Saturday, August 12, 2017

Book Review: A Fabrication of the Truth by Katie Kaleski

Publish Date: September 16, 2016
250 Pages [Kindle edition]

The last time Lexie Stein saw Dalton Reyes he lay in a pool of blood, hovering somewhere between life and death. Now, five years later, he’s the new guy in her high school. 

What happened between then and now is a mystery Lexie is afraid to explore. Just one lie uncovered from her past can cause the house of cards she’s so carefully constructed to come crashing down around her. And Dalton is the key to that past. 

She doesn’t need her grandmother’s warnings to convince her that Dalton means trouble. But the bond they shared as kids seems to have only gotten stronger, transforming into something wonderful and powerful. 

When Dalton opens up about the intervening years and what they mean for his future, Lexie is determined not to let him get away a second time.

My Thoughts:
I was gifted an ebook copy via Netgalley.
This story follows 16 year old Lexie Stein who has spent most of her life fabricating lies about her life to hide what has really happened. Then comes along Dalton Reyes who she last saw in a puddle of his own blood and is the only person who knows what her life is actually like.

That's about all I can give without getting into spoilers. I almost put this book down a few times because of the insane amount of teenage lust/instalove. But decided to keep going. Underlying all the "omghessoooooohot" "omghesmiledatme" "omgomgomg", the story of Dalton Reyes was good. It was interesting and I was invested, not in the characters, but rather the past of the character (Dalton). I wanted to know what happened to him leading up to him meeting back up with Lexie five years later. However with that being said, I don't feel like it was the most original plot. Sub in a different problem and you'd have the same result. It was predictable. Overall, I was just really disappointed that there wasn't more substance to this story because it could have been great. I spent a majority of my time reading rolling my eyes. :/

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