Little White Lies

Little White Lies

Jennifer Lynn Barnes / Jul 17, 2019

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 apartm

  • Title: Little White Lies
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes
  • ISBN: Little White Lies
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  • Page: 188
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 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 in her grandmother s society might mean discovering the answer to the biggest mystery of her life her father s identity she signs on the dotted line and braces herself for a year of makeovers, big dresses, bigger egos, and a whole lot of bless your heart The one thing she doesn t expect to find is friendship, but as she s drawn into a group of debutantes with scandalous, dangerous secrets of their own, Sawyer quickly discovers that her family isn t the only mainstay of high society with skeletons in their closet There are people in her grandmother s glittering world who are not what they appear, and no one wants Sawyer poking her nose into the past As she navigates the twisted relationships between her new friends and their powerful parents, Sawyer s search for the truth about her own origins is just the beginning.Set in the world of debutante balls, grand estates and rolling green hills, Little White Lies combines a charming setting, a classic fish out of water story, and the sort of layered mystery only author Jennifer Lynn Barnes can pull off Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 390 pages Published November 6th 2018 by Freeform More Details Original Title Little White Lies ISBN 1368014135 ISBN13 9781368014137 Edition Language English Series Debutantes 1 Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Little White Lies, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Does this book have romance 2 likeslike 2 months ago Add your answer Cassie Johnson Not really Some relationships between side characters but nothing notable for the main character flag Does this book end in a cliff hanger like 30 days ago Add your answer Helen Somewhat There are still unanswered questions at the end of this book, though the main mystery has been resolved so the cliffhanger isn t abrupt or Somewhat There are still unanswered questions at the end of this book, though the main mystery has been resolved so the cliffhanger isn t abrupt or urgent less flag See all 4 questions about Little White Lies Lists with This Book YA Releases of November 2018 42 books 115 voters 2018 November Releases 44 books 51 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Sep 11, 2018 Chelsea Humphrey rated it liked it Shelves from publisher, netgalley 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 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 Pretty Little Liars, but much 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 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 Pretty Little Liars, but much 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 I received a review copy from the publisher via NetGalley. flag 49 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 07, 2018 Cait A Page with a View rated it liked it Shelves 2018 arcs This is totally like Gil 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 on the mystery than the characters, but the stakes were nowhere near high enough to be taken so seriously The scandals were really tame, weak and didn t warrant all th This is totally like Gil 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 on the mystery than the characters, but the stakes were nowhere near 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 idea 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 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, Gil Girls, and a tame version of Pretty Little Liars Thank you to the publisher for sending me an ARC. flag 38 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jul 25, 2018 Fafas Book Corner rated it it was ok review of another edition 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 Still recommend flag 30 likesLike see review View all 4 comments May 17, 2018 Mlpmom Book Reviewer rated it it was amazing Shelves arc book read, dtb book 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 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 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 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 flag 24 likesLike see review View 2 comments Mar 11, 2018 mith rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 publication, arcs, kindle or ebook, contemporary, in betweeners, series This was not what I expectedERE S A PLANNED SEQUEL GOD BLESS AND GOODBYE flag 20 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2019 TL rated it really liked it I bought this one a whim from I had seen it floating around , but don t remember if I read many reviews for it Maybe it was part of the giveaways shrugs Thought maybe one of my friends had read it but nope someone I follow does so most likely it was from her but aah well.This one kept surprising me When I thought I had a piece figured out, it would twist itself and become something different A couple times, that got turned on its head too.I go with the flow most times I bought this one a whim from I had seen it floating around , but don t remember if I read many reviews for it Maybe it was part of the giveaways shrugs Thought maybe one of my friends had read it but nope someone I follow does so most likely it was from her but aah well.This one kept surprising me When I thought I had a piece figured out, it would twist itself and become something different A couple times, that got turned on its head too.I go with the flow most times in mysteries or thrillers and let the things come to me as they come Now and then my brain does guess it though and sometimes I m actually right This one was just a fun read Sometimes it easy to put down for Life things but every time I dived back in I had so much fun.I saw comparisons to Pretty Little Liars I can sort of see it but this I loved WAY than that one PLL I had fun with until it started annoying me There was a cohesiveness to this that I felt PLL lacked after awhile.Plus the conniving and everything in here was fun.The ending didn t drive me up a wall either, which was a plus Things are neat and tidy in one aspect for now anyway and another thread to be unraveled is nicely setup.I am looking forward to the next one, surprisingly enough This is one I didn t expect to love, but very glad I listened to my gut and picked up for myself.Would recommend Major Cover Love for this as well 3 Kudos to the design team on this one flag 18 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 08, 2017 Niki Hawkes The Obsessive Bookseller rated it really liked it Shelves arcs 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 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 