Waiting On…We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine!

This week I’m waiting on…

Title We Were Liars
Author E. Lockhart
Pages 240 Pages
Genre Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery, Romance
Publisher Delacorte Press
To Be Published May 13th, 2014
Find It On Goodreads

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

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

Because there’s only so many times I can hear Jamie gush about this book before I become insatiably curious πŸ˜‰

In all seriousness though, Jamie is one of the book bloggers whose opinions I trust most, so when I saw We Were Liars highlighted in her wonderful ‘Save The Date’ feature Here, I knew this book was one to watch. Admittedly, I’m entirely unfamiliar with E. Lockhart’s previous work, having never read her immensely popular Ruby Oliver series or The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, but it sounds as though this book might be an excellent place to start. I’m always on the lookout for life-changing reads and new favourite authors, and it sounds as though this novel might provide the perfect opportunity for both.

I think what excites me most, apart from the resoundingly positive feedback I’ve seen so far, is the fact that I know next to nothing about this novel. I have no idea what it’s about. I have no idea what to expect. That alone is reason enough for me to want to read it. Desperately. One thing I didn’t realize before I began blogging is how a lot of the ‘mystery’ about upcoming releases is lost along the way. Between advanced reader copies and constant exposure to book reviews and promotional posts about a book prior to its release, it can often feel as though you know all about a book before it is ever published. That said, every review and/or post I’ve encountered thus far about We Were Liars has been purposefully vague, and I appreciate that this is one of the rare cases where I’ll be able to ‘go in blind’. There’s nothing better than beginning a novel with no preconceived notions, and I can’t wait to crack the pages of this novel and discover the mystery myself. May 13th cannot get here soon enough!

15 responses to “Waiting On…We Were Liars by E. Lockhart”

  1. I have this on my Kindle and I’m simultaneously dying and terrified to read it. I know NOTHING about it, and there’s all this hype! I mean, WHAT IS THIS BOOK?!
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  2. Aimee says:

    I’ve heard such good things about this one! And I agree that it’ll be awesome going into this one without knowing much about it. Normally, I do extensive research before reading a novel, so I should start changing things and going into books as mysteries! Lovely pick, Jen!
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  3. I agree with how sometimes not knowing anything about a book before reading it would give you the perfect mindset going into the actual reading.

    This book sounds intriguing. I hope you enjoy reading it when it comes out. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I actually have We Were Liars from Netgalley, but I haven’t gotten around to it yet.. I haven’t read any of E. Lockheart’s previews works either, but I sneaked a peak and I loved the note in the beginning! Oh, now you;re making me want to start this even though I haven’t finished my current read yet! Ugghhh!
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  5. Kimberly says:

    OOh I love how this one sounds. Totally adding it to the TBR pile πŸ™‚
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  6. This one sounds really cute- adding it. Love the cover art and the blurb definitely sounds intriguing. Great pick! πŸ™‚

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  7. I’ve read it and will keep my opinions to myself (for now, ha). I will say this, E. Lockhart is an OUTSTANDING writer. I’ve read her previous series Ruby Oliver (and btw, it is completely different from this one). She has a way with words that can just grab you. I think it’s best to know nothing going into this novel; however, I didn’t know a thing & was still able to uncover the “mystery” a little too soon.
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  8. Sue says:

    This books so good! Can’t wait to read it πŸ™‚

  9. Olena says:

    This one is on my TBR list as well. I cannot wait to read it! Thanks for sharing.

  10. I was just reading about this novel. Looks intriguing.

  11. kimberlyfaye says:

    I have an ARC for this and I can’t wait until I can finally dive into it!

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  12. Zoe N. says:

    Yes! This one looks so awesome Jen! I agree…it’s great going into a book with only a general sense of what’s going to happen — it’s always fun to be surprised, right? πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for sharing and great choice!
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  13. I actually haven’t heard of this book yet, but it does sound really great, Jen πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing – new add to my TBR πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful weekend!
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  14. I really liked this book!! I won’t say more because it isn’t out yet but I hope you love it! The writing is incredible…that’s all I’ll say for now πŸ™‚
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