Friday, March 21, 2014

ARC Review: We Were Liars

Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Genre/Category: YA/Contemporary/Romance
Expected Release: May 13th

See it at Goodreads

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

It’s really quite hard for me to talk of this book and the characters without giving away spoilers, to be honest.

While I was rather surprised at the shortness of the presented work, along with the quickness of how everything began to be pieced together, it all gets fashioned and twisted into various ways that if I begin to even try and explain a portion of We Were Liars, I may as well be giving away fragments of mystery that you should discover for yourselves! This is not an action-packed read. It's not fast. It's not thrilling. This is more like that slow-building family drama with the light romance and fascinating background...
We Were Liars presents the compelling and unexpected mystery that will leave you gasping at a mind-bending surprise ending. Just when you think you have one thing figured out about one character, you are knocked completely around. And that right there is hard to do with many books I pick up nowadays.

Despite that I can’t make many comments toward the story or characters without fear of placing in spoilers, I can say that We Were Liars was memorable. I struggled to put it down. My only issue might’ve been was the need for more--more from the background and group and their stories. It felt short, but an easy, smooth, and classy read. I look forward to picking up this author’s work again in the future.


1 comment:

  1. I tried to read a Lockhart book once, but it seemed a little fluffy. This one, however, sounds like it has some potential.


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