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 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 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 funThe 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 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.Recommendations 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 Via The Obsessive Bookseller at nikihawkes Other books you might like flag 22 likesLike see review Nov 09, 2018 Lia a paper pigeon marked it as to read Jennifer Lynn Barnes, my love She s finally back and I had no idea T_T flag 11 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 09, 2018 Sara A Gingerly Review rated it liked it Shelves 2018, audio book 2018 3.5 starsI 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 Full review can be found here book was far 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 starsI 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 Full review can be found here book was far 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 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 flag 10 likesLike see review Nov 17, 2018 Stacee rated it really liked it Shelves read in 2018 I am a sucker for anything with debutantes, so I was all over this book when I saw the synopsis I loved Sawyer She s sassy and sarcastic and it was a blast being in her head while all of this unfolded There s quite a group of characters here and even though I loved all of the girls, I think Boone stole every scene he was in and I could easily read a million pages of him and Sadie Grace Plot wise, it was captivating I loved the present scenes intermingled with with past scenes It was a I am a sucker for anything with debutantes, so I was all over this book when I saw the synopsis I loved Sawyer She s sassy and sarcastic and it was a blast being in her head while all of this unfolded There s quite a group of characters here and even though I loved all of the girls, I think Boone stole every scene he was in and I could easily read a million pages of him and Sadie Grace Plot wise, it was captivating I loved the present scenes intermingled with with past scenes It was a clever way to keep things interesting My main complaint is the sheer amount of people There were so many families and so many connections and I finally gave up trying to keep track of everyone Overall, it was a fun story with characters I sort of want to hang out with I don t know if this is going to be a series, but if so, I m definitely here for it Huge thanks to Freeform for providing a finished copy free of charge flag 10 likesLike see review Nov 04, 2018 Jen Ryland added it 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.Also view spoiler hoping that the next book spends time on the pregnancy pact because what even And in the beginning of the book, Lillian pretty much invites Sawyer to come figure out who her father is Given what is revealed at the end, why would Lillian so that except to stir up some serious shizz hide spoiler Read of my reviews on JenRyland Check out my Bookstagram Or check out my Jen In Ten reviews on Youtube get the lowdown on current books in 10 30 seconds Thanks to the publisher for providing an advance copy for review flag 9 likesLike see review Nov 08, 2018 PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps rated it it was amazing review of another edition Sawyer lives with her inconsistent mother, barely scraping by Then her aristocratic grandmother Lillian makes an offer the eighteen year old can hardly refuse spend the debutant season living with her grandmother and she ll receive half a million dollars Sawyer doesn t expect to find a same age cousin who will become a friend, another friend and a frenemy or a mystery about her paternity.I didn t expect to enjoy LITTLE WHITE LIES as much as I did Jennifer Lynn Barnes gave Sawyer such a sharp, Sawyer lives with her inconsistent mother, barely scraping by Then her aristocratic grandmother Lillian makes an offer the eighteen year old can hardly refuse spend the debutant season living with her grandmother and she ll receive half a million dollars Sawyer doesn t expect to find a same age cousin who will become a friend, another friend and a frenemy or a mystery about her paternity.I didn t expect to enjoy LITTLE WHITE LIES as much as I did Jennifer Lynn Barnes gave Sawyer such a sharp, witty voice I couldn t help falling in love with her She wasn t easy, slow to warm up and trust, with good reason Her moral compass and empathy made her easy to root for The minor characters had distinct personalities and complexity.The first in the DEBUTANT series, LITTLE WHITE LIES will have readers eagerly awaiting the next installment and fallout from revelations near the end of the book Even with the cliffhangers LittleWhiteLies answers the important questions flag 9 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 29, 2018 Mogsy MMOGC rated it really liked it Shelves arcs and galleys, review copy, young adult, mystery 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum knew when I picked up Little White Lies that it might be a little outside my wheelhouse, but what I didn t anticipate was how much fun it was going to be Set in the world of debutante balls and grand estates, this novel might as well be set on another planet for all I know about Southern high society, but Jennifer Lynn Barnes ushered me through this beguiling YA mystery with a certain kind of mastery and finesse I ve fo 4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum knew when I picked up Little White Lies that it might be a little outside my wheelhouse, but what I didn t anticipate was how much fun it was going to be Set in the world of debutante balls and grand estates, this novel might as well be set on another planet for all I know about Southern high society, but Jennifer Lynn Barnes ushered me through this beguiling YA mystery with a certain kind of mastery and finesse I ve found only in the most skilled of writers.For as long as she can remember, Sawyer Taft s world only consisted of herself and her mother Eighteen years ago, pregnant with Sawyer, Ellie Taft was kicked out of the house and practically disowned by her high society family, presumably for the shame and scandal she brought upon them Since then, the two have been eking out a living in your typical small Southern town, with no other contact with family since Ellie was cut off As a result, Sawyer was raised with little to no knowledge of where she came from Her mother hardly talked about her past, and certainly not anything about Sawyer s father, whose identity has been kept a closely guarded secret from her daughter.Then one day, a mysterious stranger shows up on Sawyer s doorstep, introducing herself as Lillian Taft her maternal grandmother The stately woman has also brought our stunned protagonist an offer she can t refuse half a million dollars to spend the next nine months living on Lillian s estate, at the end of which