Tuesday, August 18

Liar by Justine Larbalestier

Summary: Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as naturally as breathing? Taking readers deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them—and herself—that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have readers see-sawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly.

My Thoughts: Hmm, where do I even start? I have heard a lot of great reviews about this book, and it did turn out decent. This book has definitely been rounding the blogosphere! Everyone has been talking about it and wanting it so I was excited when I got my hands on it! I had trouble getting into it at first. I felt myself drifting and other thoughts popping into my head. It took a lot to stay motivated. I just felt like I couldn't really relate to Micah. But she did grow on me. I think a lot of it had to do with not knowing what she was telling the truth about and what was a lie. But I know that was the point of the story so its a good thing. And I felt bad for her throughout the story. I could feel what she felt for Zach and how she still longed for him even she wasn't able to be with him. For example, going into his room and smelling his shirt. She wanted to be close to him, she missed him. I was a little surprised by the end of the book, even though I should have seen it coming. I won't give away the twist of the story. By the end of the story I did feel like I got closer to Micah and started to understand why she always lied and how she was just used to doing it. I longed for Zach, I missed him. I wanted him here again.

Overall: A little slow at first but got better. There were a lot of details at the beginning but after a while I got used to them. The ending surprised me a little bit. Overall, it was interesting and though it may have a rough start, its worth it to keep reading.

Cover: I had the first book so it had the old cover. I must say I am more impressed with the second cover. I think that it is a lot prettier and I feel that is how Micah is supposed to look. She is supposed to be darker skinned and the second cover does her justice!!!

Did you read it? What did you think of it?


Bingo said...

I had not heard about this book before but had seen pix of the cover. It is so nice to hear a blogger be truthful about the book they reviewed. Not everyone will like every book and the fact that you are honest in your appraisal is refreshing..thank you!

Just Your Typical Book Blog said...

Nice review! I got one of those sneek peak things on it and liked what I read out of it. It sounds it will be interesting.


Anonymous said...

I don't think the second cover does her justice, because, from what I understand, she is described to have dark skin and short nappy hair. She even admits that she could be mistaken for a boy. The girl on the cover does not represent Micah, only her race. Which I guess is something, but it's not perfect. Also, I wonder why, if you knew about all the cover controversy, you chose to use the old cover in your review post. Even if you do have the old cover, it was obviously wrong of Bloombury to use it. I don't mean to attack you, but I think it's sort of disrespectful that you used the old cover.

On another note, I am really excited to read this book!


Anonymous said...

I have the first cover and totally agree, the second is prettier. I haven't read it yet, but glad you mentioned the slow start. I won't be so quick to judge it if I get to feeling the same.

BashfulToast said...

Sounds really good. I have to read it now. I like your review.=]=]

Jazz said...

I can't wait to read this. Micah sounds a little creepy, which I like.

Andrea [Buried In Books] said...

I put in a request at my library for them to get this...I can hardly wait :]


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