Friday, 24 October 2014


We Were Liars
by E Lockhart
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Genre: Contemporary, for all ages but be aware of strong language

"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." - taken from Goodreads

The hype around this book is crazy and I just had to read it. I managed to avoid spoilers at all costs and so I had literally no idea what this book was about before I started reading it, and that is exactly how you should go in to this book. So because of that I will not give you any spoilers at all, instead I will just focus on what I thought about it.

I must sadly and I don't know if this was because of the hype I was slightly disappointed. I just didn't think it was completely original and although I didn't completely guess the twist it just fell a little bit flat. However, in saying that the writing flowed very well and was very beautiful, it did keep me intrigued, that along with the shortness of the novel allowed me to start and finish this book within a few hours.

The characters are very interesting in this book and to be honest I cant say you get particularly close or fond of any of them but that's totally not the point, you're not supposed to like them, you are just supposed to be an onlooker viewing the proceedings.

I would recommend this book, certainly it is an interesting read. I didn't sob like many have stated that they have but it was poignant and powerful. This is such a difficult book to review without giving anything away, its just such a haunting novel.


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