Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Liar by Justine Larbalestier


Micah will freely admit that she’s a compulsive liar, but that may be the one honest thing she’ll ever tell you. Over the years she’s duped her classmates, her teachers, and even her parents, and she’s always managed to stay one step ahead of her lies. That is, until her boyfriend dies under brutal circumstances and her dishonesty begins to catch up with her. But is it possible to tell the truth when lying comes as naturally as breathing? Taking readers deep into the psyche of a young woman who will say just about anything to convince them—and herself—that she’s finally come clean, Liar is a bone-chilling thriller that will have readers see-sawing between truths and lies right up to the end. Honestly.


After finishing Liar all I could basically say was 'Wow'.

Liar was and is twisted in ways that you could almost never believe what you were reading and had unreliable tendencies obviously, but it was still addicting and an extremely well written novel. One that I raced through just because I wanted to find out what would occur next and which of Micah's lies were actually truths.

Talking about Micah, it was so had to decide an opinion on her, it still is even. Mostly because on one side I liked her even though she was a compulsive liar. Since, I only wanted her to get better so that in result she could get on with her life. Plus, I understood her love for Zach and constantly felt sorry for her. But on the other side, all I wanted to do was dislike her non honesty and how she always had me, the reader, question wether I could believe and trust her.

The plot was one that felt like a roller coaster ride. One that had twists and turns you could almost never see coming and at the same time could make you feel a bit ill even. Though, within this Justine does create a story that is extremely well crafted leaving me to give her nothing but kudos for taking on a project as hard as this one must have been.

The one thing I didn't really like about this novel was the big twist in the middle. I felt that not only did it give us some unoriginality, but it made the pace of Liar slow done considerably to a point were it was kind of hard for me to go on. Luckily, it did began to get better after a while leaving it to not deduct too much from the overall story.

In all, I did love Liar and have it high on my list for the best novels of '09, even though I'm still debating if Micah left us with all truths in the end or not. =)

Grade: A+

Liar will be released September 29, 2009.

* Much thanks goes to AD for sending this to me! :)


  1. Awesome review Lauren! I SOOOOO want to read LIAR now! Everyone's been talking about it! HUZZAH! (LOL! I've been wanting to say that for soooooo long! Do you like it?)

    Reggie :-)
    (Who is being her normal self...not that she IS normal...)

  2. I'm really looking forward to reading this, it sounds unusual. I've never read one of Justine's books before, and I'm thinking this might be a good one to start with :)

  3. I must read this one. Your review has made me even more excited! :)

  4. Great review! If you said WOW at the end of the book, I really need to read it. I love the cover!

  5. I really want to read this! It sounds sooo good!
    Great review! ^_^

  6. I hope this one will be appreciated for more than the cover flap...

    Can't wait to dig in!

  7. Can't wait to read this one. Sounds fantastic! Great review!

  8. You said the same thing as another reviewer. I think that means I need to read this book. Thanks!


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