We Told Six Lies
Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone. But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names. The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly. And that’s yours truly.

We Told Six Lies Details

TitleWe Told Six Lies
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseFeb 5th, 2019
PublisherEntangled Teen
ISBN-139781640634220
Rating
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

We Told Six Lies Review

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    January 1, 1970
    I'm starting to think that I may need to take a break from YA mysteries, because insanity is reading the same genre over and over and expecting a different result. The blurb for this book is so vague and mysterious and I was here for it, but then as I began this book and read on, I discovered this was mostly, in fact, a problematic romance with a hint of excitement at the end. If you haven't read more than a handful of thrillers featuring an unreliable narrator, then you will likely be surprised I'm starting to think that I may need to take a break from YA mysteries, because insanity is reading the same genre over and over and expecting a different result. The blurb for this book is so vague and mysterious and I was here for it, but then as I began this book and read on, I discovered this was mostly, in fact, a problematic romance with a hint of excitement at the end. If you haven't read more than a handful of thrillers featuring an unreliable narrator, then you will likely be surprised by the ending, but otherwise may find this one a tad on the predictable side. Super disappointed that I couldn't connect with this one, but am hoping the right readers will find this book and enjoy the heck out of it. *Many thanks to the publisher for my review copy.
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  • Felicia
    January 1, 1970
    I'll take "Absurd names in the typical YA novel" for $800, Alex. Cobain HoltRhanaJetDavea NixonWhy is this a trend in YA novels? I believe this book sets a new literary record with six such names._________________________________________________________2.5 STARS ⭐This was just an alright read for me, a slightly above average YA thriller holding my attention until the last few chapters. Once the twist was revealed I kinda lost interest in how it would ultimately play itself out. Basically this is I'll take "Absurd names in the typical YA novel" for $800, Alex. Cobain HoltRhanaJetDavea NixonWhy is this a trend in YA novels? I believe this book sets a new literary record with six such names._________________________________________________________2.5 STARS ⭐This was just an alright read for me, a slightly above average YA thriller holding my attention until the last few chapters. Once the twist was revealed I kinda lost interest in how it would ultimately play itself out. Basically this is your typical girl goes missing and the boyfriend, being the main suspect, sets out to find out what happened to her. I must admit, although I thought I had the mystery figured out a dozen different times, I was never even close to the truth. That being said, the reveal was still a letdown. I think I feel that way because this same twist has been done many times and way better. I recall one book with this same twist that made me sit up gasping because it was such a shock leaving my mind reeling, compelled to re-read the book to see what clues I missed.I feel like a lot of this story was spent trying to lead the reader in the wrong direction leaving me with a sense that I'd been manipulated rather than stimulated. Lastly, I have no idea what the title has to do with this story.I received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Carrie
    January 1, 1970
    We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott is a young adult mystery/thriller. The story is told from the different points of view of Molly and Cobain and along with switching the timeline from the current to events in the past.What the story starts off with is joining Cobain in the present as he’s being questioned by police. It seems that Cobain and Molly may or may not have been in a long time relationship depending on who is asked. But what definitely is true is that Molly has come up missing and all We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott is a young adult mystery/thriller. The story is told from the different points of view of Molly and Cobain and along with switching the timeline from the current to events in the past.What the story starts off with is joining Cobain in the present as he’s being questioned by police. It seems that Cobain and Molly may or may not have been in a long time relationship depending on who is asked. But what definitely is true is that Molly has come up missing and all eyes are on Cobain.Cobain believes that he and Molly were very much in love and he is worried that something bad has happened to Molly. Other witnesses say that Molly had said she had ended things with Cobain long ago so did he actually do anything to Molly? Did she leave on her own? Cobain is just as determined to learn the truth of what happened to Molly as the police.The one thing that comes with having an unreliable narrator such as Cobain is the chance that the audience may not come to care about them. This would be my take on reading about Cobain and Molly’s story, I just didn’t find myself overly invested in the characters or outcome. As the story went on though I was pretty certain I knew how this was going to turn out and unfortunately that is what happened. The end may come as shocking to some but reading a lot of thrillers I can think of how it’s been done before and done better so it again made this one that will undoubtedly end up in the forgettable pile.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For more reviews please visit https://carriesbookreviews.com/
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  • Jennifer Kyle
    January 1, 1970
    4.25 Stars What a fast paced and consuming read.
  • Elle's Book Blog
    January 1, 1970
    Release Date: February 5, 2019 Genre: Young Adult Psychological Thriller Actual Rating: 3 stars (I liked it)Filled with major twists and turns that had my head spinning, We Told Six Lies is bound to be a major hit upon release! There were so many times when I was reading this book that I thought I had it all figured out only to be completely surprised when I found out I was wrong. I give the author kudos for making things seem one way and then shocking readers with the truth. This is a hard Release Date: February 5, 2019 Genre: Young Adult Psychological Thriller Actual Rating: 3 stars (I liked it)Filled with major twists and turns that had my head spinning, We Told Six Lies is bound to be a major hit upon release! There were so many times when I was reading this book that I thought I had it all figured out only to be completely surprised when I found out I was wrong. I give the author kudos for making things seem one way and then shocking readers with the truth. This is a hard feat for die hard YA thriller fans who have basically read them all- so great job! I commend your for your brilliant twists and turns. That being said, this is the first book I have read from the author and if she continues writing books like this one I know I will be happy to read it. Some may wonder why I am giving three stars to a book that I am praising highly. Well the answer is this: a 3 star rating means that I liked the book. And I did. There were a few things I found problematic about it (the author built up the story and title using words like "six lies" but didn't really wrap it up within the novel. I get the underlying message of the lies especially as they pertain to Molly, but I feel like I had too many questions ABOUT these lies that were never fully answered (possible spoiler: like WHY she lies to everyone about Cobain and their relationship before she goes missing). Had the author done a bit more with this then I probably would have given it a solid 4 stars. Anyway, I won't get into the plot other than saying this is a young adult mystery and thriller about a missing girl and the suspicion that falls on her boyfriend. If I say any more I'm afraid it will spoil it for everyone so I just won't. But it is a good book, one I enjoyed reading (and actually devoured in one sitting), and would definitely recommend it to other readers.
