Thursday, March 27, 2014

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart - Ashley's Pre-Reading

*I received this book as an eARC from Delacorte Press/Random House Children's on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

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Title: We Were Liars
Author: E. Lockhart
Publication Date: May 13, 2014

We Were Liars is an original and deeply charged psychological thriller.

New York Times bestselling author John Green describes We Were Liars as "thrilling, beautiful, and blisteringly smart . . . utterly unforgettable."

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.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. 

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE

Why?: I am always down for a good mystery/suspense novel. Since this one is also described as a psychological thriller, and since I like those too, I knew I had to read We Were Liars. There's been so much hype and mystery surrounding it that I really wanted to know what happens! 

Expectations: I expect a lot of mystery caused by lots of lies and a teen romance. I'm also expecting a little bit of commentary on love and loss and heartbreak and the power of friendship. Since there's not really any information given about this book though, I really have no idea what else to expect. I've never read anything by Lockhart either, so I don't know what to expect from her writing style. I'm kind of excited to not know much about this book though! 

Judging a book by its cover: I actually really like this cover. I like how the title takes center stage, and  is over a group of four friends. It's only their silhouettes though, so I like the mystery of that. The colors of the sky and the ocean remind me of summer. I would probably pick it up if I saw it on a shelf in the library or in a bookstore.


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