Review of We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

We Were LiarsWe Were Liars
By: E. Lockhart
Release Date: May 13th 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Source: Electronic ARC

An electronic copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating:

ย A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friendsโ€”the Liarsโ€”whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
ย True love.
The truth.

My Thoughts:
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).

Final Thoughts:
I’d highly recommend We Were Liars for those that would love an evening escape and to venture into a world vividly created.


  1. says

    I will try to stay away from any reviews that might reveal more than yours or Xpresso Jenni’s did, since both were great at describing feelings for the book but totally spoiler free!

  2. says

    Great review sweetie ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m glad you liked this book. <3 But sorry you didn't fully love it. I'm not sure yet if I want to read it. Hmm. Thank you for sharing. <3

  3. says

    I really enjoyed this book. My review is so painfully vague!!!

    I honestly did not pick up on any of the hype. I only picked up on it after I had read. Apparently this novel was one of the most anticipated releases of this year!

    Thanks for sharing, and have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

    • says

      To remain spoiler free the review HAS to be vague for this book. The beauty and joy is in the experience. I really enjoyed it and so glad you did too!

    • says

      I had no clue my google account wasn’t linking correctly! thank you so much for letting me know…I’ll have to fix that ASAP.

      I loved this one too! It was wonderfully done–so excited you loved it too. Did you do a manicure for it? I must head over to your site and see.

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