Thanks to the amazing guys over at Scholastic I got to read Sue Wallman’s book Lying About Last Summer.
It’s been credited as We Were Liars meets Thirteen Reasons Why. A book I hated with a passion and a book I loved with all my heart.
Can you guess which one I hated?
Yup, sadly it was WWL, literally due to the point of some four pawed, waggy tail cuties who got killed :(((
So how could I enjoy a book that is an amalgamation of a book I hate and a book I love?
This book may be like the books, but it is completely unique and just a breath taking read that stays with you.
I read this book during a readathon and I just sped through it. It’s an incredible book filled with so many richly developed characters as well as an incredible attention to detail- I genuinely thought I was in the camp with Skye! I really enjoyed Lying About Last Summer and I’m not one to enjoy YA thriller books.
It centers around our main character, Skye, who recently lost her sister and is going to a kind of grief camp (which is reaaally close to where her sister died). But it’s there that she starts to receive messages from an app that only her sister and her used and guess who is sending her the messages?
Yup, HER DEAD SISTER
All the shock emojis am I right??!??!
This was enough to hook me to read more despite how much Skye did get on my nerves but she began to change and develop throughout the story.
From making a few friends (and an enemy) she starts to come out of herself and begin to get over her sisters death. She even manages to conquer her fears of getting into water.
The first part of the book is more of a slow build but the second part was fast-paced and thrilling. Before you knew it you found out who had sent the texts (BLOODY PLOT TWIST HERE LIKE TOTALLY MINDFUCKS)
But just as you think everything is gonna be okay, BOOM asshole alert someone is in danger (about to die danger).
I won’t spoil anything because you reaaally need to just go into this book and have all of the OMG WHAT? NO!!?! moments because it is truly worth it. This book is just a thrilling-one-read sitting kinda book.
I gave this book
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