Seven Ways We Lie by Riley Redgate

Seven Ways We Lie

Seven students. Seven (deadly) sins. One secret.Paloma High School is ordinary by anyone’s standards. It’s got the same cliques, the same prejudices, the same suspect cafeteria food. And like every high school, every student has something to hide—from Kat, the thespian who conceals her trust issues onstage, to Valentine, the neurotic genius who’s planted the seed of a school scandal.When that scandal bubbles over, and rumors of a teacher-...

Details Seven Ways We Lie

TitleSeven Ways We Lie
Release DateMar 8th, 2016
PublisherHarry N. Abrams
GenreYoung Adult, Lgbt, Contemporary, Romance

Reviews Seven Ways We Lie

  • Emma Giordano
    HOLY CRAP I LOVED THIS BOOK WAY MORE THAN I THOUGHT I WOULD. I picked this one up on a whim and my goodness, it's one of the best debut novels I've ever read. I legitimately could not put this book down and it was all I thought about during the days I was reading.I love the fact that each protagonist represented one of the seven deadly sins. Originally, I was afraid these characters would ONLY be lust, greed, envy, sloth, gluttony, wrath, and pri...
  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    ✨ AVAILABLE NOW! ✨ Seven Ways We Lie took me by surprise, because if I'm being completely honest, I didn't expect to enjoy it so much. 7 POVs? So many issues dealt with? I was so ready for the train wreck. It didn't happen. I'm not gonna lie, arcs can be so stressful. There's just something inherently intimidating in being one of the first to review a book : what if I missed something? What if my rating make people want to read this story onl...
  • Kat Kennedy
    Seven Ways We Lie was purchased and thrust into my unwitting hands by the lovely Sass, one of my favourite book pushers, as an early Christmas present. Despite the fact that I don’t read contemporary. Despite the fact that I have no interest in Teacher/Student relationships, despite the fact that I’m a miserable miser who hasn’t properly picked up a book in almost a year.Everyone needs a Sass in their lives. Apparently, I needed this book t...
  • Inge
    Seven Ways We Lie was a really fun and original take on your average high school contemporary novel, in the sense that every POV we followed represented a different deadly sin. Pride, Greed, Lust, Envy, Gluttony, Wrath, Sloth – each one formed a main characteristic in one of seven protagonists, and somehow, they all intertwine in the story and made all the different pieces into a whole.This book felt different in many ways, not just with the de...
  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    RATING: 4.5/5This needs to be more popular! It’s truly amazing. There’s so much character development and it really makes you reflect on the seven sins, specially envy and lust. Plot-wise, not much happened but I never felt like it was stuck. Every chapter was griping; the author did a fantastic job at making each POV unique and recognizable. I tend to get overwhelmed when reading books with multiple perspectives but this one was super easy t...
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Definitely prefer Redgate's second novel, Noteworthy!
  • A.G. Howard
    Such amazing characterization. I've never seen multiple viewpoints handled more deftly.
  • Fafa's Book Corner
    Fafa's Book Corner (Wordpress) Fafa's Book Corner (Blogger) Beware spoilers ahead!I received this E-ARC via Netgalley and ABRAMS Kids in exchange for an honest review. I had first heard of this book through Anna's review . Click on her name to read her review! When I read her review I liked the sounds of the plot. But I didn't think much of it afterwards. I went through Netgalley and saw it there. At that point I forgot what happened in it and ...
  • Dahlia
    This is one of those books people might have mixed feelings about overall, but will find a lot to appreciate within. Seven POVs are a lot, and I didn't need all of them, but I think everyone brings something to the table at points. The most standout things for me were that a character actually IDs as pansexual ON THE PAGE, complete with frustration about people not understanding the label, trying to label him bi rather than pan, etc., and that an...
  • Donita Luz
    This book. Wow. This book was surprisingly good. Like what I keep saying over and over again, Contemporary is the least genre I like but ironically, this is also one of the genre I've read that hasn't angered and disappoints me(I hope I don't jinx my luck by mentioning it). Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I've not read that many books in this genre. But right now, I'm just so glad I've got the chance to read Seven Ways We Lie. I r...
  • Gemma ♕ Books_McCoy
    Thoroughly enjoyed this. RTC
  • K.
    Trigger warnings: Parental abandonment, outing of LGBTQIA+ characters, student/teacher romantic relationship, slut shaming, alcohol abuse.3.5 stars. I sped through this in a couple of hours. Aaaand I have kind of mixed feelings about it... THE GOOD:- Characters who represent the Seven Deadly Sins.- Pansexual representation.- Matt. He was an adorable little cinnamon roll and an amazing big brother and I loved him.- The friendship between Lucas and...
  • Ari
    Original Review: The Daydreaming Bookworm *I received an ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. * *4.5 stars!* When a scandal hits Paloma High School, it forever changes the lives of seven individuals as try to figure out whose to blame, while all at the same time having to deal with issues of their own.I was a little put off by this book at first because of the seven POVs. I wasn’t really sure that it was going to work, but it ...
  • Laurie Flynn
    I was so intrigued by the idea behind this book. Seven different perspectives, each embodying one of the seven deadly sins? And one secret binding them all? It’s such a brilliant, ambitious concept, and I was so excited to see how Riley Redgate would pull it off. Well, pull it off she did. This book gripped my attention from the first page and didn’t get go. I swear, the pages had teeth. As a writer, I know firsthand how difficult it can be t...
  • Heidi Heilig
