Thursday, October 6, 2011

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard {Review}

The Lying Game

by Sara Shepard

Hardcover, 307 pages
Published December 7th, 2010 by HarperTeen

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? 

First Line: 
"I woke up in a dingy claw-foot bathtub in an unfamiliar pink-tiled bathroom"

My Review
I am going to start out by saying that this is one of the best young adult books that I have read in a long time. Sara Shepard really knows how to keep you intrigued, so you keep on reading. The Lying Game had just enough suspense to keep you coming back for more.

As the book opens you find out that Sutton Mercer is dead, and her long lost twin sister is forced to take her place. Sara Shepard did great in forming the personalities of these twins. Sutton is your privileged teen, who gets whatever she wants. Emma is the twin who has to work hard for the things she has earned. Plucking Emma out of her nothing but hard life and sending her into a world she knows nothing about is quite humorous and cringe worthy at the same time.  Sara Shepard gave many twists and turns to keep you guessing. Even if you had an answer and you thought you were correct, Shepard would slide in some more information to keep you second guessing yourself. 

I love mystery books in a series, because of how they end. It is like having a cliff hanger at the end of a season finale. Luckily for me I just have to go pick up the next book in order to keep going. 

My Rating:

Until next time... Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Roxy said...

YAY!!! I loved the TV so much. I'm currently reading the book so I can't wait to see what its like. Great review!!