• Queen of Lies

  • Daizlei Academy, Book 3
  • By: Kel Carpenter
  • Narrated by: Stacey Glemboski
  • Length: 10 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (49 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

My second year at Daizlei didn’t kill me. It did something so much worse. It killed her. And the world will never be the same because of it.

Anastasia thought she could own me. The Supernatural thought they could control me. They didn’t realize the darkness they courted until the walls of Daizlei came crushing down around us. 

I always thought of myself as hard. Unbreakable. Unbeatable. Until someone beat me. 

Now...I was broken, and I planned to use all my sharp edges for the one thing I had left. Revenge. 

Warning: As the characters mature and grow, so does the story. This novel is recommended for readers 16+.

©2018 Kel Carpenter (P)2021 Kel Carpenter

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Wow. Amazing!

This book just got better and better. Shocking turn of events many times and now I’m desperate for book 4! I’m so glad it’s out already! Highly recommend this series and Kel Carpenters many other series as well!

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Amazing

This book was an amazing listen. I really enjoyed hearing the story from this voice. Loved it.

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The best one yet.

If you read the first 2 books in this series and felt like I did, that book 1 was great but book 2 followed a hurt and angry Selena and you just wanted to see her move past it, you will love book 3!

Selena grew so much in her power and her inner strength. She battles for the right path for her and her inner demons and I loved every second of it.

Queen of Lies is filled with non stop action, drama, romance, betrayal, courage loss, perseverance, family and true friends. Pull up your big girl pants for this ride, you're going to love it!

Stacey does a great job of showing us the anguish and inner struggle Selena goes through as her powers grow.

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Oh wow

Wow. Just wow. This one had so many emotions and feelings. I don’t know if I can do this book justice. It was unbelievably amazing and I couldn’t pause the story or if I had to I was very unhappy about it. I never wanted to leave this amazing world. There was action from the moment I hit play and it didn’t stop till the end. Selena grew so much and it was amazing to get to see. Some very old secrets and truths are coming to life and they are going to shake a lot of things people hold true. I couldn’t get enough of the story. I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next! The narrator did an amazing job!

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Book 3 brought the emotions and action!!

I haven't read these books before, so listening to them is my first experience and I think it was fantastic how Stacey brought these characters to life. She has improved with each book, She really had me going with some of the emotional scenes, with some of the big reveals, I felt them so hard! I got emotionally while listening and taking my daily walk around my neighborhood haha. She improved I think with the male voices as well. I could tell the differences with the slight nuances who was talking in the story, which was better than in books 1 and 2 where sometimes the male side characters confused me. Great job, cannot wait until the 4th and final book is available! 4.5 stars from me ❤️

The story (4.5 stars).....book 3 finally had resolution for some of the things we have been WAITING for and I was all for it. I think the twists in this book were well done, nothing way out of left field but nothing easily guessed .Good mix. I thought the final walls breaking/decision finally made by our stubborn and strong Selena was superb. I think the advances with the ladies and their demons upped the supernatural aspect of this story, which made me really happy. I liked what was happening at the shifter colony/hideout, and I loved some of the new side characters (someone's little sister was a welcomed relief and made me smile and giggle). I think the only thing that kinda threw me off and made my rating only a 4.5 instead of a 5 was Selene's sudden change for Aaron. I thought there should have been more time after Selena was back for them to get to know each other/go on dates/etc. I know it was a long time coming and their are soulmates, but it wasn't as smooth of a transition/believable after she was so pissed at him because he was lying to her for so long. But besides that, I loved this one, favorite so far 😊

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Good Listen!

I enjoyed this book much better than the second one! I started to like Selena much more in this book. She started to redeem herself in this book and I was glad that she finally started treating her friends better! The narration was just as good as the other books. I can’t wait to see what happens in the final book!

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It just keeps getting better and better!

With each installment I'm more and more hooked on this series. I found the first book alright, second was good, and this was amazing! I loved getting alternate views into the supernatural world with the vampires and shifters. I'm thrilled with Selena's character development. She has really matured and is finally accepting herself. And I ADORE her and Ash/Aaron together.
Kel does a great job keeping the mystery going without making it frustrating. Each twist and revelation is followed by another mystery to keep us engaged. I think this book made everything really come together and help us understand WHY things are happening. Now I want to go back and reread the first two books to see where I can find the clues that were laid before.
I'm so glad I was introduced to this series and gave it a chance despite it not being my usual type.
And as always the narration was fantastic!
*** I received a free copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.***

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Deeper into the rabbit hole

I had a little hesitation to start this book due to the heartbreaking cliffhanger in book two but is so worth it . Selena and the gang are growing up and facing so many challenges . I loved how the emotions are portrayed by the narrator also . I could feel the characters happiness , anger , and grief . I can't wait to find out what happens in the conclusion !

