Book Review - We were Liars

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We Were Liars -E.Lockhart

Hello! It’s been a while. If you’ve been following my Instagram then you’ll know the reason I haven’t been posting on my blog is because I’ve been in America for 6 weeks! During that time I picked up a lot of new books, including a deluxe edition copy of We Were Liars.

I’ve only ever heard good things about this book, so I kinda assumed that I would enjoy this book before going into it. We Were Liars was also highly recommended by my Creative Writing lecturer, but I unfortunately never got round to reading it at the time. So while I was away I was so glad that I found time to read this book because it was. So. Good.

To me, it was the perfect holiday read because of how easy the writing was. You hardly had to concentrate when reading because of how easy the words flowed. The only thing that bothered about the writing was that the main character called her mum ‘mummy’. I don’t know why this sent a small shiver down my spine every time it happened, maybe because I didn’t find it all that believable that a teenage girl would call her mum ‘mummy’ or just because I really don’t like that word in general. But every single time I read that word I had to stop and recover from it.

Plot wise, We Were Liars is quite simple at the surface; main character returns to her summer island (yes, not house, a whole island) after having an accident that triggered memory loss. But the further you get on into the story, you soon realise that everything isn’t as it seems and there’s a lot more going on. The plot was really what made me want to read on in this book, I was completely hooked. I have to admit I didn’t really like Cadence, but adored the other characters. And that HUGE twist at the end? Did NOT see that coming!

We Were Liars certainly deserves all the praise it has been given and deserves the awards it has gained. I would really recommend this book for anyone who loves a good mystery and suspense without it being to ‘full on’ and dark. 4/5 stars.

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