Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Book Review- The Lying Game

I finished reading The Lying Game by Sara Shepard over the weekend for an Around the World Tour.

From 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? Convinc 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.

At first, I had a hard time with the way the story was written. It was written from Sutton's point of view. Most of the time she was talking third person, telling Emma's story. Then suddenly, a paragraph would be in first person and she would be talking about herself. But there was no big space between the paragraphs or anything to give you a heads up that the point of view would be changing. And it would only change for a paragraph or two and then it would be back to Emma's point of view.

This book is definitely a mystery though. I thought I knew who Sutton's killer was, and then I would think it was someone else. And the book definitely leaves you on a cliffhanger. But almost not in a good way. Usually I feel like while there might be a cliffhanger in a book, I feel like there is also some resolution in the book. But there wasn't really any in this book at all. Nothing was really determined. But that won't stop me from picking up the next one!

I gave this book a rating of 3.5/5.

This book fulfills items in the following challenges:
2011 A to Z Challenge: S
2011 100+ Reading Challenge: 5
2011 ARC Reading Challenge: 4
2011 Young Adult Reading Challenge: 3

*FTC Disclosure: I was given this book for free for an honest review as part of the Around the World Tours.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed this book. I was really bummed out the author didn't tie up the book a bit more at the end. I was left with so many questions unanswered. I didn't have a problem following the different narrators, but it seems to be pretty common in reading some of the reviews.