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  • Julie Parks
    January 1, 1970
    I read this book in one sitting last night and it isn't even that short.Shocking! I didn't think the plot was completely unpredictable, but I think maybe that was exactly the point. You kind of see where it's going - or so you believe - and you grip your Kindle hoping you're wrong, at least a little wrong. I was a little wrong but in an even more shocking way.I think this book is perfect for those readers who like twist-guessing and thrilling young adult stories.Thank NetGalley for the chance to I read this book in one sitting last night and it isn't even that short.Shocking! I didn't think the plot was completely unpredictable, but I think maybe that was exactly the point. You kind of see where it's going - or so you believe - and you grip your Kindle hoping you're wrong, at least a little wrong. I was a little wrong but in an even more shocking way.I think this book is perfect for those readers who like twist-guessing and thrilling young adult stories.Thank NetGalley for the chance to read this in exchange for my honest review.
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  • Kristy K
    January 1, 1970
    Another mystery, another unreliable narrator. When the first twist came (long into the story) it surprised me. Then the second one came. Again, nice twist. And then they kept coming, kept coming, kept coming and I’d had enough. I think a good mystery uses twists sparingly and at the right time. When you throw a bunch in at the end of the book it discounts them and makes for some eye-rolling. Cobain, our first person narrator for most of the story, weaves a tale of an alluring, unique girl, Molly Another mystery, another unreliable narrator. When the first twist came (long into the story) it surprised me. Then the second one came. Again, nice twist. And then they kept coming, kept coming, kept coming and I’d had enough. I think a good mystery uses twists sparingly and at the right time. When you throw a bunch in at the end of the book it discounts them and makes for some eye-rolling. Cobain, our first person narrator for most of the story, weaves a tale of an alluring, unique girl, Molly, who is he just lucky enough to date. But when Molly disappears and foul play is expected, eyes turn to him and he turns desperate to learn the truth. While Cobain did annoy me some I didn’t mind his narrative too much. Molly’s, on the other hand, I could have done without. I didn’t like her perspective at all. She wasn’t a sympathetic character to me, and as our kidnap victim, I think that’s kind of important. This is the second book by Scott I’ve read and both times I’ve been left underwhelm. Her writing isn’t bad, I think her stories just aren’t for me. I received an advanced copy through Netgalley in return for an honest review.
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  • destiny ♡⚔♡ [howling libraries]
    January 1, 1970
    Cobain thought everything was going great with his girlfriend Molly, until she goes missing. Until everything he thought he knew about her and their relationship comes crashing down around him. Until he sets out on a mission to find her all on his own—because the police are too busy trying to pin the crime on Cobain himself. Oof, this is a tough one to rate and review. On one hand, it was kind of addicting and I flew through it; on the other, there’s a lot to unpack here that might make this on Cobain thought everything was going great with his girlfriend Molly, until she goes missing. Until everything he thought he knew about her and their relationship comes crashing down around him. Until he sets out on a mission to find her all on his own—because the police are too busy trying to pin the crime on Cobain himself. Oof, this is a tough one to rate and review. On one hand, it was kind of addicting and I flew through it; on the other, there’s a lot to unpack here that might make this one a tough sell for a lot of readers. → L I K E S : The truth is, I want to talk about her. I need to go back through every moment we shared and figure out where things went wrong. Let’s talk about the pros first: most notably, the writing here is great. Victoria Scott is a talented storyteller and I was easily captivated by the characters and setting she laid out. The mystery was suspenseful (and, while not shocking to me, would probably draw gasps from quite a few readers), and I liked the twist at the end, even if it wasn't very fleshed-out. Overall, it’s a pretty decent thriller. I’m thinking about Molly’s hands. How small they were in mine. Not nearly large enough to hold my heart inside them, and yet they did. But now she’s gone. There’s also the matter of the characters, who I liked, though I don’t think I was supposed to? They’re problematic, toxic, manipulative, and flawed as hell, but I kind of enjoyed how gritty and awful they were. Granted, I have mixed feelings about recommending this book based on that fact, which I’ll get into more later. Mostly, I was stunned by how unapologetically manipulative and conniving Molly is—I don’t feel like most YA authors are willing to go there when writing a love interest. → D I S L I K E S : Was there anything I wouldn’t have done for her from that moment forward? I was easy. One act of kindness and I belonged to her. Unfortunately, I had two major problems with this book:1) There are several plot threads that don't get tied up in the end, leaving me wondering why they were introduced to begin with.2) The main character's viewpoint on romance and his relationship with Molly is kinda terrifying. He's super toxic and borderline abusive (maybe more than borderline, tbh). It seems at points like it's being addressed, but in the end, I didn't feel like progress was made. While it was interesting to read, it’s hard to really recommend to the target audience for this book, because I have a lot of weird feelings about encouraging teens to read this ‘romance’.There’s also a lot of talk of mental health struggles and suicidal ideation in this story, and it’s thrown about pretty casually, so if that’s a major trigger for you, PLEASE be aware ahead of time! → F I N A L THOUGHTS : Despite how quick and fun of a read it was in the moment, those two drawbacks were enough to stop me from giving this a more positive rating. I'd probably check out more work from Victoria Scott in the future, but don't think I'll recommend this one too highly. → RECOMMENDING TO… : Fans of the mystery/thriller genre who don’t mind questionable endings and aren’t turned away by the underlying themes of problematic/controlling/potentially abusive relationships.Content warnings for kidnapping, controlling/manipulative partners, mental illness, suicidal ideation, violence.All quotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release. Thank you so much to Entangled Teen for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review!
