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We Told Six Lies

3.34  ·  Rating details ·  949 ratings  ·  243 reviews
Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.

But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.

The police have a list of names, too. See now?
Hardcover, 322 pages
Published February 5th 2019 by Entangled Teen
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Abby Andrade (I'm not sure specifically what the six lies are) But I think the title has to do something with the untrue things or "lies" Molly and Cobain tell the…more(I'm not sure specifically what the six lies are) But I think the title has to do something with the untrue things or "lies" Molly and Cobain tell themselves about their relationship, what they want from each other, what they're willing willing to do to make a better life, what happened to their families, whether they're sane or not, and if they really love each other. They tell themselves these lies to protect those they love, but also to maintain a sort of sanity when circumstances are beyond their control. To me, the title "We Told Six Lies" is sort of an explanation or reminder to how Cobain and Molly got to where they did. It was by telling these falsehoods inside of their minds that they got to such a strange and deadly point in their life, but it's by facing the truth that they learned to get through it.(less)
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Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it
I'll take "Absurd names in the typical YA novel" for $800, Alex.


Why is this a trend in YA novels? I believe this book sets a new literary record with six such names.

2.5 STARS ⭐

This was just an alright read for me, a slightly above average YA thriller holding my attention until the last few chapters. Once the twist was revealed I kinda lost interest in how it would ultimately play itself out.

Basically this is
Chelsea Humphrey
Jan 14, 2019 rated it did not like it
I'm starting to think that I may need to take a break from YA mysteries, because insanity is reading the same genre over and over and expecting a different result. The blurb for this book is so vague and mysterious and I was here for it, but then as I began this book and read on, I discovered this was mostly, in fact, a problematic romance with a hint of excitement at the end. If you haven't read more than a handful of thrillers featuring an unreliable narrator, then you will likely be surprised ...more
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
We Told Six Lies by Victoria Scott is a young adult mystery/thriller. The story is told from the different points of view of Molly and Cobain and along with switching the timeline from the current to events in the past.

What the story starts off with is joining Cobain in the present as he’s being questioned by police. It seems that Cobain and Molly may or may not have been in a long time relationship depending on who is asked. But what definitely is true is that Molly has come up missing and all
Jennifer Kyle
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars

What a fast paced and consuming read.
Elle G. Reads
Jan 21, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: ya-thrillers
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Genre: Young Adult Psychological Thriller
Actual Rating: 3 stars (I liked it)

Filled with major twists and turns that had my head spinning, We Told Six Lies is bound to be a major hit upon release! There were so many times when I was reading this book that I thought I had it all figured out only to be completely surprised when I found out I was wrong. I give the author kudos for making things seem one way and then shocking readers with the truth. This is a hard
Lara (Bookish_turtle)
I still really want to solve the mystery of the title! I have read the book, and I still have no idea what the six lies were. I feel like I should know, but I don't. And I really want to!!

But putting that aside, this book was pretty good! There was so much that happened, and it was really unpredictable!

I always thought I knew what was about to happen, but then I never really did...

Characters were complex, and I really liked that. But their names were also equally as complex as their personalitie
Julie Parks
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller, ya
I read this book in one sitting last night and it isn't even that short.


I didn't think the plot was completely unpredictable, but I think maybe that was exactly the point. You kind of see where it's going - or so you believe - and you grip your Kindle hoping you're wrong, at least a little wrong. I was a little wrong but in an even more shocking way.

I think this book is perfect for those readers who like twist-guessing and thrilling young adult stories.

Thank NetGalley for the chance to
destiny ♡ howling libraries
Cobain thought everything was going great with his girlfriend Molly, until she goes missing. Until everything he thought he knew about her and their relationship comes crashing down around him. Until he sets out on a mission to find her all on his own—because the police are too busy trying to pin the crime on Cobain himself.

Oof, this is a tough one to rate and review. On one hand, it was kind of addicting and I flew through it; on the other, there’s a lot to unpack here that might make this
Kristy K
Another mystery, another unreliable narrator. When the first twist came (long into the story) it surprised me. Then the second one came. Again, nice twist. And then they kept coming, kept coming, kept coming and I’d had enough. I think a good mystery uses twists sparingly and at the right time. When you throw a bunch in at the end of the book it discounts them and makes for some eye-rolling.

