Book Review – The Lying Game

Posted February 22, 2012 by @Angelized_1st in Books, Entertainment / 0 Comments

The Lying Game is Pretty Little Liars Author Sara Shepard’s other popular young adult series. It tells the story of two twins separated at birth, Emma and Sutton, who find each other under the most unlikely circumstances.

“Always sleep with one eye open. Never take anything for granted. Your best friends might just be your enemies.”

Sutton Mercer has been murdered. Her killer has wooed her long-lost identical twin, Emma, to Arizona to play a deadly game. Impersonating Sutton, Emma tries to unveil her twin’s murderer. Can Emma discover who murdered her sister, or will she be the next victim?

I had never watched the ABC Family series which is based on these novels, so I had nothing to reference the books to. Since I do watch Pretty Little Liars, I had seen the promos for The Lying Game and thought it seemed interesting. So far there are only four books in the series so I figured I’d read them, and then watch the show. Before I even finished the prologue I was hooked.

Having grown up on Christopher Pike and R.L. Stine, The Lying Game reminded me of books I read back in middle school. This was comforting, and made me nostalgic enough to consider opening the box of teen thrillers in my garage. If you are looking for a mystery with supernatural elements (and no vampires) then definitely check out The Lying Game.

My original plan was to re-read The Hunger Games after finishing TLG, but to save money I decided to get Vampire Academy Book #6 from the library. Yesterday they emailed my the eBook, and I have a time limit to read it. So that means I will finish the last two books in VA series.

Book 5 in the Vampire Academy series is titled “Spirit Bound.” It’s synopsis states:

Dimitri gave Rose the ultimate choice. But she chose wrong…

After a long and heartbreaking journey to Dimitri’s birthplace in Siberia, Rose Hathaway has finally returned to St. Vladimir’s—and to her best friend, Lissa. It is nearly graduation, and the girls can’t wait for their real lives beyond the Academy’s iron gates to begin. But Rose’s heart still aches for Dimitri, and he’s out there, somewhere.

She failed to kill him when she had the chance. And now her worst fears are about to come true. Dimitri has tasted her blood, and she knows in her heart that he is hunting her. And if Rose won’t join him, he won’t rest until he’s silenced her…forever.

From the sound of this synopsis I will most likely finish this book in short order. Though with only two more books to go, it will be sad to see the series end.

So what do you think Sara Shepard fans. Did you enjoy The Lying Game? How does it compare to the television series? As usual be sure to sound off in the comments below.


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