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If I Lie by Corrine Jackson Book Review and Giveaway

If I Lie
Quinn’s done the unthinkable: she kissed a guy who is not Carey, her boyfriend. And she got caught. Being branded a cheater would be bad enough, but Quinn is deemed a traitor, and shunned by all of her friends. Because Carey’s not just any guy—he’s serving in Afghanistan and revered by everyone in their small, military town.
Quinn could clear her name, but that would mean revealing secrets that she’s vowed to keep—secrets that aren’t hers to share. And when Carey goes MIA, Quinn must decide how far she’ll go to protect her boyfriend…and her promise.



If I Lie was one of my most anticipated books, if not the most anticipated book for me this year. I loved the idea behind it and it turned out to be one of the most emotional books I’ve ever read :)

If I Lie follows the life of a girl, Quinn, who lives in a military town. She has been alienated by everyone in the town after she is caught cheating on her boyfriend, Carey, who is serving in Afghanistan. Constantly tormented, Quinn has secrets that the others don’t know, one involving Carey and the other is not telling who she cheated with. 

Quinn was such an amazing, heart-wrenching character. She was so strong and loyal to Carey through all she had to deal with. The way she was bullied everyday by everyone was else was terrible! I just felt so bad for her. All the characters were so realistic. Quinn’s mom had left her and her dad when they were younger, which caused so many people to constantly compare Quinn to her mother, in the way she was. Also, all the characters- no matter how amazing or terrible they were- tugged at your heartstrings. The characters truly made this book.

For the plot, it moved at such a good pace and I was able to read through the book in only a few hours. If I Lie tells a story of love, war, and loss. This definitely wasn’t a light contemporary, and I felt myself tearing up at so many various points throughout the story. It helps show how kind and strong different humans can be. The ending was sad for me, although it was really realistic. I wish there could be a sequel to it, for sure.

Overall, If I Lie was an amazing contemporary that I’d give 41/2 out of 5 flowers. I am so excited to see what else Corrine Jackson writes! Also I have an extra copy of If I Lie that I'm giving away :)



 
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18 comments:

  1. Wow. I am always looking for that next contemporary that will pull at my emotions and still keeps it real. Thanks because now I know this will be a great read and a must read. Wonderful review :D

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  2. I have seen this book around but I never knew what it was about. I am really curious on the secret she is keeping about Carey and also who she cheated with. This does sound like a very emotional read.

    great review!

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

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  3. This book sounds so amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I was never interesting in it because the cover never truly caught my eye, but I think I'm going to give it a chance now!

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    1. It's definitely one of my new favorite contemporaries :) I hope you do read and enjoy it!

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  4. I am actually hesitant about reading this book, it seems like it's a contemporary YA dealing with heavy issues. I always find reading that kind of book is painful, I don't want to know what happen to the characters, not because I don't like them, I just like them too much to know what bad things would happen to them and their lives. But I think I need to give it a try, just to try and get out of my comfort zone for reading :)

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    1. It was pretty heavy, and I'm usually the same way with that type of books. However, I really enjoyed this one! :)

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  5. I AM SOOO EXCITED FOR THIS ONE!! I love the idea of the story and where it sounds like a book that will have you shedding a few tears..I think it would be worth it to read it! I am looking forward to meeting the characters and discovering this book for myself! Brilliant Review, Montana! :)

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

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    1. Thank you so much! It is such a good book :)

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  6. I read this book recently and loved it too ☺ I borrowed a copy off a friend so I would love to have a copy to keep ☺
    Don't know if this is international, I'm guessing not (postal charges are getting high!) I'm in the UK so discount me if this is US only ☺
    I have to agree with you about the bullying in this book. It really was awful the way the other kids treated Quinn, and I especially hated the way that her father made her go by her surname rather than Sophie because of her mother. I think that that in itself was totally uncalled for bullying from her own father! Love your review ☺

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    1. Thank you! I agree with you about everything :)

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  7. Ever since I read the synopsis I've been interested in reading this book. I'm happy you enjoyed it and characters make the book for me so it's good to know they're well written. Great review! :)

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