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Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Rachel and Alice are an extremely rare kind of identical twins-so identical that even their aunt and uncle, whom they've lived with since their parents passed away, can't tell them apart. But the sisters are connected in a way that goes well beyond their surfaces: when one experiences pain, the other exhibits the exact same signs of distress. So when one twin mysteriously disappears, the other immediately knows something is wrong-especially when she starts experiencing serious physical traumas, despite the fact that nobody has touched her. As the search commences to find her sister, the twin left behind must rely on their intense bond to uncover the truth. But is there anyone around her she can trust, when everyone could be a suspect? And ultimately, can she even trust herself? Master storyteller Jessica Warman will keep readers guessing when everything they see-and everything they are told-suddenly becomes unreliable in this page-turning literary thriller.

Goodreads Summary

Warman has written a great Young Adult psychological thriller.  Alice and Rachel are twins, but twins that are so identical that no one can tell them apart.  They have a special bond, too.  If one is hit, the other feels pain.  This phenomenon is how Alice knows that her sister is in danger.  Rachel disappears and Alice begins experiencing pain.  Who can Alice trust?  She keeps her sister’s disappearance a secret and searches for the abductor.
    Beautiful Lies confused me at times and I am still figuring out the story right now, even though I finished the book.  Despite this, I definitely enjoyed reading.  I loved the plot twists and turns and reading about the bond between Alice and Rachel.  This book will be loved by teen readers and anyone who likes mystery.
    The only complaint I had while reading is that the narrator is not someone you can trust.  I will not spoil any of the novel, but thought that readers should be warned.  Alice is not a girl who always speaks the truth.  Beautiful Lies was a wild ride and earns four out of five stars. 
4 Stars

*Reviewed by Kristin*

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  1. Twin stories can be very interesting. BEAUITIFUL LIES looks amazing. I am very curious about the narrator now though.

  1. I love stories about twins, especially those that lead you down a crooked, twisty path.

  1. Thank you for the review!
    This book is also on my list to read and it's nice, that it has gotten 4 stars from you!


  1. It has me intrigued. Thanks for sharing your review.

  1. Unknown said...:

    Looks like a great story and love the identical twin characters. I have identical twin boys myself and it is really amazing to see them together.

  1. Awesome review! I was kind of undecided on this one but your warning gave me chills and I am in now!!

  1. I am very excited about this book. The first book that I read by Jessica was Between and I fell in love with it in a big way. She is a remarkable writer. The synopsis for Beautiful Lies grabbed me right away. After reading several reviews, I am even more excited. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  1. Beautiful Lies sounds very interesting to me! I enjoy a good mystery, and I actually like the unreliable narrator even though they can make the story confusing at times.

  1. Chelsea B. said...:

    Hmmm. Wow. Wow. The blurb reads like a TV drama. I'm definitely intrigued!

  1. Anonymous said...:

    I wish I had a twin. This story sounds so intriguing. I've never heard of Jessica Warman. But there seem to be a whole lot of authors I've never heard before. Thanks for sharing.