The Color of Lies

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The Color of Lies

"The Color of Lies" is about Ella Clearly, a girl whose family was born with a medical condition called synesthesia—her Gram Helen sees every sound, and her uncle Joe can literally taste words. Ella can see colors that reveal people’s true emotions, but one day she meets a guy she can’t read, and that’s when her whole life changes.

I love reading books about characters with synesthesia. It’s a very fascinating thing to read about, so that’s my biggest reason for picking up this book. I did enjoy reading it. It was a quick and easy read, but it did have some flaws. Some of the characters didn’t feel fully developed, and there wasn’t much character development when it came to Ella, but I did like her a lot.

Overall, it was a good YA thriller. Lots of twists and turns with a very interesting storyline. Some of the characters were lacking, but I did have a fun time reading it, and it was very well-written.

Book Blurb for The Color of Lies

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author CJ Lyons comes The Color of Lies, a world drenched in color and mystery.


High school senior Ella Cleary has always been good at reading people. Her family has a rare medical condition called synesthesia that scrambles the senses—her Gram Helen sees every sound, and her uncle Joe can literally taste words. Ella’s own synesthesia manifests itself as the ability to see colors that reveal people’s true emotions…until she meets a guy she just can’t read.

Alec is a mystery to Ella, a handsome, enigmatic young journalist who makes her feel normal for the first time in her life. That is, until he reveals the real reason why he sought her out—he wants to learn the truth behind her parents’ deaths, the parents that Ella had always been told died in a fire. Alec turns Ella’s world upside down when he tells her their deaths were definitely not an accident.

After learning her entire life has been a lie, Ella doesn’t know who she can trust or even who she really is. With her adoptive family keeping secrets and the evidence mixing fact and fiction, the only way for Ella to learn the truth about her past is to find a killer.

Perfect for fans of Caroline B. Cooney, Ally Carter, and Jennifer Brown, The Color of Lies blurs the lines between black-and-white facts and the kaleidoscope of reality.

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2018 4.00