Friday, July 25, 2014

BOOK REVIEW - WE WERE LIARS by E. LOCKHART - YA SUSPENSE CONTEMPORARY - ALLEN & UNWIN

By: E. Lockhart
Published By: Allen & Unwin ( Aust) 
Releases : 1st August 2014
Details: Paperback from publisher for honest review, 226 pages

RATING: 4.75 CLEVER STARS!!

Blurb: 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 that will leave you reeling.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

'We Were Liars is heartbreaking, witty, beautiful and disturbing. E. Lockhart's best book to date.' JUSTINE LARBALESTIER

'A haunting tale about how families live within their own mythologies. Sad, wonderful, and real.' SCOTT WESTERFELD



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

This is going to be a short review because I simply CAN NOT SPOIL anything.

I will say the back blurb was absolutely correct. I WAS LEFT REELING and I will add I had a ridiculous cry too. 

I C.R.I.E.D.

I am not sobbing anymore, but tears stream from my eyes without cease.

You know something is coming, but this book is written in such a way that I had all these theories bobbling about in my head. You can't help but try to figure out what is going on. You look for things, but at the same time, E. Lockhart writes in such a way that she is hiding those things, until she is ready to knock you off your perch.

Sometimes I was wondering where everything was heading and I can see how this book won't be everybody's cup of tea, because she writes in a unique way. 

I personally got it. I think it added to the whole feel of her story telling. 

I thought it was very creative, inventive and if you look carefully enough and listen to her words as they enter your head you will actually see what she is doing.

Cady is quite a clever character. Aaand I need to sshhush up now!

Sometimes I thought the characters spoke in a way that sounded almost English/British. Maybe it was me?

This book has garnered on Goodreads alone, over 25,000 ratings since its original release in May 2014. Australia's release date is August 1st 2014 with Allen & Unwin. I think we get the better title font which is more fitting to the story line.

This book is mysterious, intriguing, sometimes you are doing a bit of WT, but you gotta keep reading. E. Lockhart has a beautiful style about her writing. It really is a very different read, when it hits you... my god it hits you!!!


I felt like I was Cadence. I was as lost a she was. Together we wanted answers and together we were finding those answers. I forgot who I was when I was reading. I became Cadence.

I have had a little trouble all day settling down since I finished it this morning. It is indeedy haunting, disturbing, secretive and clever.

A very clever and memorable read.

"The universe is seemingly really huge right now," he told me. "I need something to hold on to."

Be prepared to have your breath knocked out of you.


Michelle

4 comments:

  1. Okay, you know how much I love brain teasers like this, will definitely look for a copy at the library

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    1. Heheh pun intended :D Yup! Matey this one had my brain boggling about with theories and when it hit me...whahhhhhhhhhhHHHhh!!

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  2. Ooohh, Michelle. A coworker told me I simply *had* to read this one, so I picked it up a few weeks ago. Now I am so very anxious to get started on it! Thanks for the lovely review. Happy Friday!

    Btw, I'm leaving on vacation in the morning so I may be scarce comment wise. But I'll catch up once I'm back. :)

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    1. Brandee enjoy your vacation and , YES! this one is a different read. I am interested to know your thoughts :) Have a relaxing vacation xxx

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