The Liar Society

The Liar Society by Laura Roecker

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
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 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…

Read: September 25, 2012

Disclaimer: I know you’re thinking- what is she, like, 12 or something? I like reading YA books and Children’s books. I also read contemporary fiction and Classics and what have you, but I’m stuck in my YA phase. Okay?

This book. I have a lot of issues. Its a nice idea, kind of like Nancy Drew meets the Gallagher Girls. Unfortunately, I don’t know what mush I got.

Sure, there were plenty of mysteries and clues given. But I felt like there wasn’t much coherency or any story as to how Kate came upon the clues. It didn’t feel well-thought out and if you were given the place of the the character, I don’t think you’d have done the same thing.

And who is Grace exactly? She’s an annoying character and she’s supposed to be dead. She’s the kind of friend who makes you do things or small favors just because she’s pretty enough to get away with it and you’re entranced enough to fall for it.

Who is Kate? She doesn’t have hobbies, she doesn’t have interests. No skills, no talent, no background whatsoever except everything in relation to Grace. The whole book is all Grace, Grace, Grace or I love Liam/No I Hate Liam. We don’t get to know Kate. And we’re supposed to like her? How?

The ending/the resolutions is so bland, and so many loose ends! Even if there’s going to be a book two, book one’s ending isn’t even worthy of being called a cliffhanger.

The book was supposed to be good and I was supposed to love it. YA Mystery! But no, just YA misery.

1 out of 5 stars.

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