YA: Book of Lies by Teri Terry

Review published on April 21, 2016.

I opted to read Book of Lies as I am a Librarian in a High School and like to read Young Adult fiction which I can go on to recommend to my Library users. The book is about twins, Quinn and Piper, who have never met and don’t know of each other’s existence, or so we think, until the funeral of their mother. A family curse which has stretched across centuries starts to pull the twins in and they learn of their ability to be able to convince others that their lies are in fact the truth.

The story is told from the perspective of each twin, with every alternate chapter being dedicated to one of them. It was a very easy read and the story grips the reader from the first few chapters. As a result of this it will be a massive hit with teenagers. I connected with the characters as I travelled with them through their journey of discovery, and at various points in the book experienced a ‘love-hate’ attitude towards them.

There are several key themes running through the book: good verses bad, family bonds, love and of course, lies. These would all create in-depth discussions in a book club, however I feel that it would be more successful and enjoyable as a personal read.

This is the first book that I have read by Teri Terry, although she has been on my ‘to read’ list since meeting her at a conference a couple of years ago. I am very glad that I eventually read a book written by her and will definitely go on to read more of her books.

Claire Ellis
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Book of Lies by Teri Terry
Orchard Books Mar 2016 pbk 9781408334287


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