Beauty is alluring; it can disguise the ugliness beneath. But scarred beauty is even more potent to a girl who vowed never to let her heart be broken again. It was an easy vow for Candy to keep until she met Jonah, an arrogant boy with a face that would be too perfect if not for the scar that marred the skin beside his eye.
That imp ...more
Debra Doxer, an American author, has penned a compelling YA tale, Sweet Liar which happens to be the second book in the Candy series. This book unveils all the secrets around Candy. She learns about her father's nature of work, and all the secrets behind Jonah's past. But will the truth set Candy free? The first book unfolds Candy's love story with Jonah and we get to see how Candy gets messed up in her father's world ...more
This book was off the hook! How do I even begin to describe this book???
I loved Jonah and Candy, finally! Alot more romantic scenes between, I honestly loved this story to death! I was missing out so much on this, and to those who have not read this book you guys seriously need to read this, you won't be disappointed!
This book begins with exactly where it left off, but it h ...more
If some of you recall that read my review for Like Candy, I had some reservations about the main character. I loved the story but at times Candy was childish and jumped to conclusions way too often and even though I really liked her by the end of the story, I still wasn't completely in love with her ch ...more
Genre: Young Adult
Love Triangle/Insta Love?: Still has the insta.
Cliff Hanger: Nope
Rating: 3 Stars
All out of ten
World Building: 7
Series Congruity: 7
Best Part: Lots of secrets revealed!
Worst Part: Draggggggggggginggggggggggg
Thoughts Had: Oh snap!!!; Get to the point already!
Continuing the Series: n/a
Short Review: Well lots of secrets are revealed in this novel. I was surprise ...more
I have no idea how I somehow managed to miss that this was the second book in a series when I requested it. I'll really have to give the first a read, especially since this book picks up literally right in the middle of all the heat that I'm assuming leaves off in book one. Like, literally right in the middle of an important scene.
So, keeping in mind that I'm reviewing this without having read the first book, I'm giving ...more
If you haven't already read Like Candy, then please go HERE to check out the first book in the series. This review will contain spoilers if you haven't already read the first book. :) This is such a unique series. There aren't many YA romantic thrillers out there.
So, I was only 20% in when I encountered my first shocker of the book. The first of several things to come that I didn't foresee. This story is full of little twists and turns. I got all of the answers I was looking fo ...more
At the end of Book #1 we saw Candace aka Candy standing with a gun pointed at Jonah aka Cooper's dad and the gun went off. We were then left with a cliffie , which begins the book in Sweet Liar. We learn that the gun didn't kill Jonah's Dad , but in fact made him more angry for vengeance and we discovered more about what Candy's dad does for a living as he is arrested and detained for selling government secrets to the Chines ...more
Picking up where Like Candy ended, Candy is in her room, the memories of what happened earlier not going away. Her father was taken and Candy thinks she could have possibly killed someone. Jonah and his father are looking for answers but Candy won't give them. She wan ...more
I'm so conflicted with this. 1. Because I watch way too many movies dealing with intelligence organizations, so this doesn't seem to add up with the things I've learned in that respect. 2. Candy didn't act like Candy here, which threw me for a loop. 3. Drew's addition to this already far fetched plot seems ridiculous. 4. Jonah's demeanor towards Lorraine was cold, kind of. 5. Dad's reason for trading secrets with another country, all for his wife, ...more
Debra Doxer does it again with the way she wrote the story, but m ...more
The End, as I mentioned before there are several questions that are finally answered. We find out exactly who what when and where! I enjoyed every twist and turn the author gave us throughout the read. I wasn’t sure Jonah and Candy would find their happy ending but somehow things worked out. Jonah figures out a way to be with the one he loves against the odds. The reader gets a lot of closure but there is a friend or two who’s story lines are ...more
I was quite up and down with how I read Sweet Liar. I started it last year, a couple of months after I had finished the first book, Like Candy but I put it down after a few chapters. Coincidentally, that was in October when I was in a reading slump. Figures, right?
I picked it back up earlier this year and reread the first part and continued ...more
Eeeeek! I was SO EXCITED about the publication of this novel and its appearance on NetGalley! I couldn’t wait to read ‘Sweet Liar’ after the EPIC CLIFFHANGER at the end of ‘Like Candy’, which is the first novel in the ‘Candy’ duology. If you haven’t read the first novel, please do! It is ABSOLUTLEY AWESOME!!
