Review: Family of Liars by E Lockhart

Title: Family of Liars

Series: We Were Liars #0

Author: E Lockhart

A windswept private island off the coast of Massachusetts.
A hungry ocean, churning with secrets and sorrow.
A fiery, addicted heiress. An irresistible, unpredictable boy.
A summer of unforgivable betrayal and terrible mistakes.

Welcome back to the Sinclair family.
They were always liars.

‘I have been a liar all my life, you see.
It’s not uncommon in my family.’

My thoughts mostly in this book were…I don’t think our narrator is a liar. Then the last half happened and boy was I wrong!!! They all were!

Back with the Sinclair’s at Beechwood but at a different time from We Were Liars.

I don’t really want to say anything about the plot so here are some things I loved…..and loved not so much!!!

~ I love it when I read my name in a book but a main character is amazing!!

~ Simple Minds, Simon Le Bon….love hearing about those times!

~ Jaw dropping moments, betrayals and bits where I thought I knew what was coming and my heart was in my mouth yet again!

~ I was a bundle of nerves moving onto the next chapter, nervous of what would happen, what betrayal would happen next!

~However there was one character I hated. I didn’t like Penny one bit in We Were Liars so I wondered if my opinion of her would change. I can report it did not, in fact I hated her more!!!

I read this book as a readalong with Tandem Collective and the publisher, Hoy Key Books. I love a readalong because they really make you think about each event as it happens, the discussions instead of just reading the words but not really taking it all in and thinking!

Loved it, a great prequel.

8 thoughts on “Review: Family of Liars by E Lockhart

  1. I’ve been curious about We Were Liars for a while. It has so much hype that I’ve been hesitating to read it. I’m more tempted now to give it a try. Considering this one is the prequel, now I’m not sure if I should try the prequel first. lol
    Great review, Caro!

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  2. BJKDSHJBDSHJGDS YOU HAVE NO RIGHT GETTING ME AS EXCITED TO READ THIS BOOK AS YOU JUST HAVE, OKAY??? no because I am desperate now 😭😭 THAT QUOTE + BETRAYAL + SECRETS??? AND LET’S NOT FORGET THE FACT THAT THIS IS THE PREQUEL TO WE WERE LIARS WHICH IS ONE OF THE BEST CREATIONS OF EVER??? I NEED THISSS 😭😭 I’m so so glad you enjoyed it so much AND DID I MENTION I LOVE THE REVIEW??? IT IS PERFECTION.

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