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  • Lara (Bookish_turtle)
    January 1, 1970
    I still really want to solve the mystery of the title! I have read the book, and I still have no idea what the six lies were. I feel like I should know, but I don't. And I really want to!!But putting that aside, this book was pretty good! There was so much that happened, and it was really unpredictable!I always thought I knew what was about to happen, but then I never really did...Characters were complex, and I really liked that. But their names were also equally as complex as their personalitie I still really want to solve the mystery of the title! I have read the book, and I still have no idea what the six lies were. I feel like I should know, but I don't. And I really want to!!But putting that aside, this book was pretty good! There was so much that happened, and it was really unpredictable!I always thought I knew what was about to happen, but then I never really did...Characters were complex, and I really liked that. But their names were also equally as complex as their personalities... Cobain? Nixon? Rhana? Davea? I loved them all, but I struggled to keep track!The unreliable narrator also mixed things up quite a bit, an made it that much more diffcult to solve the mystery. A thrilling mystery and an engaging read!! Can't wait for this to be published!!Many thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for providing me with a review copy! All opinions are my own.
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  • Pick a Book
    January 1, 1970
    English / Português4,5 stars So I'm the kind of reader that fall for a cover and suddenly gets interested in everything about the book. That's how I got curious about WE TOLD SIX LIES. I didn't know the author but when I saw the cover and the tittle I was drawn to it. And then the blurb? It gave me goosebumps! So I started it not knowing what I would get, to finished it mesmerized by the story I just read. The author made us believe in so many things. I hate spoilers but I always read making ass English / Português4,5 stars So I'm the kind of reader that fall for a cover and suddenly gets interested in everything about the book. That's how I got curious about WE TOLD SIX LIES. I didn't know the author but when I saw the cover and the tittle I was drawn to it. And then the blurb? It gave me goosebumps! So I started it not knowing what I would get, to finished it mesmerized by the story I just read. The author made us believe in so many things. I hate spoilers but I always read making assumptions, theories.. just trying to figure out what's goin on. And this whole time I thought one or other character was being played to discover in the end I was the one being played. And I just LOVE IT. Some of my theories became real but even so the way the author wrote this finals chapters left me full of adrenaline and tense and OMG with an accelerated heart. After I finish it I actually didn't know the rate I would give to the book. But after putting my feelings it this text, for the creativity, the way the author created this story, the way she made us believe in somethings, and also for writing in a different style like, first, second and third person in the same book, WE TOLD SIX LIES deserves all the stars. Well done, Victoria. Well done. *I received an ARC of this book. Thank you! --------English / Português 4,5 estrelasEntão, eu sou o tipo de leitora que se apaixona por uma capa e de repente se interessa por tudo sobre o livro. Foi assim que fiquei curiosa sobre WE TOLD SIX LIES. Não conhecia a autora, mas quando vi a capa e o título, fui atraída pra ele. E então a sinopse? Ela me deu arrepios! Então, comecei não sabendo o que eu iria receber, pra terminar hipnotizada pela história que acabei de ler. A autora nos fez acreditar em tantas coisas. Eu odeio spoilers, mas sempre leio fazendo suposições, teorias... apenas tentando descobrir o que está acontecendo. E esse tempo todo pensei que um ou outro personagem estava sendo enganado para descobrir, no final, que eu era quem estava sendo enganada. E eu simplesmente AMO ISSO. Algumas das minhas teorias se tornaram reais, mas mesmo assim a maneira como a autora escreveu os capítulos finais me deixou cheia de adrenalina e tensa e OMG com um coração acelerado. Assim que terminei, eu realmente não sabia que nota eu daria para o livro. Mas depois de colocar meus sentimentos nesse texto, pela criatividade, o jeito que a autora criou essa história, o modo como ela nos fez acreditar em algumas coisas, e também por escrever em um estilo diferente como primeira, segunda e terceira pessoa no mesmo livro, WE TOLD SIX LIES merece todas as estrelas. Bem arquitetado, Victoria. Bem arquitetado.* Recebi um ARC desse livro. Obrigada!!!----------------------​* Pick a Book​F​acebook / ​I​nstagram / ​T​witter / BookBub [email protected]
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  • Angelica
    January 1, 1970
    **I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**Well, that was quite a strange little book I just read. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am not one for mystery novels, especially YA mystery novels. And yet, I constantly find myself reading them. Why? I have no idea. I don't necessarily like them. Maybe I'm secretly holding hope that I'll find one to blow me away. Sadly, this one wasn't it. This novel was a ride. **I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**Well, that was quite a strange little book I just read. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am not one for mystery novels, especially YA mystery novels. And yet, I constantly find myself reading them. Why? I have no idea. I don't necessarily like them. Maybe I'm secretly holding hope that I'll find one to blow me away. Sadly, this one wasn't it. This novel was a ride. It was like watching a horrible car crash on the freeway, all going up in flames. I couldn't look away! This book is, as you guessed, a mystery. Molly has gone missing and her boyfriend, Cobain, with whom she had previously planned to run away, is the main suspect. The story is told in three different POVs/ time periods. We get to see the past, before Molly went missing, told from Cobain's pov. Then, we see the present from both Cobain's pov, as he tries to find his girlfriend and Molly's pov, as she tries to escape the masked man who has abducted her.Throughout it all, everyone becomes a suspect. Molly wasn't exactly a saint, and Cobain isn't exactly the hero he likes to think he is.The entire novel is full of twist and turns, leaving me unsure of who truly was to blame for all of it. There was so much happening and yet, I have to admit, I didn't much care for the mystery. The chapters in which we saw Cobain trying to solve the mystery weren't as interesting to me as seeing Molly's manipulations as she tried to escape, or as seeing the origin of their relationship.The reason I kept reading was because of the charcters. The main characters were the true car crash in this novel. They were a tragic, disturbing mess and I wanted to know more about them! Their relationship is borderline abusive, going both ways. It's toxic and manipulative. It's something that I would not wish upon anyone, and yet, it was so interesting! Molly is a manipulator. She uses Cobain's emotions to get what she wants, and constantly refers to him as her wolf, a beast to which she alone holds the leash. Cobain is obsessed with Molly, constantly following her home and forcing her to admit she loves him. They are wicked, horrible people, their relationship was all types of wrong, and I wanted to keep reading about them if only to see how far they would go before they destroyed each other. Also, a lot of people complained about the characters and their abusive relationship. Do I agree that it's toxic? Yes, it's an extremely messed up romance between two seriously messed up people. But I don't think the book necessarily glorifies it. Not all books need to have nice, lovable characters in good and happy relationships. That's not the reality of the world. Some relationships are like this, and as long as authors aren't praising them and telling young, impressionable people that this is the norm, I see nothing wrong with writing them. In the end, this was entertaining for the time being. Will I remember much of this in a few months? Probably not. Do I recommend it? I don't know. If you like mysteries and you won't be bothered by these characters, you might like it. Otherwise, I don't think this might be the one for you.
