THE TRUTH AND LIES OF ELLA BLACK – Emily Barr

3/5

A well written book that keeps you hooked with a fascinating main character.

I simply adored The One Memory of Flora Banks, so squealed with delight at being able to get hold of The Truth and Lies of Ella Black early! One thing I commented on loving in particular with Flora Banks was Emily Barr’s writing style and I’m glad to say that her next YA offering is another well written story with a fascinating character.

The book starts with us meeting Ella Black and quickly introduces us to her darker side Bella. Having not read much about this book, I did think that there would be more focus on Bella and the mental health side as it started off that way, but quickly we are taken on a journey literally far away from that idea – I don’t want to give it away though! There is a bad case of instalove which I know lots of people won’t like, but personally and luckily for my rating of this book I don’t mind as it just added that little bit of fluffiness to a pretty heavy topic that this book covers.

Overall I did enjoy The Truth and Lies of Ella Black once I’d got into it – there are twists and turns that you won’t see coming. I do think that I expected slightly more from it because of Flora Banks being a 5* book for me, which probably isn’t fair, but it did let me down a bit with it being so slow to get into. Nevertheless, it’s definitely worth a read as something a bit different and one that does keep you hooked once you’re stuck in.

“Live every day as if it were your last, because one day it will be.”


Thank you to Penguin and Net Galley for sending me the eBook of this title!
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