The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker
The Liar Society #1
Release Date: March 1st, 2011
Number of Pages: 368
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
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.eduFrom: GraceLee@pemberlybrown.eduSubject: (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 lovestruck 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 was really the perfect book to get me out of my reading funk. There is about everything you can look for in a high school mystery book: Drama, secrets, boys and ‘mean girls’. This book will get you hooked form the first few pages, making you wonder about the mystery buried in this private school.
One of the troubles I often have with these kinds of book is often the main character. Here, Laura and Lisa Roecker really created a character that I absolutely adore. If Kate has one thing, I think it’s guts. And determination. Kate really impressed me with her personality, and her ability to get the help she might need (there is nothing more annoy to me than a character that never needs help and get everything done on her own. We all need help once in a while.)
Okay, I did got a little annoy at her for something appearing like she was manipulating Seth into doing what she wanted him to do (I really like Seth!). On the other side, I think Seth is intelligent enough to know when he is being used…. One other character that I really liked was Liam, who has the bad boy with a good heart appearance perfected. Still, this trio really worked perfectly with the novel, and the dynamic between those three was just so much fun.
Lisa and Laura really kept me guessing until the end, throwing us into different directions every few chapters. Another interesting point to the book is the uses of the flashback, which really help us, get our own idea of Grace. It was nice to see her a little, since you can be sure that her best friend’s opinion of her would be biased, especially after her death. You want to remember the good side, not the bad usually.
Despite its sequel, this book doesn’t give you the feeling of being incomplete. It is hinted that there is more to come, but the main story of The Liar Society is completed within this novel, which is always a good thing. No mean cliffhanger here!
About the Authors
Lisa and Laura Roecker are sisters-turned-writing-partners with a passion for good books, pop culture and Bravo programming. Not necessarily in that order. Lisa has always been a phenomenal liar and Laura loves to write angsty poetry, so writing for young adults seemed like a natural fit. The sisters live in Cleveland, Ohio in separate residences. Their husbands wouldn't agree to a duplex.