Genuine Fraud Review

Genuine Fraud
Rating: 4/5
Buy or Borrow: Buy
Source: Gifted by Karen

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.

I was super excited for this book as I loved E. Lockhart's We Were Liars, which had previously been a Zoella Book Club pick. So when the lovely Karen kindly gifted me a dedicated, signed hardback of the book back in July, I couldn't believe my luck; so thank you Karen.

Before I start this review, I want to say that this review won't really be able to tell you much about the book plot. Not because I don't want to, I just can't, as I think any nugget of detail could seriously spoil it for you. Besides the synopsis and the fact that Jules and Imogen were friends, I feel this book is a roller-coaster you should ride solo.

Jules is a very disconnected narrator, so I found that the reader often becomes disconnected at times, too. I think this was the intended writing style but because of this and the fact that the book is written backwards, which is something I found very confusing and disorientating at times, I couldn't give the book 5/5. I found myself back going back and re-reading parts as I was confused as to what had just happened.

What I loved about this book was that you never knew what was going to happen. I don't think anyone could possibly predict what would unfold in this book. I was shocked at what was happening each line, let alone each chapter. Jules is a very difficult character to like, but again, I felt that this was intended.

This book is so action packed and fast-paced, that I can't imagine anyone would be able to put it down. I also think this book could easily pass as an adult book, rather than YA. It's definitely unlike any YA book I've ever read before.

Jules has never fitted in, she's always flown under the radar and kept herself as a chameleon. Read this stunning new novel from E. Lockhart, to find out why.

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