Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Lying Game - Sara Shepard - 2010

Title: The Lying Game (1st in series)

Author: Sara Shepard
Year: 2010
Overall: * * * * (4/5)

GoodReads blurb: I had a life anyone would kill for.

Then someone did.

The worst part of being dead is that there’s nothing left to live for. No more kisses. No more secrets. No more gossip. It’s enough to kill a girl all over again. But I’m about to get something no one else does—an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never even got to meet.

Now Emma’s desperate to know what happened to me. And the only way to figure it out is to be me—to slip into my old life and piece it all together. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Pretend to be a happy, carefree daughter when she hugs my parents good night? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?

From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of thePretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.

Let the lying game begin.

Plot: * * * *
Characters: * * * *
Stlye (writing style): * * * *

My Review: This is the first book in Shepard's new series. And I am totally hooked. I love how Shepard can just suck you into this completely bizarre story and take you away from reality for a few hours and keep you wanting more once you're finished. The mystery aspect of it is great so far, though just like in the Pretty Little Liars books there are twin sisters involved. I like that Sutton is realizing how awful a person she could be at the same time that Emma is discovering it too, it almost makes it feel like there are 3 sisters involved instead. I am very excited for the next book in the series, "Never Have I Ever," which comes out sometime in the Summer. I never really reach the point with Shepard's books where I can say they are truly fantastic novels, but they are great fun to read and keep me so entertained!

To Buy: Amazon

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