Friday, 6 February 2015

We Were Liars by: E. Lockhart

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery
Published: May 13, 2014 by: Delacorte Press
Pages: 227
Rating:4.5/5 stars
*all reviews may contain spoilers*

A stunning book about love, loss and mystery, We Were Liars tells the adventures of 4 best friends: The Liars, in their family's summer manor. However, a tragic accident has left one of the Liars with amnesia, and she tries to remember all that happened during the past summer, that lead up to the accident, as well as where she stands with another Liar, after their summer fling.

*now time to freak out*

OMG THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!! Glad I got that out of my system. But in all seriousness, this book was beautiful. I think what made this book so special, was that it's so different. There is no other book out there quite like this one. Mystery books aren't really my thing, but this book was a mixture of mystery, romance and contemporary all jumbled together in an amazing YA read.

I loved this book because it was quite unpredictable. Every chapter brought a new plot development, but it all flowed very nicely. Everything just made sense. Then there's the plot twists!! I feel like the selling point of a book for me are the plot twists, and this book had A LOT of them. Again, they still complimented each other and didn't make things confusing.

The Liars could be very relatable. Four teens in for some adventure, but in an instant, it is all torn apart. I loved the realistic fiction component, about what it feels like to lose something close to you. Each Liar had their own struggles, and I really enjoyed reading each of them on their journeys, as well as their developments.

I think that the only thing that prevented me from giving this book a perfect 5, is that it was a bit confusing at the start. The book started with immediate action, and I would have liked some background information first. However by the third chapter, I was hooked.

I rated this book 4.5 stars because of the amazing journeys, developments and how unique it was. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a great, emotional contemporary. If you're into mystery, this book would be great was well.

Have you read We Were Liars? What did you think?

Emily @ Paperback Princess


  1. Oh, I absolutely LOVED this book. The twist totally caught me off guard and I sat there for like 30 minutes just thinking about it. I'm so glad you enjoyed it too!

    1. I agree, Kate! This book messed with my emotions!

  2. OH I want to read this! I've heard about the unpredictable-ness, and the twists. AHH. The relate-ability! THE STRUGGLE!I love unique books, and I have wanted to get to this book for a while now. Can't wait to get my hands on one! Great post!

  3. I read this book, and I couldn't help but be underwhelmed. I thought the ending wasn't very original and the explanation for everything was sooo implausible and incredibly daft. The writing was beautiful, and the characters were so flawed and descriptive though. Glad you enjoyed this!

    1. I can see why you would think that, Rachel. But your right. The writing was beautiful!!

  4. I loved this book, too! The writing is quite unique but beautiful nonetheless. I liked the mystery surrounding the Liars and although I kinda guessed the twist beforehand, it didn't soften the blow. Heartbreaking.

    Julie @ Books and Insomnia

    1. Thanks for stopping by! It really was an interesting book.