Welcome to the blog tour for
THERE WILL BE LIES by NICK LAKE!
Firstly, a big thank you to Bloomsbury Children’s for putting this blog tour together! I’m so excited to be a part of it and I absolutely loved my topic for the tour today (my favorite liars!) so I think it will be a lot of fun!
If you’re not familiar with THERE WILL BE LIES, it was JUST released on the 6th! YAY! Here’s a bit more info on the book itself before we head on over to the blog post:
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Nick Lake is the much-acclaimed author of In Darkness, winner of the Michael L. Printz Award, and Hostage Three, which received three starred reviews and was named a Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, and Boston Globe Best Book of the Year. He is also the Publishing Director for fiction at HarperCollins Children’s Books UK. Nick lives near Oxford, England. Visit him online at www.in-darkness.org and on Twitter at @NicholasLake.
MY FAVORITE LIARS
My topic for this blog tour post is telling you ALL about my favorite liars — Obviously the book is called THERE WILL BE LIES so… we know there are lies. What we don’t know is what the lies are and why they’re being told so it was really interesting to see Shelby’s thought process as she discovers all of this information! She’s essentially told that two lies and one truth will change her world forever so it’s a pretty big set-up for the novel!
It’s really interesting to look back on books that I’ve read (TV shows and movies too) and think about whether being a liar necessarily makes you a villain or not. In some cases, it’s a definitely YES (ahem, President Snow) and in other cases, it’s for personal gain but not intentional damage (looking at you, my lovely thieves & spies!) You MAY be surprised to know that liars are actually some of my favorite main characters, ESPECIALLY when they involve things like heists — but there are plenty of other liars that make up some of my favorite characters throughout literature and pop culture as well!
I LOVE thieves and spies. They’re some of my favorite characters of all time and naturally, they’re liars. Some lie more than others and are more for personal gain (ahem, Locke Lamora) but others lie for good! Locke Lamora and Jean Tannen (The Lies of Locke Lamora), Kat Bishop (Heist Society) and Maggie Silver (Also Known As) are some of my favorite liars in literature who are thieves and/or spies!
Thieves and spies also make up some of my favorite movies & TV show characters! Ocean’s 11 is still one of my favorite movies to this day and I absolutely love spy shows like Chuck and White Collar (even though both of them are over now)!
Sometimes the liars really ARE villains. Bad bad bad people. I most certainly will NOT tell you who is the liar in Dangerous Girls (I mean, obviously someone is lying about this murder investigation) but someone is the murderer and they are covering it up. Sometimes the villain is both lying and telling the truth like President Snow in The Hunger Games — which makes things even scarier because how do you know which is which? And sometimes people just stab you in the back. Like The Red Wedding. *sobs*
And sometimes the heroes are the liars too. Aladdin only lied to get the girl because he thought she wouldn’t like him for who he wants. Katniss had to lie to keep her and Peeta (and her family and basically everyone else) alive. And let’s be honest, Harry Potter lied a LOT. To Snape, to teachers, even to friends sometimes. Sure, he had good motives (most of the time) but he pretty much lied a lot. Sorry, Harry.
So where does this leave us with THERE WILL BE LIES? Is Shelby the liar or is someone lying to her? Well, you’ll just have to read the book to find out! I don’t share spoilers so there will be no lying from me here! *wink*
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