Tuesday, April 7

Lies I Told by Michelle Zink

Lies I Told by Michelle Zink
Release Date: April 7, 2015  
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 352

Summary:What if, after spending a lifetime deceiving everyone around you, you discovered the biggest lies were the ones you've told yourself?

Grace Fontaine has everything: beauty, money, confidence, and the perfect family.

But it’s all a lie.

Grace has been adopted into a family of thieves who con affluent people out of money, jewelry, art, and anything else of value. Grace has never had any difficulty pulling off a job, but when things start to go wrong on the Fontaines' biggest heist yet, Grace finds herself breaking more and more of the rules designed to keep her from getting caught...including the most important one of all: never fall for your mark.

Perfect for fans of Ally Carter, Cecily von Ziegesar, and Gail Carriger, this thrilling, high-stakes novel deftly explores the roles of identity and loyalty while offering a window into the world of the rich and fabulous.

My Thoughts:  Lies I Told was my very first Michelle Zink book even though I have a lot of her other ones on my tbr pile! I need to get to them soon!

We are introduced to Grace who was adopted into a family of thieves. There is her adoptive mother, adoptive father, and then a boy who was also adopted (her adoptive brother) Parker. Stealing is all Grace has really known. They skip from one town to the next. They plan a heist and then within a few weeks they are off to do it again. Its all she has ever known.

Grace was a character I instantly liked. Her task this time is to get close to a boy so they can get into his house easier and steal. I really liked him. I found myself hating that Grace would even rip off this nice boy whom she actually had feelings for.

I liked the bit of drama mixed in. The friend (or not really) who suspected Grace and knew something was up. That she wasn’t quite who she said she was. Thumbs up for good instincts.

I really disliked Graces parents. I hated the way they treated Grace and Parker!

I liked the plot (even though yes its been done before). I liked the characters for the most part. However, I did feel like that ending was just erupt and I wasn’t really that thrilled with it.

Overall:  I enjoyed this one but I really wanted to give it 5 cupcakes but I felt like something was missing. I felt like she just didn’t have a very good moral compass even when it seemed like she would do the right thing.  I also thought the ending was so fast and I just didn’t love the ending! ARRRGGG! I’d probably give this one more of a 3.5 cupcake rating!

Cover: Like it. If I saw it, I’d want to pick it up and know what it was about.

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