There Will Be Lies

There Will Be Lies Author Nick Lake is a Ebook My name is Nick and I write and

There Will Be Lies Author Nick Lake is a Ebook My name is Nick and I write and edit books for young adults My first YA novel IN DARKNESS, was published by Bloomsbury in 2012 and won the Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in YA Literature I also wrote a book called HOSTAGE THREE about a girl kidnapped by Somali piratesERE WILL BE LIES is coming in January 15 and is about a girl who learns that everything she knows is a lie To say it s a book with a twist in the story would be a massive understatement There is also a talking coyote in it.I live with my wife, daughter and son in a 16th century house in England with almost 19th century amenities Sometimes the heating even works I like reading, art, music, food containing sugar, cities at night, the countryside in the daytime, vintage furniture, modern standards of heating see above , travelling.I dislike being sick, failing, being underdressed in the cold, being overdressed in the heat, the unnecessary suffering of children, being punched in the face.. From Printz winning Nick Lake come the ultimate thrill ride about the lies others tell us and the lies we tell ourselves.In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car.Shortly after, her mother will steal her from an Arizona hospital without explanation, and take her on a winding road trip toward the Grand Canyon.All Shelby knows is that they re running frFrom Printz winning Nick Lake come the ultimate thrill ride about the lies others tell us and the lies we tell ourselves.In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car.Shortly after, her mother will steal her from an Arizona hospital without explanation, and take her on a winding road trip toward the Grand Canyon.All Shelby knows is that they re running from dangers only her mother understands And the further they travel, the Shelby questions everything about her past and her current reality Forced to take advantage of the kindness of unsuspecting travelers, Shelby grapples with what s real, what isn t, and who she can trust if anybody.Award winning author Nick Lake proves his skills as a master storyteller in this heart pounding novel his most commercial offering yet This emotionally charged thrill ride leads to a shocking ending that will have readers flipping back to the beginning.. A viral Books There Will Be Lies Remember how I was just saying I wanted a YA thriller that would actually, you know, thrill me? Here it is. Those who liked certain elements of Charm & Strange and Wild Awake might like this, and certainly you'll like it if you enjoy books like Dangerous Girls. Not a perfect book, but a really, really good one, so I'm bumping it up in star ratings in support. I had never heard of Nick Lake until now, but I'm definitely reading his other books! Review to come.

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  1. My name is Nick and I write and edit books for young adults My first YA novel IN DARKNESS, was published by Bloomsbury in 2012 and won the Michael L Printz Award for Excellence in YA Literature I also wrote a book called HOSTAGE THREE about a girl kidnapped by Somali piratesERE WILL BE LIES is coming in January 15 and is about a girl who learns that everything she knows is a lie To say it s a book with a twist in the story would be a massive understatement There is also a talking coyote in it.I live with my wife, daughter and son in a 16th century house in England with almost 19th century amenities Sometimes the heating even works I like reading, art, music, food containing sugar, cities at night, the countryside in the daytime, vintage furniture, modern standards of heating see above , travelling.I dislike being sick, failing, being underdressed in the cold, being overdressed in the heat, the unnecessary suffering of children, being punched in the face.

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  1. Remember how I was just saying I wanted a YA thriller that would actually, you know, thrill me Here it is Those who liked certain elements of Charm Strange and Wild Awake might like this, and certainly you ll like it if you enjoy books like Dangerous Girls Not a perfect book, but a really, really good one, so I m bumping it up in star ratings in support I had never heard of Nick Lake until now, but I m definitely reading his other books Review to come.


  2. Earlier today I finished reading a NetGalley copy of Nick Lake s There Will Be Lies Due out in January of 2015, I do not recommend it.The front matter for There Will be Lies includes a Dear Reader letter from Nick Lake In that letter, he talks about a coyote that he saw in January of 2012 In January 2012 I was standing on the grounds of a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona, looking up at the stars, when a coyote ran past me on the path It noticed me, stopped, and stared at me, shivering.After a while, [...]


  3. I have absolutely no idea how to review this I found this frustrating, a little boring, but yet entirely addictive Seriously, every time I put it down I just wanted to come back and finish it But at the same time I felt 78% annoyed at it What is this How do I review this It s written in a very strange style The dialogue is in italics instead of quotation marks The narrator, Shelby, is so, so, so screamingly sarcastic I hate saying this about characters, but I literally wanted to shake her and sa [...]


