March 22, 2011

The Lying Game by Sara Shepard


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 thePretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.

Let the lying game begin.

Epic Wins:
  • I loved Emma. She was real and honest. She had quarks that I loved like she made faces with her food. She had an eye for fashion but it wasn’t her obsession.
  • The way Sara wrote the point of view it just so artful. The point-of-view is Sutton, but Sutton is dead and all ghosty. She is sort of attached to Emma, her long-lost twin sister. She goes everywhere Emma does, she knows Emma’s thoughts, and sees what Emma sees. So you get the best of both worlds.
  • Murder mystery fun!! I just love when there is an air of mystery, those moments when you can’t tell who the enemy is and who the good guy is.
  • I was completely confused. I know this doesn’t seem like a good thing but as a writer she has set it up with so many possible suspects that I can’t figure it out! This is what hooked me most… who did it? I don’t know.
  • Ethan was adorable but I can’t help but getting a he-might-turn-on-Emma-any-moment vibe. Maybe that’s just me but like him more than Garret so .
  • The ending , though cliffhanger-less, wrapped up nicely

Epic Fails:
  • I found that there wasn’t a cliffhanger, I like cliff hangers they keep me hooked. That being said I also found that the same thing that hooked me in the beginning is still eating at me now, the whole WHO DONE IT thing.
  • It was a big fat circle with a couple clues along the way. Important clues but none the less a circle…


I really loved this book and I thought the execution was daring and bold and something new and I am using too many ands. I maybe looking into Sara’s other series (Pretty Little Liars) because I love it THAT much! 

just sayin,


  1. I was surprised I loved this book as much as I did...pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed the PLL series, but I actually enjoyed TLG more. Fab review, Kare :)

  2. Thanks for a fantastic review. I really need to get around to reading this. It sounds like a great book.

  3. It's nice to hear that you enjoyed it :) This one didn't quite cut it for me, however I LOVED Pretty Little Liars :) Great review Kare!

  4. I really liked this book, but you're right....damn big circle!!!


Let me know what you think was an epic win or an epic fail, or if you feel like it make robot sound like beep beep boo bop. Really I could careless just keep it clean.