Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Lying Game

Review Time! The Lying Game is the start of a new YA series by New York Times Bestselling author, Sara Shepard. You might have heard of Pretty Little Liars? Well, she wrote it! The Lying Game is now also a TV series created by ABC family, along with Pretty Little Liars. Thanks so much to Harpercollins for the review copy!

(Goodreads) 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?

The Short Story? – A highly addictive beginning to a fantastic series! The Lying Game is going to keep you up to the wee hours of the morning. Filled with mystery, suspense and dirty secrets – this is the insider’s scoop to the dirty laundry of the rich and young. The Lying Game is sinister and dangerous. All the glam of Gossip Girl with a killer edge!

The Long Story? – Shepard has done it again! I don’t know where the lady gets all these plots from but they are brilliant! Another twisted tale starring the poor little rich girl. From the first page I was hooked on. Shepard writes yet another clever story filled with dirty secrets, killer intentions and enough mystery and suspense to keep you up thinking at night! Beautifully written, well planned and comfortable to read, The Lying Game is addictive! Shepard keeps readers guessing throughout the entire novel, just when you think you’ve solved the mystery something turns up to question your decisions! Put on your detective hats on, we have a murder to solve!

Shepard is the Queen of Mystery. From her plot to her characters, she gives “air of mystery” an entirely different meaning. I love her characterization. She has a way of developing characters so that they can carry all their dirty secret and keep their air of mystery without getting to the point of being vague. She created this entire cast of characters with different personalities and every one of them has dirty secrets and less than pure intentions. Emma (pretending to be Sutton) our protagonist is a very likeable character. She’s nice, her intentions are good and she’s putting her life on the line trying to solve this murder. I’m sniffing out a possible romance between Emma and Ethan (who is really smexy), let’s hope they get together in Never Have I Ever shall we? Characters are wonderfully portrayed and well developed, definitely a cast that you will love.

I have to hand it to Shepard! She never fails to impress. Who doesn’t love book about the rich and beautiful with killer intentions (literally)? An addictive new series that will leave you craving for more! A murder that set everything in motion, a long-lost twin sister living the life of a dead girl, a murderer who would do anything to stay unknown. Glamorous, sinister and dangerous, The Lying Game will leave you hooked on for dear life!

Rating – 5/5

Badass Bookie xx


  1. "Filled with mystery, suspense and dirty secrets – this is the insider’s scoop to the dirty laundry of the rich and young."

    Hehe, I love reading your short stories, because they're full of cool phrases. ;) Though it's been a while since I read it myself, I remember being pretty glued to the 'pages' (Netgalley).

  2. woohoo! I loved reading Pretty Little Liars because Sara Shepard had a way of making the naughty lies and games so addictive! I love her writing and I'm sure The Lying Game series will be just as addictive :)
    I love the TV show btw, it's getting really good!

  3. I loved Lying Game! Your review practically sums it all up, I wish the television show was just a good....

  4. This sounds AMAZING Lisa!!! It's on my to-read list :P