(On the subject of World Book Day, I'm hoping to share my Q&As from this year's WBD Teen Fest too - a bit late I suppose but I still haven't got round to collecting them all up yet haha!)
Book title: Book of Lies
By: Teri Terry
Rate: 5 stars
Book of Lies tells a story from the perspective of twins, Quinn and Piper, who were separated from birth but are still tied together by destiny.
They soon discover that their lives have been very similar, but their fates are very different; they are torn between two different forces, one good and the other evil.
While Quinn is reluctant to return to Dartmoor for fear of what lies there, Piper insists that she must meet her grandmother, the place her mother grew up and learn more about their family heritage. Little do they know that they are being pulled back into a family curse that has lasted generations and that this darkness will cause life-changing events.
Only one twin will be able to put an end to the curse; who will it be?
It’s been a long time since I read such a beautifully written and fantastically crafted book as this one. The style in which it opened and wrapped up was even better than I could have possibly imagined!
The atmosphere of this novel is very sinister and powerful – once you pick up the book, there’s no putting it down! While it has a lot of dark elements, the relationships between the family members, such as Quinn and Piper, are emotionally intriguing. I especially love how Piper desperately wanted to bond with Quinn after being separated for so long, unknowing what danger this could cause and the true reason behind them being separated.
Moreover, I found it really interesting how they both took on such different paths; how Quinn lives such a harsh life with her grandmother in Dartmoor; whilst Piper lives a cosseted suburban life with a boyfriend, going to school and socialising with her school friends. Not to mention, the way Piper has a certain charm and mysterious way of controlling her peers.
Overall, the climax between truth and lies in the darkest depths of Dartmoor is so compelling. I can assure you this book is not for the faint-hearted!