Lie to Me Tour – Review & Favorite Quotes

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About the Book

Lie to Me
by Kaitlin Ward
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: January 7, 2020
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller

They don’t want to get to know me and figure out what I’m actually like.

Kaitlin Ward

Ever since Amelia woke up in the hospital, recovering from a near-death fall she has no memory of, she’s been suspicious. Her friends, family, and doctors insist it was an accident, but Amelia is sure she remembers being pushed. Then another girl is found nearby — one who fell, but didn’t survive. Amelia’s fears suddenly feel very real, and with the help of her new boyfriend, Liam, she tries to investigate her own horrific ordeal. But what is she looking for, exactly? And how can she tell who’s trustworthy, and who might be — must be — lying to her?

I’m so torn between figure it out and let it go that I’m frozen in a state of doing nothing and feeling like crap about it.

Kaitlin Ward

The closer Amelia gets to the truth, the more terrifying her once orderly, safe world becomes. She’s determined to know what happened, but if she doesn’t act fast, her next accident might be her last. 

It’s good to remember that not everyone has everything they want right at their fingertips all the time, and that there’s nothing wrong with that.

Kaitlin Ward


It’s surprising how much more smoothly every single aspect of you life goes when you aren’t fixating all your energy on something there’s no way you could every solve.

Kaitlin Ward

So, I see that this book hasn’t gotten great reviews, and I don’t know why. Yes it is written for teens/pre-teens and reads a bit juvenile, but I mean, it is a YA book. I think that YA and NA books are becoming so intertwined that people forget that there is a differentiation between the two genres. While figuring out the murder may be easy for those who are good at guessing who-done-its (and even those who aren’t), I still really enjoyed this book! But then again, it’s got all of those “classic” ya vibes that I oh so love. Lie to me is both endearing for its attempt at representation, I say attempt because it could have been fleshed out more, as well as containing all of those cheesy but loveable ya tropes!

I wish I had any idea what was going on in her brain. Sometimes I feel like maybe she like me, too, and then I figure I’m being delusional.

Kaitlin Ward

Now, let’s get in to the representation! This book begins to touch upon depression, but I feel as if this could have been expanded on. While it’s mentioned a lot in the book, particularly with how Amelia’s brother Hunter suffers from it, I wanted it to go deeper and see some really deep conversations on it. But, this book shines in exploring budding bisexuality realizations. Phew, that was a mouth full but the best way I could describe it! This representation is not something that I often see described in such clarity. The confusion, feelings, and awkwardness is all played out (and handled) really well in this book!

My concerns aren’t gone; they’re still lurking in the background, waiting for me to let my guard down so they can emerge.

Kaitlin Ward

I also want to point out that this book is just a fun and easy read! I’ve been struggling with getting through some books lately because they just seem like a “required” reading to me, but this one was something that I could easily become immersed in. The writing is fun and vibrant and I didn’t feel as if it was “trying to hard,” which seems to be my latest complaint in YA books (oops).

I have the horrible feeling it means someone else has died.

Kaitlin Ward

About the Author

Kaitlin Ward grew up on a dairy farm in a tiny New Hampshire town, the same town where she lives now with her husband and son. She studied animal science at Cornell University and cofounded the well-known blog YA Highway. She is also the author of Where She Fell, Girl in a Bad Place, and Bleeding Earth. Find her on Twitter at @Kaitlin_Ward.

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January 14th

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January 15th

Stuck in the Stacks– Interview
Books Over Everything– Bookstagram
Vidhya thakkar– Review
Belle’s Archive– Review
Mahkjchi’s Not-So-Secret Books– Review & Favorite Quotes

January 16th

Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World– Bookstagram & Review
L.M.Durand– Bookstagram
Not Just Fiction– Review
Bookish Geek– Review

January 17th

Precious books world– Bookstagram
Kait Plus Books– Guest Post
Bookmark Lit– Review
Books, Tea, Healthy Me– Review & Favorite Quotes


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The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina – Daughter of Chaos Review

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About the Book

Half-witch, half-mortal sixteen-year-old Sabrina Spellman has made her choice: She’s embraced her dark side and her witchy roots. Now her power is growing daily… but will it come at too high a price?

Sabrina Spellman has just made the hardest decision of her life: She’s leaving behind her beloved friends at Baxter High. Now it’s time to follow the path of night and find her way among the witches and warlocks at the Academy of Unseen Arts.

Sabrina has always been good at the school thing, but now she has a whole new world to navigate. Her power is growing daily, but it comes with a high price. She must always remember her new allegiances and the cost they have on her friends… and on herself.

And then there’s her new classmates. Prudence, Dorcas, and Agatha are friends, kind of, but can Sabrina trust them? And what about Nick Scratch? He’s as charming as ever, but will his feelings for Sabrina last?

Based on the hit Netflix show, this original YA novel tells an all-new, original story about Sabrina. 


Ok, so this book is perfect for everyone who is impatiently waiting for January 24! I absolutely love these books! They’re so great at taking the storyline of the show and providing a little bit more!

So, this book has one main thing I love: Nicholas Scratch. I adore this squishable warlock. He’s basically equal parts sassy and sweet. AKA, the perfect combination. I mean, Harvey is like the og but Nick Scratch is endgame for me.

This book jumps a little ahead from the first book, but if you watch the series you can easily follow the books. And if you don’t watch the series I don’t think it would be too difficult to pick up on this story. Sabrina is facing the consequences of becoming a full fledged witch and dealing with her new academy as well as her human friends. Will she be able to keep her human life? Or will she wind up becoming the type of witch like her classmates at the Academy?

About the Author

Sarah Rees Brennan is Irish and currently lives in Dublin. For a short stint, she lived in New York and became involved with a wide circle of writers who encouraged and supported her, including Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. She has developed a wide audience through her popular blog,, where she writes movie parodies, book reviews and some stories.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*