Book Review: We Were Liars - e. lockhart

"Welcome to the beautiful Sinclair family. 
No one is a criminal.
No one is an addict.
No one is a failure."

Welcome to my book review.
This book has broken me.
This book has wrecked me. 
This book has destroyed me.

"Be normal, now, she said. Right now, she said. 
Because you are. Because you can be. 
Don't cause a scene, she told me. Breathe and sit up.
I did what she asked. 
She was all I had left."

Ah, this book. This book. 
I can't get over it.
The love.
The twist. 
The ending. 
The tragedy. The tragedy. 


"We are liars
We are beautiful and privileged
We are cracked and broken
A tale of love and romance
A tale of tragedy

Which are lies?
Which is truth?
You decide"

Is this "a tale of love and romance"? Most definitely. 
But this book is so much more than thoughtless words, young love and secrets. 
This book is about a king, who had three beautiful daughters. 
Those daughters grew up and married. They had children. 
The king built three beautiful houses, one for each of his daughters.
Every summer, the three daughters would visit with their children.
All seemed well.
Until it wasn't. 

Cadence is the kings granddaughter. 
Her full name is Cadence Sinclair Eastman.
She is the first grandchild. The first.
She, like her Mummy, likes pretty things. 
She, like her Mummy, doesn't know the staffs' names. 
She, like her Mummy is a Sinclair. 
Until she isn't.

Is this "a tale of tragedy"? Most definitely. 
Cadence had an accident. 
She doesn't remember anything of that summer. Summer fifteen.
Let her rest, the doctors say. 
Don't tell her what happened, the doctors say. 
Let her remember when she's ready, the doctors say. 
Cadence sets out to find the truth. 
She gives away all of her things.
Charity, she calls it.
She doesn't need so many things, she says.
Others can use them much more than she can, she thinks. 
She doesn't stop to think why she is doing this. 
Until she does. 

She uncovers many lies. 
She uncovers many truth.
She starts to remember.
She knows.
She grieves. 
She finds forgiveness.
She finds peace.
But she never forgets. 

Should you read this book? Most definitely. 


WizardUpdate #3: Guest post offer!

I created a personal blog. It's not anything fancy, just something where I like to express my thoughts. It's also a great way to get to know more about this mysterious RecapWizard ;) I decided I would share it with you on here, as I already have posted links on Google+ and Twitter. Click here to visit Questions From A Teenager! So far I have written 4 posts (of which i am proud of), but I definitely plan on this being a long-term project. Which leads me to my next point and the point of this update:

  • Guest posts. When I first started this blog, I didn't really have a lot of experience when it came to writing. You can see that in my very first posts (embarrassingly bad writing style) and I do believe that I have made considerable progress. In my opinion, I still don't really have that much experience. That's why I started looking for opportunities to guest post. I am the co-writer of a fan page for the NBC show Grimm and have since then written 2 guest posts.  I can recommend guest posting 100% as it is such good practice. 
Grimm fan page: Grimm Fan (click here)

That's why I decided I wanted to do the same for other bloggers out there who want to try something different. Or maybe you're thinking about creating a blog, but you're not quite sure yet - guest posting is a great way to find out and a good practice run. 

That's why I would love it if some of you would contact me (if you're interested) and pitch something to me you would like to write about. If you're passionate about books, movies or TV-shows I would post your guest post on here. If you're more into lifestyle/fashion/food/etc. blogging, then I would post it on my personal blog. 

On Questions From A Teenager I created a small info section with all the information you could possibly need if you're interested in writing a guest post for one of my blogs (pictured on the two screenshots above). Guest Post Additional information (click here)

I am excited to maybe work with some of you and create new and exciting stories and posts! I am also open to a guest post exchange (should you have a blog) where you would write something for my blog and I would do the same for yours. 

Guest posting is not only a great opportunity in terms of experience, but also a great way to promote your blog. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask! I like helping all of you fellow bloggers out! 

As always, I would love to get some feedback/tips from you concerning my blog/specific posts, as this is the best way to improve my blog and the content I post. 

That's it for this update. Happy reading and happy blogging!

- Fiona


WizardUpdate #2: I created a personal blog!

As you can already read from the title, this is a small update concerning what I've been up to recently - I created a blog! It's called Questions from a teenager and I am proud to say that I am really proud of this little space I created for myself. On this blog (RecapWizard), I don't share my thoughts on topics other that movies/books/TV-shows. I felt like I needed a place where I could just write about whatever popped into my head. That's why I created my new personal blog and I couldn't be happier about the result. 

As some of you may notice, this blog is not with blogspot, but with wordpress. I decided to try something new and I really enjoy the layout options more on wordpress. On the screenshot above you also see a small sneak peek of some of the posts I have written ;) I love the design of my blog right now - it's simple, not too much.

I am actually debating if I should create a new RecapWizard on wordpress as I am not very convinced of the layout options Blogspot offers. If I decide to do so, I will let you know!

Here is a screenshot about my blog description on Questions From A Teenager:

Side note: Shoutout to all sufferers of the "incurable Netflix obsession" disease!

Questions from a teenager is also a great way to get to know me better (should you want to) or to stalk me (please don't). Here's a snippet of info you never knew about me....

Side note: Okay you probably knew that I love Netflix. 

Overall this update is not only my way of letting you guys know, but also asking for a lot of feedback on Questions from a teenager, as the blog is fairly new and I've never had a personal blog before. If you have one, please take the time to share some blogging tips with me or to send me some feedback and suggestions concerning my new blog. I need all the tips and tricks I can get!

Also, if you have a personal blog, feel free to share it by posting the link in the comments! I would love to read something of yours and discover new, fresh blogs. 

Happy blogging!

- Fiona