Tuesday, December 6, 2011
The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
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.
After finishing the latest Pretty Little Liars book, I decided I had to begin Sara's other series, The Lying Game. I went into the book with fairly high expectations after reading the Pretty Little Liars books, but I simply found that this book did not live up to her legacy as much as I had hoped it would. The premise was fairly good, maybe over done, but good sounding nonetheless. When the premise was brought to life by the book however, it just did not deliver. The characters were alright, I did not find them to be standouts, but they were enjoyable enough to read. The best part of the book for me was the point of view it was told in; from the point of view of the dead twin, Sutton, who watches over Emma, the live one, but cannot interact with her. It was so different from anything else I have ever read, it really added to the quality of the story. The story was slow to begin with, but as I said, the point of view added to the enjoyment. The story did pick up around halfway through, getting better and better as it went, almost a snowball effect. I would recommend this book to fans of Sara Shepard's who want a light, quick read. I give this book a 3.5/5 for being a good start to a series, one that I will be continuing in hopes of more action later on.