Little White Lies

Little White Lies

"I'm not saying this is Sawyer's fault," the prim and proper one said delicately. "But."Eighteen-year-old auto mechanic Sawyer Taft did not expect her estranged grandmother to show up at her apartment door and offer her a six-figure contract to participate in debutante season. And she definitely never imagined she would accept. But when she realizes that immersing herself...

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Title:Little White Lies
Author:Jennifer Lynn Barnes
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Little White Lies Reviews

  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)

    Definitely one of my favorites not only from this author but for the year as well! Full review to come closer to release date.

    *EDITED TO ADD REVIEW:

    4.5 Stars!

    became a huge Jennifer Lynn Barnes fan after reading her Naturals series and then even more so after her Fixer series so it was with little hesitation that I accepted a copy of her latest book. I knew that if anyone could blow me away with a good mystery in the YA genre, it would be her and I wasn't wrong at all.

    Sometimes you can pick up

    Definitely one of my favorites not only from this author but for the year as well! Full review to come closer to release date.

    *EDITED TO ADD REVIEW:

    4.5 Stars!

    became a huge Jennifer Lynn Barnes fan after reading her Naturals series and then even more so after her Fixer series so it was with little hesitation that I accepted a copy of her latest book. I knew that if anyone could blow me away with a good mystery in the YA genre, it would be her and I wasn't wrong at all.

    Sometimes you can pick up a book and within the very first few pages just know you are going to fall in love with the main character. That you are going to want to be there friend and know them and maybe even be them. That is the talent that Barnes has and that is exactly what happened to me, yet again, when I meet Sawyer.

    Fun, sassy, sarcastic, a little bit sweet and a while lot of fierce and determined, Sawyer was a character that I couldn't help but instantly like and want to know more about.

    Throwing this anything but sunshine and smiles girl into a world of fake compliments, even faker smiles and friendship, frilly dresses, and money galore, and you have one heck of a good setting and an even better story. One that will leave you eagerly turning the pages and soaking up every single fascinating ball, scavenger hunt, and elite event in a world that most have never experienced and only dream about.

    *ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

  • mith

    This was not what I expected.

    THERE'S A PLANNED SEQUEL GOD BLESS AND GOODBYE

  • Niki Hawkes - The Obsessive Bookseller

    [3.5/5 stars] Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of my favorite writers for her intelligent, almost interactive writing style. She’s an author I trust to take me on a wild ride and keep me guessing the entire way. Little White Lies had all of those great components (even if it was a little more lighthearted than I’m used to reading from her) topped off with some good old southern charm… and snark.

    I have to say, the story took a while to get going. I never read more than the first one or two sentences o

    [3.5/5 stars] Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one of my favorite writers for her intelligent, almost interactive writing style. She’s an author I trust to take me on a wild ride and keep me guessing the entire way. Little White Lies had all of those great components (even if it was a little more lighthearted than I’m used to reading from her) topped off with some good old southern charm… and snark.

    I have to say, the story took a while to get going. I never read more than the first one or two sentences of an overview (mostly to avoid what I consider spoilers), relying on author familiarity and friends’ endorsements to choose titles. As a result, I leave it up to the book to provide an inciting moment to kick things off… however, it took reading almost 20% of Little White Lies before I felt I had a grasp on what the story was supposed to be working towards (which is passable, but still a tad to long for my tastes).

    Aside from the slow beginning, most of the book provided that addictive, engaging plot full of twists and turns. The basic idea behind the story was perhaps not as compelling as that found in her Naturals series (it’s a bit easier to feel suspense when you’re dealing with a multiple homicide story as opposed to a reluctant debutant playing a game of “who’s your daddy”), but as always, she found a way to make it fun..

    The characters in this book were wildly entertaining, but I never really felt a connection with any of them. Their profiles were animated enough that they almost came across as caricatures than actual people (which upped the fun but lowered the substance). The main character had a good inner story, but she never really let down her tough exterior front to let the reader in. The Naturals series had several instances of deep character explorations dealing with motive (frighteningly poignant at times), so I think my expectations were inflated by how wicked cool I’ve seen her present characters in the past. Overall, they were good, but I think me wanting a little more was the biggest factor against my rating.

