- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: HarperTeen; Reprint edition (December 6, 2011)
- ISBN-10: 0061869716
- Author:Sara Shepard
- Cover art: I really liked the cover art.
- Overall rating: **** out of 5 stars
- Obtained: My personal bookshelf.
The Lying Game by Sara Shepard
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.
I had a life anyone would kill for. Then someone did.
I may not remember much, but I know I led a charmed life. Even in death I’m getting something no one else does: an encore performance, thanks to Emma, the long-lost twin sister I never got to meet. Now, in order to figure out what happened to me, Emma needs to become me. But can she laugh at inside jokes with my best friends? Convince my boyfriend she’s the girl he fell in love with? Hug my parents good night like she’s their daughter? And can she keep up the charade even after she realizes my murderer is watching her every move?
Let the lying game begin. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)
This was the first book I have read by this author. As a fan of the tv shows based on her work, I decided to pick up a copy of the first book in each series. I opted to read this one first.
It should be stated that the book is way different then the show.
I was stunned when I read the first page and found out just how different the book is to the show. In the book from page one Sutton is dead. (Not a spoiler it's in the synopsis.) Like the show Emma has to get everyone to believe she is Sutton, and like the show she has very little information on the twin she has never met.
I really like Emma's character in the book. She feels very real and the reader can really relate to her. Mads and Char are pretty likable to, I really like how different "The Lying Game" is in the book verses what it is in the show.
Shepard is a fantastic author with a fertile imagination. I really liked the touch of Mads having stickers all over that say Swan Lake Mafia. That made me smile each time I saw it in the book. I'm really looking forward to reading the next book in the series and the next season of the show. I like them both separately.
Ethan is the only character whom I like better in the show then I do in the book, but with the ending of book one, I think I might like him more in book two then I do now as it seems like his character will get more face time in the next book.
I would recommend this book to fans of the show and to fans of the Pretty Little Liars series and show.
So say we all!