms. Haddix does a good job of handling this second book so that readers are quickly re-immersed in the Greystones' story. Though they aren't identified as such, the underlying themes of political and ideological freedom and good vs. evil are strong, and kids will understand what is at stake. I'm excited for the 3rd installment!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Trisha Perry

    This the second book of the series starts with the Greystone kids and Natalie trying desperately to find a way to bring their mothers home. Their mothers happen to be trapped in another world one in which the truth can be deadly. This is a suspense filled book with lots of twist and turn so don't get lost down a rabbit hole or you just might miss the action of which there is plenty. I hope the kids can hang on as well and get their mothers back in this book of two worlds, and never knowing who y This the second book of the series starts with the Greystone kids and Natalie trying desperately to find a way to bring their mothers home. Their mothers happen to be trapped in another world one in which the truth can be deadly. This is a suspense filled book with lots of twist and turn so don't get lost down a rabbit hole or you just might miss the action of which there is plenty. I hope the kids can hang on as well and get their mothers back in this book of two worlds, and never knowing who you can trust. I hung on and loved every second of this book and can not wait to see what Margaret Peterson Haddix has in store for the kids in the next book.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Jayce Senter

    Originally posted here at In the Senter of it All Amazing! Just as good as the first one which I didn’t know was possible! Margaret Peterson Haddix has done it again! This is the sequel to The Strangers Genre: Science Fiction/Mystery Grade appropriate: 4 and up RATING BREAKDOWN: Overall: 5/5-- So good. New twists and turns. Very satisfying. Creativity: 5/5-- The use of multiverse is pretty common these days but I love Margaret Peterson Haddix's take on it! Characters: 5/5-- Haddix has a way of really Originally posted here at In the Senter of it All Amazing! Just as good as the first one which I didn’t know was possible! Margaret Peterson Haddix has done it again! This is the sequel to The Strangers Genre: Science Fiction/Mystery Grade appropriate: 4 and up RATING BREAKDOWN: Overall: 5/5-- So good. New twists and turns. Very satisfying. Creativity: 5/5-- The use of multiverse is pretty common these days but I love Margaret Peterson Haddix's take on it! Characters: 5/5-- Haddix has a way of really making her characters likable even if they are flawed. Engrossing: 5/5-- I read it immediately after it arrived. Writing: 5/5 Appeal to kids: 5/5-- Perfect for fans of Haddix or other Sci-Fi. Appropriate length to tell the story: 5/5 CONTENT: Language: none Sexuality: none Violence: mild--There was a gunshot and someone is injured. The bad guys employ kidnapping and "extermination" to deal with their enemies. It is not graphic. Drugs/Alcohol: none

  20. 4 out of 5

    Renee

    I *LOVED* the first book in this series. Wonderful characters, set in rich, believable environments, and delicious plot twists made it a delectable read. I was so very excited for this sequel. I was 100% on board for the first 90% of this book. But I just can't buy the plot twist that came towards the end. It's Haddix's strong character development that makes that plot twist so implausible. Those characters we just spent two books getting to know so deeply just would not do what they do to create I *LOVED* the first book in this series. Wonderful characters, set in rich, believable environments, and delicious plot twists made it a delectable read. I was so very excited for this sequel. I was 100% on board for the first 90% of this book. But I just can't buy the plot twist that came towards the end. It's Haddix's strong character development that makes that plot twist so implausible. Those characters we just spent two books getting to know so deeply just would not do what they do to create that plot twist. I'm still looking forward to the third book in the series, but I have reservations about it.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Viki Holmes

    Fabulous follow up to The Strangers, that takes the Greystone children deep into the alternative world, as they continue their attempt to rescue their mother. More alternating POV chapters, again, done very well: heightening the excitement, and our understanding of the friendships, trust, and family ties that bind the children together. Generous-hearted, thought-provoking, and rip-roaringly exciting. Is it time for book 3 yet?! Fabulous follow up to The Strangers, that takes the Greystone children deep into the alternative world, as they continue their attempt to rescue their mother. More alternating POV chapters, again, done very well: heightening the excitement, and our understanding of the friendships, trust, and family ties that bind the children together. Generous-hearted, thought-provoking, and rip-roaringly exciting. Is it time for book 3 yet?!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Michelle

