Hiding Lies Blog Tour

Hey Everyone! As you can see, I am participating in a blog tour hosted by Entangled Teen for the book, Hiding Lies. They have kindly provided me with a copy of this book to review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way.

The blog post will have the following format if you are interested!

  • Giveaway information
  • Book Links
  • Book Review
  • About the Author

Giveaway Information:

Book Links:

Book Review:

Title: Hiding Lies
Author: Julie Cross
Series: Eleanor Ames #2
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: 17 April 2018 
Source: Entangled Teen
Format: eBook (ARC)
Pages: 300
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 19 April 2018 - 20 April 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

At Holden Prep, dirty little secrets always have a way of coming to the surface.

Eleanor Ames has never been what she seems. Average high school student on the outside, but reformed con artist trying to break free of her past on the inside. When Eleanor receives startling news about someone from her previous criminal life, plans for a new operation coinciding with her school’s upcoming field trip quickly consume her. 
But operations rarely go according to plan. And this is one her irresistible teen FBI agent boyfriend, Miles, would never approve of.
Now, more than just Ellie’s reputation is at stake. If she fails, it could be her life.

Book Review:
Pre-Reading Thoughts:

After the first book, I just cannot wait to jump into this. I was blown away and I hope that this book will do the same.

Thank you so much to Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a small disclaimer for this reading this review. I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts;

If you would like to see my thoughts on the authors writing, you can find it here.

Plot Thoughts:

The plot in this book was a lot slower. Things took a while to get going but at the end of the day it made for a really good plot. The amount of tension building that goes into this book is insane. I also really liked that we got to see a lot more Ellie's skills as a con artist at work. The mystery that is always present in this book is really well done because I can never guess what it is. I also like how the book has one main goal that gets broken down. As said in the book problem A to Z.

Character Thoughts:

I liked that we got to meet more characters in this book. The cast was already large but by adding in more characters, Cross made the book seem more wholesome. I really liked that we got to see more of Dominic. It allowed us to shed some light onto who he is as a character and what he stands for. This also allowed him to go through some character development.
Final Thoughts:

Overall, I liked this book. The book suffered a little for me because I read the two of them straight after each other but it was still a great follow up. These books just highlight why Julie Cross is such a well known author. She is amazing at writing books. The detail and the care that she puts in has clearly taken time to form. The plot in this book was a little slower but at the end of the day it was just as intense. The characters were amazing. There was a lack of dimension when it came to some of the main side characters but the main characters remained well developed. Thank you so much to Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy of this book to review. 

About the Author:

Julie Cross is a NYT and USA Today bestselling author of New Adult and Young Adult fiction, including the Tempest series, a young adult science fiction trilogy which includes Tempest, Vortex, Timestorm (St. Martin's Press). She's also the author of Letters to Nowhere series, Whatever Life Throws at You, Third Degree, Halfway Perfect, Chasing Truth, Off the Ice and many more to come! Julie Cross was a longtime resident of central Illinois but has recently moved her entire family across the country to continue her academic studies at Stanford University.

Yours in Reading,

Melleny Smith


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