The Deceivers

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Tom Doherty Associates, Feb 5, 2019 - Young Adult Fiction - 352 pages

Kristen Simmons, the author of the Article 5 series and Metaltown, brings her remarkable imagination to this intrigue-filled contemporary drama where good kids are needed to do some very bad things in The Deceivers.

An Anthony Award Nominee for Best Young Adult Novel!

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.

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Nicely twisted and convoluted. A story where the cons con cons and vice versa. Fast read and even Geri, who's easy to dislike for much of the book, surprises. Read full review

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I was lucky enough to win a contest Kristen Simmons had going on a few months ago involving Vale Hall acceptance letters for a handful of winners and one signed ARC for some unsuspecting fan, me. The ... Read full review

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KRISTEN SIMMONS is the award-nominated author of the Article 5 series, The Glass Arrow, Metaltown, Pacifica, The Deceivers, and co-author of Set Fire to the Gods. She has worked with survivors of abuse and trauma as a mental health therapist, taught Jazzercise in five states, and is forever in search of the next best cupcake. Currently she lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her husband, son, and a pack of semi-wild dogs.

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