Cobain, our first person narrator for most of the story, weaves a tale of an alluring, unique girl, Molly
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
**I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**

Well, that was quite a strange little book I just read. 

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I am not one for mystery novels, especially YA mystery novels. And yet, I constantly find myself reading them. Why? I have no idea. I don't necessarily like them. Maybe I'm secretly holding hope that I'll find one to blow me away. Sadly, this one wasn't it. 

This novel was a ride.
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4,5 stars

So I'm the kind of reader that fall for a cover and suddenly gets interested in everything about the book. That's how I got curious about WE TOLD SIX LIES. I didn't know the author but when I saw the cover and the tittle I was drawn to it. And then the blurb? It gave me goosebumps! So I started it not knowing what I would get, to finished it mesmerized by the story I just read. The author made us believe in so many things. I hate spoilers but I always read making ass
Jan 23, 2019 rated it did not like it
I read to 45% and then skipped to 80% and read the rest of it.

I didn’t care for the characters and that made me struggle with caring about their journey. The flip flop of then and now chapters were clever, but the constant use of “you” as the story progressed kept me from settling into the story.

The ending slash reveal was okay, but definitely not enough to get me to read the part that I skipped. I can see how people might like this, it just wasn’t for me.

**Huge thanks to Entangled Teen for pr
Sarah Swann
Jan 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I teetered between a 3 and 4 star rating for this one. Went with a 4 because of the ending. The last 50 pages really had me turning the pages faster and faster. But....this doesn’t go without the typical over the top YA troupes. Crazy character names (the author must be a Nirvana fan) and the “ok, calm down kid” teenager emotions. With that said, the story was good and the ending was fantastic.

*thanks to the publisher for sending me a review copy.
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The ARC of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

To be honest, I didn't expect it to like this book to much, but it totally blew my mind!
"We told six lies" is a YA mystery and it's about a girl and a boy who fall in love, but it's not just it.
It's about love and loss, sadness and depression, hate and betrayals. Plus, it really focuses on lies and the consequences they might have on us and those around us. Lying might seem the simp
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

I am quite sad that I didn't like this more, as I have loved the author's previous books. Honestly, I just disliked all the characters so much that I didn't much care what happened to them? Like meh, send them to jail, kill 'em off, whatever. 🤷‍♀️

Things did pick up toward the last 20% or so, which was a bit of a saving grace, and is probably what is making me give it more than 1 star. And I am rounding up because... Idk, guess I am just feeling like being nice. Plus it was pretty quick, so t
Dec 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I have a confession to make. I almost DNFed this book about 20% in.
The plot didn't hook me from the beginning, and the mystery at hand only got me interested maybe 30% into the book. But I kept reading because of one, Victoria Scott wrote one of my favorite books of 2017 and I thought that the least I could do is give this one a chance, and two, I really enjoyed the writing style of this book and the jumping from one style to another depending on the chapter made it dynamic enough to keep it ent
My reaction when I first started this novel:


My reaction when I realized that the main characters are terrible individuals:

I love flawed characters - I practically live for them, but Molly is the worst kind of manipulator. Truly a horrific girl. Sociopath. Cobain reminded me of some creepy stalker - you know, the kind that makes you want to shut all your shades during the day. I know I would have loved this book in high school. Perhaps, I just found it too many years too late. I gave it three
Taylor (TaysInfiniteThoughts)
Remember how many lies we told, Molly? It’s enough to make my head spin. You were wild when I met you, and I was mad for you. But then something happened. And now you’re gone.

But don’t worry. I’ll find you. I just need to sift through the story of us to get to where you might be. I’ve got places to look, and a list of names.

The police have a list of names, too. See now? There’s another lie. There is only one person they’re really looking at, Molly.

And that’s yours truly.

Molly is the new girl a
Jenny (Bookbookowl)
Dec 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Many thanks to Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy of We Told Six Lies, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

Ohhh I loved this book!  I just read it in one day because I couldn't put it down.  Cobain is the slightly 'weird' kid at school.  He doesn't talk much, and tries to keep his head down and off everyone's radar, but then Molly arrives.  She sees him and seems to see him differently to everyone else.  He finds himself falling for her in a big way, but then suddenly Molly
Nia •ShadesOfPaper•
You can find this review and others on my blog shades of paper

“Did you know it, then, that I already belonged to you? Because I did, you beautiful, wicked girl.”

