Never Have I Ever

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Never Have I Ever

The Lying Game #2

Never Have I Ever is a fantastic sequel to a fantastic book. Earlier this year, I took a chance on The Lying Game by Sara Shepard and absolutely loved it. My expectations for its sequel, Never Have I Ever, were set really high. In the end, this book gets a huge round of applause from me. I think it's a great addition to a lovely new book series.

Aimed at the YA (Young Adult) readers, I think all ages will enjoy this one. Just saying! One thing about these books that really stands out to me is the mystery. I have the tendency to figure out plots before I'm supposed to. It irks me when I can solve a mystery within a few chapters. With The Lying Game, and now Never Have I Ever, I'm still left wondering.

Shepard, my hat is off to you! Thank you for crafting such an entertaining murder/mystery/who-done-it book series. From page to page I anxiously flipped the pages just hoping to find some answers. Right when I thought I'd solved the mystery. ^*$@^$*@^$... Something like that "what the fudge?!" bubble happened. Once again, I've been left wondering what the heck is going on.

Twins, Emma and Sutton, are so alike and not alike it's freakishly entertaining. Having both of their voices narrate these books gives the readers two stories at all times. At first, it's very confusing, but then it's easily differentiated and fun to read.

I've purposely left this review vague of plot information. The greatest part about reading Never Have I Ever (and The Lying Game) is reading from a blank start. I'd hate to ruin the experience for anyone. Just know that I LOVE these books and suggest everyone pick them up. This reader will be counting down the days until book three comes out.

Let the games continue!


Book Blurb for Never Have I Ever

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.

From Sara Shepard, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pretty Little Liars books, comes a riveting series about secrets, lies, and killer consequences.


Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2011 5.00