Monday, 19 May 2014

Book Review - We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Title: We Were Liars

Author: E. Lockhart

Publication Date: 13th May 2014

Publisher: Hot Key Books

Source: Purchased

Audience/Genre: Young Adult

Rating: 5 ☆ Out of 5 ☆

Summary from Goodreads: 
We are the Liars.

We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.

We are cracked and broken.

A story of love and romance.

A tale of tragedy.

Which are lies?

Which is truth?


Let me tell you three lies.
1. This book is horrible.
2. The writing sucks.
3. This book shouldn't be published.

Of course. All are lies.


Do you understand how much I adored this book. Right down to the last full stop of this book. I adored it.


Never have I EVER been so exhausted and satisfied with a book. Ever.


I'm just. Honestly. I can't even.

This book is possibly my favorite book of all time now. There is just so much that I could talk about on this book and there would still be so much good that I couldn't have expressed in words.

Firstly, the plot was what made me love the book the most. At first I was really surprised at how small and compact the book was. I expected a really huge book so I was a little hesitant to pick up the book. However, due to all the hype, I decided I would just give it a try. Why not?

After I read the book though, I was mind blown. I couldn't have imagined that ending at all. Fck. That ending. After you read it, you would understand just how mindblown I am by it. It was such a "brilliantly smart" book as John Green says. That twist just added so much more impact to the book and wrapped it up so well. I had expected something to happen but not that. Who could have expected that?


Secondly, I love how the author purposefully writes in fragments, with the choppy sentences and the occasional lack of punctuation. It just adds so much more meaning into every word. It adds to the effect of the book. Every single word, sentence, page just makes the entire book works. And thus, makes me love it even more.


Thirdly, the Liars. These characters are if I may the best things about the book. I love how every character is there for a purpose. A very significant purpose. I love how just everyone fits together. And just how impactful every character can be.


Lastly, I feel that the publisher did the right thing making everything so mysterious. The cover and the summary are what people usually see first and that just makes it so much for intriguing that I want to, I have to find out about what happens. Everything just makes the book even better. And of course, the mottos. Everyone should have a motto.


My heart literally bleeds for the beauty of this book.


It is so beautiful that I honestly don't know why you have not picked up this book if you have not for any reason at all. E Lockhart is a genius.

For goodness sake. Go read it.

You can refuse to read any other book in the world. but read this book. Please. 

I'm definitely not lying when I say this book is to die for.


  1. Wahoo! What an amazing review for, what I must agree, is an amazing book! Thanks for posting it.

    1. Thank you so much for the comment! It was a really brilliant book! It's my favorite book of all time now!


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