First of all, let us just admire the cover. Isn’t it gorgeous? And so RIGHT for this book! I
The book picked up where it left off – Thank God! I was going to die if I didn’t find out what happened at the explosive ending of Sweet Candy.
Candy’s father’s risky job comes into fruition ...more
The story continues w ...more
Candy is back people! Finally I have the 2nd and final book of this duology. I reviewed LIKE CANDY, the first book of the series, a few months ago. Click this link if you want to reference that review first so you'll have a better grip on this one.
My biggest problem with LIKE CANDY was the way it ended. It left off like the end of a chapter, not the end of a book. Fortunately SWEET LIAR picks up right where it w ...more
Certainly, this isn't a book about candy store thieves who run off in the middle of the night in Robin Hood fashion to help satisfy every sweet tooth out there. It's way more than that.
Basically, the series is all about this badass chick named Candy - who is not as sweet as her name sounds - and her pursuit of uncovering the truth of her father's shady occupation and at the same time falling in love with the wrong boy at the wrong time.
I randomly selected this tit ...more
Actual rating: 3.7
Alright, here’s the thing: I was a little disappointed with Like Candy, because there was way too much high school drama, so I didn’t expect much of Sweet Liar. I thought it would be pretty much like the previous one, but I was wrong.
There is still a lot of high school drama, a lot o ...more
I really enjoyed the first book Like Candy when I read it back in August, and after that cliffhanger of an ending I've been waiting patiently for the release of book number two. The book kicks off right from where we left off in Like Candy, which is something I really liked about Sweet Liar, there was messing about with a pointless litt ...more
This book took me a while to finish solely because I started college so I haven't had time to read. This being said though, I found that I didn't get as captivated as with Like Candy. Not to say this was a bad book. It had its moments where it would draw me back in and I'd get through a bit in one sitting.
This picks up right where Like Candy ended. Candy has just fired the gun and you finally get to see whether she kills Jo ...more
*I received this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
After a long wait I can finally write about the sequel to Like Candy, entitled Sweet Liar.
I very patiently, (okay fine IMPATIENTLY) waited to read this book and it was most definitely worth the wait. The book began exactly where Like Candy left off. Although overall the book was great I have to admit I was a little disappointed with the beginning which is why I couldn't give it the extra 0.5. In ...more
Every page unveils a mystery little by little that will make you read it till the last page. After heading a particular scene, I kept reading I was starting to get hooked. The real personality of each characters was slowly unveiling. One of them is showing it when he's/she's in an emotional state making his guard down.
I love how the characters makes effort to get ...more
The book picks up where the first book, Like Candy, left off with a cliffhanger that left me wanting more. I thought the first book was a fun read that hooked me in quickly, and this one was no different. Candy is a great character and a strong female lead. Jonah is a great love interest for her. In this book, Doxer tells us more about Candy's father and the secret organization he works for, an ...more
Sooooo, in Like Candy we were left hanging in a major way! Thankfully, all of our questions were answered plus some new material introduced in Sweet Liar. Candy's father has done some things that probably weren't the best things to do, but he had a really good reason. In turn, Victor (Jonah's father) is after him for some vengeful reasons and will do anything to see him suffer. Because of what has happened Candy has lost her t ...more
Hmm... It's taken me a few days to read this, mainly because of work but also because it didn't go how I expected.
So, I read the first book Like Candy a week or so ago and I was loving the blossoming relationship between Candy and Jonah but I wasn't so keen on the other half of the plotline, the dad thing.
Unfortunately that was what this followed up on, especially after that cliffhanger ending from the last one. I ...more
En bref, un second et dernier tome qui a parfaitement répondu à mes attentes et qui m'a permis de vivre pleinement cette aventure avec Candy et Jonah. Les pages se tournent très vite, la plume toujours aussi agréable (et facile pour moi) de l'auteur m'a permis de ressentir pleinement les doutes, les joies et les peines des protagonistes. Le final nous réserve quelques surprises et est juste parfait au regard de cette aventure !