We are the Liars.
We are beautiful, privileged and live a life of carefree luxury.
We are cracked and broken.
A story of love and romance.
A tale of tragedy.
Which are lies?
Which is truth?
The biggest question I face with writing this review is … where to begin?
I could tell you what this book is about, but then I would have to lie to you. After all, the mystery of this book is finding out what it is about.
This story is the epitome of an enigma wrapped in a mystery. Who are the Liars? What happened to Cadence? Is anything in this book even true?
Lockhart delivers this story with a beautiful yet creepy use of metaphors and imagery which will leave you torn between squirming in your seat and admiring the talent behind the cleverly crafted messages. The story itself may start all over the place, but by the end all the loose ends are tied together in such a shocking twist, it's like a punch in the stomach.
The characters are so fascinating to explore. You never really know who is good and who is bad in this story, as they all have, what I think is fair to say, huge flaws that complicate matters and situations in the book. This further adds to the mystery of the whole story.
However, whilst the twist is brilliantly executed and it's the thing everyone is talking about, part of the fun of the book is also coming up with your own theories about the story. I came up with several, but thankfully none proved to be correct.
To say anymore would be a crime against this story. All you really need to know is that you have to read this book.
Pick up this book. Read this book. And wait for the lies or wait for the truth …