Thursday, December 15, 2011

Book Review: The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

I love book series! While I tend to prefer reading all the books in a series straight through, I also enjoy the anticipation for a new release. I recently discovered The Lying Game series from Sara Shepard (she's a best selling author known for the Pretty Little Liars series - which I haven't read).

While the series is geared towards tweens and teens, I still enjoyed reading the first and second book, Never Have I Ever. I pre-ordered the third book, Two Truths and a Lie, which will be released the first week of February 2012. ABC Family is also producing a TV series loosely based on the book - click here for more details.

Following is a description of the book from Amazon:

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?

Do you have a favorite series you would recommend?


  1. I don't.. bad news first *grin* I would love to find a good one though, the good thing about series is that if you like the first book, you have good chances to like the 2nd, 3rd and so on as well... I somehow stumble across series books at the library but usually (of course) not the #1 book from the series.. The book sounds interesting though.. the not so likable part about series (I used to read some back in switzerland) is that the books are sometimes written in a similar style (which is to be expected since it's the same author) but you know what I mean.. I after a while get bored of the same style of book over and over..

  2. I never really thought about the similar style - but then again, I always get wrapped up in series that have an ongoing story/plot (such as Harry Potter or the Lying Game as mentioned above) so I am more interested in how the story ends than anything else.... Although there are series of mystery books with the same character (detective) - but each book is a complete case/story/plot - not an ongoing plot stretching into other books. I probably would get bored with those types of series.

  3. Yes and this is the difference !! I used to read these mystery thrillers and after like 3 books it got boring. But an ongoing one, Harry Potter my absolute favorite !! *smile* I'd absolutely read an ongoing thing and you're right, then it is all about how the story continues ..


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