Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Review: The Liar Society

The Liar Society by Lisa & Laura Roecker

Synopsis (From Goodreads): 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.

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I'm here…
sort of.
Find Cameron.
He knows.
I shouldn't be writing.
Don't tell.
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...

One year ago, Kate lost her best friend, Grace. No one would believe her when she said it was not an accident and she didn't know what to do to prove it, until she gets a mysterious email from her "dead" best friend.

Kate is thrown into the mystery surrounding Grace's death, and together with her two nights in-not-so shining armour, conspiracy theorist and love-sick neighbour, Seth and the hot bad boy, Liam, they search for the truth about what happened that night. But, how can she know what the truth is when everyone and everything about that night is twisted up in lies and the closer she gets, the more apparent it is that someone doesn't want her finding out the truth.

I was eagerly anticipating the Liar Society. The Roecker sisters are very entertaining on their blog, and I was not disappointed with their debut novel. The Liar Society had enough twists and turns as Kate finds herself in a full-blown mystery involving secret societies, archaic traditions and murder.

I absolutely loved Kate and everything about her right down to her spunky attitude to her pink hair and pearl necklace. She was a character that, even though she was still mourning for her dead best friend, she didn't want to give in and she definitely knew how to take care of herself.

And, then there are the boys. Two very different characters and both very loveable in their own way. Seth, the nerdy neighbour is so sweet and would do anything for Kate just to get some attention from her, and then there is Liam (mmm Liam), definitely a misunderstood Bad Boy who doesn't want to see Kate hurt. All the characters were fleshed out and each had a very specific motive and purpose for being in the novel. I loved that.

The Liar Society is definitely one page turner that will keep you turning the page until the end. I look forward to seeing more adventures of Kate and her school Pemberly Brown.

2011 Debut Author Challenge: #5 of 20
2011 YA Reading Challenge: #11 of 50


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