Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Review: We Were Liars

Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Genre: YA, romance, mystery
Published: 13 May 2014
Pages: 240
Rating: 10 / 10
Challenges: Net Galley Challenge

Synopsis: "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." (from GoodReads)

My Review: I absolutely loved this book, even though the ending was like a punch in the gut. It's beautifully written and the characters are incredible (and incredibly flawed). I loved Cady and her stereotypical blue-blood family and her dysfunctional relationship with her mom and her obsession with fairy tales. Reading about her dealing with love and regret and trying to unravel the mystery of her accident was fascinating and heartbreaking and it ended much too quickly. My Kindle is a mess of highlights and notes, and I can't wait to discuss it with other readers. It's like Gossip Girl, Wuthering Heights, and Momento all rolled into one awesome, emotional YA novel.

Full disclosure: I received an ARC of We Were Liars from NetGalley.

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