Friday, April 22, 2011

Review: The Lying Game

Title: The Lying Game
Author: Sara Shepard
Harper Teen
Book Source:
(from Goodreads)

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 the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences. Let the lying game begin.

I gotta say that I am looking forward to reading the second book. I really like the way that Shepard set this up. I enjoyed the narration and how the sisters learned about things and how they felt about what they learned. As I was reading this I kept imagining it as a show or something. I could see it and the things that people did. I think that I heard it could become a show and I gotta say I really hope that is true. But, I am so ready to get my hands on the next book though because even though it kind of came to an end with Emma accepting something and becoming more determined it was a moment of I need more. It was me thinking come on she is just about to become a bad*** and kick but and take names later. Shepard sets up the end that Emma now has an ally in her life. The Lying Game will certainly take you on a journey. I had times when she would find out things about her twin that I’m thinking do teens really act like this. Can they really be this cruel? I know people can surprise you but wow. If you haven’t read The Lying Game yet then I think you should.

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  1. I didn't love this book, but I feel like I have to read the next one. The way we're left hanging... Wow.

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  2. Well, the narration sounds interesting from what i gathered from the synopsis. Not really my typical read, though.

  3. There are some similar things that remind me of her Pretty Little Liars book. There is a major difference instead of a whole group of friends trying to find the murderer its a long lost sister. Sara Shepard is a really decent writer, she has a way of leaving her readers in suspense without over doing it. She makes a reader want more and more and thats one of the reasons I enjoyed reading pretty little liars.

  4. I also read this book. The narration confused me a bit. I will also probably read the second book because i want to see how it all plays out.

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