Sawyer will be presented at the debutante ball Despite her initial misgivings, Sawyer knows she will accept The money itself is incentive enough, solving all her financial problems, not to mention a real shot at going to college However, Sawyer s true motivation lies rooted in the realization that living in her grandmother s world might mean finally learning the answer to the question that has dogged her all her life who is her father What follows is an absurdly entertaining tale that is one part twisted intrigue and mischief, and one part fish out of water story about an unassuming young auto mechanic who suddenly finds herself thrown into a world of makeovers, dresses, and southern style etiquette And of course, no story about high society would be complete without your fair share of secrets and scandals, so rest assured Sawyer stumbles upon quite a few of those in this novel too It s a little over the top, but not to the extent that it would turn me off.Most of Little White Lies is told in flashback, with little snippets of the present preceding some chapters In this way, readers are teased with the knowledge that something big has happened, and the plot gradually unfolds to describe exactly the series of events that take place before this huge bombshell Other chapters are also preceded by cryptic messages from some strange tumblr like website yet another mystery to be solved Needless to say, by the time everything falls into place, readers are guaranteed to be left wide eyed by all the surprises, betrayals, and personal dramas the author has managed to weave into this addictive novel featuring a number of unpredictable plot threads.Speaking of which, this was my first novel by Jennifer Lynn Barnes Within the first ten chapters, I was thoroughly sold on her writing She has a talent with words, which paired with a great sense of timing made it easy to become utterly absorbed with the story Like I said, this is a society I m totally unfamiliar with, but Barnes was able to create such a clear picture of the setting from the get go, everything else about the culture and the people just came easy And there are a lot of characters in this book Thankfully though, you don t need make a web diagram to keep track of all the names and relationships, because the author does such a fantastic job with characterization, giving every individual memorable dialogue and personalities One of the biggest joys of this book for me was being able to discover this world alongside Sawyer, as well as getting to know all the people we meet along the way There are some bitter rivalries and hostilities, but some pretty epic friendships too.I was also caught off guard by the ending Just when you think everything has been sorted out and put to bed, this book has a final surprise for us You just never know what could happen next on this crazy wild ride It bodes well for the sequel, and yes, I was thrilled to learn Little White Lies is the first book of a series I look forward to fun with Sawyer flag 10 likesLike see review Dec 18, 2018 Danielle Life of a Literary Nerd rated it really liked it Shelves contemporary, favorites, standalones 4.5 stars To success, Campbell said finally And to unholy alliances To friendship, Sadie Grace corrected She glanced at Campbell Or something vaguely friendship like I think fun is my buzz word for books I ve read and enjoyed recently Because Little White Lies was so much fun and I had a blast reading it We follow Sawyer Taft as she decides to live with her estranged grandmother and participate in debutante season in exchange for a six figure contract and hoping to find out her 4.5 stars To success, Campbell said finally And to unholy alliances To friendship, Sadie Grace corrected She glanced at Campbell Or something vaguely friendship like I think fun is my buzz word for books I ve read and enjoyed recently Because Little White Lies was so much fun and I had a blast reading it We follow Sawyer Taft as she decides to live with her estranged grandmother and participate in debutante season in exchange for a six figure contract and hoping to find out her father s identity Sawyer accepts Sawyer soon befriends a group of debutantes with secrets and drama of their own Little White Lies is a fish out of waters story with family at its heart Things I Liked So the prologue was perfect and set the tone for the story I was immediately captivated and drawn to this misfit group of girls who are snarky, honest, and real I either love a prologue or think it s unnessary and this one really worked for me.Sawyer Taft is a certified badass snarker and I loved her I love her weird and varied history of obsessing over random topics and collecting knowledge and skills from virtually every topic under the sun The dual timeline worked so well I loved seeing where the characters started and ended up and how their personal journeys unfold The flashforward kept me engaged in the stories progression and just had this super dramatic feeling that worked.I laughed so many times during this story It was just entertaining and funny without trying too hard It wasn t even specific jokes necessarily, just the environment of the story and the drama and hijinks Things I Didn t Like I feel like most of the characters were kinda one dimensional and it made it harder for me to really connect So it was of a quick, surface read instead of something that will really stick with me But I honestly didn t mind all that much because as I said, this was so much fun.The overall mystery of the story was pretty weak It was just really drawn out and unravelled at such a slow pace that I mostly didn t care about the reveal The developing friendship between Sawyer, Lily ,Sadie Grace and Campbell was much interesting to me I don t know how many times I can say I had a great time reading this without losing all meaning to the worlds, but this books was just the perfect blend of drama, snark, and heart I always love fish out of water stories and through in social politics, class etiquette, and underhanded pettiness and you ve got yourself a good time Little White Lies is a perfect book pick me up that will leave you smiling flag 7 likesLike see review Oct 05, 2018 Dianne rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc read, coming of age, great dialogue, great teen dialogue, netgalley, own, peer pressure, quirky, ya humor, ya mystery My rating 4.5 Stars The twenty first century still has debutante balls Do they still make white gloves For 500,000, street savvy Sawyer is about to find out about than which fork to use when her long lost grandmother, matriarch of a wealthy southern family makes her an offer she cannot refuse Then again, Sawyer isn t one to back down from a challenge, ever Besides, it will give her the golden opportunity to find out who her father really is and why her mother left her grand estate for My rating 4.5 Stars The twenty first century still has debutante balls Do they