Friday, April 26, 2013

"The Lying Game" by Sara Shepard Book Review

Summary (from goodreads) I had a life anyone would kill for.

Then someone did.

The worst part of being dead is that there'snothing left to live for. No more kisses. Nomore secrets. No more gossip. It's enoughto kill a girl all over again. But I'm about toget something no one else does--an encoreperformance, thanks to Emma, the long-losttwin sister I never even got to meet.

Now Emma's desperate to know whathappened to me. And the only way to figureit out is to be me--to slip into my old lifeand piece it all together. But can she laughat inside jokes with my best friends? Convincemy boyfriend she's the girl he fell inlove with? Pretend to be a happy, carefreedaughter when she hugs my parents goodnight? And can she keep up the charade, even after she realizes my murderer iswatching her every move?

From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Timesbestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, andkiller consequences.

About this data

Sara Shepard graduated from NYU and has an MFA from Brooklyn College. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona. Sara's Pretty Little Liars novels were inspired by her upbringing in Philadelphia's Main Line.

Let the lying game begin.

The Lying Game (The Lying Game, #1)The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I had this book sitting on my shelf for a while, and I finally decided to give it a go.  And from the beginning, it was quite eerie and mesmerizing.  Usually, the literary device where dead people talk does not go over very well with me.  However, Sara Shepard is a master at this technique.  I never found it weird.  The flashbacks, the commentary, and the general story are amazingly written.  And the only problem I have is that I have to read the next book!  Don't expect full resolution, but do expect twists and turns that you never saw coming.

I normally would mark a young adult book down for profanity--there is more than what there should be in this book.  There are no bedroom scenes.  There is no blood and gore, but there is some violence described.  This book is meant for older teens and adults who can look past the profanity.  Sara Shepard's style is so unbelievable that I can look past some of the more disturbing things in the book.  I read this book at night, and I have to say it is a little creepy to read it at night.  And the bigger problem I had was putting the book down!  It was an outstanding book, and I would recommend it to those who like a good mystery.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially copmensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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I read this book for the year long Just for Fun Reading Challenge.  This is my book for April!  I am actually on target!

1 comment:

  1. I would love to read this book! sounds like a great read! I love Pretty little Liars.


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