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ABOUT THE BOOK
The Color of Lies
by C.J. Lyons
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Genre: Young Adult — Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller
From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons comes The Color of Lies, a world drenched in color and mystery.
High school senior Ella Cleary has always been good at reading people. Her family has a rare medical condition called synesthesia that scrambles the senses—her Gram Helen sees every sound, and her uncle Joe can literally taste words. Ella’s own synesthesia manifests itself as the ability to see colors that reveal people’s true emotions…until she meets a guy she just can’t read.
Alec is a mystery to Ella, a handsome, enigmatic young journalist who makes her feel normal for the first time in her life. That is, until he reveals the real reason why he sought her out—he wants to learn the truth behind her parents’ deaths, the parents that Ella had always been told died in a fire. Alec turns Ella’s world upside down when he tells her their deaths were definitely not an accident.
After learning her entire life has been a lie, Ella doesn’t know who she can trust or even who she really is. With her adoptive family keeping secrets and the evidence mixing fact and fiction, the only way for Ella to learn the truth about her past is to find a killer.
Perfect for fans of Caroline B. Cooney, Ally Carter, and Jennifer Brown, The Color of Lies blurs the lines between black-and-white facts and the kaleidoscope of reality.
Review: This was a neat read and I loved it even more for including synesthesia. Before reading this I didn’t know synesthesia could affect your other senses and I loved getting to know more about it and how it affected Ella and her family. I loved Ella right from the start, her introverted nature and love of painting made her hard not to like. Her best friends were also fantastic, Rory was her complete opposite and Max was very loving in his own way. In the beginning of the book the pacing wasn’t slow but it wasn’t super fast either, from the middle onward it picks up and the plot thickens. I loved Miss Lyon’s vivid imagery and how it made me feel as if I was at Java Joes myself! I was very satisfied by the ending and ended up enjoying this beauty quite a lot! I don’t recall any profanity and the romance wasn’t over the top which I greatly appreciated.
Rating: 4 stars
Reccomendation: mystery fans ages 14 & up
FTC DISCLAIMER: I received this book in exchange for an honest review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over forty novels, former pediatric ER doctor CJ Lyons has lived the life she writes about in her cutting edge Thrillers with Heart.
Two times winner of the International Thriller Writers coveted Thriller Award, CJ has been called a “master within the genre” (Pittsburgh Magazine) and her work has been praised as “breathtakingly fast-paced” and “riveting” (Publishers Weekly) with “characters with beating hearts and three dimensions” (Newsday).
Learn more about CJ’s Thrillers with Heart at HYPERLINK “http://www.cjlyons.net/” \t “_blank”www.CJLyons.net
Prize: 5 Copies of The Color of Lies by CJ Lyons (USA only)
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