Talking about the Fairy Tales in WE WERE LIARS by E. Lockhart and GIVING AWAY a copy of the new Deluxe Edition!!!

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WE WERE LIARS is one of those books that you should go into blind. 
It's really, really hard to review.
And so...I decided that, instead of a review,
I'll focus on an aspect of the novel that most people overlook:

WE WERE LIARS was one of 2014's breakout contemporary novels. It spent 20 weeks on the New York Times Best Sellers List. The book is still so hot that it never came out in paperback. Instead, it's getting a brand-new deluxe hardcover edition next week on May 23rd.

The collector's edition will include:

· Act fast: the first printing is signed by the author!
· Never-before-shared letters from Gat to Cadence
· A fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the author’s creative process 
· The author’s hand-drawn map of Beechwood Island and the Sinclair family tree 
· Unique ideas for book discussions—Sinclair family–style 
· An excerpt from E. Lockhart’s upcoming novel GENUINE FRAUD—a psychological thriller that will leave you breathless.

Everyone is STILL talking about WE WERE LIARS three years after its release, but no one is talking about it. It's really, really hard to talk about this one without spoilers, and the book's summary even ENCOURAGES readers to lie about the book when asked about it!

In fact, when I was at BEA upon the book's release, there was an awesome Liars Board that encouraged anyone passing by to tell a lie:

So I decided that I couldn't possibly deliver a genuine review.

What you may NOT have heard about WE WERE LIARS is the fact that fairy tales are involved.
...And that isn't a lie!
....Well, not really. ^.~

Here are some sneak peeks at snippets from various tales included in the text that help flesh out Cadence's mental state when used in context. Out of context...well, fairy tales!

©Copyright E. Lockhart and Random House Delacorte Press
From Page 147, US Hardcover First Edition

©Copyright E. Lockhart and Random House Delacorte Press
From Page 167, US Hardcover First Edition

©Copyright E. Lockhart and Random House Delacorte Press
From Page 196, US Hardcover First Edition

Now that you know there are fairy tales involved (And since WE WERE LIARS, at times, has a sense of the fantastic and impossible), what do you say?

Are you ready to read (or re-read!) this untrusty novel in its shiny new packaging?


Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) for details

Romance: PG15+ ( light sexual situations )
Language: PG13 ( Cursing )
Violence: PG+ ( some violent fantasies/dreams )
Other: ( references to drunk parents, underage drinking, misusing pain medication, and dangerous activities  )

Author: E. Lockhart
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press / Random House
Received: For Review (BEA Copy)
Find it: AmazonB&NiBooks,  Goodreads


A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

WE WERE LIARS is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from National Book Award finalist and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.
And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE.

I am the author of We Were Liars,  Fly on the Wall, Dramarama, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks and the Ruby Oliver quartet: The Boyfriend List, The Boy Book,  The Treasure Map of Boys, and Real Live BoyfriendsHow to Be Bad was co-written with Lauren Myracle and Sarah Mlynowski.
Disreputable History was a Printz Award honor book, a finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of the Cybils Award for best young adult novel. We Were Liars is a New York Times bestseller. It  won the Goodreads Choice Award and was Amazon's #1 YA novel of 2014.

I have a doctorate in English literature from Columbia University. My field was 19th-century British novel.  In 2013 I chaired the committee on Young People's Literature for the National Book Awards. I currently teach creative writing at Hamline University’s low-residency MFA program in Writing for Children.


3 winners will receive deluxe editions of WE WERE LIARS.


You must be at least 13 years old to enter or have a parent's permission!