The Lying Game by Sara Shepard

Details: Harcover, 307 pgs.
Published: Dec. 7, 2010 by HarperTeen
isbn: 0061869708 (ISBN13: 9780061869709)

Reading Level: Young Adult
Received from: NetGalley for Review
Description:

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 desper
…more

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 the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting new series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.
Let the lying game begin.
 
My Thoughts:
This was my first experience reading Sara Shepard though I’ve heard a lot of good things about Pretty Little Liars.  I thought this was the perfect opportunity to see what I thought of her writing.
I have to say I like her writing style quite a lot and she pulled off something that I think would be quite difficult.  She made two main characters and you are in the head of both.  There wasn’t any obvious switching either.  They are twins and one is dead.  And the other is kind of taking over her life even though she never knew her.   And it all is wrote quite smoothly.
Although I felt like things were stretched a bit, I mean kind of completely implausible, it didn’t bother me that much.  I really thought it was an intrigueing story line and was difficult to put down.  I wanted answers NOW!  I hated (in other words, loved!) that I didn’t know who was good and who was bad.  I wanted her to trust someone and then she’d bring up a point on why she couldn’t trust them.  
I have definitely found a new author to love and I look forward to reading her other series!
I give this one 4/5 moons!
You can find Sara Shepard on her website.
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  Disclosure: I received this book for review.  I was not paid or influenced in any way.  The opinions expressed are my own.
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Comments

  1. I read THE LYING GAME a while ago, and I loved it! I had the same problem with the whole love/hate controversy. This was also my first time reading one of her novels, but I do watch PRETTY LITTLE LIARS the T.V show (which is out of this world amazing!) The far fetched thing is what I liked. Then again, my T.V shows would show for that (Glee, Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars). So it was a perfect book for me! Cannot wait for the 2nd book!

    Britta :)

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