Saturday, December 3, 2011

Never Have I Ever - Sara Shepard

Title: Never Have I Ever
Author: Sara Shepard
Release Date: August 2, 2011  hardcover
Publisher: HarperCollins
Group: Young Adult Literature

Not long ago, I had everything a girl could wish for: amazing friends, an adorable boyfriend, a loving family. But none of them know that I’m gone—that I’m dead. To solve my murder, my long-lost twin sister, Emma, has taken my place. She sleeps in my room, wears my clothes, and calls my parents Mom and Dad.

And my killer is watching her every move.
I remember little from my life, just flashes and flickers, so all I can do is follow along as Emma tries to solve the mystery of my disappearance. But the deeper she digs, the more suspects she uncovers. It turns out my friends and I played a lot of games — games that ruined people’s lives. Anyone could want revenge... anyone could want me — and now Emma — dead. From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.
After I finished The Lying Game, I have been very excited to read this. I have a love and hate relationship with Sara Shepard's Pretty Little Liars series, but The Lying Game was definitely my favorite out of her books. I had high expectations for this book. I wouldn't say that I am disappointed, but my expectations were not met.

The beginning of this book starts out very slow. It took me a couple days to just get into the story. I would get a little confused with how the point of view was set up. It would switch to Sutton to Emma way too fast for me, but once I got use to it, it didn’t bother me anymore. The characters were great in this book! That was one of my favorite things in the last book, so I was happy that didn’t change for this one. However, I did find the Twitter Twins annoying and creepy. I seriously, thought that they did something to Sutton and were behind all the creepy stuff happening to Emma. I don’t like them at all. I still do not think that they are innocent, there has to be something going on with them.

Now, let me start talking about Ethan. I loved him in the last book, but I found him a little suspicious in this one. There is something about him that I get a bad vibe about. I don’t know what it is, but I think he has something to do with Sutton’s death or there is something that he is definitely hiding. He always seems to show up at the weirdest places. I also think that the romance between them is a little too cheesy. The ending was a HUGE cliff-hanger! I loved the ending! It sets up this perfect plot for the next book, Two Truths and One Lie.

Overall, I really did like this book. The plot, characters, and writing was awesome! Like I said, the beginning is a little slow but the pace defiantly picks up half-way through the book. If you read the first book, I suggest reading this one also. And if you are a fan of The Lying Game TV Show, I highly recommend checking this series out. Although, the TV Show is completely from the books – I still think that they are worth reading :)


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