Saturday, August 27, 2011

Never Have I Ever...not read a new Sara Shepard book!

Have you ever had that author where you wonder: Why do I always buy there books??

Well, if you have, then I completely understand what you're going through.  Sara Shepard is that author for me.

I read the entire Pretty Little Liars Series (except the newest one Twisted, but it's sitting on my book shelf :)) and The Lying Game, and I guess now the second Lying Game book, Never Have I Ever, and each time I read one of them I think to myself at least once in the book, "Why am I reading this??"
But then something always happens like a little further into the book, "Oh that's why!" when I get to another awesome part that makes the series more interesting again.


I had this problem a lot through The Pretty Little Liar Series, because through (I think) book 4-6, I was wondering the whole, "Why does she continue to write this series?? Just MAKE IT END!!" But then in the next book something happens again that keeps you on your toes.

It's pretty brilliant actually!

The second book in The Lying Game Series, Never Have I Ever is another great example of this.  Since it's been a few months since I read the first book in the series, The Lying Game, it took a little bit to get back into the series.  I remember liking the first book, but the problem was that I was having trouble remembering a lot of things that had happened.  But about 1/4 through the book I really got into it!

This book starts off right where the last one ended...Emma is trying to the killer, who killed her twin sister Sutton.  In the first book, Emma learned she had a twin sister.  Emma was raised a foster child, while her twin sister seemed to get all the luck...up until the end...she had been adopted by a wealthy family who loved her.  However, when Emma goes to see her sister, she is already gone, and Emma gets put into Sutton's life before she can change things.  Emma soon learns that Sutton had quite the reputation...playing quite a few terrible consequential pranks on people (causing at least one of them to hate her enough to kill her).

Sutton and her friends started this club called "The Lying Game" where they play pranks on people.  It's sort of juvenile really, but since Emma has to play along, she finds herself learning more and more about her sister's past.