Blog Tour: This is W.A.R. by Lisa and Laura Roecker

This is W.A.R. by Lisa and Laura Roecker
Expected Publication: July 2, 2013
Format: E-ARC via Edelweiss
Publisher: Soho Teen
Rating: 4/5
Find: Amazon/BN/Goodreads

Summary via Goodreads

This is not a story of forgiveness...
The mystery of their best friend's murder drives four girls to destroy the Gregory family.
Everyone at Hawthorne Lake Country Club saw Willa Ames-Rowan climb into a boat with James Gregory, the Club’s heir apparent. Everyone at Hawthorne Lake Country Club watched him return. Alone. They all know he killed her. But none of them will say a word. The Gregory family is very, very good at making problems go away.
Enter the W.A.R.—the war to avenge Willa Ames-Rowan. Four girls. Four very different motives for justice and revenge, and only one rule: destroy the Gregory family at any cost.

 My Thoughts
I truly enjoyed this story of lies, cover-ups and the lives of some little rich kids who have everything. It all focuses around the friends and sister of Willa who are out to revenge her death. The center and the focus of the murder is James Gregory. James is the next in line to take over the Gregory family business. They are known and basically own the entire town, so when James is considered the prime suspect in Willa’s death every in the town just chalks it up to “boys being boys.” No one has the gall to confront the powerful Gregory family, all except Willa’s sister. She is determined to find out exactly what happened and wants to make sure those who did this will pay.
While going all lengths to find out what happened more secrets are uncovered and some that are better left unturned. Willa’s sis and friends find out that by trying to take down the Gregory family, they in turn are not expecting that all of their secrets and lives will soon be turned upside down as a result.

This book keeps you glued and guessing, it’s keeps you wanting to know more. I went into this thinking it was merely a story of catty rich kids, which it is somewhat, but it’s also more than that. It’s much more than just a story of revenge, it’s one of love, hope, family and more importantly finding yourself and wanting to belong.
About the Authors
Lisa and Laura Roecker are sisters-turned-writing partners with a passion for good books, pop culture, and Bravo programming. Not necessarily in that order. A prepubescent obsession with Lois Duncan and their mother's insistence that they read Men Are Just Desserts inspired This is WAR. The sisters live in Cleveland, Ohio, in separate residences. Their husbands wouldn't agree to a duplex.
Cyberstalking is always encouraged at lisa-laura.blogspot.com and @landlroecker on Twitter.


  1. Sounds like a really good book! Reminds me a little of The After Girls by Leah Konen, but that story involved a suicide, not a homicide, so they would be different enough for me to enjoy them both (:

    1. Yes I believe there is a slight difference. I hope you can read it soon.

  2. I'm glad you liked this book. I still have it on my review list. Now I'm looking forward to reading it!

    Johanna @ Challenging Reads

    1. Hopefully you can get to it soon. It's a great read, lots of twist and turns to keep you glued.