Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

Released: December 7, 2010
Publisher: HarperTeen
Series: The Lying Game, Book 1
Followed By: Never Have I Ever
Page Amount: 308, US Hardback
POV: 1st Person (Sutton)
Buy it here: Barnes & NobleAmazon

OVERALL:
Plot-20/20
Characters-18/20
Creativity-19/20
Writing-17/20
Pace-9/10
Ending-8/10
=91/100  A
★/5



SUMMARY:

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?
Let the lying game begin.-Goodreads.com

REViEW:
This book was another one of Shepard's thrilling reads. I was intrigued by the very synopsis. This book keeps you guessing from the first page onward. Once I started reading, I really could not put this book down. It seemed to go pretty fast. The writing was a little bit weak to me. It didn't have a lot of structure and designer labels were constantly added. The narrator of this crazy tale is Sutton, who is dead. The book was harder to understand because it constantly changed from third person and then abruptly back to Sutton's first person. Overall this book read like a movie, which was a very exciting experience. 

The characters are hard to relate to, but were very well thought out. This book mainly consists of stuck-up girls in designer clothes. We all know the type. I did like Emma though. Being a foster kid, she had a lot of background that helped to explain her personality. I wished I could've gotten to know Sutton better, but I have a feeling there's going to be more of her in the next book. Although we don't get to get to know him that much in this book, Ethan was a likable character. He fit into the story beautifully. 

The ending was a teeny tiny bit disappointing. I was expecting a full confrontation but it did not happen. I have a TON of unanswered questions, which makes me want to read the next book right now! Although the ending wasn't as jaw-dropping as I would have liked, it was still pretty good.

My Favorite Part: Every piece of evidence making you guess who the culprit is.

ALL iN ALL:
Do I recommend this book? Absolutely! If you haven't already, read the Pretty Little Liars series too!

Will I be reading the next book? I was smart enough to buy the first two books at the same time. I knew that I would be very excited to read the sequel the minute I finished the first book.

Thank you for reading! I would love to hear your thoughts on The Lying Game show or book series. Right now I think I'm liking the TV show a little bit better than the books.

It's a Book Thing
Review by Macy ♥

1 comment:

  1. I've always wanted to start this series, great review Macy! I just wanted to let you know that you won the Liebster Award on my blog!! Check out the post here: http://nicoleyalover.blogspot.com/2011/09/cover-reveal-insurgent-by-veronica-roth.html

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