Told in Micah's perspective and organized neatly into separate sections, Liar is an intensely compelling read. The first half of the book contains secrets and half concealed truths that will hook readers and draw them in on a quest for the truth, and then the second part of the book consists of Micah grappling with her situation and sorting out the truth from the lies…for the most part. Micah is a very engrossing narrator that you can't help but like a little, despite her numerous faults and the amount of frustration she causes, and she never does what you would expect. Justine Larbalestier’s ability to cause her readers to like a main character they can’t trust is a remarkable, though it isn’t necessarily Micah that will motivate readers to finish the book, but rather a need to discover the truth.
And Micah’s tale is a convoluted, dark, and complex one that is as thought provoking as it is thrilling, and will not fail to surprise you. Thought Micah makes a point to inform readers she will never lie to them, it becomes staggeringly obvious that she does exactly that…whether or not you choose to believe her story is up to you.
Cover Comments: This cover is...weird. I do like the green and black color scheme, but the girl on the front is all wrong. Her hair hiding her face fits (for reasons that will become apparent once you read the book), but Micah actually had super short hair, and she is of African descent. The girl on the cover looks too white. I find it really odd that Bloomsbury would put a white girl on the cover of a book when the main character is so clearly black. Do they think it will sell better? if that's the case, then that is just tragic, and I hope they reconsider the cover when it comes time for the paperback release. Unless they are trying to confuse the reader even more so, since Micah's character is always changing with her lies? Too many possibilities!
So, maybe it isn't the most accurate cover, but I suppose it does its job.