Series: The Lying Game (Book 2)
Release date: August 2, 2011
Summary (from Good Reads): My perfect life was a lie.
Now I’d do anything to uncover the truth.
Not long ago, I had everything a girl could wish for: amazing friends, an adorable boyfriend, a loving family. But none of them know that I’m gone—that I’m dead. To solve my murder, my long-lost twin sister, Emma, has taken my place. She sleeps in my room, wears my clothes, and calls my parents Mom and Dad.
And my killer is watching her every move.
I remember little from my life, just flashes and flickers, so all I can do is follow along as Emma tries to solve the mystery of my disappearance. But the deeper she digs, the more suspects she uncovers. It turns out my friends and I played a lot of games—games that ruined people’s lives. Anyone could want revenge . . . anyone could want me—and now Emma—dead.
I am addicted to The Lying Game series. I love it. At this point, I can't decide which series I love more: Pretty Little Liars or The Lying Game.
I love it that Sara Shepard always keeps me guessing. I learned from Pretty Little Liars that just because the characters think they've figured out the mystery, and just because they make convincing arguments for their reasoning, doesn't mean they're right. It's the same for The Lying Game. Just when Emma thinks she knows what happened to Sutton, something happens that changes everything. And even though it's disappointing in ways when she doesn't figure out what happened to Sutton, I also love it that she hasn't figured it out yet, because it means there's more to look forward to.
Aside from the mystery aspect, I love watching Emma develop relationships with her sister's friends and family, and with people her sister normally wouldn't have talked to. By that, I mean Ethan. I love Emma's developing friendship with him. I also love watching Sutton develop as a character, through her thoughts that interrupt the story every now and then. She's definitely changing as a character, and it's awesome.
I can't wait for the next book to come out. If you haven't checked this series out yet, you definitely should. It is so worth it.
Overall rating: 5/5
Cover rating: 5/5