Thursday, May 1, 2014

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars
By: E. Lockhart
Pub. Date: May 13, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pages: 240
Source: Netgalley

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.

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE. 
I received this galley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Random House Children's Books and Netgalley.

It's been a really long time since I've read a book that has literally left me speechless at the end. My friend wanted me to tell her about it, and all I could say was, "holy shit, this book is awesome!" The writing flowed beautifully, almost lyrical in a way. The story kept me guessing until the very end!

The story is told in the perspective of Cadence Sinclair Eastman, the oldest grandchild and heir to the Sinclair fortune. Every summer, Cadence and her entire family go to Beechwood Island, which her grandparents own. Cadence, along with her cousins, Johnny and Mirren, and Johnny's (almost) cousin/friend, Gat, call themselves "The Liars". During the summer they are as close as can be, but then they go back home to their individual lives and hardly speak. But during summer fifteen, an accident happens, leaving Cady suffering from migraines and nausea. No one will tell her what happened because the doctors think she needs to remember on her own time. When she finally goes back to the island, two years later, so many things are different, yet so many things are the same. She just wants to know what happened, but no one will tell her anything. When she finally starts to remember, things start to get intense!

This is a really hard book to review because I don't want to give anything away. All I can really say is read it. Read it as soon as you can. It is easily a 2014 favorite and I am so excited for others to start reading it so I can talk about it with them!

I can not wait until May 13, so I can have a copy on my bookshelf of this beautiful book!  I highly recommend it. You will not regret it!

1 comment:

  1. Wow, I'm so happy that you liked this! I just read few mixed reviews on this one. So it's great to see a fully positive review. I understand what you mean by this review being hard to write and making sure you don't reveal anything crucial. Thanks for posting the great review!

    If you have time, you could drop by at the blog. Thanks!

    Precious @ Fragments of Life


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