Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: LIES I LIVE BY by Lauren Sabel

My book talks are coming at you from a librarian, not a reviewer. You won’t find me talking about style or craft, why I think this could’ve been better or what worked or didn’t work. I only do book talks on books I liked and want other people to know about. So if it’s here I probably think it won’t injure your brain if you read it.

Callie Sinclair is the youngest covert CIA operative in a special program so secret, her own mom doesn’t know about it. Every day she goes to school, sees her boyfriend, does her best to be normal, then heads to a nondescript building where she goes out of her mind – literally. Callie is a psychic who can use remote viewing to see what’s happening anywhere in the world. Her mentor hands her an envelope with coordinates and she reports back what she sees going on there.

Her job is only to view and report. Callie is not to infer or try to piece together anything other than what she actually sees. But when her sessions start to become more violent, Callie has a hard time disassociating herself from images of bodies burned by gas explosions, or children swept away in tsunamis.

Her new partner, Jasper, can do more than view – he can also affect what’s going on when he does. And his abilities aren’t the only thing impressive about him. Jasper is cute, funny, and understands her in a way that her “normal” boyfriend never will. As her sessions become more frightening, Callie questions what impact she can have on future events – and what lies she’s willing to keep telling to those she loves to keep them safe.

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