Monday, June 9, 2014

We were liars - E. Lockhart.


Title: We were liars. 

Author: E. Lockhart.
Format: Paperback. 
Release date: May 13th 2014
Genre: YA Romance, Mystery, Realistic fiction. 
Stars out of ten: 


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.
True love.
The truth.


A girl named Cadence suffering with head splitting migraines and a supposedly perfect family in which she is a part of. Cadence has forgotten everything that had happened before the summer of fifteen, where she knows that she went into the sea but cannot remember anything afterwards, but the strange thing is that it seems as if nobody wants her to remember claiming that they 'want her to remember in her own time.'  She is a part of a group called the Liars with her two cousins, Mirren and Johnny. And also Gat the boy that she was in love with. After the accident Cadence had sent them many emails, to which they didn't reply. Cadence supposed that Gat didn't want to talk to her, instead he had another love a part from the island, and Mirren and Johnny were going to college (something that she wasn't during due to her medical treatment and migraines.)

In summer Seventeen Cadence goes back to the island in hope of remembering what happened  and after not being there, with the Liars for summer Sixteen she felt that she would have been missing out on their goings on. So still suffering with amnesia and migraines, she goes back to Beechwood Island.

You later find out that the Sinclair Family is not as perfect as you are lead to believe to begin with. With family arguments a natural recurrence, but they still manage to come across as a perfect family. In summer 15 Cadence finds out that Clairmont (the main Sinclair family house) was burned down, and that it was her and the liars, they didn't want to see the family be torn apart due to who inherited the Sinclair family home. 

In summer Seventeen Cadence believes that she was talking to the liars, she was falling in love again with Gat, she was spending more time with Mirren and Johnny but she wasn't. They had burned to death in that house and until the end of summer Seventeen she realised this and had to say goodbye to the liars. 


Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family. 
No one is a criminal. 
No one is an addict. 
No one is a failure. 


At the beginning at the fault in our stars Hazel Grace says that she is addicted to one book, reading it over and over again. This is the book for me. So many of the pages are dog eared so many quotes are underlines (in pencil) it's such an amazing book with such amazing characters, its just so sad. And even just reading short chapters of it now makes me want to cry. 
Cry because its amazingly written. 
Cry because it's so sad. 
Cry because of Gat, Mirren and Johnny. 
It is definitely worth the read, a title you will not forget.