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  • Martina
    January 1, 1970
    The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Guys, THIS BOOK! To be honest, I didn't expect it to like this book to much, but it totally blew my mind!"We told six lies" is a YA mystery and it's about a girl and a boy who fall in love, but it's not just it.It's about love and loss, sadness and depression, hate and betrayals. Plus, it really focuses on lies and the consequences they might have on us and those around us. Lying might seem the simp The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Guys, THIS BOOK! To be honest, I didn't expect it to like this book to much, but it totally blew my mind!"We told six lies" is a YA mystery and it's about a girl and a boy who fall in love, but it's not just it.It's about love and loss, sadness and depression, hate and betrayals. Plus, it really focuses on lies and the consequences they might have on us and those around us. Lying might seem the simpler way to interact with people, to protect ourselves and to make things easier, but then it turns out it's just the worst thing we can do. Lying always bring bad things. I really liked the focus on this matter.The character were well described and, especially from a psichological point of view, they were realistic and well written. It was easy to empathise with both Molly and Cobain. But also with other characters.The novel in divided into 'then' and 'now' chapters and it's something that I found really smart. It's a way to keep you glue to the pages because it doesn't let you know everything right away.Another thing that I loved about this book is that it was full of twists. Usually, when I read a thriller, I love to be surprised, even if I always try to figure out what happened or what's happening. I'm just too curious and I like to solve mysteries. So, when I arrive to the end of a book and I find out that my theory is wrong, I can't help but feel amazed. And the final of "We told six lies" amazed me. I was so sure of my theory that I dind't see the big twist coming. That left me speechless and brought me so much joy.If you're a YA and mystery novels fan, then this book is definetely your cup of tea! It's captivating, appealing and original.
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  • Sarah Swann
    January 1, 1970
    I teetered between a 3 and 4 star rating for this one. Went with a 4 because of the ending. The last 50 pages really had me turning the pages faster and faster. But....this doesn’t go without the typical over the top YA troupes. Crazy character names (the author must be a Nirvana fan) and the “ok, calm down kid” teenager emotions. With that said, the story was good and the ending was fantastic. *thanks to the publisher for sending me a review copy.
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  • Stacee
    January 1, 1970
    I read to 45% and then skipped to 80% and read the rest of it.I didn’t care for the characters and that made me struggle with caring about their journey. The flip flop of then and now chapters were clever, but the constant use of “you” as the story progressed kept me from settling into the story. The ending slash reveal was okay, but definitely not enough to get me to read the part that I skipped. I can see how people might like this, it just wasn’t for me. **Huge thanks to Entangled Teen for pr I read to 45% and then skipped to 80% and read the rest of it.I didn’t care for the characters and that made me struggle with caring about their journey. The flip flop of then and now chapters were clever, but the constant use of “you” as the story progressed kept me from settling into the story. The ending slash reveal was okay, but definitely not enough to get me to read the part that I skipped. I can see how people might like this, it just wasn’t for me. **Huge thanks to Entangled Teen for providing the arc free of charge**
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  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    January 1, 1970
    1.5*I am quite sad that I didn't like this more, as I have loved the author's previous books. Honestly, I just disliked all the characters so much that I didn't much care what happened to them? Like meh, send them to jail, kill 'em off, whatever. 🤷♀Things did pick up toward the last 20% or so, which was a bit of a saving grace, and is probably what is making me give it more than 1 star. And I am rounding up because... Idk, guess I am just feeling like being nice. Plus it was pretty quick, so tha 1.5*I am quite sad that I didn't like this more, as I have loved the author's previous books. Honestly, I just disliked all the characters so much that I didn't much care what happened to them? Like meh, send them to jail, kill 'em off, whatever. 🤷‍♀️Things did pick up toward the last 20% or so, which was a bit of a saving grace, and is probably what is making me give it more than 1 star. And I am rounding up because... Idk, guess I am just feeling like being nice. Plus it was pretty quick, so that's a plus.
