1 June 2014

YA Choice of June 2014

With the Young Adult genre becoming more and more popular, each month I will be bringing you my choice of the newly released books which I must share with you all! This month's choice is...


Lies My Girlfriend Told Me by Julie Anne Peters
Released June 10th 2014
You can buy it now HERE.

When Alix's charismatic girlfriend, Swanee, dies from sudden cardiac arrest, Alix is overcome with despair. As she searches Swanee's room for mementos of their relationship, she finds Swanee's cell phone, pinging with dozens of texts sent from a mysterious contact, L.T. The most recent text reads: "Please tell me what I did. Please, Swan. Te amo. I love you."

Shocked and betrayed, Alix learns that Swanee has been leading a double life--secretly dating a girl named Liana the entire time she's been with Alix. Alix texts Liana from Swanee's phone, pretending to be Swanee in order to gather information before finally meeting face-to-face to break the news.

Brought together by Swanee's lies, Alix and Liana become closer than they'd thought possible. But Alix is still hiding the truth from Liana. Alix knows what it feels like to be lied to--but will coming clean to Liana mean losing her, too?

I really love the idea of this book, a nice, short contemporary which I will be sure to race through! I've found myself reading a lot of that genre recently, in between those huge dystopian/ fantasy thrillers, you really do have to get back to reality. Another thing, it's LGBT! I am enjoying seeing this topic discussed more openly and love that the sexuality is referenced casually, not made a big deal of like others have before. Also, can we talk about that cover? The model's outfit and expression are perfect and the pen-stroke font style completes it perfectly.

Have you read City of Heavenly Fire since I recommended it last month? Let me know what you think in the comments!