Wednesday, April 30, 2014

We Were Liars

18666181I think I liked this book more than I would have if I knew more about it before I read it.  I received a free copy from the publisher months ago and completely forgot the premise long before I started it this week.  Going in with no expectations definitely allowed for a greater impact when the story unfolded.  This is one of those books that by telling you about it will ruin it for you.  I will tell you a few things though.  It is told from the point of view of Cadence (AKA Cady).  She is the oldest grandchild of an extremely wealthy, self-important man who loves to stir the pot of contention when it comes to his impending inheritance.  He owns his own island where he has built houses for each of his daughters.  The entire family spend each summer there together.  That is where the majority of this book takes place.  Cady and her two cousins Mirren, and Johnny, along with friend Gat have been inseparable since childhood.  The four, known as The Liars, pal around each summer.  In what they call Summer Fifteen, events unfold that will forever change all their futures.  I thought that Cady was a very unique narrator.  Her brand of storytelling was quite appealing to me, but I know that not everyone will agree with me.  So, just a warning, you may not be able to deal with her as a narrator.  I liked it because it was different than your classic teen voice.  I really enjoyed the characters.  The kids at least.  I could do without all the adults.  They were pretty awful, stereotypical rich people who care about money first and foremost.  Now this book may not be for everybody, but I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since I finished.  To me that is something.  There are plenty of books I read that don't really leave an impact.  This one did.  So if you are looking for something a little different, give this book a chance, just don't read the description first.  You'll enjoy it more if you don't have any expectations.  Happy reading!


  1. You should send your sister your free copy...;)

    1. It was a digital copy. If you have an e-Reader I can probably send you a link