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.”