still make white gloves For 500,000, street savvy Sawyer is about to find out about than which fork to use when her long lost grandmother, matriarch of a wealthy southern family makes her an offer she cannot refuse Then again, Sawyer isn t one to back down from a challenge, ever Besides, it will give her the golden opportunity to find out who her father really is and why her mother left her grand estate for a rundown apartment on the other side of the tracks.What dirty little secrets hide behind the oh so proper gentile society her mother ran from Are these debutantes as innocent as they seem Sawyer is about to school them all in the reality of life and they are about to school her in the art of deception.Jennifer Lynn Barnes s LITTLE WHITE LIES is a cleverly devious, charmingly witty young adult mystery about truth, lies, family and the fact that even those white gloves can get a little dirty I fell in love with Sawyer s quick wit, keen sense of survival and her ability not to lose herself in the glitz, glamor and facades of the upper crust Her nemesis may have gone one threat too far and just maybe I wanted a couple of things clarified, but all in all, I loved it.Quirky, chaotic and filled with surprises, this is one heck of a twisted ride I received a complimentary ARC edition from Disney Book Group Publisher Freeform November 6, 2018 Publication Date November 6, 2018Genre YA Coming of Age MysteryPrint Length 400 pagesAvailable from Barnes NobleFor Reviews, Giveaways, Fabulous Book News, follow flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 29, 2018 Samantha WLABB rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, ya, mystery, audiobooks This was really fun and filled with twists I am going to tell you right now, Grandma Lily was some sort of badass, and I loved her I also thought Sawyer was fabulous She made me laugh quite a bit But the strength of this book was the mysteries and the relationships Sawyer made with her new family I really liked seeing the girls bond and their friendship grow BLOG INSTAGRAM TWITTER BLOGLOVIN FRIEND ME ON flag 6 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Shelley rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 releases, young adult, mystery thriller Source Library Genre Young Adult, Contemporary Rating 3.5 Thoughts Little White Lies is the first installment in author Jennifer Lynn Barnes Debutantes series Gil Girls and Pretty Little Liars go Southern in this comedic mystery about a girl raised by a down on her luck single mom who allows her wealthy grandmother to bribe her into becoming a proper Southern debutante all in the hopes of finding out who her father is Protag Sawyer Taft grounds this sudsy mystery with her honest approa Source Library Genre Young Adult, Contemporary Rating 3.5 Thoughts Little White Lies is the first installment in author Jennifer Lynn Barnes Debutantes series Gil Girls and Pretty Little Liars go Southern in this comedic mystery about a girl raised by a down on her luck single mom who allows her wealthy grandmother to bribe her into becoming a proper Southern debutante all in the hopes of finding out who her father is Protag Sawyer Taft grounds this sudsy mystery with her honest approach to relationships and situations, and her very personal mission to find out where she comes from Full Review Gizmos Reviews flag 6 likesLike see review Oct 17, 2018 Joy Novel Thoughts rated it it was amazing What a fun and exciting read I was highly entertained and I never wanted the story to end Sawyer Taft s story was riveting and complex, but also an easy read with so many twists and turns that you never knew what would really be happening next All of the girls in this group of debutantes had their own secrets, which thickened the plot even.I personally love the idea of debutantes and I love a good murder mystery, even though Little White Lies didn t have any murder seeing the many myster What a fun and exciting read I was highly entertained and I never wanted the story to end Sawyer Taft s story was riveting and complex, but also an easy read with so many twists and turns that you never knew what would really be happening next All of the girls in this group of debutantes had their own secrets, which thickened the plot even.I personally love the idea of debutantes and I love a good murder mystery, even though Little White Lies didn t have any murder seeing the many mysteries getting solved was just as enticing All of the major plots were closed in Little White Lies, but one story was lined unresolved just enough that we are set up perfectly for another book to come to life and I m truly hoping that we will in fact get from these angry debs Little White Lies is filled with revenge, discovery and lies You don t know who Sawyer can trust, not her mother, her new friends or her grandmother and the rest of her new family Little White Lies is riveting and I couldn t put it down Open this story and watch it unfold before your eyes flag 6 likesLike see review Jul 18, 2018 Lisa rated it liked it Shelves 2018, arc I think this book was about 100 pages too long What starts off as an intriguing mystery devolved into a slightly less interesting family drama I love this author, so I hoped to love this one, but I think her Naturals series is stronger flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 05, 2018 Erin Arkin rated it really liked it Shelves read in 2018 Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes was everything I hoped it would be when I picked it up There are so many things that are uncovered throughout this book that I can t even get into it all but I promise, no spoilers.Sawyer Taft grew up on the wrong side of town and the only family she has ever known is her mother who isn t necessarily reliable When her grandmother Lillian Taft, someone she has never met, shows up at her door with a deal she doesn t really want to say no to, she finds he Little White Lies by Jennifer Lynn Barnes was everything I hoped it would be when I picked it up There are so many things that are uncovered throughout this book that I can t even get into it all but I promise, no spoilers.Sawyer Taft grew up on the wrong side of town and the only family she has ever known is her mother who isn t necessarily reliable When her grandmother Lillian Taft, someone she has never met, shows up at her door with a deal she doesn t really want to say no to, she finds herself mixed up in something she never expected In exchange for participating in the current debutante season, Sawyer s grandmother will give her five hundred thousand dollars Now you might be thinking why would someone just agree to live with a stranger for a year for money, but her grandmother throws in the one thing she knows will push Sawyer to agree, the opportunity to figure out who her biological father is.As Sawyer moves in with her grandmother, she is immediately thrown into a family that she knows nothing about One thing