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A Soldier and A Liar (A Soldier and a Liar Series #1)

Caitlin Lochner


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Digital Audiobook (2/18/2019)
Paperback (4/21/2020)


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.

Praise For A Soldier and A Liar (A Soldier and a Liar Series #1)

"[This] fast-paced dystopian novel possesses glimmers of the same magic that made The Hunger Games such a big success." —VOYA

"Fans of the Shatter Me and The Darkest Minds series will salivate for A Soldier and a Liar. ... Utterly imaginative and vivid." —Booked J

"An interesting mix of supernatural and dystopian, with lots of action and secrets to keep the reader turning the pages for more." —Smada's Book Smack

"Brilliantly colored characters, a plot that shines with imagination and an author who has brought it all together never wasting a single word!" —Tome Tender

“It was difficult for me to put this book down! The dynamic between all the characters was very wonderful” —Anna Bowen, Swoon Reader

“A diverse cast, lots of action, and the narrative voice was beautiful. And, wow, was that ending a twist!” —cute_entei, Swoon Reader

“An edge-of-your-seat, intellectual, magical story ride.” —lilsakura423, Swoon Reader

Swoon Reads, 9781250168252, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 19, 2019

About the Author

Caitlin Lochner is a long-time nerd, traveler, and architecture enthusiast who worked as an assistant English teacher in Tokyo for three years before pursuing her MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Central Florida. She can typically be found absorbed in books, games, or manga, or else obsessing over said books, games, and manga. A Soldier and a Liar is her debut novel.