Sins & Needles
(The Artists Trilogy # 1)
By: Karina Halle
Pub. Date: January 25, 2013
Publisher: Metal Blonde Books
Ellie Watt is used to starting over. The daughter of a grifting team, Ellie spent her childhood being used as a pawn in her parents' latest scam. Now she’s much older, wiser and ready to give her con artist life a rest. But returning to the dry desert town of
PalmValley, Californiameans one more temptation than she bargained for – Camden McQueen. Once known as the high school weirdo, Camdenis bigger and badder than the boy he used to be and a talented tattoo artist with his own thriving business. Ellie’s counting on Camdenstill being in love with her but what she’s not counting on is how easily unrequited love can turn into obsession over time. When Camdendiscovers Ellie’s plan to con him, he makes her a deal she doesn’t dare refuse, but her freedom comes with a price and it’s one that takes both Ellie and Camdendown a dangerous road.
Ellie Watt is a con artist. She learned everything from her con artist parents. When a con goes wrong, she returns to the only home she has ever really known. While there she meets up with
Camden, the "weird" boy from high
school who was her only friend and also the boy she embarrassed in front of the
I thought the story line was very interesting, and I really enjoyed the cliffhanger, but it really was the characters that turned me off. I found Ellie to be mean, stupid and annoying. Her only redeeming quality came at the end.
was a whole other story. Don't get me wrong, I love a bad boy, but Camden was just crazy,
like certifiably crazy. I just didn't like him at all, and I can't say those
reasons because they are spoilers.
While I did not like the characters, I did like the plot, and I do plan on reading the second book, Shooting Scars, which comes out in May.