Friday, March 18, 2011

The Liar Society by Lisa and Laura Roecker

Release: March, 2011
Pages: 361
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Source: LiLa's and Paul; Bought e-copy
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. 

Sent: Sun 9/14 11:59 PM
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. 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...
Review: Fresh, funny, and oh so mysterious, The Liar Society is the epitome of "super-amazing-fantastical-spectacular" (it is so awesome that one word just isn't enough to explain). 

Kate, The Liar Society's narrator, may be a dash of Veronica Mars, but she's unique in her own way. By the time I reach chapter 3, I knew I was going to love her character. She's smart, witty, funny, and easy to agree and relate with. Even secondary characters like eager-to-please neighbor Seth and the mysterious Liam are all well fleshed out and entertaining in their own ways.

Past and present chapters work well together with this story, and they slowly reveal the mystery of the night Grace died. Or, did she die? The mysteries surrounding Grace and Pemberly Brown (Kate's school) do not disappoint, especially the killer twist ending that will leave you begging for a sequel and more of Kate. 

Kate's sleuthing skills and the intriguing mystery will keep you entertained and curious from beginning to end. If you love mysteries with a spunky heroine, The Liar Society is your story.

Highlights: How on Earth did the Roecker sisters write so flawlessly? I mean, really? I seriously forgot there were two of them, because the Roecker sisters were definitely on the same page -- the writing is tight and true to Kate's character, with no unusual moments where you can tell there are two writer's. 

The mystery is flawlessly pieced together - there's enough suspense and everything is steadily revealed. It's not just a mystery book, it's hilarious and amusing. The Liar Society is without a doubt the best humorous yet mysterious novel I've read in years.

Lowlights: I predicted the ending long before it came, I think I just got lucky with that anyway. Even so, there was still so much to be curious about - don't let this book pass you by! 




  1. Great review! This book sounds amazing. And the cover is so fun, love it!

  2. This sounds fantastic and fun! I can't wait to read my copy. Great review :)

  3. Awesome review, Lea! I SO loved this book...LiLa are incredible, eh? Totally a kickass MC, too :)

  4. The Liar Society was really cool, no doubt about that! I have to say, I didn't really know what would happen in the end, you're smart ;)

  5. Sounds fun with a great mystery. After you mentioned Veronica Mars I know I will have to pick up this one.

  6. Oh, this just sounds awesome, and I never say no to smart and witty characters :) Sometimes I feel YA mysteries aren't very smooth, but it's good to know this one works really well! I definitely wouldn't mind reading more of them ;) Great review Lea!
    ps~stopping by from saturday network :)

  7. It does sound like a great read, I'm going to look this one up. Thanks missy for the review ::P

  8. Wonderful review! I agree that LiLa really write flawlessly because I couldn't tell there were two writers either.

  9. Sisters that write well together? That alone has me considering this book :) Great review :)

  10. Wow, great review. This is one of those titles I was on the fence about. Think I will add it to my list. Thanks for sharing.

  11. So in love with this book! It was such a fun read!