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Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes • Magan Reviews

Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes [twitter • website] Publication Date: March 24, 2015 Publisher: HarperTeen Pages: 368 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: teenager disappearance, thriller, Internet dating Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Max, Preston, and Parvati form a small underground business developing lies for their classmates to get what they want at school; business is going great until Preston asks Max […]

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April 7, 2015 - 8:02 am

Getting to Know Paula Stokes, Author of LIARS, INC. - […] don’t forget to add LIARS, INC. to your Goodreads, or read my review if you need a bit more convincing. […]

April 3, 2015 - 3:59 pm

Megan - I have seen this cover a few times and was curious. I didn’t know anyone who had read it, so in light of wanting to spend my money on something I knew I would likely enjoy I passed it up. After reading this though I’m really interested and might just pick it up in my next shop!

April 1, 2015 - 11:25 am

It's a Wrap • See Ya Next Year, March! - […] Start of Me and You by Emery Lord Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes Not Otherwise Specified by Hannah Moskowitz One Wish by Robyn […]

March 24, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Magan - Thanks, Sophie! It’s such a fantastic one! Hope you enjoy it!

March 24, 2015 - 4:25 pm

Magan - Maggie, I wonder if you’d still have issues with the changes she’s made. You read an ARC, correct? I think things are going to feel really tight and put together in the final copy!

March 24, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Magan - Emma, I think you’d have a lot of fun analyzing LIARS, INC. for sure! Definitely check it out!

March 24, 2015 - 4:24 pm

Magan - Alexa, it’s a great read! Definitely check it out!

March 24, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Magan - You’re welcome, Brianna! Thanks for reading! 🙂

March 22, 2015 - 11:16 pm

Brianna - This sounds like another great read. Thanks for sharing your review.

March 19, 2015 - 1:48 pm

Alexa S. - I honestly wasn’t certain if I wanted to read Liars Inc. initially. But after reading your review? Heck yes, I’ll consider giving it a shot. It sounds like a really intense story with lots of twists, and I think those can be great fun sometimes!

March 18, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Emma @ Miss Print - I was intrigued by the cover and jacket copy for this one but it never really grabbed my attention to read it. But gosh this review shows I am very wrong. It sounds fantastic. Thanks also for mentioning the changes from ARC to finished copy as I find that sort of thing fascinating.

March 18, 2015 - 7:39 am

Maggie @ Just a Couple More Pages - I didn’t like this as much as you did, but I do agree about all of the great diversity in the story. Even though I had a few issues with the story I really enjoyed all of those things. I expected the whole Liars Inc. business to be a much bigger part of the story, too, and I also liked that it wasn’t, but it kind of drove me crazy how Max kept mentioning it. Great review!

March 18, 2015 - 6:31 am

Sophie @ Seamless Reader - I simply can’t wait for this book to come out!

Great review! 🙂

Why in 5: The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson

The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson (twitter | website) Publication Date: June 3, 2014 Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers Pages: 240 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: homeless teenager, private detective, teens on the run Format Read: ARC from Publisher (Thank you!) Summary: Cali fled to California after running away from his foster home. He lives a quiet life, […]

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August 11, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Magan - Jess, it was DEFINITELY under the radar. Haven’t seen much about it. If you give it a shot, I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

August 11, 2014 - 3:58 pm

Magan - Thanks, Alexa! It was a really unique story that took me out my comfort zone in a great way. It was so refreshing to read something a little different and from a completely different perspective. 🙂

August 7, 2014 - 8:54 pm

Jess - I’m always a fan of male povs and this book is on the short side so I will have to check it out. This one was certainly under the radar

August 6, 2014 - 8:00 am

The Prince of Venice Beach Themed Gift-Pack - […] friends! Last week I reviewed The Prince of Venice Beach by Blake Nelson. While I read it, I couldn’t help but jot down a list of things Cali did or items that seemed […]

July 30, 2014 - 12:32 pm

Alexa S. - I do have a soft spot for contemporaries that are about characters in unusual circumstances. Cali sounds like a great guy, even with all he’s had to deal with, and I’d definitely like to know his story! That’s probably why I liked this review so much — you made me curious about him, and his story, and what happens.