  4. INITIAL REACTION WHUUUUUT O___________________________________OSLIGHTLY MORE DETAILED THOUGHTS If you don t mind being lied to constantly, There Will Be Lies is something you must look into I didn t really take that title seriously until a while into the read but yes, THERE ARE LIES, AND DECEPTION, BUT ALSO, TRUTH I found it a little hard to get into, BUT I had so many questions surrounding Shelby and her insanely conservative mother, so that s what kept me going As for the twists, I never saw t [...]


  5. As the de facto Teen Librarian technically I m a Youth Services Librarian, but I love YA lit and I really love working with teens, so I m like the Teen In All But Name Librarian , it s my professional duty to keep up with teen lit Although I don t generally agree with Big Award Decisions, it s important for me to know who won what when and for what how s that for a tongue twister This is crucial for booktalking without seeming like an idiot.I was really surprised when Nick Lake s In Darkness won [...]


  6. Actual Rating 3.5Gym Rat doesn t say, You feel like hooking up but he does say, You feel like hanging out so I was close.I shake my head as I walk past, and I see his mouth say, Bitch, silently.So yeah, sad face I really missed out there.Meet Shelby Jane Cooper.She s snarky, loves reading and baseball, and has an overprotective mother who insists on homeschooling her, and never lets her go anywhere alone Her weeks follow the same routine, never deviating, never surprising her.And at the end of i [...]


  7. I was expecting a thriller, but it was really obvious from the beginning what had occurred Also, Shelby s dreams were tedious, I ended up skipping those bits altogether.


  8. 3 Starsdivabooknerd 2015 01 tThere Will Be Lies was a fusion of contemporary, Native American mythology and a thriller which despite it s issues, I found impossible to put down Shelby has lived an incredibly sheltered life, under the guise that people are generally not to be trusted and want to take advantage of her, relying on her mother to not only home school her but also keep her free from harm She loves her mother for being protective, but wavers between wanting freedom and loathing her mo [...]


  9. For a majority of There Will Be Lies, I was absolutely clueless It was of this engaged cluelessness, this burning curiosity to understand what exactly is happening.Shelby is a 17 year old home schooled girl living with her extremely and inexplicably over protective mother She doesn t know much about her past or much about anything, besides what her mom has deemed appropriate she learn Their comfortable routine is smashed when Shelby is struck by a car, and a domino effect of events comes forth [...]



  10. This book was kind of bonkers Good bonkers, and I enjoyed it, but still one of the craziest books I ve read for a while.So the story opens with Shelby Cooper, a seventeen year old girl who lives possibly the most sheltered life with her overprotective mum She s homeschooled, isn t allowed to go out alone, she rarely speaks to anyone other than her mum and her life is strictly planned with the same routines every week Did I say she rarely speaks to anyone other than her mum Okay, she does sometim [...]


  11. Pages read 8Yeah, I can t This writing makes me cringe and reach for a red pen Maybe it serves a stylistic point, but there s no way I ll be able to settle into the writing.Here are some comma splices And they know who I am, they welcome me when I log on I know they could be anyone, they could be fifty year old creeps in their underpants, but I like talking to them Mom doesn t know I even HAVE online friends, she wouldn t let me have a Facebook that s for sure, but she doesn t know that you can [...]


  12. I feel it s my duty to warn you all that this book contains lies.I know, really shocking for a book called There Will Be Lies But, come on, I can t be the only person who hoped that this book would contain no lies, and that the title itself was the real lie Yes that was a thing that needed to happen and it didn t and now I m sad because that s the kind of crazy person that I am.I ve been struggling for quite some time with what I wanted to say in this review and now I am still struggling with it [...]


  13. One of the most unique storytellers I have ever encountered Enthralling, emotional, shocking, flippant and twisted there is no other story out there, right now, that can compareFirst, I have to point out, the writing style is very, very different than what I am used to Conversations are either in italics or told in third person It was odd at first, but very necessary I don t see how the author could have helped Shelby tell her story without taking this route It didn t take very long to get used [...]


  14. Review courtesy of All Things Urban FantasyERE WILL BE LIES isn t the typical book you d find here on All Things Urban Fantasy, but I felt it was one worth sharing With this thriller, Nick Lake has written a book that is really difficult to review without spoilers, but I ll do my best.I was lucky enough to see Lake in person on his book tour, and he talked a bit about stories and lies, and what the difference is Stories, he believes, bring us together, and lies don t In THERE WILL BE LIES there [...]


  15. This is a boundary blurring wonderful ride of a book I was happily reading along, enjoying the story of a teenage girl with a sheltered life, living with her mum, being homeschooled because of the dangerous man, her father, who wants to cause her harm Then, all of a sudden there is a gigantic twist and there are mystical creatures and all sorts being added to the mix I love so much about this book, the story is great, the characters are awesome and the whole mix is unlike anything I ve read befo [...]