she does learn very quickly is that everyone has secrets and those secrets can be dangerous I loved how Barnes set up the story by giving the reader a bit of the current situation and then immediately jumping back to where everything started It helped me start to connect the dots around what was going on with that said, there were a few twists and turns I didn t see coming.I really liked the characters in this story I won t cover them all but there are some key players that you need to know about First there is Sawyer s cousin, Lily She does everything she can to fit into her mother s image of perfect but remember what I said about secrets She has a big one and it is that secret that starts some of the trouble Sawyer is pulled into almost immediately They also come to be good friends and although they don t agree on everything, they support each other There is also Lily s best friend, Sadie Grace, who Another key character is Campbell Ames, the daughter of a senator and everyone tends to refer to her as the devil Which, full disclosure, she is definitely a piece of work As the story unfolds, we learn a lot about her story and secrets as well As I mentioned earlier, one of Sawyer s motives for taking the deal with her grandmother was to figure out who her father is and there are 4 potential options As Sawyer starts to dig, she learns about everyone in this debutante circle and it isn t necessarily a good thing It s no wonder that her mother left and didn t have any desire to go back although that isn t necessarily the full story but I m not going to say any about that.Ultimately this story is about than the mysteries though It s about family and friendships and as Sawyer learns about hers, she has to decide if they are who she wants to be around or if she wants to go back to living above a bar and working as a mechanic with only her mother to rely on Overall, I enjoyed this book It was fast paced, had some interesting characters, and enough twists to keep me guessing until the very end Although this was only my first book by Barnes, it definitely won t be my last I enjoyed every bit of this and can t wait to check out her others If you re looking for a story that has all of that, consider checking this out when you can.Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the copy in exchange for an honest review flag 5 likesLike see review Aug 26, 2018 Trianna rated it really liked it 3.5 5I think my main problem with this story is that the characters are not super developed and the focus is on the plot I tend to prefer character driven novels and wish we got to see devolvement from these characters they all seemed to have promise But, since I did not have an emotional attachment to the characters, the stakes and the risks they undertake did not have me on the edge of my seat There is a dual timeline thing going on The mystery is revealed to us in various flashbacks 3.5 5I think my main problem with this story is that the characters are not super developed and the focus is on the plot I tend to prefer character driven novels and wish we got to see devolvement from these characters they all seemed to have promise But, since I did not have an emotional attachment to the characters, the stakes and the risks they undertake did not have me on the edge of my seat There is a dual timeline thing going on The mystery is revealed to us in various flashbacks Although flashback makes them seem short The present day sections are like snippets I did think this was interesting and did add to the intrigue of the mystery The mystery itself was layered and the story went places I did not expect it to The ending is abrupt and a little underwhelming, but I am hearing rumors of a sequel I did enjoy this, some parts than others, and might read book two if the premise seems interesting If you like the drama of Southern Society with a touch of Pretty Little Liars, The Rebel Belle Trilogy, and Gil Girls, then I would recommend this to you Plus, the cover is gorgeous Thank you to NetGalley for providing me with an eARC in exchange for an honest review flag 5 likesLike see review Dec 05, 2018 Amelia rated it really liked it Shelves mystery, contemporary, plot twist Barnes has done it again When she writes mystery, she writes it good And her characters are certainly memorable First of all, the plot was an interesting one There are a few chapters from the future, but most of it is from the present It was quite fun getting to see how they ended up in that situation and it really surpassed my expectations We people generally make assumptions about people and events, sometimes we are right, most of the time, we are wrong In this case, I was very wrong Barnes has done it again When she writes mystery, she writes it good And her characters are certainly memorable First of all, the plot was an interesting one There are a few chapters from the future, but most of it is from the present It was quite fun getting to see how they ended up in that situation and it really surpassed my expectations We people generally make assumptions about people and events, sometimes we are right, most of the time, we are wrong In this case, I was very wrong I thought these girls are gonna be spoiled, annoying and completely the same Instead, I got slightly spoiled, sometimes annoying and completely different badass women who know what they want and how to get it At first, I was a bit skeptical considering they all had similar personalities, but once you pass the first few chapters, you start to see how different they are The girls were great and I really did enjoy reading about them But also, there were A TON of characters And I m not that good with names which means that I spend the first half of the book trying to remember who was who and is he related to this one or that one It was a mess I m still not entirely sure who s part of whose family but it doesn t really matter The girls themselves were such interesting people it was impossible not to like them and be fascinated by them.The plot twists were amazing Honestly, I tried to guess what s going on but I missed every time And that s what Barnes does best writing surprising twists and making you think you know something but you actually don t The ending was a good one and the whole plot took quite a different turn, which I m glad I really did enjoy this one and Barnes will forever be one of my fave authors, but still I can t give it 5 stars, because at times, I was slightly annoyed that we weren t getting any answers and the plot took a slower pace But besides that, I m glad I read the book and I ll definitely read the sequel D flag 5 likesLike see review Nov 14, 2018 Jen The Starry Eyed Revue rated it really liked it Shelves arcs, 2018, 2018 faves, audiobooks, contemporary, favorites, feel goods, girl power, murder mystery Y all, I love me some Jennifer Lynn Barnes I love when she goes dark and creepy and serial killer And now I love when she