An electronic copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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.
There has been a lot of pre-publication buzz about this book which did make me the slightest bit nervous to start reading it. Very early on I realized that fear was needless because this book was incredibly engrossing and addictive. Once I started reading I didn’t want to stop.
Since this book relies heavily on mystery and suspense this will be a vague review. This is the type of book that is best entered into with little knowledge of what is to come. Just know that when you start reading you’ll be whisked away and you’ll most likely not want to stop.
As to why I rated this four stars rather than five was due to the fact that I’d not want to reread this book. Also, parts felt the slightest bit predicable…I think this was only due to knowing some of the pre-buzz I’d heard (obviously accidental but hard to miss at times).
I’d highly recommend We Were Liars for those that would love an evening escape and to venture into a world vividly created.