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Really amazing

Each book is just fantastic with the characters growing and the plot getting more and more exciting. I love listening to the Daizlei Academy series. Stacey is an amazing narrator

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Queen of Lies

What another intriguing entry into this world of magic and super natural. So much happened in this book to continue to build upon our 3 sisters fate and powers. Selena's personal growth and growth in her relationships in this book is so satisfying. Answers to burning questions are given ultimately leading to more problems that I am waiting with anticipation to read how they are resolved. Another wonderful entry by Kel Carpenter. There are a lot of companions in this book to keep track of that interact with Selina.. I would recommend not waiting to long between reading book 2-3, so you remember who they all are and why they are around.

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  • Rose the Bookgriot -Eros Loveless
  • 05-15-21

Can’t wait for the next installment

I really loved that the story grows at the same time as its characters! It is one of the most challenging types of stories to write d I love it for that. Yet, I found that this installment was a less sharp than the previous ones. I sometimes had to listen again to not get lost because there were too many new information and new developments. That being said, I am soooooo glad that Ash and Selena finally became mates and that they stand side by side no matter what is thrown at them. I live for the romance and so in a sense, I got my HEA and can only hope they’ll get theirs. I like the shift from angry Selena to a more mature one. She acknowledges her different selves to become whole and it is so inspiring to see how she becomes a better version of herself.

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  • Julia S
  • 04-06-21

Action packed, drama and dark supernatural magic

Continuing straight on from the previous book, the story developed dramatically throughout Queen of Lies with some very revealing and thought provoking revelations. This was my favourite of the series by far!

I am starting to like Selena a lot more thankfully. I've struggled in the previous books with her suppressing her emotions and coming across as cold and aloof, but in this book she has finally allowed herself to feel. Yay! We have finally discovered exactly who and what she is and you're in for a treat! She has grown and developed and is a much better and more intriguing (anti) heroine for it.  Aaron played a bigger role as they started to grow closer, although I'd still like more information on the signoste bond. Drama and angst was never far away, but her friends and family have developed strongly with her.

Told still all from Selena's pov, the narrator captures her personality perfectly. She's very good although if I'm being picky there could be a bit more differentiation between characters perhaps. Not saying it's easy though with so many differing personalities to capture in this book!

The tension, darknesss, drama and action is building and after that ending I have a feeling there will be very testing and emotional times ahead especially for the sisters, as tensions and the quest for power between supernaturals  peaks. I'm really looking forward to the conclusion as I've no idea how everything will play out.
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  • K White.💕
  • 03-25-21

Amazing 💕

Ive been looking forward to this Audiobook so much since the ending of book 2.
I love how Selena is growing throughout the series and how certain relationships are developing.😉
Once again the narrator completely makes an alreadly amazing book even better.
Would definitely recommend this series and cannot wait for more.

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  • emmy247
  • 03-25-21

wow

Loved Queen of Lies. Devoured and wanted more. Thoroughly enjoy listening to the narrator, I feel really engaged. Just keeps getting better and better.

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  • Kirsty
  • 03-22-21

Another great addition to the series.

Once again I have loved every moment of this book. Slowly the story unravels leaving my head buzzing with questions. We get to find out the consequences from the last book and how our wee group will band together. I really liked seeing Selena's character and relationships evolve in this book. I particularly enjoyed and cheered her on when she dealt with a particular shifter called Jessa. I cannot wait to dive into the next book. If you enjoyed the series so far you will not be disappointed and if you're looking for a series to start, definitely dive into this one. Once again the voice acting could not have been better and it was a pleasure to listen through this audiobook.

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  • FS Meurinne - Book Enticer
  • 03-19-21

Superb series

I'm loving this series so much, Queen of Lies picks up where previous left so please read them in order. Selena is an amazing character, strong, and knows what she wants while Kel well you need to read but definitely love the character. Lucas or Ash/Aaron well that's the main issue here, you will love them both, so here you will discover more. I can't wait to find out what comes next. The narration done by Stacey Glemboski is brilliant definitely a great audiobook to get and one I totally recommend.

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 03-14-21

Information

Book 2 gives us a lot of information. You get so many answers you wanted in book 1 while asking a few more! You get some highs and some lows and then the cliffhanger has you wanting book 3!

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  • Catherine
  • 03-13-21

A great next part of the story

I was given a copy of this audiobook in return for an honest review.

I gave the first book in this series 3* and the second 4*, and this has to get 5*. As well as being absorbing and enjoyable to listen to, I loved the development of the characters in this book. It has an added depth to it that I really enjoyed. I've grown to love this series and am looking forward to the next book!

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  • Jacquie Stolz
  • 03-08-21

Absolutely riveting

Selena's story has been amazing so far. So many hardships and challenges to face for one so young. Finding out hidden secrets about her family and their history. I couldn't put this down, and I am excited for the next in series.

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  • Mrs. C. J. Mchardy
  • 03-07-21

A brilliant adaptation

This series gets better and better, There are so many twist and turns to the plot I got whiplash, Selena and Aaron's(Ash) relationship continues to grow and mature, We learn more about the other members of her team and their relationships with each other, This ids a brilliant adaptation of a fantastic story. I look forward to listening to the last book.