Sunday, January 28, 2018

Review: Genuine Fraud

Title: Genuine Fraud
Author: E. Lockhart
Publication Date: September 5, 2017
Genre: Young Adult/Suspense
Recommended If You Like: Lockhart's stated influences--The Talented Mr. Ripley and The Man in the Rockefeller Suit, stories told backwards

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This did not affect my opinion of the book or my review itself.

The Book:

This is the tale of Imogen. And Jule. Who may be who they say they are. Or maybe not. Who you may be able to trust. Or maybe not.

What I Liked:

Once this book gets going, it is a good read. There are a lot of twists and turns that caught me unawares, which is always enjoyable for me.

Anything I Didn't Like?

Unfortunately, this book takes quite a while to get going. I found it slow moving and very confusing in the beginning, and the confusion did not abate as much as I would have liked as the story progressed. The idea of a story being told backwards is a very clever one, but the way Lockhart handles it makes for a lot of flipping back and forth trying to figure out what is going on.


I had such high hopes for this book, because I loved We Were Liars. That's the reason I kept reading, but this was not the followup from Lockhart I was so hoping for. The last half of the book bumps the rating up to 3 stars for me, but I wouldn't blame people who didn't keep reading past the first half.

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