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One of Us Is Lying(One of Us is Lying #1)by Karen M. McManus, #37 review

Publication date : 30 May 2017

The Breakfast Club meets Pretty Little Liars, One of Us Is Lying is the story of what happens when five strangers walk into detention and only four walk out alive. Everyone is a suspect, and everyone has something to hide.

Pay close attention and you might solve this.

On Monday afternoon, five students at Bayview High walk into detention.
Bronwyn, the brain, is Yale-bound and never breaks a rule.
Addy, the beauty, is the picture-perfect homecoming princess.
Nate, the criminal, is already on probation for dealing.
Cooper, the athlete, is the all-star baseball pitcher.
And Simon, the outcast, is the creator of Bayview High’s notorious gossip app.

Only, Simon never makes it out of that classroom. Before the end of detention, Simon’s dead. And according to investigators, his death wasn’t an accident. On Monday, he died. But on Tuesday, he’d planned to post juicy reveals about all four of his high-profile classmates, which makes all four of them suspects in his murder. Or are they the perfect patsies for a killer who’s still on the loose?
Everyone has secrets, right? What really matters is how far you would go to protect them.

High school murder? Drama? Mystery? COUNT ME ME!

Holy shit!!! So many of my friends have been recommending this book to me. Especially my dear friend Elvina for basically shoving it in my face with her bookstagram pictures and raves. It was so much fun figuring out who the murder was with the Bayview Four. Five students enter a classroom for detention because they all brought phones to class against the rules, BUT did they realllllly? Were they framed or was one of the secretly the one who planted it ? Damn, it was intense af!!

Let’s breakdown the cast of this spectacular production:

Simon: Ahhh, what’s his last name again? I didn’t note it down so… We skipping that. He is the creator of the scandalised gossip app he built, the app spreads candid gossip about the students of Bayview High. Now, at the mention of this. We can all guess the amount of power this boy has. As you can guess, the app gives lots of students PTSD, anxiety, depressions at the outcome of their darkest secrets brought to light or the noose hanging over their heads. Despite all that, he isn’t part of the golden circle of Bayview High, he is merely an outsider. Which pisses him off to death because all this little Slytherin boi wants is to fit into the group and be loved. Thus his need to feel in control via the gossip app.

Cooper Clay: All hail the Homecoming King, the southern golden boy, baseball champ in the making and the most down to earth person with the bluest eyes and softest heart. Cooper is the softest character, the softest. And Ya’ll !!!! How dare you hurt him! Cooper Clay is good. He is the King Peter the Magnificient from Narnia in Bayview High. When his secret came to light, I was crushed because THAT was no way to spread a person’s soul like jam on toast. Cooper, however, bounced back like the champ he is.

“I know what it’s like to tell yourself a lie so often that it becomes the truth.”



Nate Macauley: The residence bad boy, the mysterious Jughead Jones of the Bayview High mixed with more than a dose of devilish mischief in his blood. And a soft heart for a certain girl that he thinks is out of his league. He’s the Yin and she is Yang. He is also an onion because this boy has so many layers under his thick skin, you’ll have to peel them off one by one to discover the true him.

Adelaide Prentiss: Princess of Homecoming, never Queen. Addy wears the tiara with poise and elegance that the stereotype popular-but-mean-girl lacks. As the saying goes, perfect boyfriend, perfect life. But not everything is perfect when you’re the one holding the cracks of a shattered life with your bare hands. What happens when our Princess snaps her tiara in two and chops off her locks of hair? She turns into a motherfucking badass QUEEN!

Bronwyn Rojas: Nancy Drews reincarnated! Betty Cooper’s apprentice and well, a wickedly clever girl. The good girl, the polite girl, the smart girl. Never the girl who broke a rule until Simon’s app exposed her. When tragedy knocks on her door, the devil dressed in white shall answer. Another badass Queen! Hands down!

This book didn’t fail to disappoint me, it precedes my expectations. I hope you will like it as much as I did or more! Thank you for reading my review

By elysianbooksish

The Bookish Faerie who loves to read and write, and bake too

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