Tuesday 1 January 2019


Two from another new-to-me author - E. Lockhart and not one who is especially familiar to me.
E is actually Emily and she has written a lot of YA books.

Not sure if these two are YA or more aimed at the adult market.
I guess I'll find out when I get around to reading them.

She has four books in her Ruby Oliver Quartet series and six standalone novels to her name.

Her website is here.

We Were Liars (2014)

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 New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.
Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

"An ambitious novel with an engaging voice, a clever plot and some terrific writing." - New York Times Book Review

Genuine Fraud (2017)

From the author of the unforgettable New York Times best seller We Were Liars comes a masterful new psychological suspense novel - the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.

Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.

Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.

An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.

A bad romance, or maybe three.

Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.

A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.

A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.


  1. I've heard a lot of good things about We Were Liars, Col. Both of these sound interesting, and I hope you'll enjoy them.

    1. Margot, that is good to know. Hopefully I can confirm in a month or three!

  2. These look very much my kind of thing, Col. I'll be keeping an eye out!

    1. No doubt, you will get to them before me!

  3. Interesting - I'd like to hear more about these.

    1. Another female author as well. Hopefully I'll read one soon.

  4. I agree with Moira's comment. On the surface, they don't appeal, but you might convince me to change my mind.