Monday, August 1, 2011

Review: Liar (Icarus Helix #2) by J.E. Medrick

Oh... J.E. Medrick... I see what you did there.  And I loved it!

After enjoying Cheat (Icarus Helix #1), I thought the rest of the series would be entertaining, mostly stand alone reads, but now I'm officially hooked.  These "episodes" are much more intertwined than I expected.

The Icarus Helix series is about teenagers with special powers with each installment being about a different teenager.

Liar features Ellen - a teen who can hear the real truth behind what is actually spoken.  (What a horrible gift to have in adolescence, right?)

Book Description
Marcus Tiller gambled away all of his money to the Bad Men. No sweat - they gave him more. But when his new bets went sour, he became desperate. He signed on with Icarus Consulting to inject newborns with an experimental compound.

Fourteen years later, Ellen discovers a startling ability - she can tell if people are lying. Not only that, but when they do, she can hear their true thoughts.

When a smooth-talking stranger hints at her powers, paranoia starts. Ellen finds herself drawn into best friend drama, tip-toeing around boys and fearing a divorce.

With the masks of people around her shattering, will Ellen learn to live with her power... or be struck down by it?

If you are a fan of Kyle XY, this is the perfect series for you.  I can't wait to see what's in store in Coward (Icarus Helix #3).


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  1. I am very happy you enjoyed it :) I totally agree - Ellen's power would have been horrible to have in high school! (Or, if I think about it... anytime...)

    I'm looking forward to what you think of "Coward"'s, David West ;)

    Thanks very much for the review!

    YA: Cheat, Liar, Coward, Thief, Thug
    Adult: Shackled

  2. Awesome. I didn't know Coward would be David's story! Can't wait.

    *** Spoilerish***
    In Liar, I realized what was happening when David got on the bus, but I didn't even realize who Ellen was until she was sitting in the classroom. LOL. No wonder she was such a freak! :D

  3. Rarely am I familiar with titles you review, but so many of them seem so interesting. I really ought to try this series...

    Can't wait to see what you think of the Book Thief!

  4. You should check it out. They are a lot of fun. :)

  5. FYI: I linked your IH reviews to my FB page :)

  6. Great! I'm writing up my review for Coward!

  7. I will be keeping a HAWK'S EYE out for it!


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