A Soldier and a Liar

A Soldier and a Liar

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 m In a world on the brink of war, four superpowered teens must learn to work together for peace in Caitlin Lochner's ac...

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Title:A Soldier and a Liar
Author:Caitlin Lochner
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:The Soldier and a Liar
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

A Soldier and a Liar Reviews

  • Barbara
    Mar 13, 2019
    Lai Cathwell has the ability to read the thoughts of others, a gift that comes in handy in everyday life but also in the many conflicts that face her. After she is recruited for a special mission by an old acquaintance, she must use her abilities to pull this most unlikely team togethe...
  • Pants
    Jun 07, 2019
    I received this book as a Goodreads First Reads. It took me a while to get into the rhythm of this book. I didn't really feel invested in the characters like I did out of the gate when I read the first book of the Hunger Games series. The language sort of made the story feel pieced ...
  • Christine
    Nov 18, 2018
    I would liken this book to The Darkest Minds mixed with X-Men in terms of how the Nytes are treated and still teenagers/young adults. It was just okay. I never really connected with Lai or Jay, and the world wasn't well explained (or laid out), so I probably won't pick up the second...
  • Lindsay
    Nov 18, 2018
    When Lai decides to leave prison and rejoin the military, she doesn't know she's going to be part of a small task force consisting of Nytes. Nytes have a special ability and can function outside the domed sectors of this dystopian world. The Etoiles (French for "stars") are what's left...
  • Trisha
    Jan 18, 2019
    Great action-y plot, strong characters, guessing it's a number one. Slight niggle, not sure the title really fits (they ALL lie... they are all soldiers.. hmmm). ...
  • B.R. Myers
    Dec 22, 2018
    In a society ruled by the Council, a special force of gifted teens are assembled to fight an emerging underground cell of rebels. Lai is a former soldier who hides her telepathic ability, using it to her advantage against those she doesn?t trust?practically everyone. When she m...
  • Tamara Morning
    Feb 26, 2019
    Title: A Soldier and a Liar Author: Caitlin Lochner Genre: YA, fantasy Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Lai is a Nyte, a supernaturally gifted teenager with abilities that frighten the Etioles without abilities?but with numbers and power on their side. Lai is in prison: by her own choice a...
  • Jackie
    Mar 12, 2019
    A book that has all the elements for a fast paced, sci fi adventure but ended up falling flat. ?A Solider and a Liar? follows Lai, a gifted telepath who went to prison to escape the military and Jay an officer looking to bring her back for a mission to eliminate rebel threats w...
  • Cassie
    Feb 22, 2019
    It has been so long since I have read a dystopian novel and A Soldier and a Liar was the perfect book to fall back into the genre. Providing a futuristic setting where the world is in disarray and people are fighting to survive, this book provides an outlet for multiple characters to s...
  • Dianne
    Jan 25, 2019
    Four gifted teens will learn the meaning of teamwork in order to prevent a war that could end the world and one of them may be the prophesied to make the ultimate sacrifice? Caitlin Lochner?s A SOLDIER AND A LIAR is an action-packed tale where coming of age can be deadly for tho...
  • Katherine Paschal
    Feb 18, 2019
    Come join me at https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/ Lia has spent the last two years locked away in prison, but what nobody knows is that she sneaks out at night to help the underground group of Nyte's who long for peace and acceptance in a world that calls them "demons". When the...
  • Tonja Drecker
    Feb 22, 2019
    After reading the blurb, I knew I had to get my hands on this book, and I was not disappointed. Lai's world is broken into two sorts of humans, those with powers and those without. Those with powers, the Nytes, are shunned, mistreated and mistrusted. Although Lai, a Nyte who is a te...
  • Shelee at Book Reader Chronicles
    Feb 20, 2019
    **3.5/4 Stars** A Soldier and a Liar was a unique and action-packed story with a mixture of sci-fi and dystopia. Each character held depth and felt fully realized, standing within this world on their own two feet with a purpose. There was such an instinctual relatability with Lai?...
  • laura (secretpoetreads)
    Feb 20, 2019
    3.5 stars. It has the found family trope, and it's done pretty well. I loved the way this trope was written! But overall, this was a slightly interesting story. The premise is great and I love the whole idea with superpowers. It's your typical dystopian with powers and having ungif...
