11 June 2011

THE LIAR SOCIETY by Lisa & Laura Roecker


(The Liar Society #1)
by Lisa & Laura Roecker
YA - Paperback, 358 pages
Published February 2011


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.

To: KateLowry@pemberlybrown.edu
Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM
From: GraceLee@pemberlybrown.edu
Subject: (no subject)

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...


THE LIAR SOCIETY is a mystery, as told by private school student, Kate Lowry, a snarky teen determined to find out what happened the night her best friend died.

The book starts a while after the death, which is revealed to the reader in flashbacks, and follows Kate as she deals with her grief over the loss of her friend and the impact it had on her whole world. Kate reads as a teenage girl, not two adults pretending to be one, which is always appreciated.

I’m not sure why, but I somehow expected this book to be more light and fluffy than it is. Maybe the pink hair on the cover? It had its fun and easy going moments, but is, at heart, a story about a girl dealing with a big loss and fighting for justice for her closest friend.

Kate’s nerdy neighbor was an enjoyable addition, with just the right skills, and enough of a crush, to help her when she needs it. And of course there’s a cute boy, who may or may not be a part of the mystery... in the bad way.

I wasn’t a huge fan of the ending, as it left some things wide open. Without book two in the future, I would’ve felt shorted. Still, I would’ve liked to feel a bit more settled after the last page...  but I’d read the next one for Kate’s wit and tenacity alone.

Fans of Veronica Mars, Pretty Little Liars and anything Nancy Drew-esque should give this one a go! I’m on the hunt for more YA mysteries, straight up with no otherworldly funny business, after this one!

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  1. The cover of this is adorable. I'll have to check it out!!

  2. I have to get into this series! The cover looks good :)


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