Book Review: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart


Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart


288 pages
Published: September 5th 2017 by Delacorte Press


Imogen is a runaway heiress, an orphan, a cook, and a cheat.
Jule is a fighter, a social chameleon, and an athlete.
An intense friendship. A disappearance. A murder, or maybe two.
A bad romance, or maybe three.
Blunt objects, disguises, blood, and chocolate. The American dream, superheroes, spies, and villains.
A girl who refuses to give people what they want from her.
A girl who refuses to be the person she once was.


Words cannot express how much I loved, We Were Liars. I was expecting a similar sort of read, stunningly beautiful, mysterious and moving.

This book was absolutely not what I expected it to be. No way, no how. Not even a little bit.

E Lockhart can certainly craft a compelling mystery. but this one was dark. Almost too dark for my liking. Our protagonist is not a character we can admire. Instead, she is an insidious young woman that shocks you with her horrific actions. When we initially meet her, we assume she is innocent and simply a victim in the craziness that is her life. As the story unfolds, her layers are pulled back and we see her true colours revealed – spoiler, they aren’t pretty.

I didn’t enjoy this one as much as We Were Liars, but I absolutely appreciate the mysterious and creepy tone the story set. E Lockhart has such a classic style of writing, it is impossible not to appreciate the creative genius.

Fans of Pretty Little Liars – this one’s for you!

Pssst…Check out, We Were Liars

We Were Liars

A beautiful and distinguished family.
A private island.
A brilliant, damaged girl; a passionate, political boy.
A group of four friends—the Liars—whose friendship turns destructive.
A revolution. An accident. A secret.
Lies upon lies.
True love.
The truth.

We Were Liars is a modern, sophisticated suspense novel from New York Times bestselling author, National Book Award finalist, and Printz Award honoree E. Lockhart.

Read it.

And if anyone asks you how it ends, just LIE

About Maison Moonchild

A Canadian gal that firmly believes words can change the world. An avid reader, writer and Halloween enthusiast. She has a special interest in communications and writes for pleasure and profession. She moonlights as a metaphysical maven with a knack for creating magical crystal jewelry and holiday accessories.
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