Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart




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.

I'm sure you've all heard about this book before. Everyone praises it and recommends it. All I can say is: go read it if you haven't already! It's a quick, entertaining, and thrilling read.

Everyone talks about the ending, which is great and kind of mind-blowing, but... I think the strength of this book lies (also) somewhere else. It's the constant yet subtle feeling that there's something wrong, and yes, it is connected with the ending, but it's not just that. You know how disturbing it can be when you encounter racism and/or sexism when it's very straightforward and right in your face? It makes us feel uncomfortable. Now imagine something that's not so obvious, something more subtle, but all the more disturbing and unsettling. Yes, the ending is shocking, but it's only the consequence of all the nasty, unspoken things and feelings that have been present in the "beautiful Sinclair family" for generations. The whole time you expect something terrible to happen (which will happen), but the realization that something terrible was going on all the time is just as chilling.

This is a great suspense novel which explores human nature and everything (good and bad) that comes with it.

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Harry Potter Moment of the Week

Harry Potter Moment of the Week is a meme hosted by Leah at Uncorked Thoughts. The aim of this meme is to share with fellow bloggers a character, spell, chapter, object or quote from the books/films/J. K. Rowling herself or anything Potter related!


This week's question: Best Shop in Diagon Alley?


All of them, obviously. But I suppose Eeylops Owl Emporium is the one, as I love animals and owls are my favourite birds. :)

Showcase Sunday June

Showcase Sunday is hosted by Vicky at Books, Biscuits and Tea.




I got these three lovely hardbacks and a few e-books. What did you get? :)



Thief's Covenant (Widdershins Adventures, #1) by Ari Marmell
False Covenant (Widdershins Adventures, #2) by Ari Marmell
The Glass Sentence (The Mapmakers Trilogy, #1) by S.E. Grove

E-books:



I've had the first and third ToG novellas on my Kindle for ages. I finally started reading the first one and I had to have the whole collection. But I guess I will eventually buy a print copy as well, because the cover! :)
The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass, #0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas



Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

Daniel Handler is the real name of Lemony Snicket! :)



The Lying Game (The Lying Game, #1) by Sara Shepard


NetGalley:

Big thank you to all the wonderful publishers! :)




Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3) by Sarah J. Maas



The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton


I, Morgana by Felicity Pulman 



The Glasgow Coma Scale by Neil Stewart

Lughnasadh Giveaway

Happy Summer Solstice! And here's a picture of some horses, because I love them. :)




Congratulations to Brandy, the winner of the Litha giveaway! :)

For Lughnasadh I'm giving away a copy of The Assassin's Blade (Throne of Glass 0.1-0.5) by Sarah J. Maas. The giveaway is international and it ends on August 1. Please read the rules before entering. Good luck everyone! :)

Again, Lughnasadh Giveaway is part of the Wheel of the Year Giveaways. There are 8 sabbats during the year and for every one I have a giveaway. As one sabbat is over the giveaway connected with it ends and a new one (connected with the next sabbat) starts. That’s why the giveaways last so long. I wanted continuity. Just to make things clear. :)




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