One of the top on my list of thriller/mystery novels. I love a good YA easy read that twists and turns as I go, and keeps me interested.
A quick, fun read. Enjoyable to re-read and catch more in the second time through.
Genre: Young adult fiction, psychological thriller
Date started: Dec 6
Date completed: Dec 12
How did I choose this book? The summary on the back of the book really caught my interest but I must say the ending disappointed me a bit.
Summary and information below. :)
The book dragged for so long. I highly recommend reading the end first and then reading the book. It's much better that way. It didn't take me long to figure out the twist and the only saving grace in the book was when I figured it out and realized what they were. Also the fairy tales were sweet. The rest was just blubber and didn't get any stars. It was the same thing over and over and over and over and I just wanted it to stop. 2 stars
I wound up leaving knitting group last night with a book one of my friends recently finished. We often talk about books & pass them around between us. One woman drives me nuts though “I just read this book, it was great, it‘s a library book so I can‘t pass it on, but you should all read it” ok, what‘s the name/author? “I don‘t know, I read so much I can‘t keep track of that” 😂😂
I found another signed copy at Ollie‘s! For those of you with an Ollie‘s Bargain Barn nearby, definitely check out the books section. Lots of great books that are cheap!
Lovely map and family tree as well!!
The metaphor of Cadence‘s amnesia was masterfully done (it mirrors the WASP-y family tradition of denial), and I haven‘t seen that kind of complexity in many other Young Adult novels to date. All told, I‘d say this is a good one to start with if you‘re an adult-adult who‘s curious as to why so many readers your age are turning to Young Adult fiction. Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/we-were-liars-e-lockhart/ #YoungAdult
I started with thinking I wasn‘t going to like this book too much, to liking it the more it escalated to its inevitable end. You know from the start that something really bizarre went down, that you can spend the entire book figuring it out and if you, you will arrive at a big, “WHAT” at some point. So, in the end, what I will remember is that I liked this book and was a victim to THAT moment.
The ending to this book... I did NOT expect. One of the best plot twists I‘ve ever read. Loved it! This book is written so well... a quick read for the summer as the chapters are short and they end in ways that make you want to keep reading. Romantic, mysterious, well-written... Definitely one that I recommend!
1) It has to make me feel something. For example, we were liars made me have a roller coaster of emotions and left me speechless!
2) anything cat related! I have 3 cats and I‘m so obsessed with them, so anything cat related
3) I am the WORST cook, my boyfriend does all of the cooking I burn or undercook everything!
4) I‘m honestly not big into poetry. Probably Edgar Allen Poe
5) @jmbooks welcome!
Even though we both know we're liars and we start each other's fires
We just know that we'll be all right
Even though we're kicked out the party 'cause we both hate everybody
We‘re the ones they wanna be like
“And maybe, just maybe, he‘d come back one day, and burn that fucking palace to the ground.”
Total teeny bopper of a book, but I still thought it was great- and nice to have an ‘easy read‘ for book club every once in a while!
#QuotsyMar19 Day 22: Be #brave even when people believe otherwise. This book impressed me, the twists in the story were masterful, and that ending was unforgettable and gasp-inducing. One of the books that my teenage daughter insisted I read, and was not sorry I did.
I read this book in one day because I could not put it down! I really enjoyed the style of writing, especially the way E. Lockhart described strong emotion. I have taken a few days to process the end, and while it isn‘t my favourite, I‘m calling “We Were Liars” a win because I was intrigued and engaged the whole way through.
Not sure that‘s my first post but it‘s the first book I rated. I still don‘t like it #litsyfirsts
I loved the writing style for this YA book. We Were Liars is a solid read, and there is true character and plot development.
Summers for these four friends are always joyful until one summer something tragic happens and things will NEVER be the same. But what exactly went wrong...? Honestly I saw the twist coming a mile away - but I still recommend!!
(Note : this is my personal photo from last summer 😊)
Yay book mail! Thank you @ElizaMarie I have not read this book but I can‘t wait to! Also, the note pads and book are so cute. I really needed this pick-me up! You rock 🤗