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  • Hristina
    January 1, 1970
    I have a confession to make. I almost DNFed this book about 20% in.The plot didn't hook me from the beginning, and the mystery at hand only got me interested maybe 30% into the book. But I kept reading because of one, Victoria Scott wrote one of my favorite books of 2017 and I thought that the least I could do is give this one a chance, and two, I really enjoyed the writing style of this book and the jumping from one style to another depending on the chapter made it dynamic enough to keep it ent I have a confession to make. I almost DNFed this book about 20% in.The plot didn't hook me from the beginning, and the mystery at hand only got me interested maybe 30% into the book. But I kept reading because of one, Victoria Scott wrote one of my favorite books of 2017 and I thought that the least I could do is give this one a chance, and two, I really enjoyed the writing style of this book and the jumping from one style to another depending on the chapter made it dynamic enough to keep it entertaining. Right now, I'm glad that I finished the book, cause it was better than I expected.In my opinion, the writing style is the best part of this book. The plot is decent too, it's not very predictable, and it's well paced. I do take some issue with the characters, however, they all seemed to be deceiving and it wasn't exactly easy for me to rely on their statements or connect to any of them. I guess that that was kind of the point, but I think that is why it took me a while to get into this book.I also have a bit of a problem with the ending. While I enjoyed that things got resolved positively, there were still a few questions left unanswered floating between the characters, which I feel like a single line here and there would've answered.Besides all this, I did like the book. Victoria Scott writes in a style that I really enjoy reading, and the twist at the end was great. I think it's a decent YA thriller, and if you're interested in this genre, you should give this book a shot.*Copy received through NetGalley*Actual rating: 3.75
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  • Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
    January 1, 1970
    You can find this review and others on my blog shades of paper “Did you know it, then, that I already belonged to you? Because I did, you beautiful, wicked girl.” Even though the synopsis seemed a bit vague, I was incredibly excited to read this book, because I really enjoyed the other book I read by this author, and the premise was pretty mysterious and I wanted to know what was going to happen and what the book was about, but overall I was so disappointed with the story and everything, and u You can find this review and others on my blog shades of paper “Did you know it, then, that I already belonged to you? Because I did, you beautiful, wicked girl.” Even though the synopsis seemed a bit vague, I was incredibly excited to read this book, because I really enjoyed the other book I read by this author, and the premise was pretty mysterious and I wanted to know what was going to happen and what the book was about, but overall I was so disappointed with the story and everything, and unfortunately for me it didn’t fulfill my expectations.Starting with the things I enjoyed, I think the tone of the story was so fitting. It was very dark and the author did a great job at creating this sense of anticipation and dread to the reader, and I really enjoyed the feeling and chills it gave me when I was reading this novel, and the mystery, though it was pretty simple, kept me interesting and engrossed in the book and wanting to know what was going to happen next and how everything was going to end.My main issue was regarding the characters. I didn’t like any of them. They were the type of characters that were pretty dull and simple but acted so edgy and brooding, and they kept contradicting themselves throughout the entire book. Their interactions were so forced and cringy, and I didn’t like their dynamics or inner monologues, and found that they shared no chemistry whatsoever, despite what the author was trying to tell us.The plot twist and the big revelation made at the very end of the book was such a disappointed to me. I hate seeing that twist or trope in a mystery, and though it made sense once I thought about it, I feel the reader didn’t have a lot of information and it seemed very convenient.Overall, though the concept was pretty interesting and I was so excited to read it, the characters weren’t my favorite and the big reveal at the end was pretty disappointing, so I didn’t really enjoyed the story, despite the mystery being pretty fun to follow.
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  • Taylor (TaysInfiniteThougts)
    January 1, 1970
    Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.And that’s yours truly.Molly is the new girl at Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.And that’s yours truly.Molly is the new girl at Cobain’s school. He’s a loner and really doesn’t talk to anyone until one day when Molly looks at him and tells him he is the one. Cobain is completely and totally infatuated with her. Molly has a past that she’s hiding, covering with lies, and wants to get away from anything connected to it, including her overbearing mother. With Cobain promising to do anything he can to make it happen, Cobain and Molly make plans to run away together. But something happens, and all eyes are on Cobain.I really enjoyed the writing style of this book. The chapters were different than any other book that I’ve read before. They were labeled Now, Then, and Molly. The story is told from Cobain’s point of view throughout most of the book so Now would be the present, Then was when he and Molly were together before she ran away, and Molly is from her present point of view. I found with it being written this way you got more of the story and the back story so nothing was left for you to wonder too much about. You can kind of see where the plot is going (or so you think) until you get closer to the end then you’re like WHAT?! (or at least that’s how I felt).I really liked Cobain’s character and how the author portrayed him. He was a loner, yes, but he wasn’t the stereotypical YA novel loner. He chose not to talk to people because no one would give him a chance. They all thought he was a freak because of something they knew really nothing about. Which is what led them all to believe that he’s the one that did something to Molly even all he did was love her.My feelings about Molly’s character went back and forth throughout the book, like situational feelings. One minute, I liked her, and the next I didn’t. Once I got more of a back story of her life, I understood a little more of why she was the way she was and the way she acted.I absolutely loved this book (as you can tell by my rare 5-star rating). This was a great YA thriller. Like I said before, I really liked the writing style and the characters and would really like to read another book by this author. I would recommend this to anyone who loves YA books with a twist!Thank you, NetGalley and Entangled Teen for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jenny (Bookbookowl)
    January 1, 1970
    Many thanks to Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy of We Told Six Lies, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.Ohhh I loved this book!  I just read it in one day because I couldn't put it down.  Cobain is the slightly 'weird' kid at school.  He doesn't talk much, and tries to keep his head down and off everyone's radar, but then Molly arrives.  She sees him and seems to see him differently to everyone else.  He finds himself falling for her in a big way, but then suddenly Molly Many thanks to Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy of We Told Six Lies, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.Ohhh I loved this book!  I just read it in one day because I couldn't put it down.  Cobain is the slightly 'weird' kid at school.  He doesn't talk much, and tries to keep his head down and off everyone's radar, but then Molly arrives.  She sees him and seems to see him differently to everyone else.  He finds himself falling for her in a big way, but then suddenly Molly is gone.  She's missing and the police keep asking him questions.  He just wants everyone to stop asking him and find his girlfriend.  But the more he talks to others about what they think happened, and the more he sorts through his own memories, the more he's not sure how well he knew Molly, or himself.This book was dark and creepy, in that desperate, possessive way.  There are time jumps and huge twists that I DID NOT see coming.  I didn't even see them coming as they were unfolding in front of me.  I literally turned to my husband and told him what the twist was, then realised THAT WASN'T EVEN IT.  As the story starts to unfold in two different time frames (Then and Now), it slowly pieces together clues and information that lead to the big truth at the end.  Honestly, I was so engrossed in this book, I was intensely reading it with wide eyes until I was done.  I just had to know what happened!  We Told Six Lies is one of the best YA thrillers I've read in a long time.MY BLOG ~ INSTAGRAM
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  • Calista Andrechek
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you Netgalley, Victoria Scott and Entangled Publishing for the free e-book for in exchange for an honest review. A relationship full of lies, enough to make your head spin. You were wild and I was mad for you in an instant. But now something has happened to you and you’re gone; but don’t worry, I have a listen of suspects and I will find you. The police think I have done something to terrible to you, and you made it easier for them to think so. This book was addicting, I started it and was Thank you Netgalley, Victoria Scott and Entangled Publishing for the free e-book for in exchange for an honest review. A relationship full of lies, enough to make your head spin. You were wild and I was mad for you in an instant. But now something has happened to you and you’re gone; but don’t worry, I have a listen of suspects and I will find you. The police think I have done something to terrible to you, and you made it easier for them to think so. This book was addicting, I started it and was engrossed in the story and couldn’t help but whip through this novel. I loved the way the novel was laid out in past, present and hearing from both main characters ands their portrayal of their relationship. I found that I couldn’t help but to keep reading because each chapter was so short and left you off wondering what was going to happen next and who was behind the mask! I loved Cobain and how sure he was that something happened to Molly even at his age. I don’t read a lot of young adult fiction, but I really did enjoy this and found myself wondering how this was going to end for all the characters. I would definitely recommend if you enjoy young adult thrillers.Out February 5th!
