In a world on the brink of war, four superpowered teens must learn to work together for peace in Caitlin Lochner’s action-packed debut novel, A Soldier and A Liar.
Lai Cathwell is good at keeping secrets. As a Nyte, a supernaturally gifted teenager who is feared and shunned by the ungifted, this skill is essential to survival. Orchestrating her own imprisonment to escape military duty has only honed her ability to deceive others. But when rebels start attacking the city, Lai is dragged back into the fight with a new team of Nytes.
Thrown together with Jay, a self-conscious perfectionist consumed by the desire to be accepted; Al, a short-tempered fighter lying for the sake of revenge; and Erik, an amnesiac hell-bent on finding his memories and his place in the world, Lai realizes she’s facing an entirely different kind of challenge—one that might just be impossible. But if this team can’t learn to work together, the entire sector will be plunged into war.
A Soldier and A Liar for me was thrilling, captivating, and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end! A Soldier and A Liar was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author Caitlin Lochner who from the start hooked me with her unique story that was unlike anything I have read before! A Soldier and A Liar, in my opinion, is a phenomenal fantasy novel and already I would recommend this book to you lovely readers; however! If you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more about the wonderful A Soldier and A Liar!
A Soldier and A Liar is a thrilling, captivating, and memorable ya fantasy tale that will take its readers on a journey like no other! The reader in A Soldier and A Liar will meet the 17-year-old protagonist of the novel, Lai Cathewell. Lai however is no ordinary teenager as she has superpowers and is known as Nyte and she is not the only one. However, her kind is not treated with fairness or equality and thus her life is full of hardship. The reader will follow Lai as she soon hears of a group of rebel Nytes looking to overthrow the Etiole government and this forces her to team up with fellow Nytes to stop this from happening and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational A Soldier and A Liar!
A Soldier and A Liar is exceptional, original, and unlike anything, I have read before! I loved so much about this book including the many themes and elements explored throughout the book! All the themes are explored by Caitlin Lochner wonderfully, and she does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story! The result of this makes A Soldier and A Liar a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable!
Cailin Lochner is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp her reader’s attention from the first page. Lochner instead of writing long, drawn-out buildups which are commonly found in novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust her reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed! I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with A Soldier and A Liar, the reader will not encounter this issue because Lochner instantly develops her characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journeys!
Caitlin Lochner is not only a brilliant writer for her ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but she is also an excellent author for her ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout her story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Lochner’s shocking twists and her explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and makes the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonist(s) of the novel.
To conclude my thoughts on this wonderful book, A Soldier and A Liar is a thrilling, compelling, and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves fantasy and young adult novels then I implore you to read A Soldier and A Liar as it is a fast-paced novel that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!
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