I am very pleased to be part of the blog tour for A Fabrication of the Truth by Katie Kaleski.
Genres: Young adult, romance, contemporary fiction
The last time Lexie Stein saw Dalton Reyes he lay in a pool of blood, hovering somewhere between life and death. Now, five years later, he’s the new guy in her high school.
What happened between then and now is a mystery Lexie is afraid to explore. Just one lie uncovered from her past can cause the house of cards she’s so carefully constructed to come crashing down around her. And Dalton is the key to that past.
She doesn’t need her grandmother’s warnings to convince her that Dalton means trouble. But the bond they shared as kids seems to have only gotten stronger, transforming into something wonderful and powerful.
When Dalton opens up about the intervening years and what they mean for his future, Lexie is determined not to let him get away a second time.
Young adult romance with heart, drama, and a lot of lies…
Lexie is a compulsive liar and has constructed a wall of secrets adn lies so thick that not even her best friends at school can pierce. However, when Dalton Reyes, the boy she last saw dying in a pool of blood aged eleven, suddenly walks back into her life, she has a choice to make: Dalton or her beautifully fabricated life?
The pace was sharp and the book drew me in from the start. The characterisation was strong, with believable characters and dialogue. The story made me laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. An emotional young adult romantic drama, with enough wit to keep you laughing through the tears. Recommended.
*My thanks to the author and their publicist for a free ARC copy in exchange for an honest review.