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  • Karen
    January 1, 1970
    I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.When Cobain's girlfriend disappears, his world falls apart. The police keep looking at him as the suspect due to some unfortunate incidents, and Cobain is trying to figure out himself what happened to Molly. This book is structured to go back and forth between Then and Now, which I think was probably the most effective way to tell this story. It is largely told from Cobain's perspective Now as he I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.When Cobain's girlfriend disappears, his world falls apart. The police keep looking at him as the suspect due to some unfortunate incidents, and Cobain is trying to figure out himself what happened to Molly. This book is structured to go back and forth between Then and Now, which I think was probably the most effective way to tell this story. It is largely told from Cobain's perspective Now as he deals with the disappearance of Molly, and Then as we learn about how he met Molly and they came to date. This method also helps move along the mystery since we learn something in one part of the timeline and we're encouraged to keep reading to see how it relates or fits in the bigger picture.This story, however, didn't work for me for a number of reasons. Firstly, Cobain is an extremely unreliable narrator. That itself is not a drawback (I love unreliable narrators). But he is too obviously an unreliable narrator. I think unreliable narrators are most effective when the reader does not know they're unreliable until a certain point in the book. If it's clear your narrator is lying or delusional from the start, especially when we're supposed to believe they're innocent, it often makes the rest of the story less grounded or believable. It also just created a lot of unnecessary drama that had me rolling my eyes a bit. Secondly, Cobain ... well, he was a bit creepy. I could not really ever empathize with the guy, which is a problem since he's the main character. We're stuck in his head for the majority of the book. And don't even get me started on Molly or their relationship. It was just so difficult to connect to their story, or to care about Molly's disappearance. My inability to connect with the story also made me really unimpressed with the final twist(s). There were two major ones, and the first one was literally contradicted within a chapter. I think there are a lot of wonderful stories of people who try figuring out where their loved ones have disappeared to, weaving a strong, compelling, and twisty story. (Courtney Summers' Sadie comes to mind.) Unfortunately, I don't think this was one of them.Blog | Twitter | Instagram
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  • Victoria Bunce
    January 1, 1970
    I received a copy of WE TOLD SIX LIES from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!Five stars and here’s why:I loved it. This YA book nailed the twisted, thrilling story, and the issues teens face in today’s fast-paced world where it is hard to trust anyone let alone the people you love. Everyone has a motive, and that’s why I started reading it and couldn’t put it down. The characters border on unreliable and unlikeable in the first few chapters, but they are relatable I received a copy of WE TOLD SIX LIES from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!Five stars and here’s why:I loved it. This YA book nailed the twisted, thrilling story, and the issues teens face in today’s fast-paced world where it is hard to trust anyone let alone the people you love. Everyone has a motive, and that’s why I started reading it and couldn’t put it down. The characters border on unreliable and unlikeable in the first few chapters, but they are relatable, and honestly, that made the story quite refreshing. And thrilling. I was on the edge of my seat until the very end. Total book hangover.If you love an intriguing plot that explores what it truly means to love someone, then this book is for you. Highly recommend!
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  • Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)
    January 1, 1970
    I want to thank NetGalley and Entangled: Teen for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest reviewWell, this was a wild ride. I honestly expected something different from this story, I liked certain aspects such as the plot twist and the final chapters, which were quite solid. On the other hand the characters are very stereotyped and there's a lot of cliche going on in the relationships and the plot in general . It was an interesting book, although I wasn't surprised about it2.7/5 ⭐⭐ I want to thank NetGalley and Entangled: Teen for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest reviewWell, this was a wild ride. I honestly expected something different from this story, I liked certain aspects such as the plot twist and the final chapters, which were quite solid. On the other hand the characters are very stereotyped and there's a lot of cliche going on in the relationships and the plot in general . It was an interesting book, although I wasn't surprised about it2.7/5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️ You can find more of my reviews on my blog A Book. A Thought. The book is about this girl named Molly, she has just disappeared and now all eyes are on her recent boyfriend Cobein, as the main suspect. and the big question is what has really happened to Molly?, has she escaped from her complicated life? or someone kidnapped her?. Cobain will do anything to find out what has happened to his girlfriend, and meanwhile, many secrets will be revealed You already know that I LOVE mystery and thrillers, this kind of genres, I usually enjoy a lot, with this book, in general, I feel that the plot is very unoriginal, it's something that I've read before and it's possibly something that we have all read at some point. It's about this girl with crazy personality and great beauty, who disappears a day without leaving a trace and suddenly the police suspects the most obvious person, her boyfriend. This could be something that doesn't bother me, but in this case I don't think there's much more than that happening. I feel like I'm unsure about this book and I feel a little "meh" about the plot, you know?The characters were a big point of why I haven't been able to fully enjoy this book, I didn't like any of them . Let's start with Molly, she's unbearable, really. She's the typical beautiful and manipulative girl who always gets what she wants, and is so rebellious and strange. I think that's how the author want us to see her, to make us believe that she's deep and mysterious, but to me, her decisions don't make any sense, she's always saying weird things, her dialogues are very confusing . It's obvious that her past and her family story have impacted her a lot, but that doesn't explain 100% her erratic behavior. I end up thinking that she's simply a selfish person who only cares about herself.Then we have Cobain, the typical mysterious guy, who always wears black and all that. Honestly, I hated him at first, he had such unfortunate phrases about other people bodies, and I thought "really?", OMG, it was a challenge to follow his chapters. Then there's his unhealthy obsession for Molly, they call it "love", but I don't think is that, I think their