There Will Be Lies Blog Tour: My Favorite Liars

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Firstly, a big thank you to Bloomsbury Children’s for putting this blog tour together! I’m so excited to be a part of it and I absolutely loved my topic for the tour today (my favorite liars!) so I think it will be a lot of fun!

If you’re not familiar with THERE WILL BE LIES, it was JUST released on the 6th! YAY! Here’s a bit more info on the book itself before we head on over to the blog post:

The Body in the WoodsPublishing Info: January 6th 2015 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Genre: Young Adult (Mystery/Thriller)
Find It Online:  Goodreads // Amazon // B&N

   “In four hours, Shelby Jane Cooper will be struck by a car.
Shortly after, she and her mother will leave the hospital and set out on a winding journey toward the Grand Canyon.
All Shelby knows is that they’re running from dangers only her mother understands. And the further they travel, the more Shelby questions everything about her past—and her current reality. Forced to take advantage of the kindness of unsuspecting travelers, Shelby grapples with what’s real, what isn’t, and who she can trust . . . if anybody.
Award-winning author Nick Lake proves his skills as a master storyteller in this heart-pounding new novel. This emotionally charged thrill ride leads to a shocking ending that will have readers flipping back to the beginning
” — From Goodreads


NickLake preferred headshot credit Idil SukanNick Lake is the much-acclaimed author of In Darkness, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, and Hostage Three, which received three starred reviews and was named a Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Boston Globe Best Book of the Year. He is also the Publishing Director for fiction at HarperCollins Children’s Books UK. Nick lives near Oxford, England. Visit him online at and on Twitter at @NicholasLake.

Author Links: Website | Twitter


My topic for this blog tour post is telling you ALL about my favorite liars — Obviously the book is called THERE WILL BE LIES so… we know there are lies. What we don’t know is what the lies are and why they’re being told so it was really interesting to see Shelby’s thought process as she discovers all of this information! She’s essentially told that two lies and one truth will change her world forever so it’s a pretty big set-up for the novel!

It’s really interesting to look back on books that I’ve read (TV shows and movies too) and think about whether being a liar necessarily makes you a villain or not. In some cases, it’s a definitely YES (ahem, President Snow) and in other cases, it’s for personal gain but not intentional damage (looking at you, my lovely thieves & spies!) You MAY be surprised to know that liars are actually some of my favorite main characters, ESPECIALLY when they involve things like heists — but there are plenty of other liars that make up some of my favorite characters throughout literature and pop culture as well!

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I LOVE thieves and spies. They’re some of my favorite characters of all time and naturally, they’re liars. Some lie more than others and are more for personal gain (ahem, Locke Lamora) but others lie for good! Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen (The Lies of Locke Lamora), Kat Bishop (Heist Society) and Maggie Silver (Also Known As) are some of my favorite liars in literature who are thieves and/or spies!



Thieves and spies also make up some of my favorite movies & TV show characters! Ocean’s 11 is still one of my favorite movies to this day and I absolutely love spy shows like Chuck and White Collar (even though both of them are over now)!



Sometimes the liars really ARE villains. Bad bad bad people. I most certainly will NOT tell you who is the liar in Dangerous Girls (I mean, obviously someone is lying about this murder investigation) but someone is the murderer and they are covering it up. Sometimes the villain is both lying and telling the truth like President Snow in The Hunger Games — which makes things even scarier because how do you know which is which? And sometimes people just stab you in the back. Like The Red Wedding. *sobs*



And sometimes the heroes are the liars too. Aladdin only lied to get the girl because he thought she wouldn’t like him for who he wants. Katniss had to lie to keep her and Peeta (and her family and basically everyone else) alive. And let’s be honest, Harry Potter lied a LOT. To Snape, to teachers, even to friends sometimes. Sure, he had good motives (most of the time) but he pretty much lied a lot. Sorry, Harry.

 So where does this leave us with THERE WILL BE LIES? Is Shelby the liar or is someone lying to her? Well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out! I don’t share spoilers so there will be no lying from me here! *wink*


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7 thoughts on “There Will Be Lies Blog Tour: My Favorite Liars

  1. Olivia

    I have actually also heard some brilliant things about this book as well, but also a couple of not so great things. I am not sure where to start with it, but I do like this post! The villians, heros and everyone else has an important role in the story. And spy stories? Yes please!

  2. Wendy @ Book Scents

    I’m intrigued! I definitely will have to check this one out. Aww Harry. It’s funny that I never really thought of him as a “liar” but oh, there totally were a lot of lies.

  3. Anne @ booksbakingandblogging

    This book sounds really intriguing! And I love your list of favourite liars. Katniss is definitely a huge liar, but of course she didn’t really have a choice! It’s a shame I can’t enter this giveaway, I’d love to read There Will Be Lies. 🙂

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