    4.5 STARS because we're disappointed that it ended on a cliff hanger and we have to wait almost a whole year for the next in the SERIES. Sigh! Oh well. This was a fun second ride in the Greystone Series! This book has everything--murder, mystery, deception. We were on the edge of our seats the whole time and what a way to finish the school year in our virtual classroom! if you are looking for a book that ends every chapter on a cliff hanger and makes you want to read more, then this is your book 4.5 STARS because we're disappointed that it ended on a cliff hanger and we have to wait almost a whole year for the next in the SERIES. Sigh! Oh well. This was a fun second ride in the Greystone Series! This book has everything--murder, mystery, deception. We were on the edge of our seats the whole time and what a way to finish the school year in our virtual classroom! if you are looking for a book that ends every chapter on a cliff hanger and makes you want to read more, then this is your book!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Makky

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. The Deceivers, explains Chess, Emma, Finn and Natalie's Journey back to the other world and the misfortunes that follow. To the great event of meeting Other Natalie, and the judge's secret room, They all stay together. The endless string of clues takes them to the other world and to the other people there where they are looking for their lost mothers. I liked this book so much that I read it in one day. Each chapter was intriguing and pulled me further into the book. I really recommend this book The Deceivers, explains Chess, Emma, Finn and Natalie's Journey back to the other world and the misfortunes that follow. To the great event of meeting Other Natalie, and the judge's secret room, They all stay together. The endless string of clues takes them to the other world and to the other people there where they are looking for their lost mothers. I liked this book so much that I read it in one day. Each chapter was intriguing and pulled me further into the book. I really recommend this book for readers who like a good mystery and cliff hangers.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Yapha

    I was on the edge of my seat and stressed out through this entire book and it was AWESOME!! This is a must read, but you have got to read The Strangers first. Highly recommended for grades 4 and up! eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss I was on the edge of my seat and stressed out through this entire book and it was AWESOME!! This is a must read, but you have got to read The Strangers first. Highly recommended for grades 4 and up! eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss

  25. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    The second in this series continues the plot twists. The Greystones and their friend, Natalie return to the alternate world to try to save three adults that they left behind. There is a lot of time where they are hiding and waiting. No one knows who they can trust. I had an advanced readers copy of this. It will be released in April. Then I have to wait another year for the next one- though I am comfortable waiting since it does not leave the reader on a huge cliffhanger.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Stormi (BMReviewsohmy)

    I really enjoyed the first one so had a lot of high hopes for this one and even though I did enjoy it it just wasn't the same. Maybe it was because the surprise of what was going on that I got in the first one. Still I really like the four main characters and finding out what was going on and if they could get both the mothers back. I will be checking out the next one cause I am curious but just not going in with such a high expectation.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jennie

    I think in some ways the second book was even better than the first, still plenty of mystery and clues to follow but now you better understand the world built prior. Another well written story, excellent characters and a plot that kept the pages turning. I was worried about where this book would go, but very pleased with results. Looking forward to book 3 next year!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Hailey Bruce

    I really enjoyed the first book in this series and I was looking forward to finding out what happened next, but this book just didn’t do it for me. Last time, I couldn’t put it down. This time, I just didn’t really care. I missed the mystery and the urgency of the first book. This one was okay and parts were enjoyable. I liked Natalie’s character arc. But overall, it just didn’t grab me.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Priscilla

    I’m not usually into YA books, but I really enjoy this series. At first I wasn’t as into this sequel, but it got better with the pacing and tension-building, and I began to really enjoy it. I was very happy for the ending and can’t wait to see what comes next!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Gina

    I was really looking forward to this one. I have read other books by this author. But I felt that there was not enough action in the story and the switching point of views was too much. I really like the author and I want to read the third book to find out how it ends.

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