    Series status: the Debutantes series is currently slotted for two books, and I’ll definitely be picking up the second one when it comes out (fall 2019?).

    Little White Lies is a fun (I’ve said that word a lot this review) YA story about debutants getting up to no good. The shenanigans will give you a few laughs and the mysteries will keep you turning pages. It’s not the most profound thing I’ve read from this author, but it’s still worth noting if you like these types of books. :)

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  • Cait • A Page with a View

    This is totally like Gilmore Girls meets Gossip Girl!

    I sat on this review for a few months because my thoughts were all over the place... I had SO much fun with most of this book, but really can't deny that I was seriously underwhelmed by the end and kind of stopped caring. I think the main issue is that the story focused more on the mystery than the characters, but the stakes were nowhere

    high enough to be taken so seriously. The "scandals" were really tame, weak and didn't warrant all th

    This is totally like Gilmore Girls meets Gossip Girl!

    I sat on this review for a few months because my thoughts were all over the place... I had SO much fun with most of this book, but really can't deny that I was seriously underwhelmed by the end and kind of stopped caring. I think the main issue is that the story focused more on the mystery than the characters, but the stakes were nowhere

    high enough to be taken so seriously. The "scandals" were really tame, weak and didn't warrant all the buildup.

    I wasn't expecting anything too serious and just wanted a fun read, so I was super into the first half! I loved the

    of Sawyer's character — she's an auto mechanic who agrees to join her estranged grandmother's privileged world and become a debutante the summer after high school so she can afford college.

    The story jumps between the past & present where some unnamed girls have been arrested for unknown reasons and it's supposed to be all sorts of mysterious as that part of the story unfolds through the lens of a painfully incompetent cop. (Most of the characters were pretty bland and hard to pin down, but that guy was just irritating.)

    So the first half of the book was funny, endearing, and intriguing, but I think I needed to either have more character development or 100 pages cut out of the story. It just became a lot of watching people run around wondering stuff until i started to realize that the "bigger" thing that the story felt like it kept building up to in order to really get going was just... not going to happen.

    It was still a fun idea, though, and I genuinely did love the first half! It really did feel like a blend of Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, and a tame version of Pretty Little Liars.

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    While this was a fun read, it could have easily been shaved down by 25%. The bloated nature gave it a feeling of dragging on, and I think the story could have benefitted from being a bit shorter to give it more of a taut feeling. That said, I adored Sawyer and her journey while being thrown into a world that makes her feel uncomfortable and a little bit like an outcast. This definitely felt like a standalone version of

    , but much more tame and age appropriate for the younger s

    While this was a fun read, it could have easily been shaved down by 25%. The bloated nature gave it a feeling of dragging on, and I think the story could have benefitted from being a bit shorter to give it more of a taut feeling. That said, I adored Sawyer and her journey while being thrown into a world that makes her feel uncomfortable and a little bit like an outcast. This definitely felt like a standalone version of

    , but much more tame and age appropriate for the younger side of the YA spectrum. And man, I can't wait to see what that cover looks like in person; it's simply gorgeous!

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)

    3.5 stars

    I *love* this author so I could not pass up her latest book. It did not disappoint! I enjoyed the characters, the scandal, the one-liners, the zingers, and the banter. Well done, Barnes.

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    This book was far more fun than should be allowed. It was witty, snarky, with just enough who-dun-it to be wickedly entertaining.

    Short recap: Sawyer Taft has never been close to her mother’s family. Everything about that chang

    3.5 stars

    I *love* this author so I could not pass up her latest book. It did not disappoint! I enjoyed the characters, the scandal, the one-liners, the zingers, and the banter. Well done, Barnes.

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    Full review can be found here:

    This book was far more fun than should be allowed. It was witty, snarky, with just enough who-dun-it to be wickedly entertaining.

    Short recap: Sawyer Taft has never been close to her mother’s family. Everything about that changes when her estranged grandmother shows up on her doorstep with a contract in hand offering Sawyer a very large amount of money for one season. That’s right, one season … a debutante season in the South. The thing is, Sawyer doesn’t know anything about that life. She is a foul mouthed mechanic who never backs down from a good insult. But she has a very hard time resisting the six-figure contract and the opportunity to find out who her real dad is. She decides the deal is worth it and packs up to spend the season with her grandmother. Will she be able to survive the season though?

