We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

18 October 2016

Those Reading Updates #5

Today I have book review for you! I recently signed up to the local library to my university (purely because my university library only stocks academic books) and I picked up a few books. One of those I finished a few days ago and I just had to share my thoughts as this book was in a way powerful.

The Blurb

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.

Some Thoughts:

- At first I found this book quite slow and confusing as I went into it quite blind, however I definitely now recommend going into it blind as it makes the book far more intriguing the further you get in to the story
- I really liked that throughout the book you were in the same situation as the narrative (Cady) of not knowing what happened to her during a summer, so it gave you the element of trying to figure out yourself
- However, I did not guess the ending and it took me by surprise. I legitimately had tears running down my face - I love a book that can surprise you with a fab plot twist
- I loved that the chapters were really short as it made the book really easy to read and broke up the story well
- I also enjoyed the other characters in the book supporting Cady
- I love E. Lockharts use of metaphors and emotions and how she linked those two together
- Cady at first came off across as a stereotypical posh girl but as the story goes on you start to warm to her and grow frustrated with the situation she gets put in
- I agree with other bloggers when they say that the title of the book gives you a misleading perception of the book
- E. Lockhart did an amazing job to put the whole story in under 250 pages, it was so incredible detailed for such a short book

I gave We Were Liars 4 Stars on Goodreads
Here are some useful links:
Goodreads - link
Amazon - link

Overall I really enjoyed this book. It definitely put me at the edge of my seat by the last 2-3 sections of the book. I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for a mysterious contemporary and to anyone who loves a great plot twist.

 Let me know if you've read this book and what are your thoughts? I'd love to know. Until next time beauties.

Love, Tabitha x