Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Hide and Seek by Sara Shepard...
Published: July 31st 2012 by HarperTeen
Rating: 2 stars
Age Recommendation: -
My friends and I used to play lying games.
Now my twin sister is living one.
When I was alive, my family seemed picture-perfect. My adoptive parents adored me, and my little sister, Laurel, copied my every move. But now that my long-lost twin, Emma, has taken my place to solve my murder, we're both learning just how flawed my family really is.
Laurel is shooting Emma nasty looks and sneaking around with my ex-boyfriend. And it turns out my parents are keeping a huge secret--could it be the reason I'm dead?
How far would they go to keep the truth buried? No one can harm me now, but Emma is still fair game. And if she's not careful, she'll end up buried, too. . . .
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.
I really wanted to like this book, I really did. I had heard great things about it from people who like me had thought that the last book in the series was a huge dissapointment. But for me this book fell flat for me.
The plot. I don't know what it was about this book but there is just something about this book and the last that really didn't hold my interest. I thought that the plot had a lot of promise but was just executed in the wrong way and I also thought that it lacked depth. But in saying that I did think that there were some good plot twists in this book and I thought that the book flowed very well and was very easy to read.
The characters. I liked seeing that change in Sutton's character, in the last book I thought that it was just that she had been written wrong but when it came to reading this book I came to the realization that her character had changed for the better which I really liked.
I also really liked Emma's character. I thought that she was really relateable and I loved that even though she was so good at playing Sutton she still is able to hold onto her own personality.
I really enjoyed reading Ethan's character as well. I think that he has handeled everything that has happened throughout the series really well and he seems to take everything very seriously and believe in Emma.
Overall I didn't think that this book was the worst in the series but for me it defineitly wasn't the best either so I think this will be the last book in the series that I read unless I see some amazing reviews about the books that come out in the future.