Liar by Justine Larbalestier

Liar by Justine Larbalestier
Liar by Justine Larbalestier

My rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as naturally as breathing? Taking readers deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them—and herself—that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have readers see-sawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly.

Let's start this review with some of my favorite quotes from this book:
“Being a liar is not easy business."

“Much worst than discovery, than the sense of betrayal, is when you start to believe your own lies.”
“Your lies get stronger and weirder and denser, get bigger than words, turn into worlds, and become real.”

“I will tell you my story and I will tell it straight. No lies, no omissions.

That’s my promise.

This time I truly mean it.”

Even that last line is a lie! I LOVED this book. I know I say that a lot, so let me clarify. It was mind boggling and quite entertaining. However I must warn you, so you’re not alarmed. This book contains strong language, graphic details of the murder, and sexual content (no scenes just talk about it). More so than any other young adult book I’ve read. It’s not too explicit, but initially it shocked me just a little. This reminds me of the movie Vanilla Sky. It will definitely get your wheels turning trying to figure out fact from fiction. The narrator, Micah, takes the reader on such an intricate weaved journey of complex and simple lies that’ll definitely keep you on your toes. The story is divided into three parts: telling the truth, telling the true truth, and the actual real truth. It’s jammed packed with lies, half truth, and omissions. In the end you will still question whether Micah’s genuine. I especially enjoyed the hint of paranormal with the mind tricks. If I tell you anymore I’d give it away, so read if for yourself.


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