  16. Nick Lake s reputation as a YA novelist was secured when he won the 2013 Michael L Printz Award for In Darkness His subsequent thrillers and mysteries would add shine to his name, but eclipsing the accomplishment of In Darkness was not necessary for him to have a noteworthy career There Will Be Lies hit the market in 2015 surrounded by hype, teasing the same sort of mind blowing plot revelations as E Lockhart s We Were Liars Nothing compares to a novel like that when it works, all the seemingly [...]


  17. Disclaimer I was sent this book for free from Bloomsbury in exchange for an honest review My views are my own and 100% honest There will be two lies Then there will be the truth Where do I even start This is one of the first books that I have ever made the conscious decision to DNF I skimmed through the ENTIRETY of the ending of the book because I just needed it to end This is not an easy book to review because to do so would give spoilers, suffice it to say that this book had so much in it I wa [...]


  18. Well, I gave it 70 pages and promptly decided NOPE, I M NOT HERE FOR THIS From the title alone, it s easy to figure out this book has an unreliable narrator a la We Were Liars and Liar and I love me some unreliable narrators.But you know what The fun of not being able to trust who s telling the story gets taken away when you can quickly figure out what the lies mentioned in the title are I said around page 30 Oh yeah, view spoiler Shelby s mom is definitely not her mom because Shelby was one of [...]


  19. I received an early ARC from ALA 2014 This book was a bit of a frustrating read for me Half of the book is set in the real world, and is a taut and exciting thriller I loved the characters, and was really into the storyline beyond a few glaring Britishisms that stood out in a book set in Arizona Interspersed with these chapters, however, were chapters set in a dreamworld, that is essentially an allegorical landscape where events have resonance in the real world The problem for me was that the dr [...]


  20. Two things about this book first, it s a very clever, poetic take on a story that I can t explain without MAJOR spoilers, but let s just say I enjoyed it, and it s the kind of story I love Second, it is one of the hardest books I ve ever tried to get into, and I probably would have given up if I hadn t been given the arc for review.Well over half way in I still didn t have a clue what the hell was going on I thought maybe I was dealing with a Never Ending Story kind of thing, and I still think t [...]


  21. This had an excellent beginning, and pulled me in right away Short chapters Really interesting combination of suspense and folklore, and lots of playing with the idea that it s a fine line between magic and insanity I can t remember the last time I read a book this quickly especially if I wasn t on vacation also this one is close to 500 pages I stayed up too late to finish it last night, and am tired as a result, but it was worth it Upon finishing, my favorite book of the year so far May need to [...]


  22. This was a very strange book Not to say that I didn t like it, in fact, I m not too sure what I really think of it The writing was gripping in most parts, but I found myself connected to the real world than in the dream land, or whatever it was called The twists kept me predicting and while I did predict some of the twists, there were still a lot of surprises Overall, this is a book I haven t decided if I like yet, but I may reread it in the future.


  23. I haven t been so relieved to finish a book since I was in school There were a couple of points where I wanted to see what was going to happen, but mostly I just didn t get where the book was going, and I didn t care I didn t like the main character I really didn t like how much the book jumped around I would have a hard time recommending this book to anyone.


  24. This fell somewhere between a three and a four for me, I never quite sorted out in my head whether it matters that I liked it despite its faults or whether I didn t get past my dislike of these things Indeed I picked this up in a charity shop after only a cursory glance at the interesting sounding plot summary on the back cover blurb As a consequence, I didn t realise it was a YA novel till I was quite a way through The story follows a sheltered seventeen year old girl and what happens after sh [...]


  25. about 1 4 of the way through this i decided to go back to the beginning and mark every time the mother was insulted for her looks for being overweight with a post it i ran out of post its and i never even finished the book


  26. Wow, I seem to be in the minority here I read this pretty quickly for something that is 450 pages long, because it was hard to put down The writing style also made it easy to read through I ve read some of the reviews and most of them said they found the dream parts boring or tedious, but they were actually my favorite parts Not to mention they were the distinguishing features that made this book stand out from the rest of YA thriller novels.Anyways, I think this book took something that is pret [...]


  27. I d never even heard of There Will Be Lies before a good friend of mine emailed me and raved about how I absolutely must read this book It was an absolute must I admit, the synopsis had me very intrigued I love secretive books I love when the blurb on the back leaves me a little unsure about what the book is about exactly I love how when I start to read I find myself with questions, and that the answers are parceled out slowly and irreverently as though they are little gifts and they re all goin [...]


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