  • T.H. Hernandez
    Mar 11, 2019
    I wasn?t sure what to make of A SOLDIER AND A LIAR at first. It starts off slow and the characters are difficult to relate to, but I?m glad I stuck it out. The story and character development really picks up at about the 50% mark and takes off after that. Lai Cathwell is 17-year-ol...
  • Forever Young Adult
    Feb 23, 2019
    Graded By: Stephanie Cover Story: Don?t Go Into The (Generic) Light BFF Charm: Meh x2 Swoonworthy Scale: 2 Talky Talk: Fine But Forgettable Bonus Factors: Superhuman Powers Relationship Status: Swipe Left Read the full book report here. ...
  • Sam Taylor
    Dec 14, 2018
    I really enjoyed this! It's a fun read about a group of teens with superpowers--and all of them with secrets--trying to find a place for themselves in a world where society doesn't trust people like them. These four wind up in the same troop in the military and have to find a way to wo...
  • Stephanie Moore
    Jun 02, 2019
    I really enjoyed this book more than I thought I would. I am a sucker for people with special powers, especially when it involves them living amongst people without powers. The drama and politics inherent in this dynamic was well done in the case. In this book, I really liked the in...
  • Justin
    Feb 26, 2019
    3.5 stars. I recieved an ARC from a goodreads giveaway. This started out great. The characters were jumping off the page and the pacing was perfect. Then the story hit a snag somewhere and things slowed down and started to drag a bit. I felt like some of the plot felt more formulaic th...
  • Namera [The Literary Invertebrate]
    Mar 05, 2019
    This book had great characters, but horrifically bad worldbuilding. It's told in dual first-person perspective by Lorelei 'Lai' Cathwell and Jay Kitahara, a pair of Nytes - meaning people born with special powers. She's a telepath, and he's an empath who can also tell if someone's...
  • Kelli Cross
    May 03, 2019
    Actual Rating: 3.75 Stars I may revisit this rating - I listened to the audiobook version and it was difficult for me to focus. But honestly it wasn't anything new - this felt like any x-men comic but set in...space? The future? You know I genuinely do not know what the setting was,...
  • Anie
    Feb 17, 2019
    Received from Xpresso Book Tours 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 ...
  • Laura Ohlmann
    Apr 21, 2019
    Amazing narrative! The characters are easy to fall in love with, from Lai to Jay and the twins. They're complex and relatable and I would suggest this book to anyone, especially those with an interest in complicated familial relationships and speculative fiction. ...
  • Frida
    May 09, 2019
    A Soldier and a Liar takes place in a war-torn world that is ruled by the etioles, those without powers. They view the nytes , those with powers, with suspicion and hostility and force them to work as soldiers when found. The nytes are fewer in numbers and only started to appear a ...
  • Denise Rolfes
    Jun 17, 2019
    If you enjoy dystopian novels, this is the book for you. If you read a lot of dystopian novels, you will notice some similarities between the Hunger Games (sectors vs. districts) and Divergent (Nytes vs. Divergents) and A Soldier and A Liar, but the book has enough of its own story tha...
  • Teenreadsdotcom
    Mar 08, 2019
    Caitlin Lochner?s debut novel, A SOLDIER AND A LIAR, spins a thrilling story shrouded in suspenseful mystery. Humanity lives in domed cities, sheltered from the toxic, post-apocalyptic world outside. The cities, called Sectors, are governed by High Councils and protected by the milit...
  • Samantha Hastings
    Jul 27, 2018
    Hunger Games meets X-Men in this unique and highly addictive read. In a post apocalyptic world, there are two kinds of people Etiole and Nyte. Etioles are more numerous and run the Council and army. Nytes are gifted. They heal faster and have unique abilities, because of this, they...
  • Jessica Pinkley
    Mar 17, 2019
    A new young adult novel that all are sure to enjoy, A Soldier and A Liar is about four unlikely partners that work together to overcome a common foe. I loved reading this book and kept going back to it time and time again instead of other responsibilities! 5/5 Loved! ...
  • Jennifer Wrage
    Apr 04, 2019
    Note: I won this book on goodreads.com. I love the premise of this book. Good vs. evil is always exciting. I have to admit, I am still reeling from the ending. I don't like it! I guess there needs to be a sequel! Those of you that enjoy just a touch of futurism, this is a good one f...
  • Crossroads Library
    May 06, 2019
    This review is posted on both the Crossroads Public Library goodreads and my personal account. Actual Rating: 3.75 Stars I may revisit this rating - I listened to the audiobook version and it was difficult for me to focus. But honestly it wasn't anything new - this felt like any ...