Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Lying Game

The Lying Game

The Lying Game
Author: Sara Shepard
Published by HarperTeen
Pages: 307
The Lying Game #1
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Summary: (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.

My Review:
To be honest, I never read Sara Shepard's other series, the bestselling Pretty Little Liars. I love the show, but I have never read the books. (This is one of the rare occasions that I've only seen the show or movie!) I didn't really know what to expect from her, but The Lying Game sounded so awesome and thrilling, and I definitely wanted to give it a whirl.

I wasn't dissapointed. The Lying Game is a very entertaining read, with a very creepy and bone-chilling backset. Seriously.....DO NOT, I repeat......DO NOT read this one under your covers at night. It will only result in you spending the night with the light on, hiding under your covers.

I know this will probably end up being a bigger series, but I still found that this one was a little anti-climatic at parts, and I was expecting more. I know Sara Shepard can come up with some crazy strange and awesome plots, but I don't think I'll read the next one unless I don't have much to read.

I was impressed, though, with the narration. Sara Shepard did a fantastic job of creating a first person and third person narration between Emma and Sutton, it was quite interesting. It definitely added a bit of a chilling undertone how Sutton gets to narrate the story.....*shiver.*

Overall, The Lying Game is a book that does make an entertaining read, and very suspensful. I was creeped, and you probably will be, too. But I don't trust Ethan, I don't care what he says.........

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