Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Book Review: The Lying Game

Sutton and Emma are twins who were separated at birth.  Emma has grown up being shuffled from foster home to foster home, while Sutton grew up in a luxurious home and attended a fancy school.  Emma stumbles across the existence of her sister on the internet and the two make a plan to meet.  But when Emma runs away from her foster home and gets to Sutton's home, she finds out that Sutton has been murdered.  Emma is commanded by a mysterious note to take Sutton's place to keep the murder a secret.  As she takes over Sutton's life, she learns that Sutton had some dangerous secrets.

Good.  Nothing that really just flew off the page as extraordinary, but definitely above average.  I was expecting less depth and more Gossip Girl and I was pleasantly surprised to find that I appreciated the author's voice and characters.

Love!  It was narrated by the dead sister, so that was kind of fun - as Emma is trying to find out who murdered Sutton, Sutton is learning about herself and her friends as well.  I liked the contrast between Emma and Sutton (who is pretty nasty before she's murdered).  And the drama.  Oh the drama.  One of my guilty pleasures is high school dramas (One Tree Hill, Dawson's Creek, The OC) and this certainly fulfilled my need for the dramz.  I'm looking forward to the release of the next in the series!


  1. Glad you liked it. I was going to buy it but am trying to save money so I put it on hold at the library. Looking forward to it now.

  2. You won me over with the drama, I'm going to look out for this!

  3. I thought this book was pretty good, I got it ARC a while back. Check out my review!

  4. This was an amazing book. I recomend it to everyone. It was really great, and i can't wait till the next book comes out!