goes poofy and poised and in search of clues A mystery of debutante proportions Yes, please The family dynamic was perfection, as was the narrator for the audiobook And the fact that I didn t have everything figured out from page one I love some actual mystery in my mystery stories JLB is really good at the suspense, too, even when it s just, Who s my daddy and not Y all, I love me some Jennifer Lynn Barnes I love when she goes dark and creepy and serial killer And now I love when she goes poofy and poised and in search of clues A mystery of debutante proportions Yes, please The family dynamic was perfection, as was the narrator for the audiobook And the fact that I didn t have everything figured out from page one I love some actual mystery in my mystery stories JLB is really good at the suspense, too, even when it s just, Who s my daddy and not Who s the killer I would have liked a little closure, but I just saw that this is a series now, so I m happy as a debutante in pearls flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 18, 2018 rin lorenzo rated it really liked it Shelves 2018, eng, girls or women who kick asses, series continued after this one, side m f, better than expected this was actually way better than i expectedyou know with books like this you would expect it to be a full on girl on girl hate but no there was some tension but nothing drastic and what you usually see in books like this female friendship the mc is amazing, i m in love with herthe detective part is actually solid, even though i didnt like how it twisted in the end, but overall i was very engaged jennifer lynn barnes still owns my ass apparently flag 4 likesLike see review Dec 25, 2018 Sandy rated it liked it 2.5I was so excited to get into the story but unfortunately, I found it to be very underwhelming I didn t care for the whole debutante plot line and I didn t like how the story had alternating before and after chapters Since the after chapters are just small snippets, I didn t care for them or found them necessary to the story.For a good chunk of the story, I felt like it was a mess I had no idea what the story was trying to work towards because there was a bunch of different minor plot l 2.5I was so excited to get into the story but unfortunately, I found it to be very underwhelming I didn t care for the whole debutante plot line and I didn t like how the story had alternating before and after chapters Since the after chapters are just small snippets, I didn t care for them or found them necessary to the story.For a good chunk of the story, I felt like it was a mess I had no idea what the story was trying to work towards because there was a bunch of different minor plot lines coming into play and causing the story to go in a bunch of different directions The story does start to make sense as you get further into the book but it still took quite a while for things to connect It seems that there will be a second book but the ending also felt really abrupt While the story leaves you with a bunch of questions, I still wanted a bit closure flag 4 likesLike see review Apr 20, 2018 Madison rated it really liked it Shelves mystery thriller, young adult I would usually steer away from books about Debutante balls and the drama that might accompany such events, but Little White Lies is written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, so instead it became one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 And it did not disappoint Only Barnes could create such a setting and accompany it with breathless tension and mystery, expertly combined with humour and good old insult laden compliments Sawyer Taft has never known who her father is her mother refused to speak of hi I would usually steer away from books about Debutante balls and the drama that might accompany such events, but Little White Lies is written by Jennifer Lynn Barnes, so instead it became one of my most anticipated reads of 2018 And it did not disappoint Only Barnes could create such a setting and accompany it with breathless tension and mystery, expertly combined with humour and good old insult laden compliments Sawyer Taft has never known who her father is her mother refused to speak of him or the life she left behind But when Sawyer s maternal grandmother makes a sudden appearance, she promises both answers and a whole lot of money if Sawyer will agree to live with her for nine months and become a Debutante While trying to find her own answers about her mother s past and her unknown father, Sawyer becomes entangled in another mystery, all while juggling brunch, dress fittings, and the special kind of horror that is a spa day Little White Lies is both a fun contemporary novel and a mystery It took the majority of the book for me to figure out what on earth was going on in this story What was the mystery about, how would it all play out I knew there were clues along the way and things would slowly fit into place, but the big picture didn t become clear until the very last part of the book And that s when my interest was really captured That ah ha moment was awesome, and the way it all fit so neatly together was clever, and very much Barnes style Little While Lies carries Barnes signature writing style classy, clever, witty and wholly unique I instantly, instantly loved Sawyer There is such a thing as love at first sight, or perhaps in this case it is love at first line, because when she threatens a rude customer with wire cutters and archaic torture methods I knew she and I would get along just fine Her dry sense of humour is the perfect contrast to the sugar sweetness of her new companions The flow and tension of the story is helped with before and after sections, as well as artwork from a very interesting Tumblr page The artwork was not included in my ARC but explanation of its inclusion is just one of the many clues that are revealed as the story unfolds While I didn t enjoy Little White Lies as much as I love Barnes The Naturals series, I know readers will love this mix of mystery and cotillion, secrets and ball gowns, devious plans and hairdos, opening Barnes writing to new and old fans alike.As to that ending, well, I even wrote to the publicity department to check that my copy is a complete and accurate representation of the final book I never heard back and so I must assume that it is Which means Little White Lies has one hell of an ending Yet readers are still left with a sense of conclusion, even if they as I am will be desperate for the second book in what promises to be a very exciting, unique, and clever series The publishers provided an advanced readers copy of this book for reviewing purposes All opinions are my own.Find reviews, reading age guides, content advisory, and recommendations on my blog Madison s Library flag 4 likesLike see review Feb 24, 2018 Michelle rated it it was amazing Shelves ya mystery Pub date Nov 2018I love Ms Barnes YA mysteries and this one is even