Estelle: Take Me There by Carolee Dean

Take Me There by Carolee Dean Publication Date: July 20, 2011 Publisher: Simon Pulse Pages: 320 Target audience: Mature young adult Keywords: violence, illiteracy, absent parents Format read: Paperback from the library. Summary: An unfortunate situation drives Dylan out-of-town, just when he thinks his life is taking a positive turn. Talk about deceiving covers. I thought […]

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January 21, 2013 - 4:08 pm

Hannah @ So Obsessed With - I absolutely HATE when the cover (or even the blurb) makes you think a book is going to be totally different from what you end up reading. I mean, how hard is it to make the cover match or at least reflect the tone in the book? Seriously, it can’t be that hard.

I probably wouldn’t have read this one anyway because all I think when I see covers like this is: First of all, who lays down on the pavement? Ugh. Gross. Next, who makes out in the middle of a road? No one. No one does. These cannot be real people. And if there are people who make out LAYING on the road, I would secretly judge them. What do you do when a car comes? Sheepishly wave? Plus, okay don’t laugh, but it seriously looks like he’s like a vampire taking her blood. No? Is that just me? Oh well.

I’m Hannah, and I clearly judge books by their covers.

January 20, 2013 - 7:59 pm

VeganYANerds - I bought this months and months ago and it’s just been sitting on my shelf. I remember seeing your rating and thinking I would leave it for a while and I’m hesitant to read it because I really dislike drama for the sake of drama!

And I can understand wanting to finish anyway, I’d need to know how it all ends!

January 20, 2013 - 12:20 am

Kristen Evey - Bahaha! Love the Nick Sparks references. Exactly how I feel about him too. 😉

I think this is one that I’ll stay away from. Since I don’t read a ton of contemps, I want to go into ones that I know I’m going to like from the get-go. Thanks for the review Estelle!

January 18, 2013 - 7:45 am

Lori - I looove that cover and it definitely gives me the same impression that you had. I hate when that happens. It happened to me with Kiss Crush Collide, which was supposed to be like Perfect Chemistry…but wasn’t. At all. Anyway, this one sounds interesting enough, but I don’t like the sound of a jaded Nicholas Sparks character. 🙂 I think I’ll skip this one.

January 17, 2013 - 2:37 pm

Ginger @ GReads! - Remember the other day when we talked about how a book’s setting can get certain things wrong.. like distance & how quickly a character gets from point A to point B? Well, since the majority of this story takes place in Texas (just north of where I live), I had a really hard time with all the driving around this dude did. The story made you feel like he got there in one afternoon & then to another place by evening & then back home before the day ended. Um no. Texas is quite large.

I know that’s a silly detail to comment on, but it’s something that bothered me about this novel. Also, that cover. So misleading.

January 17, 2013 - 11:38 am

Leoni - I read this a while ago and remember being disappointed because I expected a love story and that wasn’t really the case at all. The cover is too misleading I think…

January 17, 2013 - 11:12 am

Alexa Y. - You just so accurately described how I feel about Nicholas Sparks novels. No wonder we’re friends 😉

This certainly sounds like it’s quite the journey. I would be curious to see how it all ends as well, so I *might* take another look at this one…

January 17, 2013 - 11:04 am

Lisa [is busy nerding] - Yeah, I was all SWOON at that cover and then I read your review and was all womp womp.

If I’m ever in the mood for something gritty and unexpected, I’ll be sure to keep this one in mind!

January 17, 2013 - 9:13 am

Taylor @ Reading is the Thing - Well, I definitely agree with the expectation that this is a sexy love story! The cover positively screams it. This doesn’t really look like a book for me, but I’m glad you enjoyed it! Great review!