~My Thoughts~

“Do not accept an evil you can change.”

I haven’t included a summary because I think it’s best to go into this book without knowing too much about it. That might be hard to do though because this book is everywhere right now! I’m not on Tiktok or Instagram but I still managed to catch wind of the hype. I saw it mostly on lists of books said to have incredible plot twists and I was a little worried going in that, if I was expecting some sort of twist, I would be on the lookout for it and as a result not be as surprised. But I needn’t have worried because I never suspected a thing!

I was listening to the audio-book of this one and, after about ten seconds, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be able to get through it because I wasn’t the biggest fan of the narrator. However, I could not have been happier that I decided to keep going because I loved this book and I even ended up enjoying the uniqueness to the narrator’s voice as it added more volume to Cadence’s character. As for the story, I was thoroughly impressed! Besides the plot twist, there were a few things that really took it to the next level.

First, the three Sinclair daughters feel oppressed by their father and want nothing more than to escape his grasp but they can’t stay away because they know that they are unable to survive without him and his money. One quote in particular summed this up really well. It went something along the lines of, ‘they had been given the best educations from the best schools, but they still couldn’t provide for themselves.’ I also liked how the author touched on the subject of race and didn’t shy away from making her readers aware of the racism that existed within the Sinclair family. And for such a short book, I grew really attached to the characters and loved how distinct their personalities were.

Overall, We Were Liars is definitely a new favorite. I highly recommend it, especially to anyone looking for a unique take on a YA contemporary! Happy Reading 🙂


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