Books On Our Radar: Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu

Crushed on by kelly, on July 10, 2019, in Books On Our Radar, Future releases / 2 Comments

Books On Our Radar: Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu

Liars of Mariposa Island is the newest upcoming novel by Jennifer Mathieu. I absolutely adore her books, and Moxie is one of my favorite contemporary books ever. So clearly, I am so excited for this historical novel, set in the 1980’s, told from siblings Elena & Jaoquin POVs, and layered in with flashback snippets of what their mother’s life was like as a teenage refugee, fleeing the Cuban revolution. Sounds phenomenal, and I can’t wait to read more of this character driven novel. If you are interested like me, I suggest adding it to your TBR, and check out the preorder campaign before the September 17th release!

Thank you to Fierce Reads & Roaring Book Press for providing me an advance copy, which in no way influences my opinions or my coverage.


Books On Our Radar: Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu

The Liars of Mariposa Island

by Jennifer Mathieu
Published by: Roaring Brook Press
on September 17, 2019
Genres: Young Adult, Historical Fiction
Pages: 352
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From the author of Moxie comes a stunning novel told in three voices about the lies families tell to survive.

Every year, summer begins when the Callahans arrive on Mariposa Island. That’s when Elena Finney gets to escape her unstable, controlling mother by babysitting for their two children. And the summer of 1986 promises to be extra special when she meets J.C., the new boy in town, whose kisses make Elena feel like she’s been transported to a new world.

Joaquin Finney can’t imagine why anyone would want to come to Mariposa Island. He just graduated from high school and dreams about going to California to find his father and escape his mother’s manipulation.

The Liars of Mariposa Island follows siblings Elena and Joaquin, with flashbacks to their mother's experience as a teenage refugee fleeing the Cuban revolution.

Jennifer Mathieu’s multilayered novel explores the nature of secrets, lies, and fierce, destructive love.



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