Tuesday, 24 June 2014

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Published by: Hot Key Books
Publication date: 13th May 2014
Pages: 225
Genres: Fiction
Format: Paperback
Source: Review copy from the publisher.

WARNING: This review contains SPOILERS.

We are liars.

We are beautiful and privileged.

We are cracked and broken.

A tale of love and romance.

A tale of tragedy.

Which are lies? Which is truth? You decide.

Dear book,

You kept me in the dark. You kept everyone in the dark. I was left hanging by a thread, confused, flames dancing in front of my eyes as I turned the last page. I thought it was a joke, but the unfortunate realisation only dawned on me as I reached the acknowledgements that it really was the end. The end of summers spent huddled in the sand, eating fudge. Stolen kisses.The end of pretences, kept as masks until the very end; the end of the Liars.

You are liars, you are beautiful and privileged, you are cracked and broken. You are a tale of love and romance, and a tale of tragedy. You are deceit. Poetic. Alarmingly literal at times but, hey, I won't hold that against you. You are everything I expected and, at the same time, not what I expected at all. You are a piece of art for the eyes and mind to devour. You are genius in book form.

...You're welcome.



  1. THIS IS SUCH A GOOD REVIEW. I'm cringing at mine now and my cheeks are fire, twisting and tearing at my flesh..too literal? Fine. I may be hypothetically blushing. Not. [I don't blush.]

    1. *screenshots comment for further use* *faints from shock because you complimented me and this never happens* Also STOP BEING SO LITERAL IT SCARES ME D:

    2. But my heart is an ocean of compliments and within it are fish swimming, just waiting to dive and bring me back a ruby that can then light up another person's life.

  2. REALLY NEED TO READ THIS. I read the review - but honestly I may have missed something but I didn't see any spoilers - but this excellent review has made me want to get on the next train to Waterstones and buy it NOW!

    1. Do you have a copy? If I'd known you hadn't read it I would've sent you mine but I've already given it away :( I'm glad you liked the review and missed the spoilers, though! ;)

    2. Thank you for the offer! I'm reading this like 2 months later but I really appreciate the thought :)

  3. Great review Amber! I love how you addressed it to the book. I literally just finished reading it.. And I liked it, but didn't love it. Also I kind of guessed the ending so that pretty much spoiled it for me.

    1. Thank you! I know a few people guessed the ending, I have no idea how. You must all be geniuses ;) I'm glad you liked it :)

  4. i can't wait to read this book, i downloaded it a while back and it's been lying in my to-read pile for waaaay too long :)
    one girl one book