July 13, 2015

Review: The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman

The Cost of All Things by Maggie Lehrman (May 2015)
416 pages
Genre: Magical Realism, Young Adult
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Source: I bought a copy.
Purchase: Barnes & Noble | The Book Depository | Amazon
My Rating:
Goodreads Summary: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets We Were Liars in this thought-provoking, brilliantly written, and totally original realistic contemporary debut about three teens who must deal with the consequences of spells cast on them in the wake of their classmate’s sudden death.

“The most creepily awesome cautionary tale ever. Magic—or hekame—does exist, and wishes can be granted…but always at a cost. Brilliant, provocative, and absolutely spellbinding.”
 — Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of The Infinite Moment of Us

My Review

I knew after only one page in that The Cost of All Things was going to be good. It grabbed my attention right away. The suspense was already building and I was already begging for some answers. Although I had a hard time really connecting with the characters, I still was interested in their lives. Anyway, I think the best way for me to review this book is to show you my goodreads updates. Here you go.

The Bottom Line: It did have a We Were Liars feel to it so if you loved that book like I did you will probably love this one too. I recommend it.

Side Note: The author, Maggie Lehrman, actually came to do a signing and a presentation at one of the libraries I work at! I had a lot of fun and she was very sweet. I'm so glad I got to meet her and get a signed copy of her book. 


  1. This sounds like an interesting book - Eternal Sunshine meets We Were Liars sells me on it straight away - and one I will definitely have to keep an eye out for.

  2. I loved reading your goodreads update! It makes me interested in reading this one! :)

    1. Thanks! I don't do the goodreads updates very often, but I have fun doing them when I do. (Could I sue the word do any more in that sentence?)

  3. I am a little nervous about connecting to the characters but if the plot can sustain me then hopefully I will be ok. I liked We Were Liars but I didn't LOVE it.

    1. This one is kind of different and it is hard for me to pinpoint if you will love this one. I think you will like it though. :)


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