Friday, December 9, 2011

Book Review: Never Have I Ever

Author: Sara Shepard
Title: Never Have I Ever
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publish Date: Aug 1, 2011
Buy: Amazon
Book Blurb: My perfect life was a lie.

Now I’d do anything to uncover the truth.

Not long ago, I had everything a girl could wish for: amazing friends, an adorable boyfriend, a loving family. But none of them know that I’m gone—that I’m dead. To solve my murder, my long-lost twin sister, Emma, has taken my place. She sleeps in my room, wears my clothes, and calls my parents Mom and Dad.

And my killer is watching her every move.

I remember little from my life, just flashes and flickers, so all I can do is follow along as Emma tries to solve the mystery of my disappearance. But the deeper she digs, the more suspects she uncovers. It turns out my friends and I played a lot of games—games that ruined people’s lives. Anyone could want revenge . . . anyone could want me—and now Emma—dead.

Review: The Lying Game was an absolutely fun read. Never Have I Ever picks up where that book leaves off and pulls you in, and once you are in, you don't want to leave.

These books are like candy and Red Bull. Stuff you know that's bad for you, but ooo its so good.

In Never Have I Ever the plot thickens as Emma tries to find her twin's (Sutton's) killer. Sara lets us see some of the events that lead up to the day Sutton was killed through memory flashbacks from the dead girl.

The book moves along really quickly and it is a short read at only around 200 pages.  In this story Shepard helps cross a few suspects off the list of people that might have killed Sutton, and there are a lot of people that have motive to do it. Sutton was not a very nice girl.

We see some of the more dangerous things Sutton has done from shoplifting to a really scary prank that could have gotten the whole Lying Game clique killed.

Since this is the second book in the series, we can assume we aren't going to figure out "whodunit" yet, though there are times when you feel like Gabi and Lilli could have been the ones.  Shepard also leaves us with a nice cliffhanger ending that will have you wishing book 3 would be out sooner.

This is fluff reading for sure, but it is really fun, especially if you liked the Pretty Little Liars series.

Rating: 4 flowers


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