Saturday, October 15, 2011

The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker


Title: The Liar Society (The Liar Society #1)
Author: Lisa & Laura Roecker
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: March 1, 2011
Source: Purchased
Buy the Book: Amazon / Book Depository / Indigo
Since when do the dead send emails?

Kate Lowry's best friend Grace died a year ago. So when she gets an email from her, Kate's more than a little confused.

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

Kate,
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. She teams up with a couple of knights-in-(not-so)-shining armor--the dangerously hot bad boy, Liam, and her love-struck neighbor, Seth. But at their elite private school, there are secrets so big people will do anything to protect them--even if it means getting rid of anyone trying to solve a murder...

The Liar Society has been sitting on my bookshelf for the longest time for no obvious reason. When I finally decided to pick it up, I had trouble putting down again. The story was mysterious and intriguing. I loved working my way through all the mysteries and putting all the pieces together.

For the past year Kate has been working on getting over her best friend, Grace's, death. But then she gets what she's been waiting for since Grace's death. An e-mail from her dead best friend. Except that dead people don't normally tend to send e-mails. Now Kate starts looking more closely at Grace's death and begins to find that everything may not be as it seems. The deeper into the mystery Kate gets, the less things start making sense. And the more e-mails from Grace she is getting. With the help of her dorky next door neighbour, Seth, and bad boy Liam, Kate tries to figure out what really happened on the night Grace died in the chapel fire. But Kate may end up discovering a lot more than just what happened to her best friend It see,s there's a lot more going on at Pemberly Brown that just good academics and a wide variety of extra curricular activities.

Lisa and Laura Roecker wrote an incredible story in this book. There should definitely be a lot more books like this one out there. I loved trying to figure everything out at the same time as Kate did. Every time I thought I was getting somewhere, some twist happened and I was back at square one. I almost started taking notes just to keep everything straight. At times it got really frustrating but at the same time it was what kept me ready, mostly without interruption. It was a complex story, but a complex story that worked and was really good. I loved everything about this book and liked how in the end everything basically came full circle. In my opinion it was a perfect ending to the story, especially since it hints at more to come. 

I love Kate, she was such a great narrator and protagonist to the story. I loved her voice and it pretty much made the story for me. Though what I liked most about Kate was how persistent she was in her quest for answers about Grace's death. No matter what was thrown her way she just seemed to take it all in stride. Seth was incredibly amusing to me. At times I felt bad for him because Kate was always turning him down but I admired his loyalty to her. No matter what, Seth was always there and willing to help Kate. Though the best part of Seth was how much of a geek he was, it just made him sound adorable. And that leaves Liam. For most of the book he was a bit of a mystery, he was just the kind of character you have to peel back layers from to figure out who he really was. Liam definitely kept me interested and I was definitely rooting for him when it came down to it.

Overall, The Liar Society was a fantastic debut novel. Lisa and Laura Roecker are a brilliant new author duo and I can't wait to read what comes next from them. Especially The Lies That Bind, the sequel to The Liar Society.

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