Excerpt & Giveaway – We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

POSTED ON May 19, 2017 BY Austine IN Blog Tour, Giveaway, Promo

Excerpt & Giveaway - We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

Excerpt & Giveaway – We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
We Were Liars
by E. Lockhart
Published on May 23, 2017 by Delacorte Press
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, Young Adult

The New York Times bestseller We Were Liars is now available as a not-to-be-missed hardcover deluxe edition! Whether you know how it ends (shh . . . don t tell!) or have let too many seasons go by without discovering the truth about the Liars for yourself, you will want to get your hands on the exclusive new content in this deluxe edition.

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. In addition to the bestselling novel, the collector s edition includes:

  • 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

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

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About E. Lockhart

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.



ME, JOHNNY, MIRREN, and Gat. Gat, Mirren, Johnny, and me.

The family calls us four the Liars, and probably we deserve it. We are all nearly the same age, and we all have birthdays in the fall. Most years on the island, we’ve been trouble.

Gat started coming to Beechwood the year we were eight.

Summer eight, we called it.

Before that, Mirren, Johnny, and I weren’t Liars. We were nothing but cousins, and Johnny was a pain because he didn’t like playing with girls.

Johnny, he is bounce, effort, and snark. Back then he would hang our Barbies by the necks or shoot us with guns made of Lego.

Mirren, she is sugar, curiosity, and rain. Back then she spent long afternoons with Taft and the twins, splashing at the big beach, while I drew pictures on graph paper and read in the hammock on the Clairmont house porch.

Then Gat came to spend the summers with us.

Aunt Carrie’s husband left her when she was pregnant with Johnny’s brother, Will. I don’t know what happened. The family never speaks of it. By summer eight, Will was a baby and Carrie had taken up with Ed already.

This Ed, he was an art dealer and he adored the kids. That was all we’d heard about him when Carrie announced she was bringing him to Beechwood, along with Johnny and the baby.

They were the last to arrive that summer, and most of us were on the dock waiting for the boat to pull in. Granddad lifted me up so I could wave at Johnny, who was wearing an orange life vest and shouting over the prow.

Granny Tipper stood next to us. She turned away from the boat for a moment, reached in her pocket, and brought out a white peppermint. Unwrapped it and tucked it into my mouth.

As she looked back at the boat, Gran’s face changed. I squinted to see what she saw.



Week One:

5/15/2017- Tales of the Ravenous Reader– Interview
5/16/2017- Zach’s YA Reviews– Re-Post Review
5/17/2017- A Backwards Story– Guest Post
5/18/2017- Such a Novel Idea– Re-Post Review
5/19/2017- NovelKnight– Excerpt

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5/22/2017- Page Turners Blog– Re-Post Review
5/23/2017- Book Briefs– Review
5/24/2017- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review
5/25/2017- BookHounds YA– Interview
5/26/2017- Falling For YA– Re-Post Review



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