Saturday, January 21, 2012
Never Have I Ever by Sara Shepard...
Published: August 2nd 2011 by HarperCollins
Rating: 4 stars
Age Recommendation: -
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.
I had pretty high expectations for this book when I deceided to pick it up when it got to me in the mail, because I found the "The Lying Game" was left on such a cliff hanger. But I also was a little bit hesitant just because I know sometimes sequals arn't as good as the orginal, but this definitley is not one of those books.
The plot. I thought that the plot was great, though a little slow to start about a third of the way through the book it really started to pick up and then I found myself not being able to put it down. I thought that this book had a really great mix of suspense and mystery which I have come to really love when I am reading books because it keeps you guessing the whole way through the book and before you know it the book is over, which I think is a sign of a really great book and there were so many twists throughout this book that I had no idea of what was going to happen next which I loved!
The characters. I thought all the characters in this book were great, I thought they were all written really well and they were all written very realistically. The main stand-out characters for me were Emma and Ethan. I thought that they had a lot better chemistry in this book and it was great to see how their relationship developed over the course of the book. I also liked how I got to see Sutton's character be a little more caring in this book. I also liked how I got to see the relationship between Loral, Char, Mads and Emma's characters develop over the course of this book and how I could see that they had become a lot closer than in the first book.
Overall I thought that this book was a great second book to the series. I thought that it carried on the story really well and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book when it comes out.