Friday, January 11, 2019

BBReview: "Lies You Never Told Me" by Jennifer Donaldson

Genre: Young Adult - Contemporary/Thriller
Publisher: Razorbill
Publishing Date: May 29th, 2018
Page Count: 329
Source: Library
Format: Audiobook

Description from
Gabe and Elyse have never met. But they both have something to hide.

Quiet, shy Elyse can't believe it when she's cast as the lead in her Portland high school's production of Romeo and Juliet. Her best friend, Brynn, is usually the star, and Elyse isn't sure she's up to the task. But when someone at rehearsals starts to catch her eye--someone she knows she absolutely shouldn't be with--she can't help but be pulled into the spotlight.

Austin native Gabe is contemplating the unthinkable--breaking up with Sasha, his headstrong, popular girlfriend. She's not going to let him slip through her fingers, though, and when rumors start to circulate around school, he knows she has the power to change his life forever.

Gabe and Elyse both make the mistake of falling for the wrong person, and falling hard. Told in parallel narratives, this twisty, shocking story shows how one bad choice can lead to a spiral of unforeseen consequences that not everyone will survive.


I absolutely loved this book. I choose this as my most surprising and best book of 2018. I loved the alternating points of view and find this story to be much like a thrill ride. I thought I guessed the ending, was convinced I didn't and then turned out to be half right? It will make so much more sense if you read this for yourself. The ending was such a shock and came out of nowhere. The narrators were excellent and really sounded like they were those characters and the age of the characters. Cannot believe I almost didn't read this book.

Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 5/5

**The books cover, description, and info was all found on Goodreads. A link back has been provided. All other work and ideas are of my own creation. This book was borrowed from my local library. It is in no way sponsored.**