Welcome to the Last Girl Lied To blog tour! Thank you for joining me! Today I will be reviewing Last Girl Lied To by L.E. Flynn and there will be a giveaway at the end so stick around!
As the banner mentions, this tour started on the 9th, runs until the 15th and it’s only the 13th; so below this is the official tour schedule for Last Girl Lied To! There are a myriad of posts, such as reviews, interviews, guest posts, favorite quotes and more!
About The Author: L.E. Flynn
Laurie Elizabeth (L.E.) Flynn is the author of Firsts and the upcoming psychological thriller Last Girl Lied To, along with an untitled thriller to follow in 2020. She is also the author of Wattpad featured series The Boys Tell All. Her other short fiction has been named a finalist for the John Kenneth Gailbraith Literary Award.
Flynn is a former model who worked in Tokyo, Athens, and Paris. She now lives in London, Ontario, with her husband, daughter, and the world’s most spoiled Chihuahua. When she’s not writing about unlikable girls, you can likely find her hiking in the woods with her family, perusing thrift stores for vintage dresses, or binging reality TV.
About The Book: Last Girl Lied To
Last Girl Lied To by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, published April 16th, 2019 by Imprint
Recommended Reading age is 14+
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Something made him angry that night. Something made her cry. Something made Trixie disappear. What if it was all the same thing?
Fiona claims she doesn’t remember anything about the night her best friend left a party early and walked into the ocean. But the truth is, she wishes she could forget.
Trixie’s disappearance is ruled a suicide, but Fiona starts to believe that Trixie isn’t really dead. Piecing together the trail of a girl who doesn’t want to be found leads her to Jasper, Trixie’s former friend with benefits, and Beau—the boy who turned Fiona down, who loved someone else, who might be happy Trixie is gone.
The closer Fiona gets to finding out what happened, and the closer she gets to Jasper and Beau, the more she realizes that the girl she knew better than anyone may have been a carefully constructed lie—and she might have been waiting to disappear the entire time.
Woah. This book. I just finished reading it and wanted to jump right into my review before I forgot anything because this book was jam packed with action, mystery and suspense. I’ll try to be a coherent as possible, but I have a lot of thoughts swimming through my head and I want to dive right in.
This book is dramatic. So much is going on, that there is not a better word to describe it. I liked Fiona’s character arc and how she started standing up for herself towards the end. I didn’t like how she was constantly talking abut her weight and how much other people must see how ugly she was, but I can understand why it was added. A lot of people have body and self esteem issues, so glossing over that and pretending everything was fine would have had a weird tone to it. I think Fiona is someone I would’ve liked to be friends with after this whole ordeal, when she was starting to do better mentally and in college.
From the beginning I was not a huge fan of Jasper. It seemed rushed, what happened between them, and he always felt off. Most of the time it sounded like he was just saying stuff he knew the other person wanted to hear. At the same time, you could tell he genuinely cared.
Beau (pronounced like ‘Bow’ for those of you who may have been wondering how to pronounce that) Was interesting. He gave off a lot of mixed signals which was confusing for Fiona and the reader, but I enjoyed his character. I liked learning more about him and unraveling the history of Fiona and Beau. They were one of my favorite story lines, even though he did some messed up stuff.
Even though we never meet Trixie, we do see her through memories and though those were biased because Fiona was hurting, I didn’t like who she was very much. She came off as manipulative and secretive, and that’s not what a best friend does to someone. Though she made Fiona feel like she could be a regular girl without having to worry about weight or boys, she really betrayed Fiona in a few unforgivable ways.
The plot had a few different directions, but the core plot was always the same. Is Trixie alive? Where is she? Is Toby alive? What really happened those two nights? I think some parts were unnecessary, such as Tijuana or The Preacher, the burst Appendix, Her aunt’s story and maybe even Jenny (Although I can see how she helped Fiona’s character arc.) I wish we had gotten a bit more time with her mom to see how she influenced her. I could never tell if her mom was close with her or not; If Fiona liked her or not.
The ending was sad, but I really enjoyed the epilogue. There was one part that let me down a bit (the character who she emailed, because characters like that don’t move on like that so easily. And after all they did, why would it end so abruptly like that?) but besides that, I was happy with the end of this book.
Some of my favorite parts were when Fiona and Beau were connecting through the stars. I’ve always had a soft spot for outer space and I love looking at the stars so when they went to the field I thought it was incredibly romantic and that something was going to happen, whether it be romantic or they got caught. I also loved the parts with the white rose. It was a tiny thing but the symbolism was there.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a thrilling mystery about love, life and finding who you really are when you take a step back from everyone and examine yourself. There are some trigger warnings that should be mentioned, such as suicide, cutting wrists, Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, getting drunk, body dysphoria, fat shaming, stalking and obsession, and murder. If you are affected by any of these things then you should not read this book until you are in the right state of mind to do so.
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Thank you so much to Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this blog tour and giving me the chance to read this book!