What I'm Reading: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Monday, February 20, 2012

Two Truths and A Lie by Sara Shepard

The third book of The Lying Game series, Two Truths and A Lie came out on February 7th. I really liked the first two books, so I was excited to see where this one was going to take us!
Here's the summary from Goodreads: Sutton Mercer watches from the afterlife as her long-lost twin, Emma Paxton, takes over her identity to solve her murder. But after ruling out her early leads, Emma still hasn’t found Sutton’s killer. A lot of people wanted her dead—but one name keeps popping up: Thayer Vega. When the gorgeous and mysterious Thayer returns to town, Emma has to move fast to figure out whether he’s back for revenge…or if he already got it.

What I Liked: 1) I like how we are seeing everything from Sutton's perspective. She's this ghost who is traveling alongside Emma, who is living Sutton's life. So many times Sutton will remember something that would help Emma out as she's trying to pass herself off as Sutton and find her killer, and I'm just like, ah! Just tell her. And I have to remind myself that Sutton is a ghost. 2) I love how all of the books are named after games. The Lying Game, Never Have I Ever, Two Truths and A Lie...and the next book in the series is called Hide and Seek. What's going to happen next? 3) The mysterious relationship between Sutton and Thayer. When Thayer shows back up in Sutton/Emma's life, it's clear there was something going on. But of course Emma has no idea what it was, and Sutton is only remembering small pieces, so she doesn't know if he is friend or foe. 4) Much like the last book, at the very end, we find out that we can cross one more person off the list of who it was that killed Sutton. In every book I've read by Miz Shepard, I marvel at how good she is at the building up of suspense.

What I Didn't Like: There was something about this one that just wasn't as intense as the last one. I still liked it, and am still going to continue reading the books, but I don't know. I think because this one focused so much on Thayer, who I didn't perceive as a threat.

Overall thoughts: More fun and mystery from Sara Shepard. The Lying Game is proving to be another fluffy and comical mystery, similar to her Pretty Little Liar series. Two Truths and A Lie is the next in a fun series that will keep readers guessing until the very end!

My rating: 3 shots


  1. i dont know how i feel about these books ive seen them everywhere but for some reason they dont grab my attention

  2. Melissa - I started reading them because I was reading the Pretty Little Liars books, and then I started watching the tv show. Honestly, I'm more interested in the show. :)

  3. Cute book, cute story, cute review! Nice blog!!


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