Book Review – Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart @ReadersFirst1 @elockhart @HotKeyBooks

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33843362The story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge.
Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her. A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.

My Review

This book intrigued me after reading the first few chapters via Readers First ‘first look’. Sometimes when I’ve read sample chapters of a book, I haven’t gone on to enjoy the rest, but this exceeded my expectations!

It’s told backwards, which really worked for me, even though I had my doubts when I read reviews about it. It made it a very clever part of the plot and kept me reading to work out what on earth was going on.

I was fascinated by Jule, the main character. I didn’t particularly her, but I very much enjoyed the way the author carefully revealed her story as the book progressed. There is so much more I want to mention but I really don’t want to spoil it for you.

If you enjoy a quirky thriller, then this is definitely for you.

Thanks so much to Reader’s First for my copy, which I thoroughly enjoyed and has now become a favourite read of 2017.

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  1. The blurb certainly shows there’s a lot happening in this novel. I’m happy to hear you liked it so much and the backwards plotline format has worked for me as well in another novel. Unfortunately I’m one of the few who didn’t like We Were Liars because I couldn’t connect with the main character so I’m not sure this is one for me as you didn’t always like the main character either. Great review though!

  2. I saw this on Netgalley and considered long and hard whether to try for it or not… Decided against it .. mainly because mega long tbr list.. but in parts also because even though it sounds good, it’s not really managing to get me excited! 😀 Glad you enjoy the book- I like the sound of the structure- something different for a change and I’m glad you enjoy this 🙂

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