heya, hello, hey, hi.
Guess what – I’m getting back into reading! It started a week or two ago, a bit after I wrote my favorite novels post, when I went to the library. I picked up several light fantasy and contemporary reads. And the first one i read was this one, so… enjoy!
Author – E. Lockhart
Publication – May 2014
Genre – YA contemporary
Rating – 4/5
This story is a captivating, edge-of-your-seat, can’t-put-down sort of novel. It’s different from a standard YA novel in that the chapters are shorter and the book is shorter, as well.
In short, it’s about a sick girl from a rich family. Every summer, her family goes to their private island and Cadence, the main character, adventures and frolics around with her two cousins and family friend – she calls their group “the Liars”. Part of the story takes place in “summer fifteen” (the summer on the island when Cady was fifteen) and part of story takes place in “summer seventeen” as Cadence tries to piece together her memory and what happened two summers ago.
It really is a lovely but shocking mystery. At the end, I was so shocked that the sadness didn’t hit me until the last chapter or two (if you’ve read the book, you know what I mean).
Also, it majorly reminded me of how much I love summer and I want it to come around again.
You should read this book if:
- you like contemporary or mystery or adventure stories
- you want it to be summer already
- you like innocent romance
- you like quick yet good reads
You shouldn’t read this book if:
- any of the above are decidedly false
- you’re not into good books
Other than that, I think it’s an awesome, easy book. I didn’t especially relate to any of the characters, but it was certainly interesting.
Thanks for reading, let me know if you’ve read this book and we can chat in the comments.
Stay tuned – I’ve got some cool posts coming up 😉
— Faith xx