better with awesome main character Sawyer Taft Her deadpan humor and take no BS attitude while having to navigate her newly found Southern high society family is fun and addicting While the mystery of her father s identity is the driving force, the challenge of finding out what a fellow evil debutant is doing is just as interesting Ahhhh but what a cliffhanger I m convinced that my advanced copy was shorted by a couple of Pub date Nov 2018I love Ms Barnes YA mysteries and this one is even better with awesome main character Sawyer Taft Her deadpan humor and take no BS attitude while having to navigate her newly found Southern high society family is fun and addicting While the mystery of her father s identity is the driving force, the challenge of finding out what a fellow evil debutant is doing is just as interesting Ahhhh but what a cliffhanger I m convinced that my advanced copy was shorted by a couple of pagestalk about evil But it s soooo good, it s worth it This doesn t come out until late fall, but I couldn t wait to read it, having read an excerpt in her last Naturals series ebook Can t wait for the next one Fans of Ms Barnes, Rachel Hawkins and Veronica Mars will love it too flag 4 likesLike see review View all 5 comments Dec 10, 2018 Monica rated it really liked it Shelves 2018 read books, 2018 release, borrowed it, couldnt put it down, fiction, first in a series, mystery, series incomplete, strong female, teen reader Cover 3 5 I like it Story 4 5 I really liked it There might be slight spoilers here, but nothing major I wanted to read this book when I heard it had Gil Girls vibes to it And it does sort of The main character, Sawyer, was raised by her single mom who is no Lorelei and taken in by her grandmother who definitely has some Emily Gil going on She is brought into a debutante life and kind of thrown into activities that she s not comfortable doing This sounds like a Mean Gir Cover 3 5 I like it Story 4 5 I really liked it There might be slight spoilers here, but nothing major I wanted to read this book when I heard it had Gil Girls vibes to it And it does sort of The main character, Sawyer, was raised by her single mom who is no Lorelei and taken in by her grandmother who definitely has some Emily Gil going on She is brought into a debutante life and kind of thrown into activities that she s not comfortable doing This sounds like a Mean Girls type of drama, but it really wasn t Sawyer may be different from the other girls, but only in the sense that she s not like the girls whose world she is thrown into I really appreciated the author s depiction of Sawyer She s confident, has rules for her life that are actually smart, and she has no problem communicating That was such a nice surprise in parts of the book where normally people would play games with each other well if you don t know, then I m not going to tell you , Sawyer blurted out what she meant It was definitely refreshing She s also kind, loyal, and has morals, which is also refreshing She doesn t hurt the females in her life over boys In fact, she s exactly the kind of friend I would have liked to have in high school The story does not go on and on about her looks and how unattractive she thinks she is, yet all the guys find her hot She has a couple of boys that think she s attractive, but it s not completely out of left field And she shuts them down anyway with one of her rules My point is that it didn t focus too much on looks when, in a book with this subject matter, it really could have My only complaint is that I wish there had been character development We get a general idea, but I would have liked depth.The plot was good I did guess the plot twist, but that doesn t really matter I found the pacing kept me turning the pages I m not really into mystery thrillers if that s what you call this, but I really enjoyed this one Not too thrillery to make me want to stop reading A bit realistic This was definitely family drama, which usually leave me wanting I like a good slow burn romance or something, but even though this didn t have that, I still really enjoyed it The end felt unfinished, as it should, since this is the beginning of a series I am looking forward to the second one, but I m not sure that I will still have the interest once it comes out We shall see Overall, this was just a fun book and I definitely recommend.Reread Probably if I was going to read the second one, I may reread this one to refresh my memory, but I m not sure It depends on whether this family story sticks with me or becomes forgettable Challenges 2018 Challenge flag 3 likesLike see review Nov 02, 2018 Resch Reads rated it it was amazing Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion Review Three words to describe this book, I AM OBSESSED I stumbled upon Jennifer Lynn Barnes when she first published The Fixer and I have been devouring her novels since then I saw Little White Lies being mentioned on social media and immediately knew I had to have it This book blew me away, southern bells, money, power plays, and plot twists had me on the edge of my seat I was captivated by the glitz and glamour of the debutante world and exhil Book Received in Exchange for Honest Opinion Review Three words to describe this book, I AM OBSESSED I stumbled upon Jennifer Lynn Barnes when she first published The Fixer and I have been devouring her novels since then I saw Little White Lies being mentioned on social media and immediately knew I had to have it This book blew me away, southern bells, money, power plays, and plot twists had me on the edge of my seat I was captivated by the glitz and glamour of the debutante world and exhilarated by the endless bombshells and revelations.This is Jennifer Lynn Barnes at her best yet I am struggling to put into words how good this book was I think what I love most about this book is that romance isn t necessary, the numerous plots, characters, and drama are than strong enough to stand on their own Sawyer is a strong, take no crap heroine and I am so excited to see what she uncovers next Her dynamic personality and sheer determination was admirable, watching her transform but remain true to herself was awe inspiring, and seeing her raise h ll in such a prim and proper place had me laughing out loud.Sawyer isn t the only amazing character though and I could write a short story about how wonderful most of the characters are Boone provided the perfect amount of comic relief, Sadie Grace was as sweet as pie and oblivious to everything, Walker and Nick were puzzles I wanted to solve still waiting to solve Nick , Campbell was the perfect anti villian, but the real scene stealer was non other than Lillian TaftSawyer s Grandma That woman is sassy, has eyes in the back of her head, and every conversation left me with questions than answers I do believe that s exactly how Sawyer felt too.This book was so fun, refreshing, and unique The story starts off with Sawyer s hunt for