Thursday, December 6, 2012

Review: Judgment (deck of lies #4)

Judgment by Jade Varden

Title: Judgment
(Deck of Lies #4)
Author: Jade Varden
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Cashing Out

Do I swear to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth?
How can I, when the truth will destroy us all? Now that I’ve started telling lies, I can’t stop. Not until all this is over, and I’m free of the family that never felt like mine. Maybe it’s wrong. Maybe I’m a bad person.

But it’s definitely the only way I’m ever going to escape them. I have to take the opportunity, no matter how terrible it is...don’t I?

So… IT FINALLY CAME OUT! I have to say, I was SO nervous about how this series would end! I really cared about Rain and wanted her to have a good ending. Her life was ALL kinds of messed up. (not to mention, I always want the good guys to win and the bad guys to get justice) and I just really couldn’t see a way that could happen. I mean… at the end of Death… (the 3rd book) I just could NOT find a way this could end up that would make me happy.

So, this story starts out with Rain in jail, waiting until her 17th birthday, the day she would have the trial for a murder she didn’t commit. Her pseudo father is now her lawyer but his priorities do NOT lie with Rain. His loyalties are actually with the murderer… so her situation totally sucks!

The realities of jail are actually a lot harsher than portrayed in this book, but I supposed if you have millions of dollars at your fingertips than you can create a sort of safe haven in jail…? Not too sure about that.

Finally the trial starts, and for minute I thought I was watching an episode of Law and Order or something! Haha. (A show I used to watch regularly for years) For a brief moment, I got kinda tired of the back and forth banter between the lawyers and the witnesses that I really didn’t care about. I mean… I was so ready to figure out where all her little clues were leading to! I know Rain had SOMETHING up her sleeve, but I just didn’t know what.

I have to say… I LOVED LOVED LOVED this entire series! BUT I love the ending best of all!! It is everything I could have asked for (had I known what to ask for) in an ending!! JUSTICE was served!!! (not 100% but enough to satisfy me) Rain grows emotionally and mentally after all the trauma she has endured through her short life! (she was a much better person in the end than I could have been. Way more generous)
PLUS… OMG… Wait for it…

RIVER!!! *fan girl squee*

I always loved River! From the very beginning through all the ups and downs!! And though this is NOT primarily a romance novel… River made me love this series SOOO MUCH!!

And like I said… the end? PERFECT

I gotta say. I rarely read novels that are not in some way paranormal/fantasy/something strange that doesn’t actually happen in real life. I mean, ill do a contemporary romance every now and then. But that’s it!
This series does not lay in ANY of those categories! BUT I love it!!

This was a perfect ending to a GREAT series!!

(you can read my reviews for the first 3 books here: Justice, the Tower, Death)

Rating: 5 Stars!!!

(been a while since I gave a 5 star rating!)


  1. ...So I take it you enjoyed the book? I don't know; I couldn't quite make it out from your review.

    Joking, of course. It's good to hear that you enjoyed it, and triumphantly so. I suppose that's the power of a good story, I suppose; it can make people happy, and that happiness spreads to others with even the slightest brush.

    Soooooo...I guess you can think of a good story as some kind of vector for plagues. Plagues of joy. Yeah, I'm sure that's how science works.

    Anyway, a good review. Certainly put a smile on my face.

    1. Im glad it did. It really was a great story!



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