relationship is very sick. Cobain as a character grows quite towards the end, and after knowing more about his past and when the plot is revealed, then I managed to understand his personality a bit more, but even so, that relationship is a disaster. I hate this kind of romance when it's so obsessive and uncomfortable.Molly's always playing with Cobain and his feelings and I think she's so cruel. In the end, I understand that the poor guy is getting a little crazy, since she hasn't stopped manipulating him and playing with his head for months, Uh, this makes me so upsetThe book is told in a way that we jump in time between the "then" and the "now", and I really liked that, I think it's a very smart way to tell a mystery plot, it gives a very good touch, interesting and intriguing, because you're discovering things little by little and you can build theories of what's happening . I enjoyed more of the present chapters, and that's quite obvious since the past chapters were all about the relationship between Molly and Cobain, and although obviously it's super necessary, I don't like this couple so I it didn't care much. Anyway I want to emphasize that there are very good and atmospheric scenes that I enjoyed despite the characters.In a moment,the plot touches a possible mental illness or trauma of Cobain's character, and that was very interesting for me , and see how it connects with the ending was very well done. Even so, I would have liked to have gone deeper into the subject, since I love seeing how minds work.Despite having some problems with the book, it was very easy to read and I know that if you like the characters a little more than me, you can read it even faster. It flows very well, no doubt. I really LOVED the final chapters, the story unravels in a fantastic way and I think those last chapters have everything that the whole book should have had. It has action, drama, surprises and is very intense. I know I said a lot of things that I didn't like, but I must emphasize this great part of the book, it's VERY GOOD and I liked it a lot. The ending, along with the plot twist, save the book from being bad book to being an average book. I think it can be a big shock to many who are reading it. Personally, I'd created various theories about what had happened with Molly, but the revelation was unexpected, and it left me very pleased. I don't think this book is for everyone.If it's one of your first Thriller/Mystery books, and you're looking for something more contemporary or romantic, then, go for it, you'll be surprised. But keep in mind that it's romance heavy, and it's not a very good one. I don't believe that the characters are for everyone either, personally I LOVE the anti-hero characters, but these weren't for me, although maybe they work for you. So, if you decide to give it a chance it will not take you very long since it's fast paced and the chapters are very short, but consider the points we have talked about, because I think it could be a problem for you.
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  • Patty Smith
    January 1, 1970
    Many thanks to NetGalley, Entangled Teen, and Victoria Scott for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy.Mild spoiler alert - if you don’t want to know, don’t read below.Also, because it is YA and some people might care there is sex, nothing any high schooler isn’t already aware of, I don’t think, but in case that is important for you.So here we have yet another thriller with lie/liar in the title. Is that a prerequisite Many thanks to NetGalley, Entangled Teen, and Victoria Scott for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. My opinions are 100% my own and independent of receiving an advanced copy.Mild spoiler alert - if you don’t want to know, don’t read below.Also, because it is YA and some people might care there is sex, nothing any high schooler isn’t already aware of, I don’t think, but in case that is important for you.So here we have yet another thriller with lie/liar in the title. Is that a prerequisite nowadays? Is the writing community become so lazy that they can’t think up an original book title? Let me tell you a little secret. If you are writing a thriller, murder/mystery, psychological warfare, suspense novel then you are going to have characters who lie. Yes, imagine that - THEY WILL ALL LIE! The bad guy will lie, the good guy will lie and here is even more shocking news - teenagers lie - a lot. They lie to each other, they lie to adults and teachers and especially the police. And if the title is that they told six lies, then please make it clear what those six lies were and how it relates to the story. I want that aha moment by the end of the story, where it all clicks. It should be a standout and I couldn’t figure it out.That being said, I loved this story. I thought it was exciting. I really enjoyed the beginning and the end. It did lag a little in the middle, the storyline became a little repetitive, but there were so many great qualities that made it worth sticking through. The last chunk of the book had twists and turns and what I look for in every thriller happened. There was a build up of suspense that gave me this bubbly feeling inside and that little voice in my head going back and forth, guessing, trying to figure out the mystery. I thought the writing style was unique and well done. It was mostly told through the main character’s perspective with alternating chapters between the past and present. I am so tired of the dual narrative POV. It has been done ad nauseam and I am honestly fatigued. This was a refreshing change. It made a stronger storyline just having Cobain’s voice with a little sprinkling of Molly. The early chapters had an almost journal-like quality to them, which allowed for depth into his character. We get sucked into his world and forget that all the other characters are being shaped through his eyes. It is when he starts to question his list of suspects that we start to realize that Molly is not the person he thought she was. I like when Scott starts to bring Molly’s voice into the storyline and we start to gain some perspective. I felt Molly’s fear during her captivity and appreciated her survival instincts. This was where the novel became really exciting and I was riveted to the end.Not everything was tied up with a neat little bow. I felt like there were some things that should have been addressed or developed more, and other things that just bugged me and I wanted an answer. (Cobain? really? Is Scott a Nirvana fan?) Molly’s issues weren’t really addressed and I would have liked her character developed more fully. I didn’t want to accept the happily ever after version of “I got captured and you saved me so now I love you”. No one is that manipulative for that many years and then changes all at once, no matter how traumatic an event is that happened to them. What was the deal with her mother? We never learned what her deal was. I also found Cobain’s mother a little suspect. She was this wonderful mother and then after this event happened (I don’t want to give everything away) she wasn’t. It didn’t make any sense to me why she would have abandoned Cobain emotionally to go and help other kids. The psychiatrist’s diagnosis for Cobain was whack. I didn’t get that either. So I recommend this read. I think you’ll find enough to make it worthwhile. The ending is definitely worth it.
