Saturday, 10 May 2014

We Were Liars

We Were LiarsTitle : We Were Liars
Author : E. Lockhart
Rating: 5 Stars!!!
Paperback, 240 pages
Expected publication: May 15th 2014 by Hot Key Books (first published May 6th 2014)
ISBN : 147140398X (ISBN13: 9781471403989)
Source copy : Borrowed to Kai

Synopsis: 
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?

Synopsis : Goodreads  

"I hate being alone with him, too, because my whole body sings to be near him, because every movement he makes is charged with electricity." 
- Cadence

We Were Liars is the first book that I read from E.Lockhart and I can say that if all her books where all this freaking great, why am I such a lousy reader not being able to read her other books. It is due to the fact the We Were Liars brought so much projection of tragedy and lies in my mind. Her books is like doing the math here. You keep on analyzing where, when and how it all began. The tricky part is that as you go on with the pages...you'll be like, "Where was I again?" It is totally mind boggling. ALL OF IT. 

The setting is very fabulous and sophisticated. All of it are very much align with the events that happened with the characters. But I repeat, it is still mind-boggling. Though it was all very well accustomed and perfectly suitable for one of the most prestigious family in the city, if you could just look into tiny details of it, you'll feel there is something wrong. That's when the confusion entered on my mind. But actually, the confusion gets even better.

All I was thinking the whole time is, what is wrong with the characters. I was imagining what triggers them to act in such a way that could impact a tragedy. The way they react in such a way is provocative. What I really loved in We Were Liars is Gat. He's such a man full of words. He's not afraid to say ANYTHING. The way he sees life is wide which I really adore on every *fictional* man. Cady on the other hand, I already felt the sadness and emptiness within her heart. It's devastating in such a way but once you reached the end, you're still hanging in the air. This is still a mystery of me. It's felt like there was this jostle pang on my chest wishing these characters were somehow healed. Johnny and Mirren are the characters that I can connect as being carefree. They were aiming for freedom just like Cady and Gat. The characters wanted to get off the ropes on their necks. Because they are strangled with the prestigious family and it makes them wild.

You can lose yourself in We Were Liars. This is a friendly warning. Staring right through Cady's mind feels like falling on a rabbit hole. Well, lucky for you if you reach the reality world and still compose your emotion in a mundane manner. This book is like a silver that can shine right through your eyes. Captivating yet your eyes will somehow hurt with so much shine. 

I swear that you really NEED to READ this book because E.Lockhart elevates the idea of mystery, death and life itself. I swear on my unorganized bookshelf. *i still have no plan how to start organizing*
 
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