The Liar Society (The Liar Society #1)
Author: Sisters Lisa & Laura Roecker
Published: March 1, 2011
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Rating: 4 Birds
Kate Lowry didn't think dead best friends could send e-mails. But when she gets an e-mail from Grace, she’s not so sure.
Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM
Subject: (no subject)
I shouldn't be writing.
They'll hurt you.
Now Kate has no choice but to prove once and for all that Grace’s death was more than just a tragic accident. But secrets haunt the halls of her elite private school. Secrets people will do anything to protect. Even if it means getting rid of the girl trying to solve a murder…
My take: So the first I had seen or heard of this book was at a little gathering at a wonderful bookstore while attending The Dark Days of Summer tour. I wasn’t really sure what to make of it all, just that the authors themselves made it sound quite interesting (plus, those girls were funny so I figured why not?).
Like many other books, it gave a short sense of background to start…but thankfully for me because I feel like I keep getting books of that nature, it didn’t last too long. I got to take a dive right in and try to solve the mystery of Grace’s death right along with Kate!
The best twists and turns weren’t always made with just Kate, but a very lively, and questionable, Liam. He held that mysterious boy quality that made you want to love him, love to hate him, and just flat out hate him in every aspect. He was perfect in his imperfection.
Though Kate’s questioning throughout the book at times would annoy me, it did make me smile to see a book where the main female character was trying to figure out what exactly had happened to a former best friend who died, and a former other best friend who didn’t.
The mystery throughout for me was not as predictable as other things, and since a lot of the time now I’m not quite as logical with word puzzles – you’ll catch what that means if you read this – I had fun trying to understand the clues and the hints that the book gave away.
I honestly became so invested in this by the end, that I kept wondering…what in the name of a grasshopper is going to happen next?! Guess I’ll be kept in the dark until some time in 2012!
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