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  • gem
    January 1, 1970
    A really engaging and fast paced read, I read it in a couple of hours as I was desperate to find out what was going on!It’s part romance, part thriller and part mystery.Cobain is a fascinating character and I loved seeing how his mind worked as everything around him started to unravel. The differing narratives added an element of intrigue as I had my suspicions about who the kidnapper was but I couldn’t work out why that person would have done it!The ending was a big shocker!
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  • Alexandra
    January 1, 1970
    I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*This story was a mystery from page one. Cobain and Molly and their not-so-honest relationship were mindblowing in ways I didn't anticipate. I honestly didn't know the truth as I read two POVs moving from past to present but weaving masterfully a web of secrets, lies, and romance. Victoria Scott knows how to keep you trapped in the insecurities of her characters, how they try to weave t I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*This story was a mystery from page one. Cobain and Molly and their not-so-honest relationship were mindblowing in ways I didn't anticipate. I honestly didn't know the truth as I read two POVs moving from past to present but weaving masterfully a web of secrets, lies, and romance. Victoria Scott knows how to keep you trapped in the insecurities of her characters, how they try to weave through the mysteries and comes out stronger despite how damaged they become.A very good and highly anticipated book!
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  • Lauryn
    January 1, 1970
    O.W.L.S MAGICAL READATHON 2019 | BOOK #1 | MUGGLE STUDIES (read a contemporary)This was okay, I think the writing style was pretty good and was easy to read. I think the characters were okay and the plot is not something that stands out that much. The book as a whole is nothing special in my opinion. I also completely predicted the end of the book which is really disappointing. Overall this was just meh 😐
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  • Olivia Farr
    January 1, 1970
    "We Told Six Lies" is an engaging YA thriller. Cobain is an 18-year-old loner- he doesn't have any friends, and he is OK with that. There were some events in his childhood that we slowly get information about that led him to be a body builder without any set program. His size tends to keep most people at bay. Molly is different- she wants to get closer to him. They have been dating for a while when Molly disappears.Nothing seems to be adding up. The police keep questioning Cobain, but a letter i "We Told Six Lies" is an engaging YA thriller. Cobain is an 18-year-old loner- he doesn't have any friends, and he is OK with that. There were some events in his childhood that we slowly get information about that led him to be a body builder without any set program. His size tends to keep most people at bay. Molly is different- she wants to get closer to him. They have been dating for a while when Molly disappears.Nothing seems to be adding up. The police keep questioning Cobain, but a letter is sent to her mother which implies that Molly left of her own free will. Cobain loves Molly and misses her constantly- he doesn't want the police to focus on him, because then they won't be finding Molly. He is unsure if she did run away- though the plan was to run together- or if something more sinister happened. Told in then and now perspectives, we slowly piece together the past and what is happening in the present. We later get more perspectives that paint a clearer picture- but we don't get the whole until the end.In terms of thrillers, this was really engaging and kept me easily page-turning and nail-biting until the end. While I had predicted a few things, there were definitely twists and turns I did not see coming- and I love to be surprised like that. This book is a great twisty read that will suck you in from the get-go. I recommend for lovers of YA thrillers!Please note that I received an ARC from the publisher through netgalley. All opinions are my own.
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  • Patti Sabik
    January 1, 1970
    Tedious. For a kidnapping and/or murder mystery this story focused more detail on sex and make out scenes than really anything else. Maybe the intent was purposeful but to this reader it seemed to detract from the plot and made me lose interest in the couple’s relationship. The story was confusing but not in a good way. There weren’t little puzzle pieces that you wanted to put in your pocket and save for later in case they came in handy. When I got lost, I just simply didn’t care and continued t Tedious. For a kidnapping and/or murder mystery this story focused more detail on sex and make out scenes than really anything else. Maybe the intent was purposeful but to this reader it seemed to detract from the plot and made me lose interest in the couple’s relationship. The story was confusing but not in a good way. There weren’t little puzzle pieces that you wanted to put in your pocket and save for later in case they came in handy. When I got lost, I just simply didn’t care and continued to skim on. I didn’t like any of the characters so I was hoping for them to get arrested or die or both. Very painful to finish. ARC kindly provided by NetGalley.
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  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    January 1, 1970
    This was a weird book, but in a good way.We Told Six Lies is told by Cobain and Molly and it goes back and forth between then and now.  Cobain is a quiet teen that lifts weights to be big.  He's awkward and doesn't have any friends.  He does idolize his brother, Holt, but he's in college and not home often.  His mom is hardly ever home and his dad is weird around him.  Molly is the new girl at school.  She lives with her mom and just wants to get away.  She is manipulative and lies often.  Molly This was a weird book, but in a good way.We Told Six Lies is told by Cobain and Molly and it goes back and forth between then and now.  Cobain is a quiet teen that lifts weights to be big.  He's awkward and doesn't have any friends.  He does idolize his brother, Holt, but he's in college and not home often.  His mom is hardly ever home and his dad is weird around him.  Molly is the new girl at school.  She lives with her mom and just wants to get away.  She is manipulative and lies often.  Molly decided to start hanging out with Cobain and he quickly falls in love with her.  But Molly pushes him away, even though she really does have feelings for him.Cobain and Molly decide to run away together.  But something goes wrong and Molly is taken by someone in a white van.  Cobain is a suspect and he struggles to remember facts from the night before Molly disappeared.  He makes a list of suspects and starts looking into each person.  Cobain is told things that he can't make sense of.   In Molly's chapters, she is being held in a cabin by someone in a mask.  He disguises his voice and asks her to call him Blue.  Molly tries to figure out who Blue is and worries that it might be Cobain.  She struggles to cope with her feelings for Cobain while trying to find a way to get out.There is a lot of lying as the title suggests.  The author does a good job making the reader wonder what is real and what is a lie.  The book was a quick read and there were parts that were hard to put down.  It's not without its flaws, but I did enjoy this one.Warnings for talk of suicide, sex, language, mental illness, and kidnapping.  Thank you to Entangled Teen and Netgalley for my copy for review.  I gave this book 3  1/2 stars (rounded up to 4 on Goodreads).
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