Killer YA Mysteries & Thrillers | If You Liked GENUINE FRAUD

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E. Lockhart’s new book, Genuine Fraud just came out. I was lucky enough to get an ARC and have read it already and WOW it’s really good! You can check out my review here. I’ve been reading a lot of mysteries and thrillers this summer, and most all of them have been fabulous. I’ve discovered some great new authors whose books give me a similar feel to E. Lockhart’s incredible storytelling abilities. So if you’re looking for your next edge-of-your-seat read after being left shocked by this book, you’ve come to the right place!

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Review: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

33843362Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

To be published September 5, 2017, by Delacorte Press.

YA > Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller


The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete. 
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two. 
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains. 
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

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Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Release Date: May 13, 2014

Pages: 240

Format: Hardcover

Source: Bought

Series: N/A

Genre(s): Realistic Fiction, Contemporary, Mystery

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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 went into We Were Liars completely blind. I had no idea what it was about other than the vaguer than vague description and the numerous advance review rating it 5 stars. After all, once you finish reading this book you’re asked to lie…

There were so many promotions for this book, so much hype, that by the time I got to reading it a few days after it’s release I was nervous I was going to be let down. I’m glad to say that for the majority of the book I wasn’t.

The whole book is written to be very mysterious, sometimes confusing. I felt a lot like I was in a daze while reading, like I’d just “come to” after being in a coma – a state of delirium. But I really loved E. Lockhart’s prose-like way of writing. Her style went along perfectly with the kind of book that We Were Liars is – a dark and dreamy one.

Unfortunately the ending was the only part of the book that I felt a little let down by. It has nothing to do with the book itself, just the huge amount of hype surrounding the book and everyone talking about the “shocking” ending. The ending was indeed shocking, but I felt like I had been expecting more due to all the advance talk. If I hadn’t bothered to pay attention to the hype I would definitely give this 5 hearts!

Overall, We Were Liars is beautifully written, perfect for summer. My one recommendation for those of you who still want to read this: put all the reviews, hype, etc out of your mind and just enjoy the book. This was the first book I’ve read by E. Lockhart and I will definitely be adding more to my TBR after this one!

Book Event: TBF Live 2014

On Saturday I attended TBF Live 2014 – a teen book festival featuring over 20 amazing authors. There were panels, sessions, book sales, raffles, signings and all over fun! This was my third time going to the festival, but my first time as a blogger. I’m super excited to share with you all about it!

Authors in Attendance:

Laurie Halse Anderson
Jay Asher
Jonathan Auxier
Paolo Bacigalupi
Charles Benoit
Ann Brashares
Cecil Castellucci
Joelle Charbonneau
Alexandra Coutts
Gina Damico
Simone Elkeles
Lisa Greenwald
Ellen Hopkins
A. S. King
Alethea Kontis
E. Lockhart
Alex London
Amber Lough
Michelle Madow
Lauren Myracle
G. Neri
Nancy Ohlin
Marie Rutkoski
Tess Sharpe
Neal Shusterman
Andrew Smith
Meagan Spooner
Aaron Starmer
Margaret Stohl
Cristin Terrill
Terry Trueman

Unfortunately, Margaret Stohl and Ann Brashares couldn’t make it due to extreme flight delays, and Lisa Greenwald and Alexandra Coutts were sick and didn’t attend either. Although I was hoping to meet them, it didn’t spoil how awesome the day was!

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Week in Review: May 18th

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Inspired by Anna @ Anna Reads.

What I did:

I finished APs!!! *happy dance* – Okay but enough about school… I finally got to spend a lot of time on reading this past Friday, and I’m hoping my weeks will be much less stressful and full of extra time to spend blogging, reading and being with friends!

ALSO, yesterday I went to an amazing Teen Book Festival with over 20 authors in attendance and had a GREAT time! I met a ton of amazing authors, listened to them speak, and got books signed! Would you guys like me to do a recap post? Let me know in the comments, but I probably will anyway since it was SO FUN! 🙂

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