Audio Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart


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.

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


I don’t even know where to begin this review; honestly, what the ever loving hell did I just listen to? This book hurt, it physically hurt my heart. The audio for this book was phenomenal! I just can’t even, I am having so many feels. The last 20%,  I don’t even know how to describe what I am experiencing right now. I am in a state of shock, you need to listen to the book!

The characters are complex and charismatic, rich and mysterious. I think my only complaints are at times the author would become repetitious and start saying the same or similar quotes over and over again. I found that to be annoying along with the lines where to describe the emotional distress of Cadence which is described as her being shot and bleeding on the pavement. I was pausing like what did she really get shot?! Only to realize that was just a description of how deep her distress runs.

Otherwise, I loved the audio book. I was really hesitant to start this book because I wasn’t sure if I would like it but it was a quick, enjoyable read. Enough that I will probably have a book hangover and be pondering over these characters for days to come.


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