We were Liars by E. Lockart -- 2 STARS
Synopsis-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.
*Netgalley provided an ARC to me in exchange for an honest review
I really hate giving this a low rating, but in no way is my rating an indication of whether the book was good or bad this time. Instead, I actually mean this book just wasn't for me. This review will not be a full review, because honestly, this book is unlike any other. Let me start over.
Im in limbo on this book and where to rate it. Part of me feels that the author wove a beautiful story about a young girl who, after a traumatic experience, has lost her memory of the event and struggles in her daily life, mentally and physically. Another part of me, the critical part, felt there was a lack of world building, a lack of character development, and I found myself lost in time frequently.
Cady, the main character is likable enough, but that about covers the characters I actually "liked". I didn't even like Gat, her love interest. I felt he way trying too hard to be pretentious, and failed. I understood the family dynamics well enough, but again, the choppy prose, left much to be desired here. I didn't understand the mothers relationships whatsoever, and often wondered why they were even mentioned.
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Confused yet? Yeah me too.