Spotlight Sunday is a weekly meme created by Balie @ Nerd in New York & Closet Readers for their Goodreads book club, Nerdy Reads. Each Sunday share a book that you think is underrated and needs to be read ASAP – put it in the spotlight! *wink-wink, nudge-nudge*
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The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
I was able to snag an ARC of this book from NetGalley right before it came out, and I am so glad that I requested it. This book is supposedly listed as Middle Grade but I definitely don’t agree with that. The story is a little too dark and mature for younger kids and I think a lot of the plot might go over their heads a bit. But for adults and teens, this book is perfect! If you like dark, gothic mysteries – this book is for you! You can read my full review of it HERE.
To earn a secret so profound, I would need to tell momentous lies, and make as many people as possible believe them…
Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is modest and well mannered—a proper young lady who knows her place. But inside, Faith is burning with questions and curiosity. She keeps sharp watch of her surroundings and, therefore, knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing—like the real reason her family fled Kent to the close-knit island of Vane. And that her father’s death was no accident.
In pursuit of revenge and justice for the father she idolizes, Faith hunts through his possessions, where she discovers a strange tree. A tree that only bears fruit when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit, in turn, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father’s murder. Or, it might lure the murderer directly to Faith herself, for lies—like fires, wild and crackling—quickly take on a life of their own.
Have you read The Lie Tree? What did you think of it? What’s a good book that you’ve read lately that deserves a Spotlight Sunday post? Leave a link to your post in the comments below!