Monday, March 17, 2014

Hide and Seek by Sara Shepard

The Lying Game #4. HarperTeen (July 2012) Library
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. . . .
 

Now this is what I was looking for in Two Truths and a Lie. There is action and plot twists that I was expecting in the last book but I didn't get as much as I did in the first two books. Hide and Seek wasn't as thrilling as it could be but it did have Emma being chased by her family. Yes, this time around the killer could be someone in Sutton's family. Last time Emma became worried about Laurel being the killer when she stared daggers at her when Thayer came around. Although, it's just not just Laurel that Emma has to be worried about. Certain people in her family have started acting suspiciously in a way where Emma can't move fast enough to solve the mystery of her sisters murder.

So many secrets revealed! I can't even start on how amazing the next book is sure to be. With Hide and Seek we see a focus more on Sutton's family. Some of them are keeping a big secret that could change everything. Sutton's father becomes nervous and down right scary towards Emma. She doesn't know what to believe anymore. It can still be anyone in my opinion. It's getting close to the end of the series so the killer may be exposed in the next book.

Ethan and Thayer are acting very protective of Emma. It's a love triangle with only one of them knowing the truth about who she really is. I liked that there was more focus on the (albeit odd) romance as well as Sutton's family. Shepard seems to be going through everyone before the big reveal which I hope is as shocking as it should be. 

Ethan this time around is becoming closer with Emma's friends especially since Thayer is around. Thayer still has feelings for her. You can tell by the way he's always grinning and sitting next to Emma. It's kind of adorable. I guess I like the "bad boy" in this one because Thayer is acting really sweet towards Emma. Wait until he finds it's not her... He's going to be devastated. I wish there was more of him but at least he isn't stuck in jail like last time. I still like Ethan. It sounds like he was acting weird at the ending of the last book because Emma introduced him as his friend to Thayer so I understand his reaction now. He's the same as ever. You do get a glimpse into his home life. I wonder what's going on there. I think I wonder with everything in this book. There are so many things I feel like speculating which makes this series so good. It keeps you on your toes and it always ends with a great cliffhanger.

12 comments:

  1. I'm not a fan of cliffhanger endings, but there are a million books in this series, so it's not like I'd have to wait long to find out what happened. I have books 1 & 2 in this series, and I really want to read them. I'm trying to get rid of my giant TBR pile so that I can read some books like this that I've own but haven't ever read.

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    1. Actually Pretty Little Liars has a lot of books in the series. The Lying Game has 6 books in its series which is still a lot but, since all of them are out it's more fun to read. I need to do the same with my immediate TBR books. Then, I can finally relax and read less books but books I know are going to be great.

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  2. Ah I gave up on even trying to read this series for many reasons, one of them being I think I'm too old for all this drama and second too many books in series. I'm glad you enjoyed this one overall, even though it wasn't as thrilling as you expected. Great review, Adriana :)

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    1. It's not that bad! Honestly, the first couple of books are really good. I wish there was more character growth in this one but it's still a fun series.

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  3. I sounds like you liked it, but the commenters above me had other rather strong feelings bout the series. I guess I'll sit back and wait to see what other people say. :-)

    Anna from Shout with Emaginette

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    1. I think it depends on you. Try the first book and see if you like it. If you don't, you don't have to continue. I still say it's worth checking out!

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  4. Okay so I totally thought The Lying Game & Pretty Little Liars were the same thing. I'm dumb. I love teen murder mysteries & cliffhanger endings so maybe I'll give this series a try =) Great review Adriana!

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    1. Haha (: ~ I was confused when I found out they were made by the same person. I didn't expect to like the first book and be hooked on the rest.

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  5. I love Sara's writing style, so I'm so glad to hear this one lived up to your expectations! :D Murder mysteries are always so much fun to read, so I'm definitely going to have to pick this series up! Not sure how I haven't heard of it until just now...LOL!

    Thanks for sharing Ariana and, as always, brilliant review! :D

    ~ Zoe @ The Infinite To-Read Shelf

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    1. YES! I love murder mysteries. This is a pretty long one however, it's done really well although the growth in characters could be better. This was actually a tv show too but it didn't work out. It would have been nice to see it on my t.v.

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  6. I am glad that you liked it this much, but I run away from her novels - too much drama for me.
    Great review.

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  7. I have never read this series, but you have me so curious., I love a good mystery :)

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