her father and I am still reeling from how it all plays out Let s just say that I would have never seen that coming I was bouncing between a constant state of giggles and utter shock throughout the book Not to mention I have a million questions and am already dying for This book was just bless your heart perfection and I can t wait for the next one flag 3 likesLike see review Dec 10, 2018 Jessica rated it liked it YA and I are in a weird relationship lately, and it s definitely making it harder for me to review books like Little White Lies This is a book that made me giggle, endeared me to its characters, but then ran way longer than it probably should have It s rough to sit in that middle ground where you genuinely loved the majority of a story, but there are just small things that make it rougher to finish than you expected That s this book in a nutshell.I mean, this book could have probably done wit YA and I are in a weird relationship lately, and it s definitely making it harder for me to review books like Little White Lies This is a book that made me giggle, endeared me to its characters, but then ran way longer than it probably should have It s rough to sit in that middle ground where you genuinely loved the majority of a story, but there are just small things that make it rougher to finish than you expected That s this book in a nutshell.I mean, this book could have probably done with a bit of culling in the plot department The mystery built around Sawyer and her newly acquired family members started out with a bang However, as the story progressed, it felt and stagnant The tension that Barnes built up so well at the beginning, that sense of growth that was tied to Sawyer, just slowly simmered off I was frustrated towards the middle of this story, and really ready to skim I kept on though and, I can say, the end of this book rewarded me So, if you feel the same, just keep going It s worth it.Also I should note that I appreciated how well Barnes rounds out these characters Debutantes of any sort have the ability to be vapid girls who have no personality to speak of In this case, the girls have a wonderful amount of depth Especially since Sawyer, an outsider to this whole world of pearls and balls, comes into the picture early on I loved the friendship and the family relationships that came to life on the page Each girl had their own little quirk that spoke to what we d expect from the debutante scene the mean girl, the pretty but spacey one, and the prim one However as time went on, each one of them broke out of the mold slowly but surely It was so refreshing.The actual ending of the book did cause a bit of huffing and puffing from me I knew that this was an ongoing series, and so I was thoroughly prepared for a cliffhanger ending What happened instead was the exact opposite Everything wraps up with a neat bow, and this book just ends No fanfare, no excitement, but then isn t that just like real life I suppose I ve been groomed to expect book ending frustration I m not sure if that s funny or sad.Anyway, this is well worth a read It s a charming book and, while it has its flaws, it pushes the envelope on what has been done with characters of this type before I honestly can t wait for the next book flag 3 likesLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed Jennifer Lynn Barnes who mostly goes by Jen was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado She s been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book which she now refers to as a practice book and which none of you will ever see when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after her freshman year in college, when she was nineteen Jen graduated high school in 2002, and from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science the study of the brain and thought in May of 2006 She ll be spending the 2006 2007 school year abroad, doing autism research at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom Other books in the series Debutantes 2 books Books by Jennifer Lynn Barnes More Trivia About Little White Lies No trivia or quizzes yet Add some now renderRatingGraph 347, 663, 354, 61, 20 if rating_details rating_detailssert top rating_graph Company About us Careers Terms Privacy Help Work with us Authors Advertise Authors ads blog API Connect 2019 , Inc Mobile version

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        Jennifer Lynn Barnes who mostly goes by Jen was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado She s been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book which she now refers to as a practice book and which none Jennifer Lynn Barnes who mostly goes by Jen was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma She has been, in turn, a competitive cheerleader, a volleyball player, a dancer, a debutante, a primate cognition researcher, a teen model, a comic book geek, and a lemur aficionado She s been writing for as long as she can remember, finished her first full book which she now refers to as a practice book and which none of you will ever see when she was still in high school, and then wrote Golden the summer after her freshman year in college, when she was nineteen Jen graduated high school in 2002, and from Yale University with a degree in cognitive science the study of the brain and thought in May of 2006 She ll be spending the 2006 2007 school year abroad, doing autism research at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom


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    1. 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 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 Pretty Little Liars, but much tame and age appropriate for the younger s Whi [...]


    2. This is totally like Gil 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 on the mystery than the characters, but the stakes were nowhere near high enough to be taken so seriously The scandals were really tame, weak and didn t warrant all th This is [...]


    3. 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 rev [...]


    4. 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 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 Definitel [...]



    5. I bought this one a whim from I had seen it floating around , but don t remember if I read many reviews for it Maybe it was part of the giveaways shrugs Thought maybe one of my friends had read it but nope. someone I follow does so most likely it was from her. but aah well.This one kept surprising me When I thought I had a piece figured out, it would twist itself and become something different A couple times, that got turned on its head too.I go with the flow most times I bought this one a whim [...]


    6. 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 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 than the first one or two sentences o 3.5 5 stars Jen [...]


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