A Soldier and a Liar by Caitlin Lochner

Author Caitlin Lochner
Title A Soldier and a Liar
Genre dystopia, sci-fi, ya
Number of pages 352
Published February 19th, 2019 by Swoonreads

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Received from Xpresso Book Tours


In a world on the brink of war, four superpowered teens must learn to work together for peace in Caitlin Lochner’s action-packed debut novel, A Soldier and A Liar.
Lai Cathwell is good at keeping secrets. As a Nyte, a supernaturally gifted teenager who is feared and shunned by the ungifted, this skill is essential to survival. Orchestrating her own imprisonment to escape military duty has only honed her ability to deceive others. But when rebels start attacking the city, Lai is dragged back into the fight with a new team of Nytes.

Thrown together with Jay, a self-conscious perfectionist consumed by the desire to be accepted; Al, a short-tempered fighter lying for the sake of revenge; and Erik, an amnesiac hell-bent on finding his memories and his place in the world, Lai realizes she’s facing an entirely different kind of challenge–one that might just be impossible. But if this team can’t learn to work together, the entire sector will be plunged into war.


A Soldier and a Liar is such a good story, one of those books that you have to read in one sitting. The structure, the setting, the characters, all amazing. :)

Different points of views really work in the story. It was so interesting to see Lai's point of view, on one hand, to see how she sees a world and then, on the other hand, to see how the world perceives her. 

The magical system is well thought out and very intriguing. I loved all the different superpower and the dystopic setting. There is a lot of mystery, spying and political intrigue.

I was hooked from the very start and I loved every page of it!

Highly recommend it!

Happy reading,
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  1. Thanks for being on the tour! This sounds very imaginative and entertaining throughout!


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