Author: E. Lockhart

Book Review: We Were Liars

Posted July 27, 2014 by Lyn Kaye in book review, Lyn / 10 Comments
Book Review: We Were Liars

I view hype as a deathtrap for a book.  When I see rave “professional” reviews and media plugs for a new YA book, I tend to run the other way and avoid the entire ordeal.  I’m tired of touching that hot stove. However, there are times when online reviewing and Twitter feeds can actually help me look past the rabid raving and push me to take a chance on a hotly hyped book.  Every once in a while, the popular status of a novel does stem from the sole reason that a book is honestly good and worth while (a la Angelfall). After witnessing more »

Book Review: We Were Liars by E Lockhart

Posted April 14, 2014 by Kara in book review / 5 Comments
Book Review: We Were Liars by E Lockhart

Oooooooookay.  This book wasn’t on my radar until Jamie from The Perpetual Page-turner absolutely raved about it on Twitter.  Then the positive reviews came flooding in, all boasting of a mind-blowing thriller with an ending the reader will never see coming. So of course I needed to read it. I love a twist ending.  But you know what?  I was disappointed. I liked the first 60% of this novel, albeit it was a little hard to care about the characters.  We Were Liars centers around the influential and well-off Sinclair family.  They’re your typical rich, white New England liberals so more »

Book Review: The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

Posted April 4, 2014 by Kara in Uncategorized / 4 Comments
Book Review: The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart

I’ve been in a reading slump since the beginning of 2014.  It’s marked mostly by days-long bouts of not reading a word, and also a serious lack of attention span.  I just can’t seem to get into anything I’m reading, really, and have abandoned at least 8 books so far this year – probably more, but I stopped counting.  Ruby Oliver and all her shenanigans was the perfect remedy for this.  The Boyfriend List is hugely hilarious, sometimes painful, and exactly what I needed to bring me back to my love for reading. Ruby Oliver is a protagonist that belongs more »