What I'm Reading: Get Even by Gretchen McNeil

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Hide and Seek by Sara Shepard

The fourth and most recent release of Sara Shepard's The Lying Game series, Hide and Seek was released on July 31st. I can't help it, I'm addicted to these books, and the Pretty Little Liars books too. As usual, I'll keep it spoiler-free, but you may want to avoid this review if you haven't read the first three and plan on getting into this series!

Here's the summary from Goodreads: My friends and I used to play lying games. Now my twin sister is living one. When I was alive, my family seemed picture-perfect. My adoptive parents adored me, and my little sister, Laurel, copied my every move. But now that my long-lost twin, Emma, has taken my place to solve my murder, we're both learning just how flawed my family really is. Laurel is shooting Emma nasty looks and sneaking around with my ex-boyfriend. And it turns out my parents are keeping a huge secret--could it be the reason I'm dead? How far would they go to keep the truth buried? No one can harm me now, but Emma is still fair game. And if she's not careful, she'll end up buried, too. . . .

What I Liked: 1) All of Sara Shepard's books are easy to get into, and since I'm already into the series, this one is especially so. It doesn't require a lot of thinking, because everything is right there out in the open. But my favorite thing about it is how fully she pulls you into the story. It doesn't matter if it's light and fluffy. It doesn't even matter if there are things about it that are ridiculous. I'm always so curious about where everything is going because I'm so sucked into the story. 2) Emma and Ethan. I like this couple. They're sweet, but completely different than the Emma and Ethan couple in the show (which I'm also watching, or will be when it comes back in the Fall). But they're still very sweet together, and have found a way to make their relationship work. 3) Fast pacing. I like the fast pace of the stories. Emma bounces around between her "suspects" from person to person. It's funny, but at the same time, her thought process is easy to follow and keeps me curious.

What I Didn't Like: Nada.

Overall Thoughts: I got everything I was looking for from this book. It was an easy read, brought back the characters that I'd already been following from the story, and drug me even deeper into the plot. I'm already looking forward to the next book!

My Rating: 4 shots

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I haven't read any of the PLL book or seen a single episode of the show. I never got into it. It does sound good though.


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