Saturday, April 11, 2009

Liar by Justine Larbalestier


Let me just say that this is a very hard one to blog about without giving anything away, but I'll give it a shot...

Micah is different. She has always been a loner and freely admits to being a liar, but when her secret boyfriend dies mysteriously, her whole life comes under scrutiny. Now she plans to tell you the truth, the whole truth......or so she says.
I spent the entire book trying to separate the lies from the truth. I'm still not sure.

What struck me at first is that this feels very different from anything else written by Larbalestier. The setting is quite real, New York, and like the Magic and Madness series, you can feel the writer's love of the City. The characters are complex and interesting, fully-realized yet reflected through the lens of Micah's telling, of Micah's "truth."

I can't wait to talk to some of you about this one. But I refuse to until you have read it. I just don't think I can trust myself to not reveal something important!

5 comments:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, awesome review. I did a video interview with a couple other bloggers with Lisa McMann and Cassandra Clare and Cassie told me about this one. It sounded amazing, and I just want to read it even more now. Gah!!!

-Lauren

Lenore said...

This does sound like something I want to read. September is going to be such a great month - so many awesome releases.

Hillary said...

Liar looks amazing! I'm SO excited to read it.

Patti said...

Just finished reading this (thanks for loaning me your copy Jenn!) and wow. Seriously. This is one that is going to make people angry...and I mean that in a good way. It I think we ought to do it for our Mock Printz.

PopinFresh said...

This book sounds really great! After reading your review I want it all that much more.

~ Popin