    I did go into this story with all of the hopes and dreams that the fun and snark I’ve come to know and love with Barnes books would not fail me… and I was not let down! From the very beginning I was on Team Sawyer. This girl felt like my spirit animal. The girl was gritty, tough, and never back down from anything. She had wicked street sense and knew how to handle herself in most situations. I say most because if it came to holding her tongue or not sassing someone, she was terrible at it. This girl could speak her mind. I loved it. Sawyer was quick witted, sassy, tough as nails, yet mature enough to back down and admit defeat when necessary. She was the perfect MC. The girls she befriends (maybe too strong of a word…) while staying with her grandmother were such a hoot! They had the perfect balance of pure innocence and smarts enough to play the part. I wanted to be friends with them in a demented sort of way.

    The way the story unfolded did feel a little confusing at the start, but obviously made more sense as the story continued. It was told in alternating “before and after” chapters. The After being girls in dresses being arrested and questioned by police officers. The officers were quite unsure of why the girls were arrested to begin with. But as they continued to tell their story, the Before chapters/story came in to fill in the blanks. Brilliant, really.

    As stated, the characters were on point. The storyline was also very fun and entertaining. One fun fact about this story – nobody dies! There is no murder so it is a little bit of a change from Barnes other books/series. Everything unfolded and came to light in the right order, just we all knew it would. But the way it was presented was just a treat to read.

    I really won’t stop gushing about how much I enjoyed this story. I hope everyone gives it a try. I know I cannot wait until the next book comes out next year.

  • Fafa's Book Corner

    Mini review:

    DNF

    I received this E-ARC via Disney Hyperion and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one off the many authors whose works' I have been trying to get into. Partly because of the heroine in The Fixer. I have come to accept that this isn't an author for me.

    What intrigued me was the synopsis. A mystery whilst taking place during a debutante? Sign me up! The beginning was interesting if a tab bit cringy. The first chapter did genuinely creep me out. The gr

    Mini review:

    DNF

    I received this E-ARC via Disney Hyperion and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Jennifer Lynn Barnes is one off the many authors whose works' I have been trying to get into. Partly because of the heroine in The Fixer. I have come to accept that this isn't an author for me.

    What intrigued me was the synopsis. A mystery whilst taking place during a debutante? Sign me up! The beginning was interesting if a tab bit cringy. The first chapter did genuinely creep me out. The grandmother's entrance was very dramatic and odd. I didn't care much for Sawyer either let alone any off the other characters.

    I did skim the end, and I have to give the author credit for that twist. But after that revelation I was certain that the book wasn't for me. I don't really get along with books that have a lot of scandals. And I'm really tired off the mind games all the characters pull.

    Overall this was a personal thing. I do really believe that other people will enjoy it more. Still recommend.

  • Jen Ryland

    Fun and fast paced. Loved the "fish out of water" premise and the emphasis on family and friendship over romance.

    Plot in a nutshell: Wayward daughter of a fancy Southern family gets pregnant as a teenager and years later, her own teen daughter, a mechanic and bar employee, gets bribed by her grandmother to re-enter the family as a deb. Hilarious makeover scenes ensue.

    My only negative is that I thought the pacing felt off. Things moved at a leisurely (Southern? lol) pace for some time and then t

    Fun and fast paced. Loved the "fish out of water" premise and the emphasis on family and friendship over romance.

    Plot in a nutshell: Wayward daughter of a fancy Southern family gets pregnant as a teenager and years later, her own teen daughter, a mechanic and bar employee, gets bribed by her grandmother to re-enter the family as a deb. Hilarious makeover scenes ensue.

    My only negative is that I thought the pacing felt off. Things moved at a leisurely (Southern? lol) pace for some time and then the end was crammed with revelations, some resolution, but also some loose ends. Maybe this was one of those possibly standalone, possibly duology books.

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  • Lia  (a paper pigeon)

    Jennifer Lynn Barnes, my love.

    She's finally back and I had no idea T_T

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