Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Lies I Live By
by Lauren Sabel


GENRE: YA Thriller



These are the facts: My name is Callie Sinclair. I am seventeen years old. I live in San Francisco. I love my boyfriend, Charlie. I work for a secret governmental agency. I am a psychic spy. This romantic, action-packed twist on the classic spy novel is perfect for fans of Ally Carter’s Embassy Row series or for any reader who enjoys cinematic writing and stories of romance and intrigue.

At seventeen, Callie is the government’s youngest psychic spy, trained to track dangerous people and weapons in her visions. When another young—and handsome and witty—psychic joins the agency, Callie’s personal and professional lives get messy all at once. If she can’t find a way to change the events she’s seen in her visions, she could lose the people she loves most . . . and her mind. Literally.

Richly painted against the backdrop of San Francisco and Berkeley, Lauren Sabel’s enthralling novel captures the thrill of exploring a unique power in a dangerous world.



Still hovering over me, he whispers, “Come with me.”

I sit up, biting my lip, and he slides off me onto the couch. I am sure he’s going to ask me about it again, and I’ll have to say no again. I hate saying no to Charlie. “Where?” I sigh. Don’t say New York.

Upstairs?” He whispers, picking up on my hesitation to get into the New York argument again. I’m relieved that I won’t have to lie again, although one is already forming on my lips. But right now, I just want to forget that I ever got accepted into NYU, forget that, as much as I would love to go to college in New York with Charlie, my job here, as secret as it is, is the most meaningful, most important thing in my life. I mean, if you could save people’s lives from radioactive weapons and actively chose not to, would you feel good about that?

I run my hands down Charlie’s chest until I can feel the sharp curve of his waist. “Why not right here?” I respond. “We’re alone.”

Sure,” he breathes against my cheek, then finds my lips.

Callie?” A voice calls through the living room window, and Charlie nips at my lip hard enough to make me squeal, half in pleasure, half in pain. “Calliope?” Mom calls again. Calliope—the muse of eloquence, daughter of the god Zeus.

I push Charlie off me and jump to a standing position beside the couch. “In the living room.”

Home already?” Mom asks through the window.

I get up and unlock the front door. “It’s seven o’clock,” I remind her. “Most normal people have eaten by now.”


Really interesting book!  This book intrigued me that it had me sucked in from the first chapter.  Can you imagine what would happen if....  Or if we could....  But if it doesn't work, then what happens?  All these thing to make you wander just what happens in this story plot.  The book is really a good book even though I felt it was more for the younger adult, all aged adults can enjoy it!  I think I will have to go search this author and see what else is out there!

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lauren Sabel lives in the quirky dark spaces of her mind, and she tries to shed light on these spaces in her books. After publishing VIVIAN DIVINE IS DEAD in Summer 2014 with Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins, she confronted her lifelong fear of being psychic by writing LIES I LIVE BY. Since in this YA thriller, teenage psychic spy Callie Sinclair works undercover for the government, forced to hide her real identity from everyone she loves, Lauren is now certain she’s on the CIA watch list.

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