Monday, April 15, 2019

Blog Tour; Review: Last Girl Lied To by L.E. Flynn + Giveaway

Last Girl Lied To

Title: Last Girl Lied To
Author: L.E. Flynn
Publisher: Imprint
Publishing Date: April 16th, 2019
Pages: 352
Audio Length: N/A
Genre: YA Contemporary
TW: Underage drinking, suicide, mention of a miscarriage
Series: Standalone
Source: Book

Something made him angry that night.
Something made her cry.
Something made Trixie disappear.
What if it was all the same thing?

Fiona claims she doesn’t remember anything about the night her best friend left a party early and walked into the ocean. But the truth is, she wishes she could forget.
Trixie’s disappearance is ruled a suicide, but Fiona starts to believe that Trixie isn’t really dead. Piecing together the trail of a girl who doesn't want to be found leads her to Jasper, Trixie’s former friend with benefits, and Beau—the boy who turned Fiona down, who loved someone else, who might be happy Trixie is gone.
The closer Fiona gets to finding out what happened, and the closer she gets to Jasper and Beau, the more she realizes that the girl she knew better than anyone may have been a carefully constructed lie—and she might have been waiting to disappear the entire time.
Told in alternating chapters between the past and the present,Last Girl Lied To is a gripping emotional thriller

What made me pick this book up: 
It was really a combination of the title and the cover. 

What did I like about the cover: 
It looks really creepy and ominous. I love how blurred out the girl is, you can't really see her. It matches well with the book I think. 

What made me read this book: 
I love mystery thrillers. And this one says that it's a gripping emotional thriller. 

What did I like the most: 
Well first I loved the mystery of it. First one kid kills himself by drowning, and then her best friend does. 

Are they related? Did they really kill themselves? Why? If they didn't kill themselves where are they?

I feel like this book was written well from an emotional point of view. The author really wrote the emotions well in the book. I feel like it was realistic, the way that Fiona copes with it. Which is not at all. She doesn't just go on like everything's fine and she doesn't go back to how her life was before all this happened.

I also really love how much teen drinking, and being an alcoholic is centered in this book. I have said before how important I think it is that drinking too much, especially for teens, is talked about in these books. It doesn't glorify it, like some do. But it makes it seem bad. Like a really bad thing. And I love how they don't just talk about it from a teen's perspective, but also from an adult who had gone through something traumatic because of her drinking too much. 

I like Beau. I feel sorry for Beau, but from the good parts I read about him, he seems like a really sweet and caring guy. 

I also really liked how it highlighted that you can't let someone change you. That you can't change to become who that person wants you to be, or who you think that person wants you to be. You need to be yourself. 

What didn't I like: 
Just a couple things.

This book was actually really slow. I had a really hard time getting into it. 

There was nothing at all thrilling about this book. Nothing. I'm actually getting a little irritated how many books right now are actually contemporaries but call themselves thrillers. I love contemporaries. I would still read them if they were contemporaries. But I want to know what I can expect going in. This one in the synopsis says it's a thriller. It's not. 

Nothing really happens in this book. It's very anti-climactic. I figured out what had happened before it explained what had happened.

I also HATE Fiona. I hate her. I'm sorry but I do. I have terrible self image issues and the entire book she's talking about how fat and disgusting and horrible she is. Like "He can't possibly want me, he feels sorry for me" "It's just pity sex" "Why would anyone really want me"

I was just so done. Every other page. If it's brought up a few times, fine. Understandable. 

But really. Too much guys, way too much.

Would I read the rest of the series/more from this author?
I think I would read more by this author, I'd try at least.

Not quite what I expected. Not at all a thriller, barely a mystery. Definitely contemporary.

“After all, lies that make other people feel better must be kind of okay.” 
― Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, Last Girl Lied To

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Laurie Elizabeth (L.E.) Flynn is the author of YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults pick Firsts and the upcoming Last Girl Lied To, with another thriller to follow in 2020. She is also the author of Wattpad featured series The Boys Tell All. Her other short fiction has been named a finalist for the John Kenneth Gailbraith Literary Award.
Flynn is a former model who worked in Tokyo, Athens, and Paris. She now lives in London, Ontario, with her husband, their daughter and son, and loyal Chihuahua. When she’s not writing, you can likely find her hiking in the woods, perusing thrift stores for vintage dresses, or binging reality TV.


Prize: 1 copy of LAST GIRL LIED TO by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
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