I started reading more backlist books since I’m taking a bit of a break from ARCs. Today, I’ll be reviewing two very hyped books: WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson and WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart.
Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
Series: The Gold Seer Trilogy #1
Publication: September 22nd 2015 by Greenwillow
This book is a lot slower than I had imagined, but it redeems itself with its feminist flair and slight supernatural aspect. I don’t read many Westerns/historical fiction, but the setting was very imaginative and pretty accurate of the time period. I love the girl-dresses-as-boy trope, so if you’re a fan of that, you might love this one! There’s a lack of romance to this first of a new series, but there’s a hint of a growing one, which I’m excited for.
Do I recommend? Yes! Although this book isn’t in my usual preferred genre, I really enjoyed this! Be wary, though, if you’re not into slower Westerns and a lack of romance.
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
Publication:May 13th 2014 by Delacorte Press
I didn’t really know what to expect in this novel but I knew that many people enjoyed this book. The plot flowed rather too slow for my taste, but I enjoyed the amount of detail that the author included in terms of Cadence’s evolution since her accident. The writing style had some variety which I liked, such as lists and different formats, reminiscent of SHATTER ME. I was definitely expected a lot in terms of the ending but unfortunately, I wasn’t that impressed. It was a surprise, yes, but I suppose I didn’t have that enough emotional attachment to the characters for the ending to really impact me.
Do I recommend? Yes! This book has lots of redeeming qualities, but I wasn’t too impressed.