Even though the synopsis seemed a bit vague, I was incredibly excited to read this book, because I really enjoyed the other book I read by this author, and the premise was pretty mysterious and I wanted to know what was going to happen and what the book was about, but overall I was so disappointed with the story and everythin
Victoria Bunce
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed
I received a copy of WE TOLD SIX LIES from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!

Five stars and here’s why:

I loved it. This YA book nailed the twisted, thrilling story, and the issues teens face in today’s fast-paced world where it is hard to trust anyone let alone the people you love. Everyone has a motive, and that’s why I started reading it and couldn’t put it down. The characters border on unreliable and unlikeable in the first few chapters, but they are relatable
Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)
I want to thank NetGalley and Entangled: Teen for providing me with this copy in exchange for an honest review

Well, this was a wild ride. I honestly expected something different from this story, I liked certain aspects such as the plot twist and the final chapters, which were quite solid. On the other hand the characters are very stereotyped and there's a lot of cliche going on in the relationships and the plot in general . It was an interesting book, although I wasn't surprised about it


2.7/5 ⭐️
Thank god it's finally over. What sounded like a cool premise turned into nothing more than a nuisance. I could probably be nice and bump it up to 1.5 stars because, like I said, the synopsis is pretty killer but boy, this was bad. No wonder I couldn't find it in stores. Imagine I actually spent $20 on this thing? Yikes.

I'm not typically in the business of reading bad books and when I do, most of the time I can find at least one good thing to say about it. But I truly cannot find a single good t
Yna from Books and Boybands
I wanted to love it, but I just got lost.
Christina (Christina's Book Corner)
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Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"We Told Six Lies" is an engaging YA thriller. Cobain is an 18-year-old loner- he doesn't have any friends, and he is OK with that. There were some events in his childhood that we slowly get information about that led him to be a body builder without any set program. His size tends to keep most people at bay. Molly is different- she wants to get closer to him. They have been dating for a while when Molly disappears.

Nothing seems to be adding up. The police keep questioning Cobain, but a letter i
Calista Andrechek
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it

Thank you Netgalley, Victoria Scott and Entangled Publishing for the free e-book for in exchange for an honest review.

A relationship full of lies, enough to make your head spin. You were wild and I was mad for you in an instant. But now something has happened to you and you’re gone; but don’t worry, I have a listen of suspects and I will find you. The police think I have done something to terrible to you, and you made it easier for them to think so.

This book was addicting, I started it and was
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an e-ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*

This story was a mystery from page one. Cobain and Molly and their not-so-honest relationship were mindblowing in ways I didn't anticipate. I honestly didn't know the truth as I read two POVs moving from past to present but weaving masterfully a web of secrets, lies, and romance. Victoria Scott knows how to keep you trapped in the insecurities of her characters, how they try to weave t
Dec 26, 2018 rated it liked it
A really engaging and fast paced read, I read it in a couple of hours as I was desperate to find out what was going on!
It’s part romance, part thriller and part mystery.
Cobain is a fascinating character and I loved seeing how his mind worked as everything around him started to unravel.
The differing narratives added an element of intrigue as I had my suspicions about who the kidnapper was but I couldn’t work out why that person would have done it!
The ending was a big shocker!
Lost in Book Land
Aug 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Welcome Back!

It's been a busy week for me. I have been trying to get back into the swing of things and force myself to get into a good schedule (sometimes getting up early is hard). But one thing I have been doing in the mornings when I get up is spending a little time with an audio book. I love audio books but I find listening to an audio book in the morning when I am getting up early, just helps to get me awake and moving. I can take my phone around the house with me as I am preparing for the
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Victoria Scott is the acclaimed author of nine novels including FIRE & FLOOD, THE COLLECTOR, and ​TITANS. Victoria’s books have been YALSA-nominated, have appeared on the prestigious Spirit of Texas ​Reading ​Program​, and have been included on Bank Street College of Education's Best Books of the Year list. ​Her stories have been translated and sold in fourteen countries​, and FIRE & FLOOD is curr ...more

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