{Review+Giveaway} We Were Liars by @ELockhart @DelacortePress

May 23, 2017 Blog Tours, Giveaways, Reviews, Young Adult 5 ★★★★

{Review+Giveaway} We Were Liars by @ELockhart @DelacortePress

{Review+Giveaway} We Were Liars by @ELockhart @DelacortePressWe Were Liars: Deluxe Edition by E. Lockhart
Pages: 272
Published by Delacorte Press on May 23, 2017
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary
Source: Finished Hardcover from Publisher

The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don’t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition.

And act fast: the first printing is signed by the author!

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.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart. In addition to the bestselling novel, the collector’s edition includes:

· Never-before-shared letters from Gat to Cadence
· A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the author’s creative process
· The author’s hand-drawn map of Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family tree
· Unique ideas for book discussions—Sinclair family–style
· An excerpt from E. Lockhart’s upcoming novel Genuine Fraud—a psychological thriller that will leave you breathless

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

YA Review My Thoughts

We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is a best selling young adult contemporary. I remember hearing a ton of hype surrounding this title when it first released a few years ago, and I always meant to read it. I know people either loved it or pretty strongly disliked it, but the summary and mystery of it all drew me in. So when I heard that they were coming out with a super special deluxe edition, I knew I finally had to get this book off my To-Be-Read list. And I am so glad that I did. We Were Liars is a crazy ride! I was so not expecting all of the twists and turns. It was emotional and I can totally see why this book is such a hit. I really enjoyed We Were Liars.

The writing in We Were Liars is pretty spectacular. It is lyrical and jarring all at once. It is not told in verse, but the writing has a little bit of a stream of consciousness feel. I was really digging it. E. Lockhart does an awesome job painting the picture of these rich families that spend their summers together. Reliving some poignant summers with the children of the families rocked me to my core. I did not expect this book to be so crazy and emotional, but it was. It is a really wild ride. One that I did not see coming at all! You have to read We Were Liars to experience it for yourself.

If you are new to the series, now is the perfect time to check out the book, because the deluxe edition is packed with so many exclusive extras. The extras really enhanced the reading for me. The Deluxe edition comes with never-before-shared letters from Gat to Cadence, a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the author’s creative process, awesome maps, including the author’s hand-drawn map of Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family tree, and lots more.

Bottom line: Whether you are discovering the Liars for the first time, or whether this is an old favorite of yours, now is the time to fall in love with We Were Liars. This is a book that I think everyone needs to read and experience. It was just that for me, a crazy experience. One that I thoroughly enjoyed. I will not soon forget this book. E. Lockhart sent me on an emotional roller coaster ride that I could not stop, even after I was done reading. We Were Liars is an excellent book.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

5/15/2017- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Interview

5/16/2017- Zach’s YA Reviews– Re-Post Review

5/17/2017- A Backwards Story– Guest Post

5/18/2017- Such a Novel Idea– Re-Post Review

5/19/2017- NovelKnight– Excerpt


Week Two:

5/22/2017- Page Turners Blog– Re-Post Review

5/23/2017- Book Briefs– Review

5/24/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

5/25/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview

5/26/2017- Falling For YA– Re-Post Review


About E. Lockhart

I am the author of We Were Liars,  Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and the Ruby Oliver quartet: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book,  The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live BoyfriendsHow to Be Bad was co-written with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski.

Disreputable History was a Printz Award honor book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel. We Were Liars is a New York Times bestseller. It  won the Goodreads Choice Award and was Amazon’s #1 YA novel of 2014.

I have a doctorate in English literature from Columbia University. My field was 19th-century British novel.  In 2013 I chaired the committee on Young People’s Literature for the National Book Awards. I currently teach creative writing at Hamline University’s low-residency MFA program in Writing for Children.

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5 Responses to “{Review+Giveaway} We Were Liars by @ELockhart @DelacortePress”

  1. Renee Rousseau

    Congrats on your release and book tour. I love the eerily intriguing cover!

  2. Mina

    I’ve been wanting to read this for a while now! Didn’t know that there’s a deluxe edition. Thanks for the chance!

  3. Samantha D

    Many of my book buddies have gushed over this one. I keep meaning to read it!

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