    What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.SEVEN WAYS WE LIE is such a gorgeous tapestry of words, full of drama, pathos, and satisfying (yet unpredictable) resolutions. All seven character arcs are perfectly woven together with delicious emotional ups and downs. and each distinct voice draws you in as their stories unfold. I felt like I was actually there with these 7 friends as they navigated the various slings and arrows of ...
  • murphy ✌ (daydreamofalife)
    5 / 5read this in a matter of a few hours, and loved every second. perhaps not as 'omg #dramatic' as i assumed it would be from the blurb (think dawson's creek level drama as opposed to gossip girl, u feel), but i didn't mind one bit.the different POV's were all distinctive and relatable, and I legit love all of the characters (especially valentine, he stole my heart. ((perhaps not claire tho, bc her dick move was p damn dickish)))full review (wi...
  • Lala BooksandLala
    This was such a fun idea for a book! Seven deadly sins, seven narrators, each embodying a different sin - but not in an obvious, spelled out or gimmicky way. Each character definitely had a well rounded personality and their own storyline going on. I didn't find the 7 narrators confusing to keep track of, but did find each segment to be written with basically the same writing style (besides Juniper), and therefore didn't feel that each character ...
  • Bee (Heart Full of Books)
    An excellent debut with witty dialogue and complex characters. Each of the seven perspectives was unique and original, which is a ridiculously amazing feat. The ending was satisfying and this book had a lot to say about adjusting social opinions with a lot of important messages. Basically, I highly recommend this book!
  • celine (celinereads)
    2.5/5 I DID IT. I FINALLY FINISHED THIS BOOK. The first half of Seven Ways We Lie was painful to get through, but I flew through the last half. I marked this book as DNF for a few hours, but I decided to give it another chance and I'm glad I did. I actually did enjoy the second half of the book because it started to get more exciting and intense. I am still not a fan of seven different POVs. It was difficult and confusing for me to keep up with a...
  • Stacee
    I think two stars might be too high...I loved the premise of this and I was quite eager to get into it. Sadly, it wasn't what I was expecting.First off, there are 7 POVs and that's a lot. For me, none of the voices sounded different, it was like the same whiny character just put in different situations. And Juniper's POV is in a sort of disjointed poetry that left me confused more often than not.While the plot was interesting, the execution didn'...
  • ✧ k a t i e ✧
    “We are always moving forward--I can see it now. We are hurtling through our lives. We are never standing still.” I absolutely loved this novel. It was everything I didn't know I needed. It was a perfect little surprise. The seven deadly sins play heavily into the plot. I initially thought each seven characters were a manifestation of the sins. I kept trying to figure out who represented what sin. But as I got further into the story, I real...
  • Anja V
    that wasn't what I expected at all, but thank god for that, because my expectations would've never even come close to what it actually was _______warning: too many feelings, this won't be a coherent review at all.Seven Ways We Lie is a book about 7 high school students, each of which embodies one of the seven deadly sins. After rumours about a student-teacher affair surface, all of their lifes suddenly get entangled and now, everyone has to face ...
  • Trevor
    2.5 stars The idea of seven narrators made me hesitate reading this (because let's be honest, seven POVs is a LOT), but I finally decided to give in after passing by this multiple times on the library shelf. I was also intrigued to see how Redgate's debut would compare to NOTEWORTHY, seeing as it's one of my more anticipated reads. I feel kind of let down, because on the one hand there's SO many things going on here (student/teacher relationship,...
  • Kerri
    I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.You know those stories that are built brick by brick with words and phrases and paragraphs that create this entire world inside you? The kind of stories where you’re nodding your head and saying yes, YES, this is exactly what comprises the cells and atoms making up the entirety of my being. I am forged in these very thoughts, wired in these emotions, I know and remember and have felt this way b...
  • Beatrice (beatriceinbookland)
    "You don't realise how alone you are until you let yourself out of your cage, or until someone finds a way inside."This is one of those books that everyone should read, no matter what. The characters aren't the absolute best, the writing isn't super special and the plot twist is easy to predict. But I think everyone should read it because Riley Redgate created seven flawed and diverse characters and, in less than 400 pages, made them feel real an...
  • Banny Carstairs
    Actual rate: 3.5I read 273 pages today so we can all agree this is a quick read but in order to enjoy it, think of it as a character driven story. The plot, on the other hand, is predictable.
  • alex
    It's not every day that I willingly pick up a contemporary, but I was intrigued by the concept of Seven Ways We Lie. I was thrilled when I got approved for an eARC (whooo!!), and I saw a handful of my friends giving it pretty glowing reviews. So, how did it turn out? I had some issues, but overall, I enjoyed reading it.I didn't really look at the blurb much before I started reading, so I was pleasantly surprised by the actual plot of the book. ...
  • Emerald
    “I think I'm beginning to understandhow hearts fit together.Not like diseased carnations that lean against their crutches.Not like vines that twine tight, throttling their hosts.But like two trees:two systems of deep, untangled roots,two patterns of flowering branches,whose leaves drink their own sunlightand breathe their own air.
  • Alison
    THIS. BOOK. Sometimes you read books with multiple character POV and it feels clunky and hard to get through, and sometimes it feels like you're reading the same character in a different scenario instead of a different person, but Seven Ways We Lie was absolutely not that. The writing and transitions between characters was so smooth that it felt more like the characters were handing a baton to each other rather than the jarring experience of cutt...