book reviews

Dark and twisted// Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart…

about the book

51KuIXuc81L._SY400_FMwebp_.jpgGenuine Fraud by E. Lockhart

Pages- 288

Publishers- Hot Key

Source- Bloomsbury India

Genre- Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Links- Amazon Goodreads

My Review

“For anyone who has been taught that good equals small and silent, here is my heart with all its ugly tangles and splendid fury.”

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I absolutely adored this book. The characters were soo kick-ass especially Jule. I loved all the fight scenes and they were beautifully described. The book showed how much we need to actually believe in our abilities. The writing style of Lockhart is beautiful, it kept me hooked on to this book from page one. To be very honest, i had high expectations from this book and well, it kept my expectations. There is so much raving about We Were Liars that i knew that i would like this book.

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“the way you speak is often more important than anything you have to say.” 

The thing about this book is that it keeps you hooked on to it because of the characters, the writing and the plot.

The characters she choose were very unconventional and quirky. I equally  both the characters but if i had to keep one – it would be Jule . Jule basically represents me who wants to break free from the social norms and choose not to led the conventional safe path that everyone suggest her to. I think the way her character develops and unfolds throught the story is sure to send chill down your spine.

“The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.” 
Both the female characters show a great character transition throught the book.
It gets really dark and complicated in the middle of the book and that is the time when you just cannot put it down. The author’s ability to engage the readers in the book is remarkable.
This book is told in reverse and its something i havent tried out. I absolutely loved this concept and it fitted perfectly for the story.
But the only problem of this book is the end part. I thought it will be more deep and with an inner meaning but it was kind of normal. But the air of suspense created on this whole book is praise-worthy.
I recommend this!

“If only she could go back in time, Jule felt, she would be a better person. Or a different person. She would be more herself. Or maybe less herself.”

Rating

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☆☆☆☆/5

Have you read this book? Did you like it?  Share your opinions down below!!

Xoxo,

Shreya.


 

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