Author: Ella Monroe
Publication: November 13th 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin
Genre: YA Contemporary
Source: Provided by the kind publisher..
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I am very sorry that I haven't read the first book in the series; I didn't even know that this was a series! But when I started reading this one, I didn't feel confused. Just a few times. But this was a great read, throughout.
Jackie, Laura-Beth, and Lettie are the Capital Girls. They are fun, they are beautiful, but their lives are far from perfect. Jackie can't escape the rumors surrounding her, and her boyfriend, Andrew, and their off-and-on relationships. But Jackie has a very good reason to avoid him. Lettie misses her brother, he was her anchor, and now, there is nothing left in the US and her family might go home. Laura-Beth is delighted that her relationship with Sol is getting more serious, but he is keeping secrets from her. And he is not the only one. Because these three girls are multi-layered with secrets. Secrets which threaten to ruin their friendship.
What will happen to the three glamorous girls in the ever so-glamorous D.C.? Will Jackie end her relationship? Will Lettie leave the US? Will Laura-Beth find out Sol's dirty little secret? Will they find out each other’s darkly-kept secrets? Secrets and Lies, is a darkly-realistic tale of what it's like when secrets are the cake and lies are the icing.
I liked this novel a lot. I find out that I like these contemporary novels about celebrity lives. I liked Ella Monroe's writing. Her pacing is flawless. Her main characters are superb. Well, I didn't like them at first, because they seem like the typical mean girls and queen bees, but as the story progresses, I felt for them and they grew on me. But I have to say that some of the secondary characters were very little developed, they were one dimensional, but I didn't mind that. Because the spotlight was on the "main" characters.
If you want an enjoyable, light contemporary read, that deals with the ups and downs of being famous and popular, and then this one is for you! It's light, realistic, and exhilarating! But I HIGHLY recommend that you read the first book first.