Luna and the Lieby Published 12 Dec 2018
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The problem with secrets is that they’re too easy to keep collecting.
Luna Allen has done some things she would rather no one ever know about. She also knows that, if she could go back in time, she wouldn’t change a single thing.
With three sisters she loves, a job she (mostly) adores, and a family built up of friends she’s made over the years, Luna figures everything has worked out the way it was supposed to.
But when one of those secrets involves the man who signs her paycheck, she can’t find it in her to regret it. Despite the fact that he’s not the friendliest man in the world. Or the most patient.
Sometimes there are things you’re better off keeping to yourself.
Luna and the Lie Reviews
Mariana Zapata is the Queen of the Slow Burn, and this book was no exception.
In fact, this book is VERY slow burn and what some might call super - super - slow in the extreme, but I personally love it.
Zapata authored one of my favorite books of ALL time, The Wall of Winnipeg, and if you haven't read that book yet, I encourage you check out my review on it and then read said masterpiece ASAP.
No, seriously, go read (or re-read) that review really quick so I don't have to repeat myself.
I'll wait here.
Perfect, well done.
As I said in that other review (literally - I'm copy and pasting this in here because lazy efficient), it's almost like you have to earn it in Zapata's books. And, like anything in life, the things you earn are the things you appreciate the most. And you seriously appreciate this love story by the time you get to end.
I will say that this book doesn't reach the pinnacles of Winnipeg for me - but alas, I doubt anything ever will - but it was still an enjoyable read. Again, it might be too slow for some people (even some Zapata fans) as it's probably the slowest one by her I've ever read, but I still dug it.
I personally love Zapata's character driven meandering. The small visual details and nuanced characterizations you get in a Zapata book are, in my opinion, worth every paragraph.
IT'S LIVE, PEOPLE.
omg I can't believe new MZ is imminnnnneeennnnttttttt.
There is just something about that cover. I cannot look away.
500 plus pages of absolute boredom. I skimmed nearly half of this book as I got so sick of reading EVERY.DAMN.THOUGHT this heroine had. Some of her thoughts could have been summarized, if not missed completely. Not sure I understood this book? Heroine seemed pretty immature for a 27 year old. Major tantrum after the hero says 'leave me alone' when someone important to him ends up in hospital.
I want this book in and around my mouth. I CAN'T WAIT!!
I love Mariana Zapata, but I don't love everything she writes. Luna and the Lie was such a slow start. I don't mind slow starts, but the main characters literally didn't even become friends until 60% into the book. 60% INTO A 600 PAGE BOOK!!! Are you friggin kidding me? Then, the characters kept having the same conversations not once, not twice, but THREE times!!! Why did I had to read several conversations over and over again????
The positives and what saved this to be a three for me was the last 30% of the book or so. There was a decent dose of angst and the storyline picked up a lot. I just wish Zapata's books were all as magical as TWOWAM and Lingus.
Reminder time: Goodreads is where readers go to share their opinions in a safe space. So if I get a bunch of comments about how you love this book and I'm wrong, I'm just going to delete your comments (and possibly you) and keep on living my life.