The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr // Review

Title: The Truth and Lies of Ella Black by Emily Barr

Rating: ★★★

Release: 11th January 2018

Synopsis: Ella Black seems to live the life most other seventeen-year-olds would kill for . . . Until one day, telling her nothing, her parents whisk her off to Rio de Janeiro. Determined to find out why, Ella takes her chance and searches through their things. And realises her life has been a lie. Her mother and father aren’t hers at all. Unable to comprehend the truth, Ella runs away, to the one place they’ll never think to look – the favelas. But there she learns a terrible secret – the truth about her real parents and their past. And the truth about a mother, desperate for a daughter taken from her seventeen years ago . .divider-2461548_1280


The synopsis was interesting and really did intrigue me. I liked how Ella dealt with Bella and how their relationship was written. It was not only interesting about how Bella came to be, but I liked how you could clearly tell the difference between which one was talking at the time.

Ella’s reaction to the ‘reveal’ felt very raw and real. I really liked how she reacted to it, and how her family reacted too, it felt relatable and like something that really happened. The story was planned out well, and I liked how I could follow what was going on well enough.

I had high expectations when I started it, but unfortunately I just felt like it didn’t quite live up to what I hoped! There were a lot of good points throughout, but overall I just wasn’t really as immersed as I’d like!

You can buy The Truth and Lies of Ella Black on Amazon UK here!

*NOTE: I was sent this book in return for an honest review and that is what I have written. All opinions are my own and are completely truthful.*

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