Review

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart *Spoiler Free Review*

*I was provided with an eARC of this book by the publisher via NetGalley, but my review is all my own opinion and thoughts* 

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Format

e-book

Release date

On Netgalley it is set to release on May 31st 2018 by Hot Key Books, but on Goodreads it says I have been release on September 5th 2017.

Summary

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.”

Characters

Jule is the only character we get to see the most of, so I will only be talking about her. The only thing which isn’t clear to me right now is her motivation for all she has done in this book. Other than that I really loved ready from her perspective. She knows what she is doing and how she must do stuff. Other than that she is very collected in everything she does and says and I loved seeing her thought process throughout the book. She is also a very good liar.

Writing

The writing is very interesting. The story is told backwards, so the whole time you are wondering what happened to lead up to the first chapter you are reading and you wonder that with the next chapter and next chapter, until the end. I personally think this book is very well crafted using that structure and it is something I haven’t read before. I actually would love to read more books like this.

Ending

The ending was actually sort of mind blowing. I couldn’t stop reading and I had to know what happened what event led to everything that Jule was going through in the first chapter. In the last chapter you are brought back to the events of the first chapter, but this time you have to knowledge of the rest of the book which you didn’t have in the first chapter.

Overall

I really enjoyed reading this book. The mystery aspect is something I really enjoyed and I couldn’t predict what has happened, since the book is told by going back in time. I loved following Jule as a character. And this is a book I will certainly re-read, since I am very curious to see what kind of things I will read with know the things I know.

Have you read this book? What was your opinion on it? Have you ever read a book which tells a story backwards?

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