3.7/5-I wanted to dislike this book. But I couldn’t because  Corrine Jackson did a clever job disguising the romance in this story with the military. Still, half of the book I was wondering why I was reading this book and the other half and I was gasping/squealing at whatever Quinn was doing.

(Summary from Goodreads)

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.

(My Opinion)

Told from Quinn’s perspective, a story about cheating, heartbreak and how judgemental people really can be without knowing the whole story. The idea for this story wasn’t the greatest, it was a bit sloppy and repetitive of the same things over and over again. Some of the characters were well written and stood out to me while others were mucky and unclear. It felt like Corrine Jackson didn’t know what to write about for half of the characters’ so she barely wrote anything at all.

The romance in this story almost killed me. If it was any other guy that Quinn decided to fuck, I would have been happy. But no, Corrine Jackson wanted her to fuck one specific person which was annoying because it is the same person in a lot of books now a days. It was typical and annoying. There was a lot of repetition in this story, after a few chapters, I started to get annoyed at how much she kept saying she had to keep Carey’s secret, or how her life sucked and she had to keep Carey’s secret because she promised him. It got annoying very quickly for me. Most of the book was boring with the bitchy girls doing rude things to Quinn and making her feel like a slut. I wished Corrine Jackson stayed away from that romance and made the girls meaner and tougher in a few ways because from how Quinn reacted, I thought they were throwing around death threats and stuff like that.

If I Lie is a typical idea cloaked in war. That was one of my favourite things about this story because I actually laughed once I realized what kind of book I was reading. I liked that the chapters were short and sort of easy to swallow. George was my favourite character because he was different and wise and such a great person. I was always happy reading any part that George was in. Thank God he was included in this story. The ending was also pretty good because I was expecting her to go with one guy but she shocked me and went the unthinkable way.

The ending made gave me hope that it didn’t have to be such a typical story after all. Even though it wasn’t a book I entirely enjoyed, If I Lie is a good book for something to read on a rainy day. It’s also a good read for anyone who loves love triangles and full of marine/war things.

Advertisements

Favourite Book Quotes Of The Week#1

Click on the title of the book to see my review on them! These are quotes from the books that I have read in the past three weeks.

8105542 Invincible Summer By Hannah Moskowitz

Favourite Quote:

You here need you.

And my heart just breaks all over Gideon’s bed.

Always. Always always. I spin my fingers in so many circles. I here you need me.

 This Is Not A Test By Courtney Summers

Favourite Quote:

“But you didn’t die,” he says.

“I did,” I say. “I’m just waiting for the rest of me to catch up.”

 Twisted By Laurie Halse Anderson

Favourite Quote:

“Hey, Tyler,” Bethany said to me.

I had this weird rushing noise in my ears. My jeans tightened near the zipper.

 Between The Lines By Jodi Picoult And Samantha Van Leer

Favourite Quote:

“Oh, darling, that’s what love is. It’s some power greater than you and me, that draws us to one special person.”

 The Things A Brother Knows By Dana Reinhardt

Favourite Quote:

There’s a saying about the military that you go in a boy and come back a man. But I’m pretty sure Boaz went in a man and came back a ghost.

 Split By Swati Avasthi

Favourite Quote:

I always thought saying sorry was more about alleviating guilt, that apologies were designed for the mouth, not for the ears.

If I Lie By Corrine Jackson

Favourite Quote:

I’m two hours late when I pull in to the driveway. It won’t matter that I’m  always on time. People never see how good you are. Fuck up once, and it’s like you are wearing a neon sign.

If I Lie By Corrine Jackson

3.7/5-I wanted to dislike this book. But I couldn’t because  Corrine Jackson did a clever job disguising the romance in this story with the military. Still, half of the book I was wondering why I was reading this book and the other half and I was gasping/squealing at whatever Quinn was doing.

(Summary from Goodreads)

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.

(My Opinion)

Told from Quinn’s perspective, a story about cheating, heartbreak and how judgemental people really can be without knowing the whole story. The idea for this story wasn’t the greatest, it was a bit sloppy and repetitive of the same things over and over again. Some of the characters were well written and stood out to me while others were mucky and unclear. It felt like Corrine Jackson didn’t know what to write about for half of the characters’ so she barely wrote anything at all.

The romance in this story almost killed me. If it was any other guy that Quinn decided to fuck, I would have been happy. But no, Corrine Jackson wanted her to fuck one specific person which was annoying because it is the same person in a lot of books now a days. It was typical and annoying. There was a lot of repetition in this story, after a few chapters, I started to get annoyed at how much she kept saying she had to keep Carey’s secret, or how her life sucked and she had to keep Carey’s secret because she promised him. It got annoying very quickly for me. Most of the book was boring with the bitchy girls doing rude things to Quinn and making her feel like a slut. I wished Corrine Jackson stayed away from that romance and made the girls meaner and tougher in a few ways because from how Quinn reacted, I thought they were throwing around death threats and stuff like that.

If I Lie is a typical idea cloaked in war. That was one of my favourite things about this story because I actually laughed once I realized what kind of book I was reading. I liked that the chapters were short and sort of easy to swallow. George was my favourite character because he was different and wise and such a great person. I was always happy reading any part that George was in. Thank God he was included in this story. The ending was also pretty good because I was expecting her to go with one guy but she shocked me and went the unthinkable way.

The ending made gave me hope that it didn’t have to be such a typical story after all. Even though it wasn’t a book I entirely enjoyed, If I Lie is a good book for something to read on a rainy day. It’s also a good read for anyone who loves love triangles and full of marine/war things.